Hi everyone, here’s a look at the foreign filing/patent law news from the week of February 20, 2012:
- The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) has entered into a Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) program with the Japanese Patent Office (JPO), which will begin on March 12, 2012.
- The European Patent Office (EPO) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have signed a three-year memorandum of understanding to strengthen the cooperation between the two organizations. This arrangement provides for the establishment of work sharing and patent research projects.
- The Australian Government made a donation to WIPO that will support IP capacity-building projects in developing and least developing countries.
- Jeremy Lin, the New York Knicks phenomenon, has filed a request to trademark the term “Linsanity.”
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