Friday Foreign Filing Roundup

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Happy foreign filing Friday! Please see below for the latest updates in foreign patent filing news for the week of September 9th:

  • After almost ten years of discussions and planning, China has passed the “Decision on Revisiting the Trademark Law of the People’s Republic of China” (“The Decision”). This will go into effect on May 1, 2014 and revises Trademark Law practices in the country immensely.
  • The USPTO announced on Tuesday that it will host the 18th Annual Independent Inventor Conference on October 11-12th at their headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia.
  • Victor Willis, the writer of hits including “YMCA”, won a music copyright battle in court last Friday after six years of legal wrangling.
  • This article written by our friends at IPWatchdog looks at the potential traps of the American Invents Act and explains the more complicated aspects of the bill in detail.

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