商標登録insideNews: Geographical indications in Russia – Lexology

A draft law amending part four of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation “on geographical indications” was passed by the State Duma of the Russian Federation on 26 July 2019 and comes into effect on 27 July 2020. For the first time, it enables protection of GIs in Russia. It was also the first time in many years that a new right has been added to Russian IP law.

情報源: Geographical indications in Russia – Lexology

On July 27, 2020, amendments to the Civil Code of the Russian Federation come into force, making it possible to register and protect a new object of intellectual property rights, a geographical indication.

情報源: Fees on Geographical Indications

географическое указание (ГУ)—Geographical indication (GI)

ВМЕСТЕ-РФ: Поезд, посвящённый народным промыслам, будет курсировать в московской подземке полгода, 3:24 民芸品を専門とする列車がモスクワの地下鉄を6か月間運行します.

商標登録insideNews: 香港企業が「馬路村」を商標登録出願!? 未だ日本に足りない海外ブランド戦略 | ダイヤモンド・オンライン

先日、香港企業が「馬路村」を商標登録すべく特許庁に出願していることが判明した。高知県馬路村(うまじむら)関係者は、対応を検討しているという。しかし、こうした事態は以前から指摘されていたことだ。今回の件で、改めて日本は海外ブランド戦略に対する意識が低いということが露呈した格好だ。

情報源: 香港企業が「馬路村」を商標登録出願!?未だ日本に足りない海外ブランド戦略 | 莫邦富の中国ビジネスおどろき新発見 | ダイヤモンド・オンライン

サントリー地域文化賞 高知県馬路村『馬路村 柚子のふるさと村づくり』 1分50秒

ロシア連邦新品種試験保護国家委員会 品種_動画(embedded)

1.Госсорткомиссия РФ (ロシア連邦新品種試験保護国家委員会), 1:18

2.Первый ДНК-паспорт сорта представят на «Всероссийском Дне поля -2020», 4:18
https://youtu.be/BqSYAH8w6r8

3.На Всероссийском Дне поля представлен первый отечественный генетический паспорт сорта, 4:13

https://gossortrf.ru/

商標登録insideNews: The Dominican Republic and Saint Kitts and Nevis join TM Class | EUIPO

As of 27 July 2020, the National Industrial Property Office of the Dominican Republic (ONAPI) and the Intellectual Property Office of Saint Kitts and Nevis (IPOSKN) are part of TMclass.ONAPI will use and accept the list of terms from the harmonised database of goods and services (HDB) in TMclass and IPOSKN will join the tool with a list of common terms between HDB and WIPO’s Madrid Goods and Services (MGS).

情報源: EUIPO – The Dominican Republic and Saint Kitts and Nevis join T

The National Industrial Property Office of the Dominican Republic (ONAPI)

The Intellectual Property Office of Saint Kitts and Nevis (IPOSKN)

商標登録insideNews: Federal Circuit Reverses TTAB Ruling on Standing for Petition to Cancel Condom Trademark

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled yesterday that Australian Therapeutic Supplies Pty. Ltd. has “a real interest” in cancelling the registration for NAKED for condoms, owned by Naked TM, LLC.

情報源: Federal Circuit Reverses TTAB Ruling on Standing for Petition to Cancel Condom Trademark

15 U.S. Code § 1064.Cancellation of registration
A petition to cancel a registration of a mark, stating the grounds relied upon, may, upon payment of the prescribed fee, be filed as follows by any person who believes that he is or will be damaged, including as a result of a likelihood of dilution by blurring or dilution by tarnishment under section 1125(c) of this title, by the registration of a mark on the principal register established by this chapter, or under the Act of March 3, 1881, or the Act of February 20, 1905:
(1)Within five years from the date of the registration of the mark under this chapter.
(2)Within five years from the date of publication under section 1062(c) of this title of a mark registered under the Act of March 3, 1881, or the Act of February 20, 1905.
(3)At any time if the registered mark becomes the generic name for the goods or services, or a portion thereof, for which it is registered, or is functional, or has been abandoned, or its registration was obtained fraudulently or contrary to the provisions of section 1054 of this title or of subsection (a), (b), or (c) of section 1052 of this title for a registration under this chapter, or contrary to similar prohibitory provisions of such prior Acts for a registration under such Acts, or if the registered mark is being used by, or with the permission of, the registrant so as to misrepresent the source of the goods or services on or in connection with which the mark is used. If the registered mark becomes the generic name for less than all of the goods or services for which it is registered, a petition to cancel the registration for only those goods or services may be filed. A registered mark shall not be deemed to be the generic name of goods or services solely because such mark is also used as a name of or to identify a unique product or service. The primary significance of the registered mark to the relevant public rather than purchaser motivation shall be the test for determining whether the registered mark has become the generic name of goods or services on or in connection with which it has been used.
(4)At any time if the mark is registered under the Act of March 3, 1881, or the Act of February 20, 1905, and has not been published under the provisions of subsection (c) of section 1062 of this title.
(5)At any time in the case of a certification mark on the ground that the registrant (A) does not control, or is not able legitimately to exercise control over, the use of such mark, or (B) engages in the production or marketing of any goods or services to which the certification mark is applied, or (C) permits the use of the certification mark for purposes other than to certify, or (D) discriminately refuses to certify or to continue to certify the goods or services of any person who maintains the standards or conditions which such mark certifies:
Provided, That the Federal Trade Commission may apply to cancel on the grounds specified in paragraphs (3) and (5) of this section any mark registered on the principal register established by this chapter, and the prescribed fee shall not be required. Nothing in paragraph (5) shall be deemed to prohibit the registrant from using its certification mark in advertising or promoting recognition of the certification program or of the goods or services meeting the certification standards of the registrant. Such uses of the certification mark shall not be grounds for cancellation under paragraph (5), so long as the registrant does not itself produce, manufacture, or sell any of the certified goods or services to which its identical certification mark is applied.

