The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) together with the State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO) have worked together and launched a brand new free service that allows both offices to exchange directly and electronically documents related to patent application priority. This service has drastically impacted the procedure simplifying, accelerating and cutting costs once borne by applicants. Indeed, under the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, applicants can file a patent in a member country and decide, within 12 months, to look for the protection of the same patent filing in another member country and obtaining priority back to the first filing date. Up to the present day heavy bureaucracy has sometimes hinder this mechanism, especially since applicants have entirely to bear the expenses. This free service provided by USPTO and SIPO will definitely help, not only the applicants, but the whole global system to protect Intellectual property. The gLAWcal Team LIBEAC project Wednesday, 22 October 2014 (Source: IP Watchdog) This news has been realized by gLAWcal—Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development in collaboration with the University Institute of European Studies (IUSE) in Turin, Italy and the University of Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy which are both beneficiaries of the European Union Research Executive Agency IRSES Project “Liberalism in Between Europe And China” (LIBEAC) coordinated by Aix-Marseille University (CEPERC). This work has been realized in the framework of Workpackages 4, coordinated by University Institute of European Studies (IUSE) in Turin, Italy.