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APRIL 26th IS WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DAY.

The theme for this year is “Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined”

The Intellectual Property Office will be observing the World IP Day by visiting selected schools both in Port Moresby, National Capital District and Lae city, Morobe Province carrying out awareness on the theme and on intellectual property.

The Intellectual Property will also publish an article on the theme in the newspapers. See attached an article on World IP Day and the theme.

You can access more information on the main theme from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) website on the following link:-http://www.wipo.int/ip-outreach/en/ipday/

IPOPNG joins Global Brand Database

Trademark records held by the Intellectual Property Office are now available online

IPOPNG has signed on to the Global Brand Database hosted by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

The Global Brand Database (GBD) is a free database offered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and hosted on the WIPO website. GBD makes available on-line all trademark records maintained by national intellectual property office registries around the world, which are also part of the GBD.

Use of this Global Database is free and allows anyone to access records of trademarks as well as conduct searches from your Office desks and/or portable electronic devices including laptops, tablets etc.

With IPOPNG’s inclusion to the Global Brand Database, all trademarks records which are registered and recorded in the PNG Trade Mark Registry/Database, are now made available on-line and can be accessible to everyone and anyone around the world including our local clients.

However, note that this avenue is an additional resource to our usual search services. This means that clients can continue to request for searches to be carried out by IPOPNG with the same fees of which the results will be provided in the usual manner. Clients are also at liberty to use the Global Brand Database for the same kind of information which would be free of charge however done at their own cost using their own internet connection.

Click on the link www.wipo.int/branddb/en/ to access the main Global Brand Database; OR the link www.wipo.int/branddb/pg/en/ to access the PNG Database Specific on Global Brand Database.

Contact us for more information.

APPLICATION ON PATENTING OF HUMAN EMBRYONIC CELLS IN PNG REFUSED BY IPOPNG

In light of the decision made by the European Court in recognizing that human life begins from the moment of conception this week (Wednesday, 19 October 2011), the Intellectual Property of Office of PNG (IPOPNG) is elated to note the significant progress in this discussions and most probably the end to the long standing controversial question (from the legal point of view) of when exactly can one determine the beginning to the development of human life. read more

STRATEGIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT: EXECUTIVE PROGRAM,
11-19 Nov 2011, SINGAPORE

The World Intellectual Property Organisation in cooperation with National University of Singapore is conducting a week long workshop on the various areas of Intellectual Property (IP) and how it can be harnessed and managed using existing business operations through Research and Development (R&D) of new products. read more

49TH GENERAL ASSEMBLIES OF THE MEMBER STATES OF WIPO, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, 29 SEPTEMBER 2011

Statement by Mr. Ivan Pomaleu, Managing Director of the Investment Promotion Authority, Government of Papua New Guinea on the Occasion of the 49th General Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO

Mr. Chairman,

May I, on behalf of my delegation, congratulate you on your election as the Chairman of the Assemblies? I also convey my delegation's thanks to the outgoing Chairman, for his outstanding stewardship as Chair of the Assemblies for the past two years. read more

FRAUDULENT SCHEMES UNLAWFULLY CONDUCTED USING INTERNATIONAL FILING SYSTEMS (i.e. P.C.T & Madrid Protocol) SET UP BY THE WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANISATION

It has come to the attention of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) that there are certain entities and individuals, who have been, over the years, designing forms that appear as official invoices but intended as part of false pretence to gain financially from unsuspecting users of WIPO services. read more

HEADS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICES IN THE PACIFIC MEET ON THE REGIONAL MECHANISM FOR TRADEMARK ADMINISTRATION

The Investment Promotion Authority through the IPOPNG will be hosting a Regional Meeting of the Pacific Heads of Intellectual Property Office on the Regional Mechanism for Trademark Administration from 26-28 April 2011 at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Port Moresby. read more

WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (IP) DAY - 26 April 2011
Theme:

The 26 of April is the World Intellectual Property (IP) Day. The day is observed by the member states of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to reflect on the important role CREATIVE and INNOVATIVE activity plays in the social, economic and cultural development of societies. read more

29 - 31 March 2011 - Bangkok, THAILAND
ASIA PACIFIC REGIONAL SEMINAR ON EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION ON PATENT RELATED FLEXIBILITIES...

It was a three day seminar conducted in the Novotel Ploechit Fenix hotel by the Department of Intellectual Property of Thailand and World Intellectual Property Organisation. read more

NATIONAL PHASE ENTRY - PATENTSCOPE

WIPO has launched on the 14 September 2009 a National Phase Entry collection on the PATENTSCOPE search service site which enables the public worldwide to access patent information data at the national level. Currently the only contracting states involved in this pilot project is Singapore, Vietnam, Mexico, Cuba, ARIPO, Argentina, Korea, Israel, Australia, South Africa. This is just temporary as WIPO aims to increase the number of countries to provide the national records online and particularly to provide the status of the applications within the particular country's IP Office to facilitate file tracking by the applicants.

The search system is set up in a way where an aggregated search can be done for applications entering national phase in all the above countries. At present, most of the countries are still in the process of digitizing their records inorder to have it uploaded in full text form on the site. Some of the available features on the search site are: BIBLIOGRAPHY DATA, DESCRIPTION, CLAIMS, NATIONAL PHASE, NOTICES & DOCUMENTS. Furthermore, machine translation can be done in 6 difference languages which are: English, Spanish, Vietnamese, French, Danish and Russian.

ESTABLISHMENT OF COLLECTIVE MANAGEMENT ORGANISATIONS

IPOPNG is in the process of finalizing a draft Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Regulation which will facilitate the establishment of Collective Management Organisations.

IPOPNG is aware of the important role Collective Management Organisations (CMOs) will play in the effective management and enforcement of copyright and neighbouring rights works, thus has undertaken the task of drafting a regulation which will regulate and administer their activities. The draft is in the final stages and should be ready to be submitted to the NEC this year (2008).

 

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