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Blog posts of all IP law news and insights.

Samoa Joins Geneva Act of WIPO’s Lisbon Agreement

October 2, 2019 Samoa deposited on October 2, 2019 its instrument of accession to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications (“Geneva Act”). The instrument of accession was deposited with WIPO Director General Francis Gurry by H. E. Lautafi Fio Selafi Purcell, Samoa’s Minister for Commerce, Industry and Labor. …

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Brazil: Resolution INPI/PR No. 247/2019 of September 9, 2019, on the Registration of Trademarks under the Madrid Protocol

October 2, 2019 Brazil: Following the accession of Brazil to the Madrid Protocol on October 2, 2019, the National Intellectual Property Institute (INPI) issued the Resolutions below, which entered into force on the same date: (i) Resolution INPI/PR No. 247/2019 of September 9, 2019, which sets out the procedure for the registration of trademarks under the Madrid Protocol; (ii) Resolution INPI/PR No. 248/2019 of September 9, 2019, which provides for …

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End of the Year Webinars 2019 – The Madrid System

October 1, 2019 Our 2019 Madrid System webinar season is coming to an end. Over the year, we’ve taken you through the various stages of the international registration process and their related Madrid online services. Our next two webinars are designed with our intermediate and advanced level users in mind, to help them manage their …

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Possible ‘No-Deal’ Brexit: Implications on International Applications and Registrations under the Madrid System and on Subsequent Designations

September 30, 2019 Information is now available on the implications of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit on international applications and registrations under the Madrid System filed or held by United Kingdom (UK) nationals or legal entities and on subsequent designations of the UK resulting from conversion. WIPO is releasing information on these implications to make Madrid System …

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Ukraine: Law of Ukraine No. 111-IX of September 19, 2019, on Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine on Improving Protection of Rights to Topographies of Semiconductor Products

September 26, 2019 Ukraine: The Law of Ukraine No. 111-IX of September 19, 2019, on Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine on Improving Protection of Rights to Topographies of Semiconductor Products entered into force on September 26, 2019. The Law amends the Law of Ukraine No. 621/97-VR of November 5, 1997, on the Protection of Rights to Topographies of Integrated Circuits, Decree …

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New in PATENTSCOPE: Chemical Sub-Structure Search

September 19, 2019 Understanding the chemical structure of molecules is critical for success in the world of chemistry, with this type of knowledge serving as a springboard for further innovations in healthcare, engineering, environmental protection and other fields. To support the development of important new products, WIPO has developed a new tool to facilitate chemical …

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Brazil: Resolution INPI/PR No. 241/2019 of July 3, 2019, regulating Preliminary Requirements for Examination of Pending Patent Applications, with Prior Art Searches […]

August 1, 2019 Brazil: The National Intellectual Property Institute (INPI) issued Resolution INPI/PR No. 241/2019 of July 3, 2019, which entered into force on July 22, 2019, and Resolution INPI/PR No. 240/2019 of July 3, 2019, which entered into force on August 1, 2019, in order to reduce the number of patent applications pending examination, and to repeal Resolution INPI/PR No. 227/2018 of October 25, 2018. Resolution INPI/PR No. 241/2019 of July 3, 2019, provides for a streamlined examination …

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