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Technology Transfer Webinar 20: Patents: Utility Models – Overview of Requirements, Procedures and Tactical Use in Europe and Japan

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From 29/06/2018
To 29/06/2018


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EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation
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Deadline for registration 28th June 2018
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The EU-Japan Centre (EEN Japan) launched the EU-Japan Technology Transfer Helpdesk (http://www.eu-jp-tthelpdesk.eu/), a new service aimed at supporting EU and Japanese companies and individuals in their steps to search for and acquire technologies, as well as bridging the knowledge gap about current available technologies from both Japan and the EU.

The service is dedicated to:
- European companies, universities, and research institutions
- Japanese companies, universities, and research institutions
- European and Japanese individuals working for the above entities

Within this frame a series of Technology Transfer Webinars covering various technology transfer topics will be held.


What are Utility Models and how can I best implement them in company`s IP strategy?

What are the procedures and requirement to register file utility model rights in some European countries including Germany, France, Italy and Spain as well as in Japan?

What aspects are examined and what is not examined?

How long does it take to get the utility model right granted and how long is it valid?

What kind of inventions or subject matter is exempt registration as utility model rights?

Is it possible to enforce a utility model right? What re the limitations and risks?

When and how can a utility model right be converted to a patent right? Can a utility model and a patent application be filed for the same invention?

What is the best way to include utility models in a company`s IP strategy?

What you will learn during this webinar?

In this webinar, we will amongst other topics cover the following:

- Basics about filing utility model applications at the different national patent offices (procedure, time frame, requirements, costs etc)
- How Utility Rights can be used in Enforcement
- How to reduce costs by a tactical Use of Utility Models in your company`s IP Strategy (Japan)
- Possibility to branch off a utility model from a pending patent application (e.g. Germany)

Registration deadline: 28/06/2018

Registration online: https://www.eu-japan.eu/events/technology-transfer-webinar-20-patents-ut...