To combat fraudulent submissions, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has passed a new rule: in all trademark matters before the USPTO, foreign-domiciled trademark applicants are required to use an attorney who is licensed to practise law in the United States (U.S.). This rule comes into effect on 3 August 2019.Read More
The addition of Canada to the International Trademark Registration system (commonly referred to as the Madrid System, named after the city where the initial treaties were adopted) is a significant expansion of the scope of the Madrid System for both existing and new International Trademark owners.Read More
Brexit and Trade Mark Protection in the European Union - Extension Granted
Brexit was initially supposed to occur on 29 March 2019, which was then delayed to 12 April 2019. Still, no deal had been reached between the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK). To avoid the messy cliff-hanger if Brexit proceeded then, the EU granted the UK until 31 October 2019 to officialise a withdrawal agreement.Read More
MAJOR BREXIT UPDATE FOR TRADEMARK OWNERS
Over two years ago, a majority of British voters supported the United Kingdom (UK) leaving the European Union (EU). That day of Brexit, Friday 29 March 2019, is now almost upon us.
How will BREXIT impact your European Community trade marks?Read More
For Australian businesses, China is identified as the number one export target market, followed closely by the United States, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Japan.
Have you taken steps to protect your trademarks in your future export markets?Read More
Before you enter into a contract or business relationship with a Chinese entity, make sure you have first filed a trademark application with the China Trademark Office (Industrial Property Office SAIC) to protect your brand.Read More