Tag Archives: Patent and Trademark Office

IRAN – Trademark List of Goods/Services Must be Specific

According to the new practice of the Iranian Trademark Office, applicants cannot claim the entire class heading and must select from the pre-approved list of goods/services of the 10th Edition of Nice Classification system. It’s also worth noting that applicants, … Continue reading

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IRAQ – Trademark Searches Obligatory before Filing Trademarks

As of March 3, 2016, the Iraqi Trademark Office has issued new directives aiming to streamline and expedite the registration process. Below are the new directives: Obligatory search before trademark registration has now been adopted with each class of goods … Continue reading

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SAUDI ARABIA – Increase in Trademark Renewal Publication Fees

As of March 27, 2016, the Saudi Trademark Office has increased the publication fees for Trademark renewals by 10 folds from 300 SAR to 3000 SAR (US$ 800). The TM Office also indicated that they will no longer require the … Continue reading

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U.A.E. – Increase of IP Official Fees by 100% Starting May 29, 2015

The Cabinet Ministers of UAE announced the increased of official fees for a wide range of services provided by the Ministry of Economy including all IP related official fees by 100%. The said increase will take effect starting May 29, … Continue reading

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VENEZUELA – New Increased Fees for all IP Matters

The Venezuelan PTO just published the new increased fees for all IP matters in Venezuela. The new increased fees are very dramatic and disproportionate prompting the local association of Industrial Property Agents to file an appeal with the Supreme Court … Continue reading

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PHILIPPINES – Accession to Madrid Protocol

The Madrid Protocol came into force in thePhilippinesas ofJuly 25, 2012and some of the highlights are: The time limit to notify a refusal is 18 months. Trademark owners who desire to designate the Philippines have to pay an individual fee to … Continue reading

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ARMENIA – Power of Attorney Requirements

The Armenian Trademarks Office has waived the requirements for Notarized power of attorneys and thus, simply signed power of attorneys are now acceptable.

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BOTSWANA – Industrial Property Act comes into Effect

The new Industrial Property Act 2010 just came into effect onSeptember 1, 2012. Some of the mail elements of the Law are: PATENTS PCT applications are now possible since its accession to the Treaty in 2003. Utility Models are now … Continue reading

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ISRAEL – Multi-Class Applications are now Permitted

According to the new amendment to the Trademark Ordinance following TRIPPS, Multi-Class applications are now permitted and there is no need to file a separate application for each class. As for earlier applications for the same mark in each class … Continue reading

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MALAYSIA – Adoption of 10th Edition of Nice Classification

The Malaysian Trademark Office has adopted the 10th Edition of Nice Classification as of January 1, 2012. Thus, applications file after December 31, 2011 will be classified according to the new 10th Edition. As for earlier application filed before January … Continue reading

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