Friday Foreign Filing Roundup

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We just got crushed by a massive Nor’easter in New York City, stay warm out there everyone! Read below for breaking news in foreign patent filing for the week of February 10th:

  • In honor of the Olympics, here are 17 patents that made winter sports possible, including the snowboard and bobsled!
  • The start date for the Europe’s Unified Patent Court has been pushed back to 2016 at the earliest. 
  • Starbucks is claiming trademark infringement on parody store, « Dumb Starbucks« .  According to spokesman Jim Olson, « we appreciate the humor but they can’t use our name. It’s a protected trademark. It’s our trademark. »
  • inovia news: We recently added 5 new direct (Paris Convention) filing destinations! 

We will be attending the Global IPO and the AUTM Conferences next week in San Francisco.  Come say hello if you will be attending! See you back here next week for more IP updates. 

Friday Foreign Filing Roundup

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Good morning and Happy Friday.  As the summer continues to fly by, take some time to read the latest updates in foreign patent filing news:

  • This week marks the 223rd anniversary of the first granted US patent. Here’s to 223 more years of innovation!
  • To all of our creative readers, Denver is in need of a new name for their U.S. Patent and Trademark office.
  • In preparation for the Unified Patent Court in Europe, changes are being made to EU rules on the jurisdiction of courts and recognition of judgements.
  • Patent trolls have met their match, « Trolling Effects » aims to unite possible victims against the growing problem.

That’s all for this week! Please check back next Friday and follow us on Twitter @inoviaIP.