商標登録insideNews: Trademarks from Serbia and Ukraine Added to the Global Brand Database | WIPO

The Global Brand Database now includes the collections of Serbia with over 56,250 records and of Ukraine with 269,550 records.This brings to 61 the number of national/regional collections available in the Global Brand Database.

情報源: Trademarks from Serbia and Ukraine Added to the Global Brand Database

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WIPO PROOF, WIPO’s newest digital service for creators and innovators in any industry, debuted on May 27th.
1.WIPO PROOF Launch: Message from WIPO Director General Francis Gurry, 2:20

2.Explained: What is WIPO PROOF?, 1:20

3.Press Conference for the Launch of WIPO PROOF, 27:38

WIPO PROOF provides tamper-proof evidence of the existence at a point in time of any digital file or data, in any format.

情報源: WIPO PROOF – Trusted Digital Evidence

WIPO PROOF

商標登録insideNews: 天災としてのCOVID-19の集団発生による期限を満たせなかった場合の免除(参考訳) | 経済産業省 特許庁

情報源: 天災としてのCOVID-19の集団発生による期限を満たせなかった場合の免除:第5規則の下要求されている証拠書類の提出の免除(参考訳) | 経済産業省 特許庁

COVID-19による免除(参考訳)
1. WIPO国際事務局はマドリッド制度のユーザーに対し、COVID-19の集団発生による期限を満たせなかった場合について更なる救済を提供するために、マドリッド協定議定書に基づく規則第5規則(以後「規則」という。)に基づき取られた措置をお知らせしたい。
2. No. 7/2020のお知らせに記載されているように、出願人、名義人及び官庁はWIPO国際事務局に対する通信の期限を満たせなかったことから免除される可能性がある。COVID-19の集団発生により世界的に様々な段階で通信を中断されたことは広く知られている。従って、WIPO国際事務局は、COVID-19に関連する事柄を引用した第5規則の下で行われたいかなる要求についても有利に扱い、また出願人、名義人または官庁に対しそれに関して証拠の提出を要求しない。
3. 第5規則は、規則もしくは条約に則った期限に対しWIPO国際事務局に対するいかなる通信にも適用する。例えば、国際出願もしくは事後指定の通知、もしくは暫定拒絶通報、もしくは出願人、名義人または官庁の国際出願もしくは記録の申請の不備 の通信に適用される。
4. マドリッド制度の下で許容可能な支払方法(例えば、WIPO国際事務局の当座預金からの引き落としの指示もしくはWIPO銀行または郵便口座への送金による支払い)はWIPO国際事務局への通信を要求する。従って、第5規則は、国際登録の更新に対する料金支払いの猶予期間を含む、WIPO国際事務局に対するいかなる料金の支払い期限についても適用される。
5. 出願人、名義人または官庁は、第5規則の下には6ヶ月の期限があることに留意されたい。結果として、関連する期限の満了日から6ヶ月以内にWIPO国際事務局が通信、指示、もしくは支払いを受け取れるよう早急な手段を講じるよう推奨される。
6. 最後に、WIPO国際事務局は出願人、名義人及び官庁に、引き続き開庁し、国際出願と記録の申請処理は続けており、またWIPO事務局に対し電子的手段によって通信することを推奨することを知らせたい。特に、No. 11/2020のお知らせに記載したとおり、出願人及び名義人はMadrid Portfolio Manager1もしくはContact Madrid online service2を通じて請求を提出し、WIPO国際事務局への他の通信を送付することができる。また、出願人及び名義人は他の通信手段、即ち、e-Payment3、e-Renewal4、e-Subsequent designation5といった他のオンラインサービスを、請求を提出しそしてクレジットカードで支払うために利用することもできる。
COVID-19による免除(原文)
Madrid Protocol Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Excuse from Failure to Meet a Time Limit Due to the COVID 19 Disease Outbreak as a Natural Calamity: Waiver of the Submission of Evidence Required under Rule 5 of the Regulations
1. The International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) wishes to inform users of the Madrid System of measures it has taken under Rule 5 of the Regulations under the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks (hereinafter referred to as “the Regulations”), with a view to providing further relief in cases of failure to meet a time limit due to the COVID‑19 disease outbreak.
2. As recalled in Information Notice No. 7/2020, applicants, holders and Offices may be excused from failure to meet a time limit for a communication addressed to the International Bureau of WIPO. It is widely known that the COVID‑19 outbreak has interrupted communications worldwide, to various degrees. Accordingly, the International Bureau of WIPO will treat favorably any request made under Rule 5 of the Regulations citing COVID‑19 related issues and not require that applicants, holders or Offices submit evidence in respect thereof.
3. Rule 5 of the Regulations applies to any communication addressed to the International Bureau of WIPO for which there is a time limit under the Regulations or the treaty. For example, it applies to a communication in which an Office transmits an international application or a subsequent designation or notifies a provisional refusal, or in which an applicant, a holder or an Office remedies an irregularity in an international application or in a request for recording.
4. Acceptable modes of payment under the Madrid System require a communication addressed to the International Bureau of WIPO (e.g., instructions to debit from a current account with the International Bureau of WIPO or a payment by transfer to a WIPO bank or postal account). Accordingly, Rule 5 of the Regulations applies to the time limit to pay any fee to the International Bureau of WIPO, including the period of grace to pay the fees for the renewal of an international registration.
5. Applicants, holders and Offices are reminded that there is a six‑month limitation under Rule 5 of the Regulations. Consequently, they are encouraged to take prompt action so that the International Bureau of WIPO receive the communication, instruction or payment no later than six months from the expiry of the time limit concerned.
6. Finally, the International Bureau of WIPO wishes to remind applicants, holders and Offices that it remains open and continues to process international applications and requests for recording and encourages them to address communications to the International Bureau of WIPO by electronic means. In particular, as recalled in Information Notice No. 11/2020, applicants and holders may present requests and send other communications to the International Bureau of WIPO by using the upload function in the Madrid Portfolio Manager1 or through the Contact Madrid online service2. They may also use other online services, namely, e‑Payment3, e‑Renewal4 and e‑Subsequent designation5, to present requests and pay by credit card.

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1.World Intellectual Property Day 2020 – Innovate for a Green Future, 0:25

2.World Intellectual Property Day 2020: Message from WIPO Director General Francis Gurry, 1:22

3.Daren Tang on his Appointment as WIPO Director General, 13:09

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1. Developing a geographical indication for Serrano artisanal cheese to support small farmers in Brazil, 2:19

2.Differentiating Brazil’s sweetest bananas with a geographical indication, 2:06

3.Using a geographical indication to promote a traditional drink, 1:55

商標登録insideNews: Uruguay Joins Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks | WIPO

Uruguay Joins Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks

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

商標登録insideNews: 2020 New Regulations under the Madrid Protocol and Simplified Renewal of International Registrations | WIPO

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.

情報源: 2020 New Regulations under the Madrid Protocol and Simplified Renewal of International Registrations

中国知的財産関連news CGTN vol.9 商標_動画(embedded)

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