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What’s on this week

Managing IP lists the IP-related decisions and meetings taking place this week

Monday November 12

WIPO hosts a five-day meeting of the Committee on Development and Intellectual Property in Geneva.

The OECD holds a three-day public consultation in Paris on a discussion draft of changes to its Transfer Pricing Guidelines.

Tuesday November 13

The European Union Chamber of Commerce and the China IPR SME Helpdesk is hosting a workshop on protecting intellectual property in Shanghai.

The General Court of the Court of Justice of the EU rules in Antrax It v OHMI - THC (Radiateurs de chauffage); and tesa v OHMI - Superquímica (9tesa TACK).

Wednesday November 14

The General Court of the Court of Justice of the EU rules in Evonik Industries v OHMI - Impulso Industrial Alternativo (Impulso creador).

Thursday November 15

The Court of Justice in the EU rules in three IP cases: Raiffeisen-Waren-Zentrale Rhein-Main, a dispute related to Community plant variety rights; Bericap, a dispute that concerns rules relating to the invalidity of utility models; and Verband Deutscher Prädikats- und Qualitätsweingüter v OHMI, over OHIM’s decision not to register the word mark 'GG' as a CTM for goods in Class 33. The advocate general will also issue an opinion in Fédération Cynologique Internationale, a dispute over the right to enforce a CTM.

The UK Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys holds a two-day 2012 CIPA Life Sciences Conference in Luton.

Friday November 16

The INTA and USPTO will be holding a luncheon roundtable in Detroit, featuring USPTO officials including commissioner for trademarks Deborah Cohn.

WIPO hosts a seminar in its Global Challenges Seminar Series on Innovation, Food Security and Rural Development: Collaboration and Partnership in Geneva.

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