IP Developments within the last 12 months


Intellectual Property

IP Developments within the last 12 months

Wed, 17/07/2019 - 09:46

In the absence of a trade mark law in Myanmar, trade mark owners have sought protection of their rights through the registration of Declarations of Ownership with the Ministry of Deeds, and the publication of Cautionary Notices in local newspapers, in order to alert the public of their rights to a trade mark. Although Myanmar has no trade mark law, it has been possible for proprietors of trade marks to take action against counterfeiters for passing off, under common law.   On 30th January...

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...