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INTA 2015: world conference in San Diego

For the fifth consecutive year, Protectia will attend to the largest annual conference dedicated to professionals of Intellectual Property: INTA 2015.

This is the 137th annual meeting of the INTA (International Trademark Association) and will take place in San Diego, California, from 2 to May 6th.

We recall that the INTA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the support and advancement of trademarks and related intellectual property rights, considered as essential elements to a fair and effective global trade.

This conference is an international benchmark and counts on the participation of the largest number of professionals from all over the world (this year more than 9,500 attendees are expected) who make the most of the meeting to update information relating trademarks and intellectual property and also to strengthen professional ties.

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2019-04-19T06:20:08+00:00Categories: Corporate News|Tags: , |

European Patent application: annual results 2014

Last week, EPO (European Patent Office) has published its annual report 2014 where the latest trends on patents activity are presented.

2014 has been a very positive year for the EPO. Besides the increase in filings, EPO have been certified ISO 9001 being the first office among the IP5 (the five biggest offices in the world) to obtain this certification for the whole granting process.

Before digging into numbers and analyzing deeply the applications trend (we will do it in another post), we would like to present the data provided through the following EPO’s short video on annual report 2014

As we could see, good news is that total European Patent filings in 2014 have grown steadily from the past 5 years (i.e considering the period 2010-2014), with an increase of 3,1% in 2014 reaching the record number of 274.174 patent filing.  (more…)

2019-04-19T06:20:09+00:00Categories: Patents, Press release|Tags: , , |

Jaap Hartasen: the inventor of Bluetooth

[..]there is also an element of luck. Nine out ten research projects fail. You have to be at the right time at the right place with the right people….for researchers my main message would nonetheless still be: keep an open mind, think outside textbooks, do not make decisions too quickly” (Dr. Haarsten)

Mobile devices are nowadays everywhere; they often makes our lives “easier” and they incorporate a lot of technology that we consider natural but, if we stop thinking about it, it’s not so obvious having it.

For our “Patents world” section, we are going to pay tribute to a very special dutch engineer, researcher and inventor: Jaap Hartasen, the inventor of Bluetooth or, in other words, the revolutionary technology that allows to connect electronic gadgets to each other at short range without the use of cables, using a variety of low-power radio frequencies.

In the short video below, developed by the EPO (European Patent Office), Jaap Hartsen talks a little bit about his inventions:

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2019-04-19T06:20:09+00:00Categories: Patents world|Tags: , , , |

United States and Japan join the Hague System

On 13 February, the adhesion of United States and Japan to the Hague system for the international registration of industrial designs administered by WIPO has been made official.

From now on, the designers of these two major economies may protect and promote their two and three dimensional creations throughout much of the world from a single application by using this international treaty.

These adhesions expand the geographic scope for the protection of industrial designs, increasing to 64 the number of countries members of the Hague System. We show below the full list of countries:

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