Source: int WIPO has updated its WIPO Jurisprudential Overview 3.0 of WIPO Panel Views on Selected UDRP Questions.
This new version will be available on the website of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), at the following address to NCL(11-2017) can be seen here Source: int WIPO informs about its non-working days next to Saturdays and Sundays.
The days on which WIPO is not scheduled to be open to the public during 2018, are the following: NEW YEAR: Monday, January 1, 2018EASTER: Friday, March 30, 2018 and Monday, April 2, 2018ASCENSION: Thursday, May 10, 2018WHITSUN: Monday, May 21, 2018JEÛNE GENEVOIS: Thursday, September 6, 2018CHRISTMAS: Tuesday, December 25, 2018NEW YEAR: Monday, December 31, 2018Furthermore, the International Bureau is not scheduled to be open to the public on Monday, December 25, 2017, and Friday, December 29, 2017.
Source: int On August 7, 2017, the Director General of WIPO notified the deposit by the Kingdom of Thailand, of its instrument of accession to the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks.
The said instrument contained the following declarations:- in accordance with Article 5(2)(b) of the Madrid Protocol, the time limit for a notification of refusal in respect of international registrations made under the Madrid Protocol will be 18 months and, under Article 5(2)(c) of the said Protocol, when a refusal of protection may result from an opposition to the granting of protection, such refusal may be notified to the International Bureau after the expiry of the 18-month time limit.- in in accordance with Article 8(7)(a) of the Madrid Protocol, the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand, in connection with each international registration in which it is mentioned under Article 3ter of the said Protocol, and in connection with the renewal of any such international registration, wants to receive, instead of a share in the revenue produced by the supplementary and complementary fees, an individual fee.
For more information, please click here Source: int Starting December 1, 2017, the Madrid Monitor will be launched by WIPO.
It will replace services such as ROMARIN, Madrid e-Alert and Madrid Realtime Status.
If an irregularity that relates only to Form MM18 is found during WIPO’s examination, and this irregularity is not remedied within three months, only the designation of the United States will be cancelled.
Any other countries/regions included in the request will no longer be affected.
Source: int A number of amendments to the Common Regulations under the Madrid Agreement and Protocol entered into force on November 1, 2017. Trademark owners and users of the Madrid System benefit from three key changes:1.
Voluntary description of a mark (Rule 9)Certain countries (such as the United States and India) require applicants to provide a description of the mark in an international trademark application (Form MM2).
WIPO will apply the 2018 version of the eleventh edition of the Nice Classification to:– any application for international registration that is received by the Office of origin on or after January 1, 2018; – any application for international registration that is received by WIPO on or after January 1, 2018, when the said application is received by WIPO after the two-month time limit referred to in Article 3(4) of the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks.