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Kazakhstan amends IP Law

Kazakhstan amends IP Law

29.07.2022 - Country Index

On June 20, 2022, Kazakhstan adopted a set of IP Law amendments coming into force on August 21. The changes include the introduction of an opposition procedure for trademarks. Moreover, geographical indications were introduced as a new type of intellectual property.

WIPO: New Guide to Madrid System

WIPO: New Guide to Madrid System

22.07.2022 - Country Index

WIPO has released the new Guide to the International Registration of Marks under the Madrid Protocol. It is intended for applicants and holders of international registrations. The steps of the registration procedure and essential provisions are explained.

Chile: New Law in Force

Chile: New Law in Force

08.07.2022 - Country Index

On 9 May 2022, the Instituto Nacional de Propiedad Industrial (INAPI) announced that the new Law No. 21,355 (Law) entered into force. The new law introduces several changes with regard to trademarks.

Saudi Arabia: Publication Fees

Saudi Arabia: Publication Fees

30.06.2022 - Country Index

The official publication fees for new trademark applications and recordals have been reduced with effect from 9 June 2022. This reduction applies retroactively to all trademark applications pending examination, regardless of the filing date or recordal filed after that date will be subject to the new fees.

Cape Verde: Madrid Protocol

Cape Verde: Madrid Protocol

16.05.2022 - Country Index

On April 6, 2022, the Government of Cape Verde deposited its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol.
The Protocol will enter into force for this country on July 6, 2022.

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