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Updates 2016

23.11.2016
Japan: JPO created the first patent classification for IoT-based technologies
17.11.2016
China, Japan, Korea: EPO hosts webinars on legal status information
15.11.2016
Korea: Customer satisfaction survey on KPA, 7-25 November 2016
2.11.2016
China: Revised Examination Guidelines released for comments
31.10.2016
China: English interface of “Patent Search and Analysis Platform” relaunched
20.10.2016
India: Upcoming Industry 4.0 conference in Munich
13.10.2016
Thailand: Comprehensive amendment to the Trademark Act
27.9.2016
Korea: Tool for monitoring lapsed and expired Korean patents
26.8.2016
China: SIPO has relaunched its Chinese "Patent Search and Analysis" platform
12.8.2016
Korea: Newly amended South Korean Patent Act available online (in Korean)
12.8.2016
Korea: Amended South Korean Trademark Act to enter into force in September
28.7.2016
Korea: North Korea ratified Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks
28.7.2016
Singapore: Stricter criteria for post-grant amendments
22.7.2016
China/Japan/Korea: Upcoming patent information events
30.6.2016
China: Information on dual filing cases can now be retrieved
27.6.2016
Asian patent information: Material of East meets West 2016 / Save the date for 2017
23.6.2016
India: Supplementary information on new Patents Rules
23.6.2016
China: SIPO has published its annual report in English
22.6.2016
Kuwait: Kuwait officially joins the PCT
10.6.2016
Hong Kong: Revised patent system under way
31.5.2016
Korea: Customer satisfaction survey on KPA, 1 – 16 June 2016
18.5.2016
India: Patent (Amendments) Rules 2016 entered into force
17.5.2016
China: Changes to SIPO’s Chinese website
13.5.2016
Korea: New statistics on patent pendency periods at KIPO
9.5.2016
Chinese Taipei: Open data for patents and trade marks available
18.4.2016
Korea: Information on legal entities extended in KIPRIS plus
18.4.2016
Korea: Comprehensive amendment of the trademark examination system
4.4.2016
Japan: JPO opens possibility for direct payment of annual fees by foreign patent holders
4.4.2016
China: SPC releases revised commentary on infringement litigation
31.3.2016
Japan: Accession to Patent Law Treaty and Singapore Treaty
23.3.2016
Asian patent information: Last chance to join the EPO’s East meets West 2016
14.3.2016
GCC: New English version website
8.3.2016
Latin America: Data from Brazil now available in TMview
8.3.2016
India: Public invited to submit views on Standard Essential Patents issues
1.3.2016
Japan: JPO started to provide full text-data prior to 1992
25.2.2016
India: Final version of Guidelines for Examination of Computer Related Inventions released
19.2.2016
China: Draft Specification for Patent Agency Services released for comments
18.2.2016
Chinese Taipei: minor amendment of Enforcement Rules
17.2.2016
Japan: JPO lowers fees for patents and trade marks
17.2.2016
Japan: English Q&A on trial and appeal procedures available
15.2.2016
Korea: direct links to file wrapper information now available in KIPRIS
11.2.2016
Chinese Taipei/Korea: exchange of priority documents between TIPO and KIPO
10.2.2016
Japan: Examination Guidelines for Similar Goods and Services released
9.2.2016
China: IP Aid and Complaints Network enters trial operation
9.2.2016
China: SIPO’s fee payment information now available in English
9.2.2016
Chinese Taipei: Amended Patent Attorney Act in force
8.2.2016
Brazil, Russia, India, China: EPO hosts virtual classrooms on patent information
8.2.2016
Japan: Outline of Examination Guidelines available online
5.2.2016
Chinese Taipei: New e-filing system in place
26.1.2016
Korea: KIPO to implement various new regulations in 2016
20.1.2016
Asian patent information: Registration now open for EPO’s East meets West forum
13.1.2016
Japan: English translations of selected trial/ appeal decisions available online
12.1.2016
India: New patent application numbering format introduced
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