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Afghanistan


03-14-2017
Accession to Paris Convention and Singapore Treaty read more

07-12-2016
Suggested Procedure on Single Class Applications read more

04-05-2016
Change from Multi- to Single-Class System read more

05-02-2012
New IP Office and Procedures read more

02-24-2011
Cancellation Actions, Change in Practice  read more

Albania


03-29-2017
Substantive Changes to IP Law Introduced read more

05-31-2016
New Regulation on Customs Enforcement read more

09-02-2014
IP Law Amended read more

05-02-2013
Change of Practice in Registering Domain Names read more

Algeria


02-22-2017
New VAT Rate Applied  read more

09-02-2015
Joins Madrid Protocol read more

02-25-2015
New Trademark Form read more

01-28-2015
Official Fees Revised read more

05-02-2012
Rules on Power of Attorney read more

Andorra


04-12-2017
Official Fees Increased read more

Angola


07-14-2015
TM Owners Need to Re-Submit Documents read more

Antigua and Barbuda


02-01-2017
Procedural Amendments for IR Designating read more

02-01-2017
Some Renewal Dates Accelerated read more

Argentina


09-20-2017
Official Fees Increase read more

08-30-2016
Official Fees Increased read more

02-17-2016
Mediation Law for Trademark Matters Amended read more

09-02-2015
Official Fees Increased read more

11-25-2014
INPI Creates a New Registry of Licenses  read more

12-17-2013
Electronic Trademark Certificates read more

07-16-2013
Official Fees Increased read more

05-02-2013
Official Fees Increased read more

01-18-2013
10th Edition of Nice Classification read more

09-02-2012
New Instructions to Examiners read more

01-23-2012
Renewal Period Amended read more

01-23-2012
Translations to be Certified read more

09-01-2011
Official Fees Increased read more

02-01-2011
Mediation Law Changed read more

07-09-2010
Renewal Proceedings Changed read more

02-16-2010
Domain Owners Need to Update Data until March 1st, 2010 read more

ARIPO


04-12-2017
New IP Law Entered Into Force in Gambia read more

12-06-2016
IP Act of Liberia Changed read more

09-13-2016
New Design Act for Zambia read more

05-02-2016
Implementing Regulations Revised read more

03-16-2016
Accession to the Banjul Protocol by Sao Tome and Principe read more

03-16-2016
Trademark Opposition Hearings No Longer Available in Botswana read more

01-20-2016
Official Fees Increased/Other Developments read more

03-31-2015
E-Services Now Available read more

10-01-2011
Rwanda Joins ARIPO read more

10-01-2010
Ugandan Trademark Act Approved read more

Armenia


02-25-2015
Joined Eurasian Economic Union read more

09-03-2013
Accession to Singapore Treaty read more

07-01-2010
New Trademark Law in Force read more

Australia


04-26-2017
Consultation on Proposed Legislation Changes Put on Hold read more

03-14-2017
Single Patent Attorney Regulatory Regime in AU and NZ read more

02-22-2017
New Search System Introduced read more

12-06-2016
Comments on Proposed Legislation Changes Required read more

08-30-2016
Official Fees Increased read more

06-14-2016
Madrid Fee Process Changed by IP Australia read more

11-25-2015
Electronic Certificates for TMs Available Now read more

03-31-2015
New E-Filing for International Registrations Now Available  read more

03-18-2015
IP Laws Amendment Bill 2014 Passed read more

01-28-2015
New E-Filing System for Trade Marks Madrid Export Applications read more

04-01-2014
New International TM Application Form read more

10-15-2013
General eService Introduced read more

04-15-2013
Revised TM Law Amends Opposition Period read more

11-19-2012
Amendments to Trade Mark Act read more

11-01-2012
New Transactions through eServices read more

09-27-2012
Official Fees Increased read more

05-29-2012
Official Fees Soon Increased read more

05-15-2012
eServices Launched read more

02-21-2012
New Business Names Registration Service  read more

07-01-2010
Changes to Trademark Renewal Reminder Notices read more

Austria


09-20-2017
Formal Requirements for Recordal of Assignments Reduced read more

05-27-2015
Publications Only Online Available read more

02-25-2015
E-Payment Now Possible read more

10-10-2013
Introduction of New Provincial Administrative Courts read more

07-01-2013
Online Filing Now Possible read more

01-01-2010
Introduction of Opposition Proceedings and Amendment of Official Fees read more

