Friday Foreign Filing Roundup

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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