IP Developments Archive


Please note that the developments listed on this page may not be the most up-to-date. For a list of developments in Intellectual Property within the last 12 months, please go to the following page :-

IP Developments within the last 12 months

Intellectual Property

Archived IP Developments

Thu, 06/05/2021 - 15:53

The fourth amendment of the Chinese Patent Law (2020) will shortly come into effect, on 6th June 2021. A couple of points of particular significance to note about the new provisions of the law are as follows:   Designs: - A partial design system is introduced into the law; - The protection period of design patent sis extended to 15 years; - A domestic priority system for design patents is provided for.   Compensation for Patent Term - If the patenting procedure is delayed due to...

Thu, 06/05/2021 - 14:01

It is anticipated that the Eurasian Patent Office will start accepting design applications from 1st June 2021 following a recent announcement. Such rights will initially provide regional protection in five of the eight member states of the Eurasian Patent Organisation (EAPO) in which the Protocol has entered into force, namely Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia. In the remaining three member states (Belarus, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan), the Protocol will enter into force 3...

Wed, 31/03/2021 - 10:44

The new Trade Mark Law of Myanmar passed in 2019 had been due to enter into force on 1 April 2021. However, the military coup which took place in Myanmar in February 2021 has meant that the Grand Opening of the Intellectual Property Office will be delayed.   The Intellectual Property Office has been accepting applications since 1 October 2020 during its “soft opening period”. During this time, trade marks previously recorded at the Registry of Deeds under the old system can be filed with...