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August 2022



Message From the AIPPI-US Group in Advance of the 2022 San Francisco AIPPI World Congress

Patrick J. Coyne, AIPPI-US President

Christopher V. Carani, AIPPI-US Chairman and Chair of 2022 World Congress Coordination Committee

We are excited to shortly welcome you to San Francisco for the celebration of AIPPI’s 125th Anniversary! We cannot wait to see you all in person for this momentous occasion during our 2022 World Congress. 

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A Sneak Peek at the Grand Opening Ceremony of the 2022 APPI World Congress

Judith Willert, AIPPI Executive Director

As we can’t wait to see you all in San Francisco next week for the Grand Opening of the 2022 AIPPI World Congress, I'd like to share with you a sneak peek at what you can expect from the Opening Ceremony. Get ready, you will not be disappointed!

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General Updates


The Attendees Hub for the 2022 AIPPI World Congress

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Spotlight on Brazil Annual Activity Report

We're sharing the best 2021 Activity Reports received from National and Regional Groups. This month, we’re highlighting AIPPI Brazil.

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AIPPI represented at IP Events


Linda Lecomte and Lena Shen Represented AIPPI at WIPO Event

Linda Lecomte, Assistant Reporter General, and Lena Shen, Assistant Reporter General, represented AIPPI at the Sixty-Third Series of Meetings of the Assemblies of the Member States of World Intellectual Property Organization – WIPO in July.

Items discussed: The governing bodies and institutional issues, WIPO committees and international normative framework, and global intellectual property services.

Law & Case Notes


No Problem, No Solution! Federal Court Clearly Rebukes CIPO’s “Problem-Solution” Approach to Assessing Patentability

Santosh Chari - CPST Intellectual Property, Canada

In welcome news, the Federal Court has admonished the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (“CIPO”) for its improper approach in assessing the patentability of computer-implemented inventions.

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The Andean Community (CAN) Issued the New Version of the Andean Patent Examination Manual

Maria Cecilia Romoleroux and Katherine Gonzalez H. - CORRALROSALES, Ecuador

On August 12, 2022, the General Secretariat of the Andean Community (hereinafter SGCAN) published the Andean Patent Examination Manual. This document replaces the Andean Patent Examination Manual issued in 2003.

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Supreme Court Decision on Criteria for Effects of Patented Inventions and Resulting Revisions to Examination Guidelines and Handbooks

Masaru Nakajima Seiwa Patent & Law, Japan

The Supreme Court of Japan (SCJ) decided for the first time on the criteria for judging whether a claimed invention exhibits an “unpredictable and remarkable effect” in a judgment on August 27, 2019, in Case No. 2018 (Gyo-Hi) 69. In view of this decision, the Japan Patent Office (JPO) revised its Examination Guidelines and Handbook on December 16, 2020.

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New Law on Trade Secrets Enters into Force in Kosovo

Kujtesa Nezaj-Shehu, SDP KOSOVË, Kosovo

Kosovo’s new Law on the Protection of Trade Secrets, which entered into force on June 14, 2022, is largely harmonized with the Directive (EU) 2016/943 on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure. The new law defines what trade secrets are, what constitutes their infringement, and the interim and final measures and remedies available in the event of infringement.

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New Trademark Law Enters into Force in Kosovo

Kujtesa Nezaj-Shehu, SDP KOSOVË, Kosovo

Kosovo’s new Law on Trademarks, which entered into force on July 28, 2022, aims to harmonize local legislation with Directive (EU) 2015/2436 to approximate the laws of the Member States relating to trade marks and provides a basis for the implementation of Directive 2004/48/EC on the enforcement of intellectual property rights. The new law introduced numerous changes, the most significant of which are discussed below. 

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Changes in the Nicaraguan Trademark Office

Julian J. Bendaña-Aragon - Guy José Bendaña-Guerrero & Asociados, Nicaragua

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, on May 5, 2020, the Nicaraguan Trademark Office allowed and accepted the presentation of new procedures, powers of attorney, transfer documents and name changes, among others, without the need of presenting a notarial certification by Apostille or by a consulate of Nicaragua.

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AIPPI National and Regional News



AIPPI Ecuador's Webinar about Innovation and Intellectual Property

AIPPI Ecuador, held an Innovation and Intellectual Property webinar, with the participation of two leading speakers on intellectual property and technology transfer, Professors Stanley Kowalski and Keith E. Maskus.

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The Japanese group's journal "A.I.P.P.I." latest issue (Vol 47, No.4) is available to all AIPPI members

The AIPPI Japanese Group is pleased to inform you that the latest issue (Vol 47, No.4) of the Japanese Group's Journal "A.I.P.P.I." is now available to all AIPPI members. You can view the contents page for this issue below.

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The 13th AIPPI Baltic Conference on Intellectual Property

The 13th AIPPI Baltic Conference on Intellectual Property was held in Vilnius, Lithuania, on June 9-10. The conference focused on new world tendencies in the protection of IP and how these impact the Baltic states.

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