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, 05/10/2017 - 11:34

The Moroccan Office of Industrial and Commercial Property (OMPIC) has unexpectedly announced an increase in the official fees payable for all intellectual property matters, with effect from 1st October 2017.  Whilst these official fees will be reduced when the filing formalities are submitted online, presently only certain matters relating to trade mark and industrial design applications are operational via these online services.   For any further information or assistance, please do...

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 15:54

Two of the strongest hurricanes in living memory, Hurricanes Irma and Maria, passed over the British Virgin Islands (BVI) within days of each other in September 2017, causing widespread destruction. As a result, the vast majority of businesses and government departments in the BVI closed.   The Trade Marks Registry in the British Virgin Islands has announced that any deadlines falling between 5th September and 5th October 2017 for paying trade mark renewals or filing trade mark...

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 14:38

A Decree No. 197 of 28th September 2017 has been issued by the Ukrainian Intellectual Property Institute, which provides that a fee may be paid for the acceleration of examination of a trade mark application after 3 months from the filing date of the application. If this fee is paid, the examination itself will take place within 3 months of payment of the fee, and accelerated registration of the trade mark should then take around 6 to 7 months under normal circumstances. For further...