There are several Canadian trademarks legislative changes upcoming. The exact date was not announced yet, but we expect the new law to come into force in early 2019.
Despite existing EU trademarks and designs, intellectual property rights should be registered locally in UK. If no treaty is reached between the EU and the UK by March 29, 2019 to the effect that currently valid EU-wide intellectual property rights (at least temporarily) also applying in UK after March 29, 2019, these intellectual property rights will no longer have any effect in UK as of March 30, 2019.
The UAE Minister of State for Financial Affairs will implement An additional rate of %5 VAT “Value Added Tax” January 1st, 2018.
Legal entities under private law and registered partnerships are affected by the new obligation to disclose information on beneficial owners. The details must be submitted to the Transparency Register by 30 September 2017.
First impressions count. Even at a company name. Therefore, the company name must be well chosen: easy, understandable, not too long or too similar to others. We show what needs to be considered.
Not everything can be registered as a trademark and not everything can be infringed. Trademark searches reveal the risks at an early stage and protect against misinvestments.
There are many well-known artists who do not appear under their common name. Particularly when it comes to the marketing of artistic services and possible merchandising products, the question arises as to how an artist's name can be protected.
Madrid Monitor will replace ROMARIN for searching and tracking international trade mark applications via the Madrid System. Madrid Member Profiles database gives a quick overview about the trademark laws and examination procedures of Madrid System members.
Meet us at this year's Annual Meeting of the International Trademark Association (INTA) in Barcelona, Spain on 20-24 May.
Trademark and patent owners or firms who intent to file IP rights should hurry up and prepare their filings before the fees will be increased by 2-3 times.
The 4th and last part of this series explains the prerequisites subject to which a foreign national is permitted to live and work in Germany as a self-employed person.
The 3rd part of this series explains the prerequisites subject to which a foreign national is permitted to live and work as an employee in Germany.
The 2nd part of this series deals with the various residence titles (visa, residence permit, EU Blue Card, Settlement Permit and Permanent EU Residence Permit) and their general prerequisites.
The 1st part of this series explains the right of residence of foreign nationals from the EU, the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
Registering a trademark or service mark makes it easier for the owner to protect it against would-be copiers and puts the rest of the country on notice that the mark is already taken.
Major procedural and fee changes in Saudi Arabia will be implemented soon, according to the Saudi Trademark Office.
Analyze your trademark portfolios for EU and international registrations designating the EU if they are eligible to file a clarification of their list of goods and services. Hurry up deadline ends September 2016.
When the results of all districts were in early this morning, it became obvious: the British public voted “leave” in yesterday´s UK referendum and the United Kingdom will become the first country to ever withdraw from the European Union. Owners of EU trademarks and Community Designs will thus be well advised to review - and maybe amend - their IP filing strategy.
Issuing of trademark registration certificates through the Chinese Trademark Office is delayed due to lack of paper.
Thinking about doing business in Germany or in the EU? If so, you better also think about setting up a German company – ideally, one with a limited liability to save your personal assets!
The Kuwaiti Trademark Office decided vide circular 13/2015 dated 27.12.2015, the implementation of new official fees for all Trademark procedures.
Official fees will be increased again and a fast track procedure for trademark registrations will be implemented.
The Brazilian PTO (INPI) published new rules for filing and processing design applications including new provisions for electronic filing.
The official fees for trademark applications and registration in the United Arabian Emirates will be doubled.
Currently no new applications accepted
The free trademark search tool TMview is now available for several Asian countries.
Read our recommendations regarding the recently allowed multiclass applications and adoption of 10th Nice Classification
Due to the adoption of the New Trademark Law on 1 May 2014, there has now been an announcement of a change of the detailed practices for trademark filings in China.
Extending design patent protection to software graphical user interface designs
According to the new regulations, a duly legalized Power of Attorney specified for the legal procedure should be submitted along with the recordal of assignment, pledge or security interest within one year from the date of signing the Power of Attorney.
The UAE trademark has changed the regulations regarding the requirements of POA's for trademark applications.
The Syrian Patent and Trademark Office has changed the requirements regarding the official approval of powers of attorney.
Trademark protection in India can now be obtained via Madrid System.
From Tuesday March 26 2013 Trademark proprietors from all over the world have the opportunity to lodge their trademarks with the trademark clearing house in order to secure their privileges in relation to the allocation of new Top Level Domains (TLDs).
The Iranian Trade Marks Registrylaunched trade mark electronic application system on November 18, 2012that allows trade mark applications to be submitted online. This development follows successful inauguration of electronic application system for patents and industrial designs a few months ago.
