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Angolan trademark registration certificates for medicines to bear disclaimer

Recently, the Angolan Institute of Industrial Property (IAPI) issued Notice 9/2022, which mandates all trademark registration certificates for pharmaceutical products in class 5 to carry a disclaimer that the certificate does not grant an approval to the drug for commercial purposes.

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Revised CP1, CP2, supplementary CP3 materials published under ECP4

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has now published updated Common Communications for CP1 and CP2 and supplementary CP3 training materials.

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EUIPO adds in-house image search tool to TMview

In July 2022, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) added a new feature to enable in-house image searches in TMview, an online search tool that allows users to access the databases of all participating trademark offices.

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German IP Office cautions trademark owners of invoice payment scam

The German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) issued a cautionary on 20 September 2022, warning trademark owners of forged invoices containing the DPMA logo and its Berlin address.

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Lao PDR revises individual fees under Madrid Protocol

Based on the provisions of the Common Regulations under the Madrid Agreement and Protocol Concerning the International Registration of Marks, the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization on 20 September 2022 notified the revised individual fees payable when the Lao People’s Democratic Republic is designated in an international application or in an application for renewal of international registration or is a subject of subsequent designation.

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Madrid Protocol fees revised for Pakistan

Pursuant to the provisions of the Common Regulations under the Madrid Agreement and Protocol Concerning the International Registration of Marks, the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization has notified the amounts of individual fees applicable when Pakistan is designated in an international application or in an application for renewal of international registration or is a subject of subsequent designation.

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Cabo Verde mandates filing of further declarations of intention to use

The Office of Cabo Verde has informed the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) that, while designating Cabo Verde in any international trademark application under the Madrid System, users are required to file further declarations of intention to use the mark.

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Madrid Protocol fees revised for Türkiye

Pursuant to the provisions of the Common Regulations under the Madrid Agreement and Protocol Concerning the International Registration of Marks, the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization on 20 September 2022 notified revised individual fees applicable when Türkiye (formerly Turkey) is designated in an international application or in an application for renewal of international registration or is a subject of subsequent designation.

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USPTO to adopt 2023 version of 12th edition of Nice Classification

To ensure that all trademark examiners follow uniform standards and all examinations for similarity of goods or services are conducted in accordance with uniform rules, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) decided to adopt the 2023 version of the 12th edition of the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks (Nice Classification) with effect from 1 January 2023.

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Zambia switches to electronic trademark certificates

Pursuant to a public notice issued by the Zambian Patents & Companies Registration Agency (PACRA) on 23 August 2022, the Zambian Registry started issuing electronic trademark registration certificates from 1 September 2022.

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Zambian Trade Marks Bill 2022 published

To rehaul and update the current Zambian trademarks legislation that is over 60 years old, the Zambian government recently published the Trade Marks Bill 2022.

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Madrid Protocol fees revised for Canada

Pursuant to the provisions of the Common Regulations under the Madrid Agreement and Protocol Concerning the International Registration of Marks, the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization has modified the amounts of individual fees applicable when Canada is designated in an international application or in an application for renewal of international registration or is a subject of subsequent designation.

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EUIPO publishes first draft of CP13 Common Practice

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has recently published the English version of the first draft of the CP13 Common Practice “Trade mark applications made in bad faith”.

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Taiwan revises examination guidelines on certain marks

On 1 October 2022, the Taiwanese Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) brought into effect its revised Examination Guidelines on Certification Marks, Collective Membership Marks, and Collective Trademarks.

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USPTO postpones deadlines to respond to office actions

On 13 October 2022, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a final rule in the Federal Register postponing the effective date for the implementation of the provisions of the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 from 1 December 2022 to 3 December 2022 for responses and extensions in application examination, and from 1 December 2022 to 7 October 2023 for responses in examining post-registration filings.

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WIPO releases 12th edition of Nice Classification

The 12th edition of the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks (Nice Classification) released by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) will enter into force on 1 January 2023, and the International Bureau (IB) of WIPO will start applying the new version to all applications for international registration received on or after that date.

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