As of 10 August 2020, the Department of Intellectual Property under the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (DIP-LA) has joined TMclass with goods and services in both Lao and English.
As of 03 August 2020, the Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) is part of TMclass and DesignClass. URSB will now use and accept the list of terms from the harmonised database of goods and services (HDB) in TMclass as well as the list of terms from the harmonised database of product indications (HDBPI) in DesignClass.
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).
The National Industrial Property Office of the Dominican Republic (ONAPI)
The Intellectual Property Office of Saint Kitts and Nevis (IPOSKN)
The Intellectual Property Office of Ireland (IPOI) has successfully implemented a new version of front office as well as various improvements on e-filing and e-services for both trade marks and designs.This important milestone has been achieved through the fruitful collaboration between the IPOI and the EUIPO, in the framework of the European Cooperation Projects (ECP1).
As of 13 July 2020, the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia (Sakpatenti) has decided to use the list of terms from the harmonised database of goods and services (HDB) in TMclass.
1.Annual Report 2019, 7:36
2.2020 Status Report on IPR Infringement, 0:51
St Andrews Links Trust owns the rights to the town’s name in relation to goods like golf equipment, jewellery, clothes and kitchen utensils, and planned to expand ownership to travel, accommodation and catering services.The trust hoped doing so would protect their brand and prevent other global companies using the name.But the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) said a town’s name cannot be trademarked for such services.
The Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP), with the support of the EUIPO’s European Cooperation Service, has improved the services it provides to trade mark and design applicants through the launch of new online services.The BOIP platform now provides four additional online services: Change of Representative and Transfer of Rights for trade marks and for designs, which will help modernise IP-related operations in the Benelux. These new digital services, available since 12 May 2020, complement BOIP’s existing services (Change of Name, Change of Address, Change of Name and Address, Renewal Trade Mark, Renewal Design, Opposition and e-Filing Trade Mark/Design).
Approximately half of all direct EUTM applications at EUIPO are now fully classified automatically via the Harmonised Database (HDB) system.The HDB contains goods and services terminology that has already been pre-approved by all national and regional intellectual property offices in the EU. Terms chosen from the HDB are automatically accepted at EUIPO.
Alicante, city of the EUIPO、2:50
Alicante, city of the OHIMの動画と内容は同じですが、英国がEUから離脱したために、途中で出てくるEUメンバーの数を２８から２７に減らした映像となっています。
Alicante, 25 years together, 1:54
IP Australia continues to support the global IP community by joining TMView, an initiative of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). TMView is an online tool which allows users to perform word and image searches for trade marks from 74 participating IP offices around the world.
The draft Common Practice documents of the work-streams 1 and 2 of the project CP11 ‘New Types of Trade Mark – Examination of formal requirements and grounds for refusal and invalidity’ have been made available in English for comments.