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participating offices

New Zealand is already part of TMview search tool

Earlier this month, the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) made its trade mark data available in the TMview search tool and became one of its participating offices.

DECISION No EX-20-1 of the Executive Director of EUIPO concerning the extension of time limits

DECISION No EX-20-1 of the Executive Director of EUIPO concerning the extension of time limits

The Executive Director of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (the Office), Having regard to Regulation (EU) 2017/1001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2017 on the European Union trade mark(1) (EUTMR) and in particular Article 157(4)(a) thereof, pursuant to which the Executive Director of the Office must take all […]

coronavirus

INTA cancels its annual meeting due to coronavirus threat

INTA’s 2020 Annual Meeting was scheduled for April 25–29, in Singapore. Last Friday, the International Trademark Association announced on its special Annual Meeting website that the event is being relocated to a date in May or June and a venue in the United States. More details are expected soon.

Hague System international registrations after Brexit

Hague System international registrations after Brexit

Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs Agreement on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union: implications for international registrations under the Hague System 1. The Agreement on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community […]

Brexit - Implications for International Applications and Registrations

Brexit – Implications for International Applications and Registrations

Agreement on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union: Implications for International Applications and Registrations Under the Madrid System

IPR for medicines

Statement of the U.S. Embassy in the Netherlands regarding IPR for medicines

“Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) are a key component of countries that embrace the rule of law. IPR is critical for any economy that wants to foster a culture of innovation, risk taking, and entrepreneurship.

Updated information regarding Brexit impact on EUTMs and RCDs

Updated information regarding Brexit impact on EUTMs and RCDs

On 1 February 2020 the UK will leave the EU in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement  concluded between the EU and the UK.

Election of WIPO Director General

Election of WIPO Director General

The term of office of WIPO Director General will expire on September 30, 2020.

emoji

Copyright protection for Emojis

Copyright may protect individual emojis, emoji sets and “house styles.”

remedies

Hague Agreement – Change in the amounts of individual designation fee: Canada

The Government of Canada has notified to the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) a declaration modifying the amounts of the individual designation fee payable in connection with an international application in which Canada is designated, and in connection with the renewal of an international registration designating Canada, under Article7(2) of the […]

Chile

Chile joins TMclass

As of 25 November 2019, the National Institute of Industrial Property Office of Chile (INAPI) has joined TMclass with the latest version of the Nice classification.

INTA

INTA adopts resolution affirming opposition to branding restrictions

The International Trademark Association (INTA) has adopted a resolution that reinforces the Association’s stance against increasing and more expansive government restrictions on how a brand symbol can be used or displayed on a product or in association with services, including prohibiting the use of the brand symbol and restrictions on its capitalization, font, size, location, […]

Electronic filing and processing of international applications

Electronic filing and processing of international applications

Intellectual Property Office of Viet Nam (IP Viet Nam), State Agency on Intellectual Property (Republic of Moldova) and National Institute for Standardization and Industrial Property (INNORPI) (Tunisia) to begin receiving and processing international applications in electronic form.

Espacenet

Espacenet – improved access to world’s largest free collection of patent documents

The European Patent Office (EPO) has released the new Espacenet, a substantially revised and improved version of the Office’s patent information search tool. New Espacenet’s state-of-the-art features and enhanced functionality will make it even easier for users to conduct patent searches and access over 110 million patent documents from all over the world free-of-charge.

innovators

Patents for Humanity Awards Competition

Patents for Humanity is the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) awards competition recognizing innovators who use game-changing technology to meet global humanitarian challenges.

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