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Patents Online Business Newsletter September, 1999 - Volume No. 1 Issue No. 1
AU IP Australia - Patents, Trade Marks & Designs
     NewsNews & Events
     NewsPress Releases 1999
EU European Patent Office
     NewsNews and updates
US US Patent and Trademark Office
     NewsPress Releases
JP The Japanese Patent Office (JPO)
     NewsPress Releases
DE The German Patent Office
UK The UK Patent Office
CA The Canadian Intellectual Property Office
     NewsWhat's New
FR The National Institute of Intellectual Property
     NewsNews (in French)
CN The Patent Office of the People's Republic of China
     NewsWhat's New!
NZ The Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand
     NewsWhat's New
DK The Danish Patent Office

Innovative Programs Promotion

Share the spirit is an innovative program that encourages Australian students to create artworks that deal with the themes of friendship, sport, 'welcoming the world' and multiculturalism in an Olympic context.

Share the spirit 1999 Winner announced

The winner of the 1999 'share the spirit' Art Program is seven year-old Erin Hetherington from Flinders Park Primary School in Albany, Western Australia.

About Share the Spirit, the Australian National Education Program, more information is available at Official Site of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

SOCOG can also be contacted at:
Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games Sydney 2000 Olympic Headquarters
235 Jones Street
Ultimo NSW 2007
GPO Box 2000 Sydney NSW 2001

News - Headlines...

  • Call for Submissions and Comments on Discipline Regime for Attorneys. The Australian Professional Standards Board for Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys is seeking written submissions from interested persons on all issues associated with the current and possible discipline regime for patent and trade marks attorneys. ( more...)

  • Extension of Opening Hours...
    Extension of Opening Hours From Monday 6 September IP Australia Offices are open for business between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm week days in all State capital cities and the ACT. Customers can lodge documents and fees at the counter during the above hours.
    IP Practitioners - please note a change to Late Box practice:
    Commencing on 6 September, documents deposited after 9.00 am each day will take the filing date of that business day. ( more...)

  • A two-weeks seminar Euro Law Course 1999 will be held from September, 27th till October, 1st in Munich (Germany) and continued from October, 4th till October, 8th in London (Great Britain) by Hoffmann Eitle- a company of patent attorneys. ( more...)

  • The OHIM (Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market) recently launched its EURONICE project, a data base for the storage and reuse of translations of the expressions which are most frequently used by Community trade mark applicants to describe the goods and services covered by their marks. ( more...)

  • Seattle will host the World Trade Organization's 3rd Ministerial Conference at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center from 30 November to 3 December 1999. ( more...)

  • It has come to the attention of the UK Patent Office that certain companies in the People's Republic of China are sending unsolicited mail to UK inventors. Inventors are told that a Sino-foreign joint venture is interested in their invention and that provided they pay a certain sum of money, a report would be prepared on the invention for the joint venture company. ( more...)

  • The ESPACE(r) CD-ROM production table has been updated (31.08.1999). ( more...)

  • Canada - First Release! Trade Mark Office On-Line Electronic filing...
    In this first release, you may complete an application for registration of a trade-mark; certification mark or a distinguishing guise. Subsequent releases will permit additional office transactions to be performed electronically. ( more...)

  • New Web Site for Independent Inventors (26Aug99)...

  • USPTO launches innovative KIDS' Page (31Aug99)... (check out IP Australia's Ippy Online too!)

  • PATENTING HELP - guidelines for Inventors at all levels: BEGINNERS - simple steps; INTERMEDIATE - how to perform a patent search; ADVANCED - about marketing your invention. ( more...)
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