Monday IPDate October 24, 2022

Patent news

The final version of the EPC and PCT-EPO Guidelines will enter into force on 1 March 2023.

The new Rule 56a EPC and finetuning other updates in areas relating to inventions in the field of biotechnology and antibodies, as well as procedural aspects, have attracted wide attention from users.

CNIPA summarized the achievements in patents and trademarks in the past decade.

From 2012 to 2021 CNIPA granted 39.53 million invention patents and certified 35.563 million trademarks.

Trademark news

Taiwan IPO: Revisions to the Examination Guidelines on Certification Marks, Collective Membership Marks, and Collective Trademarks Take Effect on October 1, 2022.

The revisions are intended to help businesses better understand the “Geographical Marks” protected under Taiwan’s Trademark Act.

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