China - Reduction of Official Fees for Trademark Registrations

China – Reduction of Official Fees for Trademark Registrations

This is to advise that the Chinese Trademark Office announced in early October 2015 that the official fees for filing a trademark application will be reduced effective 15 October 2015. The official fees for filing one trademark application in one class would have been CNY800 (USD126) before the effective date and will now be CNY600 […]

Laws  added to WIPO Lex database

Laws added to WIPO Lex database

China The Advertisement Law of the People’s Republic of China was amended on April 24, 2015, since its adoption on October 27, 1994, and comes into force on September 1, 2015. It brings about significant changes to the regulatory regime for advertising activities in China. In particular, it prohibits the use of tobacco trademarks and […]

East meets West 2015

East meets West 2015

Forum on Asian patent information 23 – 24 April 2015 “East meets West” is the EPO’s annual forum on Asian patent information. The forum serves as a regular platform for patent information users around the world to discuss their Asian patent information needs. During the two-day event, plenary sessions and smaller discussion rounds will treat […]

Intellectual Property Office of Singapore to begin receiving and processing international applications in electronic form

Intellectual Property Office of Singapore to begin receiving and processing international applications in electronic form

The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), in its capacity as receiving Office, has notified the International Bureau (IB) under PCT Rule 89bis.1(d) that, with effect from 1 January 2015, it is prepared to receive and process international applications in electronic form. The Office accepts international applications filed using the ePCT-Filing function in the ePCT […]

China and Europe step up co-operation on patents as EPO-SIPO anniversary approaches

China and Europe step up co-operation on patents as EPO-SIPO anniversary approaches

The heads of the European Patent Office (EPO) and China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) met in Brussels to discuss how to further improve and align their patent systems in order to better support innovation in both regions. At the meeting future joint activities were defined, and shared with stakeholders of the patent system at […]

Batch 9 of the plant varieties illegible for the Plant Variety Protection

Batch 9 of the plant varieties illegible for the Plant Variety Protection

China reported that the introduction of the batch 9 of the plant varieties illegible for the Plant Variety Protection on the territory of People’s Republic was officially implemented in May 2013. MOA is also currently working on the test guidelines for Impatiens wallerana Hook. f., Impatiens hawkeri Bull., Panax ginseng C. A. Mey and Hylotelephium. […]

Guide to protection of Intellectual Property Rights in China

Guide to protection of Intellectual Property Rights in China

The Office for harmonization in the internal market has written this guide is written to provide basic assistance to intellectual property (IP) rights holders and their advisers, on the IP protection and enforcement system in China. The guide is intended to provide simple guidelines on how rights holders can protect their IP assets and what […]

WIPO Director General Welcomes Ratification by China of Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances, Inaugurates WIPO China Office

WIPO Director General Welcomes Ratification by China of Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances, Inaugurates WIPO China Office

General Director of WIPO, Francis Gurry, welcomed the ratification of the Beijing Treaty an Audiovisual Performance by the People’s Republic of China during an official visit to Beijing at which the Director General also participated in the inauguration of the new WIPO China Office. China’s instrument of ratification was presented to Mr. Gurry by Mr. […]

Chinese Delegation visits OHIM in a study tour on IP enforcement

Chinese Delegation visits OHIM in a study tour on IP enforcement

A delegation of six staff members from China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) is currently undertaking a study visit in Europe to discuss criminal enforcement of IP rights with a range of European counterparts. Last Friday, they visited the Office for a meeting with representatives of the Observatory, DG HOME, Europol, and the Spanish Police. This […]

Vietnam is on the Watch List in 2014

Vietnam is on the Watch List in 2014

According to the 2014 Special 301 Report, despite the efforts for improvement of IPR enforcement and public awareness, Vietnam still has to face certain challenges to ensure strong copyright protection and enforcement. The major concerns that USTR exposes for Vietnam are: piracy and sales of counterfeit goods over the Internet, counterfeit goods, book piracy, software […]

China stays on the Priority Watch List

China stays on the Priority Watch List

In the Special 301 Report, The United States exposes a positive tendency in the intellectual property rights protection and enforcement policies in China. Some legal amendments even permit a good cooperation between The US and China. On the other hand, there still exist issues regarding appropriate intellectual property rights protection in China for patents, copyrights, […]

Positive development for China

Positive development for China

In The 2014 Special 301 Report USTR announced that in August 2013 were published key amendments to China’s Trademark Law as:  provisions to combat “trademark squatting”, expanding protection to sound marks, permission of multi-class registration, and streamline application and appeal procedures. However, The United States is still expecting from China more legislative reforms in order […]

CIOPORA AGM 2014 in The Hague: Ornamental and Fruit Breeders Define the Association’s Future IP Position

CIOPORA AGM 2014 in The Hague: Ornamental and Fruit Breeders Define the Association’s Future IP Position

Hamburg, March 11/2014 Many of the ornamental and fruit breeders, united in CIOPORA since 1961, have been writing the history of the breeding industry for more than a century. On April 1 and 2, 2014, CIOPORA members will also receive an opportunity to define its future by providing their input to the texts of the […]

NEW TRADEMARK LAW IN CHINA – in force from 01.05.2014

NEW TRADEMARK LAW IN CHINA – in force from 01.05.2014

China’s new Trademark Law has been issued and will become effective on May 1, 2014. Important changes are made in the areas of anti-piracy, prosecution, enforcement, well-known mark determination and usage, opposition, and cancellation. The changes include: Strengthened protection against piracy; Shortened trademark prosecution times; Sound marks and multiple class trademark applications made available; Strengthened […]

Bilateral OHIM – SIPO meeting

Bilateral OHIM – SIPO meeting

A Heads meeting took place on 17 October in Munich between Commissioner Tian Lipu from the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) of China and OHIM President, António Campinos. The two heads discussed bilateral cooperation activities between both organisations, such as the implementation of Designview, developments in the Search image project, as well as other cooperation […]

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    The new EU trade mark Regulation enters into force on March 23rd. As a result, the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) will change its name to the European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

    The amending Regulation also revises the fees payable to the Office, including an overall reduction in their amounts, particularly in the case of trade mark renewal fees. On 23.3. 2016, the Office’s online application forms and fee calculator will be automatically updated to reflect the new system.
    From its base in Alicante, Spain, OHIM has processed more than 1.3 million Community trade mark applications in 23 EU languages, from nearly every country and region in the world, since 1996.

    The Amending Regulation was published on 24 December 2015 and is part of the EU trade mark reform legislative package that also includes the replacement of the existing EU Trade Mark Directive (Directive 2008/95/EC of the European Parliament and the Council).

    OHIM is the EU’s largest decentralised agency. It is entirely self-financed, receiving no funding from the EU Budget. As well as managing the Community trade mark and the registered Community design (RCD), it works in collaboration with the EU national and regional IP offices to build a stronger IP system across the EU for the benefit of users.

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