The Patent and Trade Mark Group (PATMG) is a Special Interest Group of CILIP, whose members are Information Professionals specialising in patent and trade mark information, although you do not need to be a member of CILIP to join us. We hold lectures, meetings and discussions to share expertise on patent and trademark searching and analysis. We are based in the UK, but are open to members anywhere in the world. Our members are drawn from industry, patent agencies, freelance search firms, database producers, patent / trademark information suppliers, academic institutions, patent and trademark offices and libraries.
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20 March 2017
Although, nearly impossible to do so in the UK or EU, the USPTO has in the past allowed, in 1991, the trademark of a scent: for a “high impact, fresh, floral fragrance reminiscent of Plumeria blossoms” used in connection with “sewing thread and embroidery yarn.” U.S. Reg. No. 1,639,128.
7 March 2017
The European Patent Office published its EPO 2016 annual report today. It shows an “unprecedented level of patent filings”, which have increased by 6.2% compared to 2015.