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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