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

Wed, 03/07/2019 - 15:44

Following a recent decision by the Ethiopian Patent Office, all national patent applications will now be examined in accordance with Article 13(3) of the current Patents Law (Proclamation No. 123/1995).   From 1st July 2019, patent applicants will be required to request search and examination and pay the associated official fee of US$200 within three months of the local filing date. Furthermore, this practice will retroactively apply to all applications currently pending at the EIPO which...

Thu, 27/06/2019 - 13:24

With effect from 19th July 2019, the official fees for IP matters in the Ukraine will increase as follows:   - for patent matters: 2 x current fees; - for utility models: 3 x current fees; - for industrial designs: 3 x current fees: - for trade marks: 4 x current fees; - for patent annuities: 2-3 x current fees, depending on the case and year.   Should you have any imminent new applications or renewals to instruct, we would recommend that these be sent to us as soon as possible so...

Thu, 16/05/2019 - 15:41

It has been announced by the South African Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) that large corporate entitles will pay increased official fees for patent and design services, with effect from July 2019.  Also from that date, the South African Patent Office will distinguish between large corporate entitles and small, medium and micro entities (SMME) with regards to the official fees payable.     As a result, the official fees for large corporate entities...