USPTO announces new Patents for Humanity Green Energy category
USPT announced that it has launched a special category of its Patents for Humanity Program for green energy inventions. This new award category will provide business incentives for patent applicants, holders, and licensees whose inventions are addressing the challenges of climate change through green energy innovations.
WIPO issued a patent situation report on ilmenite
In February 2023, WIPO issued a patent situation report on the preparation and application of titanium and titanium dioxide from ilmenite. This report outlines the patent activities related to the process of extracting titanium dioxide or titanium metal from ilmenite from 2002 to 2022.
The Philippine Intellectual Property Office issued revised trademark regulations
Replacing the revised trademark regulations of 2017, the new rules under Memorandum Circular (MC) 2023-001 prepared by the Bureau of Trademarks (BOT) took effect on 14 February 2023.