商標登録insideNews: 商标注册同日申请抽签首次采用线上抽签方式 | 国家知识产权局

7月20日,商标注册同日申请网上抽签及公证系统正式上线!(商標登録の同日出願にオンラインのくじを実施)首日抽签已圆满结束,应参加抽签为130组,涉及270余件商标,其中资格审核通过133件商标,完成签到108件商标,实际参加抽签108件商标。  根据商标法和商标法实施条例规定,在同一种商品或者类似商品上,分别以相同或者近似的商标在同一天申请注册的,各申请人应当向国家知识产权局商标局(下称商标局)提交其申请注册前在先使用该商标的证据。同日使用或者均未使用的,各申请人可以自行协商,并将书面协议报送商标局;不愿协商或者协商不成的,商标局通知各申请人以抽签的方式确定一个申请人,驳回其他人的注册申请。

情報源: 商标注册同日申请抽签首次采用线上抽签方式 — 国家知识产权局

商標登録insideNews: Latest trademark fee setting information | USPTO

Trademark Fee Setting and Adjusting Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Supplemental MaterialsOn June 19, 2020, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office or USPTO) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to set or increase certain trademark fees as authorized by the AIA, as amended by the SUCCESS Act. The proposed fee adjustments are needed to provide the Office with a sufficient amount of aggregate revenue to recover the aggregate cost of Trademark and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) operations in future years (based on current projections) and to allow the Office to continue progress towards achieving strategic goals.

情報源: Fee Setting and Adjusting | USPTO

米国特許商標庁は、昨年8月に商標オフィシャルフィーの改正案(一次案)を公表しましたが、パブリックコメントの聴取を経て、この度、二次案が公表されました。(2020.6.19 連邦官報 85 FR 37040)

情報源: 【商標NEWS】 米国特許商標庁 商標登録の商品・役務削除費用導入の動き(続報)|知財情報|日本技術貿易株式会社


米国特許商標庁は、商標費用の修正を提案しています。修正案には、既存の費用の調整と新たな費用の追加を含んでいます。今回、Audit後の指定商品役務の削除費用が1商品100ドルとの案は1区分250ドルに修正されています。最も早い予定としては、2020年10月には商標費用の修正が行われる可能性があるとしています。

85 FR 46932 8月3日発行のFederal Registerでは、特許関連の新料金が2020年10月2日から開始されることが発表されています。

既存の費用の調整

  • 出願 (TEAS Standard 275→350ドル;TEAS plus 225→250ドル, Sec 66a 400→500ドル)
  • Sec8or 71 使用宣誓書(125→225ドル)
  • 長官への請願(100→150ドル)
  • TTAB異議申立、審判請求(400→600ドル)

新規費用の追加

  • 審判請求をするための2回目以降の延長請求 (100/200→200/400ドル)
  • 口頭聴聞 (0→500ドル)
  • 抗告申立(letter of protest)(0→50ドル)
  • 拒絶理由通知から3ヶ月経過後の再考慮(reconsideration)の申請 (0→400ドル)
  • Sec8or 71 使用宣誓書の提出後の商品、役務、及びまたは区分の削除 (0→250ドル)

無料であることを提案

  • 審判請求をするための最初の延長請求
  • 拒絶理由通知から3ヶ月以内の再考慮の申請
  • Sec8or 71 使用宣誓書の提出前の商品、役務、及びまたは区分の削除

商標費用調整分一覧 (from USPTO website)