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Thursday, 6 December 2018 8:12 am

PPAC DELEGATION VISITS IPO

Yesterday, in follow-up to meetings between IPO and the Patent Protection Association of China (PPAC) that occurred during IPO’s Innovation Dialogue Trip to Asia, a PPAC delegation led by its President FENGCHAO MENG met with IPO in Washington, D.C. IPO Executive Director MARK LAUROESCH and IPO Senior Counsel, International and Legal Affairs, TOM VALENTE participated in the meeting. Topics discussed included the structure of PPAC, developments in China’s IP system such as the new State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) and the creation of a new IP appellate tribunal within China’s Supreme People’s Court, the 4th amendment of the Patent Law, inventor remuneration, patent law harmonization, and future cooperation between IPO and PPAC.

Members of the PPAC and IPO Delegations

USPTO ISSUES FINAL RULE ON INTERNATIONAL TRADEMARK CLASSIFICATION CHANGES

In a Federal Register notice published yesterday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a final rule to incorporate changes adopted by the Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks. The final rule becomes effective on 1 January 2019.

The U.S. is a signatory to the Nice Agreement, which is a multilateral treaty administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The notice explains that “[t]he annual revisions contained in this final rule consist of modifications to the class headings that were incorporated into the Nice Agreement during the 28th Session of the Committee of Experts.”

TODAY ON IPO’S IP CHAT CHANNEL™: FRAND: THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS AND PREDICTING THE FUTURE SEP LANDSCAPE

Tune in the IP Chat Channel™ today at 2:00p.m. ET to hear a panel of patent owners and implementers discuss the evolving jurisprudence surrounding standard essential patents (SEPs) in the U.S. and elsewhere. Our panelists are LOGAN BREED (Hogan Lovells LLP), DAVE DJAVAHERIAN (PacTech Law) and MATTEO SABATTINI (Ericsson.)

IP Chat Channel™ webinars are recorded and available on our website after the live webinars. CLE granted in many states.

IP IN THE MASS MEDIA

China Announces New Penalties for Stealing IP

Earlier this week Bloomberg reported on China’s announcement that it will be imposing new penalties on those who steal intellectual property. The penalties would include limiting perpetrators’ access to state funding and identifying them on a website.

Cheryl & Co. Sues Founder for Trade Secret Misappropriation

On Tuesday the Columbus Dispatch reported that Cheryl & Co. sued founder CHERYL KRUEGER, claiming that her new cookie company C. Krueger’s uses recipes and techniques that are protected trade secrets.