1.Explained: What is a Geographical Indication?, 2:14
2.WIPO Director General on Geographical Indications, 8:02
WIPO Director General Francis Gurry (right) received on January 29, 2020, Uruguay’s instrument of ratification for the Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks from Permanent Representative of Uruguay to the World Trade Organization and other International Economic Organizations, Ambassador José Luis Cancela. Uruguay is the 51st contracting party to the Treaty, which will enter into force for Uruguay on April 29, 2020.
Uruguay Joins Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks, 2:09
Simplified renewal of international registrationsInternational registrations are valid for ten years and can be renewed directly with WIPO. Amendments to Rule 30 of the Regulations under the Protocol simplify renewals considerably.For Contracting Parties that have declared for an individual fee per class, the renewal fee will be calculated taking into account only the number of classes for which protection has been granted.The simplification means that holders of international registrations who have been granted partial protection and are appealing such decision will no longer be required to pay individual fees for classes that are not protected upon renewal.Consequently, item 4 of the renewal form MM11 and the corresponding option in e-Renewal will be removed because they will no longer be required. Item 4 was used to give instructions to renew the international registration for all the goods and services with respect to a Contracting Party where the mark had been only partially protected. The new MM11 form will be available for download as from February 1, 2020.
1.China’s IPR protection: Lowdown from WIPO chief / The big picture: China-U.S. ties, 42:02
2.China’s IPR protection: Lowdown from WIPO chief, 22:45
3. WIPO head: China’s IP efforts a ‘remarkable story’, 13:43
4.Does China really ignore IPR protection?, 5:37
UPOV Seminar on the impact of policy on essentially
128 judges from 74 countries exchange expertise on IP challenges raised by accelerating innovation.
WIPO DG Francis Gurry opens the 2019 WIPO Intellectual Property Judges Forum ⤵️. 128 judges 👨⚖️👩⚖️ from 74 countries 🌎🌍🌏 are attending the event to share expertise on pressing IP questions arising from accelerating innovation and cross-border use of IP: https://t.co/S8LORsXvZD pic.twitter.com/ZuRBYg7JKv
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Session 2 – Emerging issues in trademarks: Trademarks eligible for registration (11.30 – 12.30)
Eligible subject matter matter and distinctiveness: example of color per se marks
Trademarks contrary to public order or morality
Session 3 – Emerging issues in trademarks: Well-known marks and dilution (14.00 – 15.30)
Likelihood of confusion
Dilution and its defenses
1. WIPO Director General Launches World Intellectual Property Report 2019, 58:37
2. Key Take-Aways from the 2019 edition of World Intellectual Property Report 2019, 1:36
3. WIPO Director General on Mentoring Program for Indigenous Women Entrepreneurs, 2:04
The Global Brand Database now includes the collection of Madagascar with over 20,000 records.This brings to 57 the number of national/regional collections available in the Global Brand Database.
WIPO Assemblies 2019