All trademark news that you might have missed last month in one convenient overview. Read up on the latest news reported by the Kluwer IP Reporter.

Andean manual for trademark examination revised

In a joint effort, the General Secretariat of the Andean Community and the World Intellectual Property Organization have recently renewed the manual for trademark examination in the Andean countries of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

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Australia adopts Madrid Goods and Services list

The Intellectual Property office of Australia (IP Australia) has announced its transition from the current Trade Marks Goods and Services list (AU picklist) to the Madrid Goods and Services (MGS) list, a database widely used by the World Intellectual Property Agency (WIPO) and various other international trade mark offices.

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Gambia joins TMclass

On 18 December 2023, the Gambia Industrial Property Office (GIPO) joined TMclass and has started using and accepting the list of terms from the Common Harmonised Database on Classification of Goods and Services (HDB) in TMclass.

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Latvian city Daugavpils joins European Network of Authenticities

On 11 December 2023, the municipality of Daugavpils in Latvia joined the subproject called European Network of Authenticities of the European Cooperation Project (ECP8).

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South Korea upgrades online systems for trials and appeals

On 18 December 2023, the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) introduced improvements to its trial and appeal sector’s IT system, as part of ongoing efforts to improve customer service and work efficiency.

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USPTO to open offices in Atlanta and New Hampshire

On 13 December 2023, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a press release announcing that it will open a new regional office in Atlanta, Georgia and a new community outreach office in Strafford County, New Hampshire.

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