Updates 2012

4.12.2012
China: online file inspection at SIPO now possible in English
23.11.2012
China, Japan, Korea: EPO hosts virtual classrooms on Asian patent information
22.11.2012
Chinese Taipei: TIPO will no longer publish its gazettes in paper form
19.11.2012
Korea: Conference material of PATINEX 2012 available online
16.11.2012
Korea: Filing and registration trends for the third quarter 2012
16.11.2012
Chinese Taipei: Amended Implementing Regulations for new Patent Act released
15.11.2012
China, Japan, Korea: New comparative study on examination practice released
14.11.2012
China: Draft regulations for service inventions published for comment
14.11.2012
India: Draft guidelines for examination of traditional knowledge patent applications released for public comment
13.11.2012
Korea: KIPO plans to improve the quality of the Korean Patent Abstracts (KPA)
31.10.2012
Korea: Customer satisfaction survey on KPA, 5-12 November 2012
24.10.2012
Korea/Singapore: PPH pilot programme and enhanced IP co-operation
17.10.2012
Singapore: IPOS has published its annual report
16.10.2012
Japan: the JPO’s annual report 2011 is now available in English
16.10.2012
Chinese Taipei: old version of TIPONet will soon be closed
5.10.2012
China: Materials and documentation of "Patent Information Annual Conference" (PIAC) 2012
4.10.2012
Chinese Taipei: Regulations on foreign language applications issued
14.9.2012
Korea: KIPO published the annual report for 2011
5.9.2012
China: English interface of SIPO's "PSS System" has been released
28.8.2012
China: new reports on patent-related issues available
28.8.2012
Asian patent information services brochure available
23.8.2012
Chinese Taipei: support programme for PPH agreement extended
21.8.2012
China: draft amendments to patent law released for comment
21.8.2012
India: lists of pending applications and granted patents for food and pharmaceuticals available
20.8.2012
Korea: Patent Information Expo in Seoul on 6/7 September
20.8.2012
Korea: Improved trade mark protection for traditional Korean products and services
20.8.2012
Korea: KIPRISplus - a webservice for Korean patent data
17.8.2012
PATOLIS closes English database for Japanese legal status information
16.8.2012
China: SIPO's annual report for 2011 is now available in English
7.8.2012
Korea: KIPO published filing and registration trends for the second quarter 2012
7.8.2012
Korea: "Green list" with drug patents for patent linkage system published
26.7.2012
China: speedier examination of certain types of patent applications
26.7.2012
Chinese Taipei: English translation of amended Trademark Act has been released
19.7.2012
Singapore: amendments to patent act have passed the parliament
17.7.2012
India: new search system for examiners ("IPATS") under development
17.7.2012
Singapore: IPOS has launched a new website
11.7.2012
China, Korea, Japan: Upcoming patent information events
11.7.2012
Singapore: 10th anniversary of EAP2IC conference
9.7.2012
Korea: Boom in registrations for public designs
6.7.2012
Korea: Fighting the trade mark brokers - amended Trademark Act on the way
6.7.2012
Korea: Online registration fees for transfers and licensing reduced
6.7.2012
India: simplified process for PCT national phase applications enter into force
5.7.2012
China: SIPO has released updated version of patent information platform
5.7.2012
Japan/Vietnam: JPO to act as ISA and IPEA for PCT applications filed in Vietnam
3.7.2012
China: Chinese documents now included in PCT minimum documentation
22.6.2012
Chinese Taipei: more options for registration of non-traditional trade marks introduced
20.6.2012
Chinese Taipei: amended Patent Act to come into force on 1 January 2013
14.6.2012
Korea: customer satisfaction survey on KPA 14-21 June 2012
11.6.2012
Korea/Japan: PCT-PPH between Korea and Japan will start on 1 July
6.6.2012
Japan: JPO releases statistics for 2011
31.5.2012
India: amendments to Copyright Act under way
31.5.2012
Chinese Taipei: amended Trademark Act to enter into force
29.5.2012
China: online file inspection now possible at SIPO
29.5.2012
ASEAN: recent developments of the patent system in Brunei Darussalam
25.5.2012
ASEAN: Philippines now member to Madrid Protocol
23.5.2012
Singapore: proposed amendments to patent act have been published
22.5.2012
Chinese Taipei: file inspection now also possible for TW utility models
21.5.2012
ASEAN: Brunei has become new PCT contracting state
11.5.2012
Chinese Taipei: TIPO has launched a "quick version" of TWPAT search interface
10.5.2012
Chinese Taipei: TIPO opens "Patent Search Center"
3.5.2012
Chinese Taipei: TIPO's annual report of 2011 is now available
2.5.2012
Korea: English information on fee payments available in Korean Patent Abstracts
2.5.2012
India: Improved version of "iPairs" launched
2.5.2012
China: New measures for compulsory licensing in force
16.4.2012
Chinese Taipei/Japan: Start of PPH pilot programme
16.4.2012
China: Draft version of copyright law published for comments
5.4.2012
Japan: JPO's new fee schedule online
4.4.2012
Japan: Amendments to Patent Act have entered into force
29.3.2012
Singapore: Public consultations on proposed amendments to the Patent Act and Rules
27.3.2012
China: New interface for Chinese CNIPR platform
26.3.2012
Korea: Korea-US Free Trade Agreement takes effect
26.3.2012
Korea: "You are the examiner" - Community patent review system launched
21.3.2012
Chinese Taipei: Online file inspection now also accessible via TIPO's English website
14.3.2012
Chinese Taipei: Online file inspection now includes English machine translation function
14.3.2012
Japan: JPO has revised its examination guidelines for patent term extensions
13.3.2012
China: SIPO starts offering Priority Documents Access Service
12.3.2012
Japan/Philippines: Start of PPH pilot programme
9.3.2012
India: Electronic register of Indian patent agents available
9.3.2012
Malaysia: Amendments to Industrial Design Regulations
9.3.2012
Japan/Vietnam: Joint efforts to develop IP system in Vietnam
15.2.2012
China: New free e-learning modules and guides available
15.2.2012
Japan/ASEAN: Strengthened co-operation in the area of IP rights
7.2.2012
Korea: KIPO publishes preliminary filing statistics for 2011
7.2.2012
Korea: Sharp increase in international filings and searches
1.2.2012
Chinese Taipei: TIPO has relaunched its TIPONet portal
1.2.2012
China: SIPO and DPMA have signed PPH agreement
11.1.2012
SIPO launches public "CPRS database"
5.1.2012
Korea: KIPO to relax formal requirements to obtain a filing date
5.1.2012
Japan/Korea: JPO and KIPO agree on PCT-PPH project

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