Friday Foreign Filing Roundup

Friday Foreign Filing Roundup

It’s that time of the week again! Below, I’ve recapped the latest headlines in foreign patent filing news for the week of January 6th:

  • Apple and Samsung have finally agreed to sit down and discuss settlement opportunities surrounding smartphone related patents. 
  • Social media giant Pinterest, might be forced to change its name in Europe after the name was already trademarked in January 2012.
  • The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) announced this week that they plan to share pre-1920 data with other IP Offices.  
  • According to this WIPO report, global patent filings saw the fastest growth in over 18 years.

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