Monday, December 10, 2007

PATLIB UK AGM / Training Day

The AGM was hosted by the UK IPO at Concept House Newport.

5th December 2007

The Main topic for discussion at the AGM was the recently signed constitution and standards.
Valerie Gray from the EPO was an observer at the meeting and she reminded PATLIBs thinking of submitting a paper for the PATLIB conference in Warsaw 2008 to do so as soon as possible - you should submit your abstracts to Sue Ashpital at the BIPC.
6th December 2007

The UK IPO Training Day started with in-depth sessions on Registered Designs and Trademarks - the run through the UK IPO Trademark Search engine was particularly useful.
In the afternoon the group was treated to a visit to the Central Enquiry Unit where we were shown the state of the art system which helps the unit deal with enquiries from the whole of the UK.
The Training day was finished off with a very interesting talk from the Private Applicants Unit

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