In Brief from our international office

01 Dec 2002

Switzerland, November 25-29, 2002
Representatives of 76 WIPO member states, 4 intergovernmental organizations and 23 NGOs, met to discuss the provisions of the draft Substantive Patent Law Treaty (SPLT).
WIPO

France, December 3-5, 2002
The European Patent Office (EPO) organized the first annual epoline conference, an innovative model that provides the IP industry with updated data on the most recent advances in IP rights in e-commerce. The conference included workshops and lectures on relevant IP topics.
epoline.org

Iran, December 2002
- Two major multi-national companies, Faber-Castell Stationary and Armani, have succeeded in cancellation actions against trademark applications by local businesses whose marks were deemed confusingly similar to the well-known international marks.

- It has become possible to register color marks at the Industrial Property Office (IPO) of Iran. Applicants can specify designate colors that are visibly clear, unique, and practical in lieu of a single / multi color trademark(s). Color marks are categorized in line with the International Classification of the Figurative Elements of Marks.
irantm.com

USA, December 8, 2002
The Committee on ICANN Evolution and Reform (ERC) discussed and recommended the adoption of a revised language for the Transition Article and of minor amendments to several provisions of the New Bylaws adopted in the October 31st Shanghai Conference.
ICANN



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