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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 […]

RCD

Brexit – IP rights will continue to be applied in the UK

Rapisardi Intellectual Property Group, which has its offices in Switzerland, Great Britain and San Marino recently reported the following: The European Commission published a first draft of the Withdrawal Agreement which contains the proposed terms on which the United Kingdom will leave the European Union on 30 March 2019. This is not an agreed outcome […]

industrial property law

Amendments to trademark provisions of the Mexican industrial property law

On March 22, 2018, the Mexican Senate passed a bill that will substantially amend the provisions of the Industrial Property Law relating to trademarks, appellations of origin and geographical indications. The bill has already been passed by the Chamber of Deputies, and will be signed by the President shortly. We will address the amendments relating […]

Draft Withdrawal Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union

Draft Withdrawal Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union

On 28.02.2018 was published the Draft Withdrawal Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community. Thе Draft Withdrawal Agreement sets out the arrangements for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union […]

New Patentable Subject Matters for Design Patent in Taiwan

New Patentable Subject Matters for Design Patent in Taiwan

After the amendment of Patent Act in 2013, the design patent has been broadened to include more patentable subject matters in Taiwan. Partial designs become available for application. Icons and graphical user interface (GUI) can be protected as “Graphic Images Design”. Also, a set of designs can be filed in one design application. Further, the […]

Designview

Japan joins Designview search tool

As of 04 December 2017 the Japan Patent Office (JPO) has made its design data available to the Designview search tool. The Japan Patent Office is located in Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda, Tokyo and is one of the world’s largest patent offices. It’s mission is to promote the growth of the Japanese economy and industry by administering the laws relating to patents, utility models, designs, and trademarks. […]

Brexit preparedness notice

Brexit preparedness notice

NOTICE TO HOLDERS OF AND APPLICANTS FOR EUROPEAN UNION TRADE MARKS PURSUANT TO REGULATION (EU) 2017/1001 ON THE EUROPEAN UNION TRADE MARK AND TO HOLDERS OF AND APPLICANTS FOR COMMUNITY DESIGNS PURSUANT TO REGULATION (EC) NO 6/2002 ON COMMUNITY DESIGNS The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw […]

Brand authenticity

Brand Authenticity Conference: Thinking Outside the Box

Through a video message in youtube, Hélène Nicora, INTA’s Chief Representative Officer in Brussels invites everyone to “think outside the box” this November 30 – December 1 at the upcoming Brand Authenticity Conference in Berlin. This advanced-level, two-day program brings together key business stakeholders, sustainability and CSR experts, government officials and legal experts who will […]