EU/US disagreements highlighted as USPTO rejects inclusion of intellectual property in Hague Convention
The United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) used the recent quarterly meeting of its Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC) to announce its opposition to the inclusion of IP law in the proposed Hague Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgements. The office’s newly-announced position brings it into conflict with the European Union on an issue which is proving to be divisive in the IP community.
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