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

Mon, 17/08/2020 - 12:12

Myanmar does not currently have any IP Laws. IP rights are protected by the filing of a Declaration of Ownership with the Registry of Deeds, and the publication of a Cautionary Notice in a local newspaper, in order to alert third parties to the existence of an IP right.   On 30th January 2019, a new trade mark law was passed by the Myanmar Parliament. It will enter into force after an Intellectual Property Office is established, which was originally expected to happen in January 2020....

Mon, 17/08/2020 - 12:10

The revised IP Law of OAPI known as the Bangui Accord has yet to enter into force, as it requires ratification by 12 member states before it can be promulgated. However, 11 member states have now signed, and it is hoped that a 12th member state will ratify it soon. The law will officially enter into force 2 months after the 12th ratification, but we are advised that many of the provisions of the new law will come into force on a piecemeal basis; for example, OAPI has stated that the...

Fri, 14/08/2020 - 15:33

It has been announced that the official fees for various IP matters in Australia will be increasing with effect from 1st October 2020, while a small number of fees will decrease. Of particular significance for patent cases are increases in excess claim fees and in the renewal/maintenance fees. The latter will increase on a sliding scale up to AUS$2650 per year for standard patents and up to AUS$8000 for pharmaceutical patents that have been extended beyond their 20-year term. For trade marks,...