China Adopts New Trade Mark Law

China’s new Trade Mark Law took effect on 1 May 2014. This is the third amendment of the law after previous amendments in 1993 and 2001 respectively since its adoption in 1982. Overall, the new[…]

German Designs Act Revised

The German Patent and Trade Mark Office (GPTO) has revised the German Designs Act with effect from 1 January 2014 and major changes include: – The German term “Geschmacksmuster” has been replaced by the term[…]

Patent Translate covers Chinese

The EPO and Google have been working together to bring you a translation service optimised for patent documents – Patent Translate With the most recent addition of Chinese, Patent Translate now enables free on-the-fly-translation of[…]