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MACIPO & ASSOCIATES is a firm of specialist patent and trademark attorneys who help inventors, business owners, organizations, or entrepreneurs gain the competitive edge by safeguarding and enhancing intellectual property rights and provide full protection for all types of Intellectual Property. The protection of our clientsí inventions, innovations and brands is at the heart of our practice.

The firm has extensive experience of representing clients at the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office, European Patent Office, and OHIM, the European Community Trademarks and Designs Office, not only for the filing and prosecuting of patent and trademark applications but also in opposition and appeal proceedings for both domestic and overseas clients. Our United Kingdom and European offices enables our patent and trademark professionals to maintain regular contact with examiners at the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office, European Patent Office, and OHIM, the European Community Trademarks and Designs Office by attending interviews, opposition proceedings and appeals.

UK Intellectual Property Office
The UK Intellectual Property Office is the official government body responsible for granting Intellectual Property (IP) rights in the United Kingdom (UK). These rights include: Patents, Designs, Trade marks, and Copyright. The UKIPO is an Executive Agency of the Department of Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS). As part of the DIUS, the UKIPO is responsible for the role of IP rights in supporting innovation.
World Intellectual Property Organization
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is dedicated to developing a balanced and accessible international intellectual property (IP) system, which rewards creativity, stimulates innovation and contributes to economic development while safeguarding the public interest.
WIPO was established by the WIPO Convention in 1967 with a mandate from its Member States to promote the protection of IP throughout the world through cooperation among states and in collaboration with other international organizations. Its headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland.
European Patent Office
The European Patent Office (EPO) provides a uniform application procedure for individual inventors and companies seeking patent protection in up to 38 European countries. It is the executive arm of the European Patent Organisation and is supervised by the Administrative Council.
European Community Office
The task of the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) is to register European Community Trade Marks and Community Designs. The Community Trade Mark and the Community Design both grant their proprietors a uniform right valid in all Member States of the European Union by means of one procedural system.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is a federal agency in the Department of Commerce. The USPTO occupies five interconnected buildings in Alexandria, Virginia. The office employs over 7,000 full time staff to support its major functions--- the examination and issuance of patents and the examination and registration of trademarks. The USPTO has evolved into a unique government agency. Since 1991--under the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) of 1990--the agency has been fully fee funded. The primary services the agency provides include processing patent and trademark applications and disseminating patent and trademark information.

Through the issuance of patents, the USPTO encourages technological advancement by providing incentives to invent, invest in, and disclose new technology worldwide. Through the registration of trademarks, the agency assists businesses in protecting their investments, promoting goods and services, and safeguarding consumers against confusion and deception in the marketplace. By disseminating both patent and trademark information, the USPTO promotes an understanding of intellectual property protection and facilitates the development and sharing of new technologies worldwide.
Canadian Intellectual Property Office
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), a Special Operating Agency (SOA) associated with Industry Canada, is responsible for the administration and processing of the greater part of intellectual property in Canada. CIPO's areas of activity include:

Patents cover new inventions (process, machine, manufacture, composition of matter), or any new and useful improvement of an existing invention;
Trade-marks are words, symbols or designs (or a combination of these), used to distinguish the wares or services of one person or organization from those of others in the marketplace;
Copyrights provide protection for artistic, dramatic, musical or literary works (including computer programs), and three other subject-matter known as: performance, sound recording and communication signal;
Industrial designs are the visual features of shape, configuration, pattern or ornament (or any combination of these features), applied to a finished article of manufacture;
Integrated circuit topographies refer to the three-dimensional configurations of electronic circuits embodied in integrated circuit products or layout designs.

 

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