Are you thinking about doing business in Germany and are you not quite sure which kind of legal structure it should have? Are you thinking about a limited liability company but you don’t want to afford the initial capital of 25,000 Euro? Then we would suggest to found a limited liability entrepreneurial company (German official abbreviation: UG (haftungsbeschränkt)) - the so called “Mini-GmbH”.
Syria: Issuance of Law No. 18/2012 in respect of Patents, Utility Model, Layout Design of Integrated Circuits and Undisclosed Information
Please be advised that a new law for Patents, Utility Model, Layout Design of Integrated Circuits and Undisclosed Information has been issued in Syria. The new law will come into force on 1st June 2012.
International registrations for trademarks through Madrid Protocol for Columbia possible starting from 29. August 2012.
International trademark registrations through Madrid Protocol for Philippines possible starting at 25. July 2012.
A Federal register of Australian business names is due to make its debut on 28 May 2012, subject to harmonizing state legislation being put in place. It will consolidate and provide for the demise of the respective existing state registers and be administered by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).
We would like to draw to your attention that the Iraqi Trademark Office has published on 11 October 2011 a declaration in connection with the missing trademark files which were damaged in the war.
We now offer trademark registrations in Cape Verde.
OHIM celebrates the 15th anniversary of the filing of the first Community trade mark applications.
OHIM has launched an exciting new search service combining the data in ten previous databases.
However, since it is a descriptive indication of the content of the publications covered by Technopol’s application for registration, the sign ‘1000’ is devoid of any distinctive character
Please be informed that now a trademark application can be filed from class 1 to class 45 which would conform to the NICE classification.
Over the last six months about 56,429 registered trade marks have been removed from the Register of Indian trade marks due to non payment of renewal fees within time.
WIPO launched WIPO Lex, an on-line global intellectual property (IP) reference resource which provides up-to-date information on national IP laws and treaties.
OHIM is introducing changes in practice on suspensions and extensions of time, and new guidelines on the presentation of evidence of proof of use in opposition proceedings.
The Madrid System, which will become operational in Israel on September 1, 2010, offers trademark owners a cost-effective, user-friendly and streamlined means of protecting and managing their trademark portfolio internationally.
The Government of India had in June 2009 published in the Gazette of India the amendments proposed to be made in respect of the Trade Marks Rules 2002. The Central Government has now made the following amendments which may be called as the Trade Marks (Amendment) Rules, 2010. They come into effect as on May 20, 2010.
OHIM is proposing a change in practice with regard to suspensions and extensions of time in opposition proceedings.
A new OHIM database, developed to help examiners be more consistent and efficient in making comparisons of goods and services in their decisions, is to be rolled out to the public later this year.
WIPO unveiled its new logo on 26 April 2010 – a date which marks the 40th anniversary of the entry into force of the WIPO Convention and the 10th anniversary of World Intellectual Property Day.
CHANGE IN THE AMOUNTS OF THE INDIVIDUAL FEE: EUROPEAN UNION
The ECJ’s Advocate General has said that Google has not committed a trade mark infringement by allowing advertisers to select, in AdWords, keywords corresponding to trade marks.
The new regulation includes several major changes to the official charges for trademark prosecutions.
Jury finds two companies enabled the sale of counterfeit Louis Vuitton goods
The Brazilian National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) has made relevant alterations in its official fees, including for trademarks, effective June 1, 2009.
On 1 October 2009, the Trade Marks Directorate of the Intellectual Property Office is introducing a number of changes that will apply to applications for new trade mark registrations.
ICANN is claiming to have nearly eradicated the practice of "domain tasting" – registering domain names for short periods of time to see if online ads placed on them have money making potential.
The USPTO announces the beta test release of its new Web site.
Payment by credit card is now available when renewing Community trade marks and designs online.
OHIM has introduced a number of changes that will apply when filing CTM applications online. These changes relate to how information should be entered and formatted in the online system.
The World Intellectual Property Organization and the Government of Singpore have signed an agreement for the establishment of the Singapore Office of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Centre, which will officially open in January 2010.
The Ministerial Resolution No. 7553 dated 7 July 2008 amended Article 13 of the implementing regulations to the Saudi Trademark Law (Law no. M/21). This Resolution was published in the Official Gazette of 1 August 2008 becoming effective as of date of publication.
The Registrar of Trademarks issued new regulations regarding the power of attorney, requesting it now to be legalized up to a Sudanese Consulate.
The Minister of Trade and Commerce has issued a new ministerial decision in which he increased the publication in the official gazette "Al Tejara" by 60%.
As of 10 March 2009, the new IP Law became effective, the main aspects of which provide for the registration and protection of Designs, as well as an increase in official fees.
This is to advise that as of the beginning of June 2009, the Registrar has issued new regulations in which he reduced the filing requirements as follows.