September 26, 2014. The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) requests written comments from the public identifying Internet and physical markets based outside the United States that should be included in the 2014 Notorious Markets List. The Notorious Markets List (List) identifies online and physical marketplaces that reportedly engage in and facilitate substantial copyright piracy and trademark counterfeiting. The Federal Register Notice, available at https://federalregister.gov/a/2014-22904, provides background, requirements for comments, and submission instructions.
The USPTO is hosting seven roadshows across the country during September-October 2014 to increase the understanding of the First Inventor to File (FITF) provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA). USPTO subject matter experts will help patent applicants and other stakeholders understand the FITF provisions and related updates since the implementation of the AIA. For the full agenda, roadshow calendar, and webcast information visit: http://www.uspto.gov/aia_implementation/roadshow.jsp.
On 17 and 18 July, the EU and the U.S. convened a session of the Transatlantic Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Working Group in Brussels to discuss cooperation in the IPR field relevant for both IP rights holders and users.