Friday Foreign Filing Roundup

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Good morning and Happy World IP Day from all of us at inovia!  Take a look at the latest headlines in foreign filing news for the week of April 22, 2013:

  • Here is a message from WIPO Director General Francis Gurry in which he reflects on his hope for the future of young innovators.
  • The United States and China led the pack in the number of published trademarks for 2012, while the total number published remained stagnant.
  • The amount of patent applications in China is increasing; however, this article explains how the quality of these applications is low.
  • Will the IPO recognize another innovation of green technology for the 2013 Inventor of the Year Award? This IPWatchdog article looks back at some of the previous winners.

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