商標登録insideNews: Namibia joins TMclass | EUIPO

As of 13 August 2021, the Namibian Business and Intellectual Property Authority (BIPA) will be included in TMclass. BIPA will join with the alphabetical list of the Nice classification.The inclusion of BIPA in TMclass brings the total number of participating national and regional IP offices, including ARIPO, OAPI, WIPO and the EUIPO, to 86.

情報源: Namibia joins TMclass

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商標登録insideNews: New USPTO Trademark Manual | Fox Rothschild LLP – JDSupra

ICYMI, a new Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure (TMEP) was released by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) last month.  The July 2021 revision replaces and supersedes the October 2018 version, and it incorporates final rules, examination guides, and Supreme Court decisions that have issued since then. 

情報源: New USPTO Trademark Manual | Fox Rothschild LLP – JDSupra

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商標登録insideNews: “A quantum leap forward for Fiji brand protection” – praise for first new Trademarks Act in 90 years | World Trademark Review

At present, the Fiji Trademarks Act was implemented in 1933 and was based on the UK Trademarks Act of 1905. It has broadly remained unchanged ever since. The biggest issue for modern practitioners is Fiji not being a member of the Nice Agreement, meaning it does not use the International Classification of Goods and Services. Instead, it uses a version of the 1938 British Classification system – a system that is particularly dated in 2021 (it has only 50 different goods classes and 10 subclasses, no service classes, and some archaic categorisations, such as Fijian class 22 being for ‘carriages’ and Fijian class 8 being for ‘philosophical instruments’).That is now set to change. At the end of August 2021, the new Fijian Trademarks Act 2021 was gazetted, with a commencement date set to be announced soon. It is understood the new law is similar to the New Zealand Trademarks Act 2002 (which itself is similar to the Singapore Trademarks Act 1998 and the United Kingdom Trademarks Act 1994), although differences are expected when the full act is published in due course.

情報源: “A quantum leap forward for Fiji brand protection” – praise for first new Trademarks Act in 90 years | World Trademark Review

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商標登録insideNews:「野球拳おどり」商標登録 松山市が発祥 | 産経ニュース

「アウト、セーフ、ヨヨイノヨイ」の掛け声でじゃんけんをする松山市発祥の「野球拳おどり」の商標登録が6日までに、特許庁に認められた。松山市と松山商工会議所が「名称が勝手に使われ、ブランドイメージを下げることを防ぎたい」として昨年9月、商標登録を出願していた。

情報源: 「野球拳おどり」商標登録 松山市が発祥 – 産経ニュース

皆さんおなじみの、松山市が発祥のお座敷芸「野球拳」をもとにした「野球拳おどり」。この「野球拳おどり」について、松山市と松山商工会議所が出…

情報源: 「野球拳おどり」松山市と商工会議所の商標出願を認める|NHK 愛媛のニュース

登録番号:第6434383
登録日:令和3(2021)年 8月 26日
出願番号:商願2020-119011
出願日:令和2(2020)年 9月 25日
商標(検索用):野球拳おどり
標準文字商標
権利者
氏名又は名称:松山市
氏名又は名称:松山商工会議所
【商品及び役務の区分並びに指定商品又は指定役務】
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商標登録insideNews: 「野球拳」がもとの「野球拳おどり」商標登録出願 松山市など | NHKニュース