IP Developments within the last 12 months

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IP Developments within the last 12 months

Fri, 04/03/2022 - 15:19

We can advise as follows regarding these jurisdictions: Ukraine Notwithstanding the tragic circumstances currently ongoing in the Ukraine, the Ukrainian PTO continues to function largely as normal by virtue of the remote working of the majority of its personnel and via online filings. Martial law was introduced in Ukraine on 24 February 2022 initially for a term of 30 days.  This term has been extended since then, and due to force majeure circumstances, it is possible that any missed...


Fri, 25/02/2022 - 12:25

We regret to announce that, due to the ongoing international sanctions in force against Cuba, we are not currently in a position to accept new instructions for the filing, processing or renewal of IP rights for this country.  Although IP is listed as an exemption from the sanctions, the movement of funds to Cuba is not possible and the delivery of documents to Cuba is also proving problematic. For more information please contact the author, Louise Audhlam-Gardiner, at louise@...


Tue, 08/02/2022 - 12:19

The Government of the Republic of Iraq deposited its instrument of accession to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) on 31st January 2022. The Treaty will enter into force with respect to the Republic of Iraq on 30th April 2022, such that any international application filed on or after this date will automatically include the designation of Iraq. For more information please contact the author, Louise Audhlam-Gardiner, at louise@lysaght.co.uk


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