March 2009 Blog Posts (7)

" Estonian Inventor "

I ' ve created this simple Blog to give a hand to common people , who in many cases have no idea what IP stands for and what it actually can do. Therefore my aim is to increase IP awareness for all walks of life. So that simple people also can understand how to protect their own IP and start up business.

Best of luck to everyone !

Leo Siemann

Added by Leo Siemann on March 30, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

OHIM extended the deadline for opposition

The introduction of a new management system for the Community trade mark has led to problems with access to the CTM ONLINE and CTM DOWNLOAD, which is available to all interested parties.

This led to the inability to download bulletins 2009/007 and 2009/008, which in turn hinders the time of filing the opposition.

For this reason, after a thorough discussion OHIM decided to extend the deadline for trademark opposition to these bulletins in their sections A1 with an additional period of… Continue

Added by Intellectual Property Planet on March 30, 2009 at 2:40am — No Comments

New loss of Anheuser-Busch InBev NV and the power of the Czechs

The European Court of First Instance issued a decision on the long succession battle between Anheuser-Busch and Budejovicky Budvar about trade mark BUDWEISER.

The decision of the court rejected the procedural objections to Anheuser-Busch by previous decisions of OHIM which confirms the company's failure to register BUDWEISER, as a Community trade mark.

Several months before the American company Anheuser-Busch was bought by Belgian giant… Continue

Added by Intellectual Property Planet on March 27, 2009 at 6:46am — No Comments

Patenting trends

According to Delphion patent search results, last year at same time Delphion searched about 49,5 million patent documents.
Today is the number almost 53,5 million documents.

Added by Mikk Putk on March 16, 2009 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Free IP Resources found in BPCouncil ToolBox

The BPCouncil ( is a growing, global online community of brand protection

and IP professionals.Members and visitors have access to a variety of resources, tools and

networking opportunities.

A long and diverse list of IP resources can be found in the BPCouncil ToolBox.

Categories include:

General IP Search Tools

Multi-Platform Search… Continue

Added by Jodi Joseph on March 11, 2009 at 9:06am — No Comments

New patent search widget

IPEstonia Patent Search Toolbar is now available also as widget:

Get the code to your blog or webpage here:… Continue

Added by Mikk Putk on March 11, 2009 at 4:00am — No Comments

Average life time of granted patents

in Korea: approximately 6.8 years for patents held by companies and 8.3 years for patents owned by private applicants.

in China: average life time of granted patents filed by domestic applicants was approximately 6 years, while patents filed by foreign applicants had an average life time of 8.5 years.

in Japan: over 50% of granted Japanese patents were maintained for at least 17 years.…


Added by Mikk Putk on March 6, 2009 at 7:12am — No Comments

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