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As of November 19 - New Amounts of the Individual Fee regarding Turkey

As of November 19 – New Amounts of the Individual Fee regarding Turkey

In accordance with Rule 35(2)(d) of the Common Regulations under the Madrid Agreement and Protocol, the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has established that as from November 19, 2018, the amounts of the individual fee payable in respect of Turkey will change. Those amounts will be: 73 Swiss francs for one […]

machine learning

EPO issues Guidelines for Examination concerning Artificial intelligence and machine learning

For the first time, the European Patent Office (EPO) has issued guidance on the patentability of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies. The guidance will become valid on 1 November 2018. According to the Guidelines: Artificial intelligence and machine learning are based on computational models and algorithms for classification, clustering, regression and dimensionality reduction, such […]

Change in the Amounts of the Individual Fee: Colombia

Change in the Amounts of the Individual Fee: Colombia

As from January 1, 2019, the amounts of the individual fee payable in respect of Colombia will change. Those amounts will be: 297 Swiss francs for one class of goods or services and 148 Swiss francs for each additional class, when designating Colombia in an international application or subsequently.  Where the mark is a collective […]

accession

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. […]

Common Regulations

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 […]

industrial property law

Peruvian Industrial Property Law has been modified

Estudio Colmenares & Asociados, Peruvian company dealing with IP protection, advice, surveillance and litigation, announced at its website that Legislative Decree 1397 (L.D. 1397) has been published, that modifies Legislative Decree 1075 (L. D.1075) on Industrial Property to improve efficiency in the framework of modernization, simplifying procedures. This decree has entered into force on September 8, […]

Madrid Information Notice - Afghanistan

Madrid Information Notice – Afghanistan

Madrid Protocol Concerning the International Registration of Marks Notification made under Rule 20bis(6)(b) of the Common Regulations under the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks and the Protocol Relating to that Agreement: Declaration that the recording of licenses in the International Register has no effect in Afghanistan. As provided for in Rule 20bis(6)(b) […]

Christian Archambeau

Christian Archambeau to be appointed as Executive Director of EUIPO

A European Council committee has proposed that the former deputy director of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), Christian Archambeau, should succeed António Campinos as head of the office. On Friday, July 13, the Permanent Representatives Committee, which is responsible for preparing the work of the Council, voted to recommend Archambeau as executive director. The appointment […]

Hague System

Hague System – ratification by Great Britain and Northern Ireland

As of June 13, 2018, the users of the Hague System concerning the international registration of industrial designs can designate the United Kingdom in their design applications. On March 13, 2018, the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland deposited with the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) its instrument […]

World Seed Congress

World Seed Congress – Mission to Unlock Potential of Genetics

“Innovations in plant breeding are enabling us to develop plants that meet the needs of a changing world,” said President of the International Seed Federation (ISF) Jean-Christophe Gouache at the opening ceremony of the ISF World Seed Congress 2018 in Brisbane, Australia. “This is down to the ‘power of genetics,’” he said. “Unlocking the potential […]

industrial designs

DesignView and TMview are expanding

DesignView and Tmview are tools developed for an absolutely free and convenient search for registered industrial designs and trademarks of participating offices. Their sources of information are the registers of the participating offices, WIPO and EUIPO. The tools are expanding – within the first months of 2018 four new national IP offices became members of DesignView and […]

Madrid Agreement and Protocol

Change in the Amounts of the Individual Fee: New Zealand

As from June 2, 2018, the amounts of the individual fee payable in respect of New Zealand will change. In accordance with Rule 35(2)(c) of the Common Regulations under the Madrid Agreement and Protocol, the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has, at the request of the Office of New Zealand, established […]

ratification

Marrakesh Notification No. 38 – Ratification by Uganda

Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled Ratification by the Republic of Uganda The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and has the honor to notify the deposit by the Government […]