Laws added to WIPO Lex database

trademarksChina

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 brand names in the advertising of other products and services.

Tunisia

The Decree No. 2015-303 of June 1, 2015, establishing the Procedures for the Registration of and Opposition to the Registration of Trademarks and Service Marks, as well as the Procedures concerning Recording in the National Register of Marks came into force on June 9, 2015, and repealed Decree No. 2001-1603 of July 11, 2001.

The Decree introduces the following modifications:

(i) introduction of electronic filing of applications for the registration of trademarks;
(ii) setting out of provisions governing the trademark registration through the Madrid Protocol;
(iii) extension during the opposition period of the time for the applicant to submit observations from 45 days to 2 months from the date of notification of the opposition;
(iv) fixation of a maximum period of 8 months from the date of submission of observations for the applicant and the opponent to attempt conciliation in the trademark opposition;
(v) extension to 2 months from 1 month of the period during which the opponent may furnish proof of the use of the trademarks upon which opposition has been based; and
(vi) definition of a period of 2 months for the applicant to submit the missing documents to request recording of a change of names, addresses, ownership, assignment, etc., in the National Register of Marks.

Source: World Intellectual Property Organization

    • February 2020
      Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
      « Jan    
       12
      3456789
      10111213141516
      17181920212223
      242526272829  
  • IP4all Weekly Bulletin

    You can subscribe to the weekly IP4ALL Bulletin.

  • Recommended videoView all | 

    All inventors, wherever in the world they are, deserve to obtain adequate protection of their inventions through legislation in the field of intellectual property. During to a visit to Geneva for the WIPO 2014 Assemblies, Michelle K. Lee, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO, talks about intellectual property in international aspect, with the aim to create convenient environment for international trade, but namely building a better international patent system.

    It is worth noting the good example she gives with American practice – USPTO invites patent practitioners to train its experts and thus to increase the quality of its services.

  • IP Consulting Ltd. - Intellectual Property Consulting Agency
  • Landmark-TP
  • Ivan Georgiev - Rembrand
  • Global IP Attorneys - The world's leading address guide for patent,  trademark, copyright, intellectual property and IP attorneys. In just a few steps you can find your agency for registration and protection of your intellectual property, patent, design, copyright or trademark.
  • The Professional Sector Network is a referral and networking group that caters exclusively to leading firms with a history of excellence in the business, advisory and investment sectors.
  • IP Basis®

  • IP Guide®

  • Become our partners