IP Developments within the last 12 months

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IP Developments within the last 12 months

Wed, 06/01/2021 - 11:01

New Patents, Designs and Trade Marks Bills are currently being considered by the authorities in Fiji. If passed, the new laws will bring Fiji’s IP regimes into the 21st Century, and will finally replace the long-standing Patents Act 1879, United Kingdom Designs (Protection) Act 1936 and Trade Marks Act 1933. Fiji is also planning to join the Paris Convention and the Madrid Protocol.   Inter alia, the draft Trade Marks Bill introduces the Nice Classification and the registration of service...


Thu, 24/12/2020 - 01:00

On 1 October 2020, the UK Government ratified the Madrid Protocol on behalf of Gibraltar. However, it will not be possible to designate Gibraltar as a separate jurisdiction when filing an application for an International Registration. Instead, the Madrid Protocol will apply to Gibraltar in respect of designations of the United Kingdom bearing a date of 1 January 2021 or later. For more information please contact the author, Martin Chinnery, at martin@lysaght.co.uk  


Thu, 24/12/2020 - 00:57

A Bill has been published in Gibraltar, which, if passed, will give automatic recognition to comparable trade marks created by the UK IPO from 1 January 2021. This will apply to comparable trade marks created from registrations at the EUIPO, and also International Registrations designating the EUIPO. It will not be necessary to re-register trade marks which are cloned onto the UK Register in Gibraltar. For more information please contact the author, Martin Chinnery, at martin@lysaght....


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