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Blog posts of all IP law news and insights.

Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks; Regulations; Administrative Instructions; Schedule of Fees.

The present publication contains the texts of the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks (hereinafter referred to as the “Protocol”) (1989), as amended in 2006 and in 2007, the Regulations under the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks, the Administrative Instructions for the …

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Madrid New Year’s Resolution: More Interactive and Educational Content for our Users

January 22, 2020 The Madrid System wishes you a happy new year! For 2020, we wish for you to keep confidently searching for, filing, monitoring and managing your international applications. (Gettyimages/HAKINMHAN) That is why we have come up with even more interactive and educational content for you to find all the answers to your questions. …

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Digital Access Service Expands for Hague System Applicants and Holders

January 15, 2020 The WIPO Digital Access Service (DAS), a system that allows for the secure electronic exchange of priority documents between participating intellectual property offices, now includes the International Bureau (IB) of WIPO as a depositing Office and the Japan Patent Office (JPO) as a depositing and accessing Office in respect of industrial design …

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2020 New Regulations under the Madrid Protocol and Simplified Renewal of International Registrations

January 15, 2020 We start this new year with changes to the Common Regulations under the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks and the Protocol Relating to that Agreement (Common Regulations). As of February 1, 2020, they become the Regulations under the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of …

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Coming soon – WIPO User Satisfaction Survey 2020: Madrid System

As part of our results based management framework, we conduct biennial online surveys aiming at monitoring the level of satisfaction of our users in the intellectual property area. Data collected through these surveys guide us to improve our services. These surveys are sent to applicants, agents, holders and representatives who have filed an application or …

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New Zealand: Regulatory Systems (Economic Development) Amendment Act 2019

January 13, 2020 New Zealand: The Regulatory Systems (Economic Development) Amendment Act 2019 entered into force on January 13, 2020. The Act amends, inter alia, the Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Act 2006, the Trade Marks Act 2002, and the Plant Variety Rights Act 1987. The amendments include, inter alia: (i) establishing the “registered-past expiry date” status that replaces the “expired …

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New Zealand: Copyright (Marrakesh Treaty Implementation) Amendment Act 2019

January 4, 2020 New Zealand: The Copyright (Marrakesh Treaty Implementation) Amendment Act 2019 entered into force on January 4, 2020, pursuant to the Copyright (Marrakesh Treaty Implementation) Amendment Act 2019 Commencement Order 2019. The Act amends the Copyright Act 1994 and the Copyright (General Matters) Regulations 1995 to implement New Zealand’s obligations under the Marrakesh Treaty. The amendments include, inter alia: (i) defining …

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Ukraine: Law of Ukraine No. 123-IX of September 20, 2019, on Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine Regarding the Improvement of the Legal Protection of Geographical Indications

January 1, 2020 Ukraine: The Law of Ukraine No. 123-IX of September 20, 2019, on Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine Regarding the Improvement of the Legal Protection of Geographical Indications entered into force on January 1, 2020. The Law amends the Law of Ukraine No. 752-XIV of June 16, 1999, on Protection of Rights to Indicate the Origin of Goods, Decree …

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Working Days During the End-of-the-Year Period (2019)

December 20, 2019 The Lisbon Registry will remain open on working days during the end-of-the year period namely, December 26, 27, and 30, 2019. However, only a limited number of staff will be available to answer queries by telephone, email and facsimile. Normal operations will resume on January 6, 2020. The staff of the Lisbon …

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