Monday IPDate January 16, 2023

Patent news

EPO: Hydrogen patents shift towards clean technologies with Europe and Japan in the lead

Innovation in hydrogen is shifting towards low-emission solutions, with Europe and Japan in the lead and the United States losing ground, according to a new joint study of hydrogen technology patents by the European Patent Office (EPO) and the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Patent news

Korea Intellectual Property Office released cloud computing patent application statistics

Recently, KIPO released statistics on cloud computing patent applications, and found that the number of cloud computing patents based on edge computing in the world’s five largest intellectual property offices (IP5) has increased 3.5 times in the last decade (from 1033 to 3659).

Trademark news

UKIPO: Guidance: Changes for well-known marks

This guidance covers changes to the Trade Marks Act 1994 (‘TMA’) for WKMs made by the Trade Marks (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (‘TM Regs’).These changes have taken effect on December 27, 2022.

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