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Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Patent Office ceases accepting new patent filings

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Patent Office ceases accepting new patent filings

Following the recent GCC Supreme Council held in Saudi Arabia on 5 January 2021, new amended patent law regulations for the Gulf Cooperation Council have been approved. An important and surprising element of this announcement is that from 6 January 2021, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Patent Office has stopped accepting new patent filings. This […]

GB address for service for intellectual property rights from 1 January 2021

GB address for service for intellectual property rights from 1 January 2021

The rules governing address for service for intellectual property rights in the UK are changing. On 23 November 2020, the UKIPO confirmed that the intellectual property rights rules governing address for service for the UK, will come into force from 1 January 2021. The UK government web site goes on to state that the UKIPO […]

Four Languages You Have Likely Never Heard of

Four Languages You Have Likely Never Heard of

There are an estimated 7,117 languages spoken in the world today. Approximately 40% of these languages are considered endangered and dying fast. In fact, every 14 days, an entire language disappears. By the end of this century, more than half of all languages will become extinct. As each language dies off, so too do important […]

Crisis and Innovation

Crisis and Innovation

by Gwilym Roberts, Chairman, Kilburn & Strode and Costas Stephanidas, Technial Manager, RWS In this time of extraordinary change and uncertainty, reaction has been rapid, well-meaning and often effective at the individual, enterprise and nationwide level. But throughout the growth of the coronavirus pandemic, we have consistently been on the back foot. Now public attention has […]

RWS hosts European Patent Application Practice seminar in Shenzhen

RWS hosts European Patent Application Practice seminar in Shenzhen

RWS recently hosted a seminar titled “Getting a European Patent: Considerations when drafting and prosecuting before the EPO” at the Shenzhen Nanshan Intellectual Property Protection Center. More than 40 people from respected tech companies and IP law firms attended the seminar. The seminar was hosted jointly by AWA IP and organized by China Intellectual Property […]

Why We’re Excited for LocWorld Kuala Lumpur

Why We’re Excited for LocWorld Kuala Lumpur

Who’s excited for LocWorld39? (Hint: we are.) Each year, the superbly organized localization conference brings together hundreds of professionals from growing global companies ready to take on new markets. And this year’s first LocWorld event promises to be spectacular.

RWS Participates in the First National Patent Translation Contest

RWS Participates in the First National Patent Translation Contest

RWS participates in the first National Patent Translation Contest and the high-end dialogue on intellectual property language service talent training. To further promote the training of Chinese patent translators, a field currently growing in demand to meet the needs of an expanding patent market, Xi’an International Studies University successfully held the first National Patent Translation […]

RWS Rizhao Branch Moving Celebration

RWS Rizhao Branch Moving Celebration

On 12 December 2018, members of RWS China and Qufu Normal University Joint Culture Base attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony at RWS’s new office in Rizhao. Victor Wang, CEO of RWS China, noted that this move coincided with RWS 60th anniversary year and the 12th anniversary of the establishment of RWS China. Dean Lu of Qufu Normal […]

How Do Cultural Codes Affect Business? [Podcast]

How Do Cultural Codes Affect Business? [Podcast]

You may think that the word “coffee” represents a well understood, universal concept. But you’d be wrong. And you may think that “seduction” is a term that has the same connotation in all cultures. Nope.