Archive: October, 2018


Accession to the Madrid Protocol: Malawi

On September 25, 2018, the Government of Malawi deposited with WIPO its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol. It contained: the declaration extending the refusal period to 18 months and making it possible to notify refusals based on opposition after the expiry of that period (Article 5(2)(b) and (c) of the Madrid Protocol); the notification […]

Innotech Expo

International technological exhibition Innotech Expo Taiwan

The Taiwan Innotech Expo International technology forum is held in Taipei, Taiwan, this year being 27-29 September. Innotech Expo is famous for its wide scope and size. According to the organizers 565 international companies attended the event this year as well as more than 70 000 visitors, which is a striking record for the forum. […]

medical innovation

Change in the Amounts of the Individual Fee: Benelux

As from January 1, 2019, the amounts of the individual fee payable in respect of Benelux will change. Those amounts will be: 266 Swiss francs for the first class of goods or services, 29 Swiss francs for the second class, and 89 Swiss francs for each additional class, when designating Benelux in an international application […]

international registrations

International registrations with designation of Mexico – a declaration of actual and effective use of the mark

In case of international registrations containing the designation of Mexico, there is a new requirement to file a declaration of actual and effective use of the mark. 1.The Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) has provided to the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) information related to the requirement to file declarations […]