Azerbaijan


09-02-2014
Official Fees Changed read more

10-01-2013
Official Fees Increased read more

03-06-2012
Electronic System for IP Rights Registration  read more

Bahamas


01-18-2013
New Legislation Drafted read more

Bahrain


09-05-2017
New Practice for Filing New Trademark Applications read more

03-29-2017
New Electronic System Introduced  read more

05-31-2016
Official Fees Increased/TM Applications Published read more

12-08-2015
Infringement Cases by Office Now Received read more

12-09-2014
Filing of Sound Marks are Possible Now read more

12-09-2014
Filing Without the Complete Documents Possible read more

03-18-2014
GCC Trademarks Law Approved read more

02-18-2014
Accession to Hague Apostille Convention read more

04-17-2012
New Trade Name Law read more

06-13-2011
Annuity Payment Reminder for Industrial Designs read more

04-16-2011
PoA Requirements Changed read more

04-01-2011
Trademark & Patent Office Fully Operational read more

02-23-2011
Legalized Power of Attorney Requested read more

Belarus


05-17-2017
EAEU Customs Code Signed read more

06-14-2016
Law On Trademarks and Service Marks Amended read more

07-14-2015
Arbitration Court Established read more

03-18-2014
Accession to Singapore Treaty read more

03-12-2013
Amendments to Trademark Law in Force read more

01-18-2013
Accession to Singapore Treaty read more

11-13-2009
Trademark Law Amended read more

Benelux


04-26-2017
Request for Correction of Declaration of Standard Characters read more

11-22-2016
Electronic Renewal of Design Registrations Possible Now read more

05-31-2016
IP Bureau of Sint Maarten Opened read more

11-11-2015
E-Filing in Sint Maarten Available Now read more

09-29-2015
IP Bureau of Sint Maarten Starts Soon read more

09-15-2015
Process for Design Applications Improved read more

07-14-2015
Bureau for Intellectual Property of Sint Marten Now Online read more

07-14-2015
New And Improved Online Trademark Filing read more

07-14-2015
New Online Design Register read more

05-27-2015
Filing of Oppositions Online Possible read more

12-09-2014
Changes to International Registration Procedures read more

06-10-2014
Agreement between Sint Maarten and BOIP read more

02-04-2014
E-filing for Designs/International Trademarks Now Possible read more

11-18-2013
Accession to Singapore Treaty read more

10-15-2013
Singapore Treaty Ratified by LU read more

09-17-2013
Significant Changes to IP Practice read more

09-03-2013
Opposition Proceedings Soon Changed read more

07-01-2013
Singapore Treaty Ratified read more

06-25-2012
Accession to TLT read more

03-28-2011
Publication of Caribbean Netherlands TMs read more

03-08-2011
Country Codes for the Caribbean Netherlands Allocated read more

01-01-2011
Consequences of Dissolution of Netherlands Antilles read more

11-03-2010
Application of the Madrid Protocol by the Netherlands Amended read more

04-01-2010
Accession to Singapore Treaty by Netherlands read more

Bolivia


07-28-2015
New Regulations on IP internal Procedures read more

07-01-2013
Official Publication Fees Increased read more

04-04-2010
Official Fee Reduction for Second-Level Domains read more

02-18-2010
Substantial Increase of Official Fees read more

Bosnia and Herzegovina


02-25-2015
Methodology for Trademark Examination Adopted read more

04-15-2013
Accession to Lisbon Act read more

02-07-2012
Accession to Vienna Agreement read more

02-01-2011
New Trademark Law read more

Brazil


09-05-2017
New Examination Guidelines for Registration of IP License Agreements  read more

03-16-2016
Design Registration Certificates Only Electronically read more

02-02-2016
Accession to Hague Apostille Convention read more

02-02-2016
Industrial Design Applications Accelerated read more

05-13-2015
Electronic System for Industrial Designs Launched read more

03-18-2015
Trademark Application Backlog Reduced read more

01-13-2015
New Trademark Examination Guidelines read more

10-28-2014
Issuance of Electronic Certification read more

04-16-2014
Change of Practice of Highly Renowned Trademarks read more

04-16-2014
Official Trademark Fees Changed read more

09-17-2013
Recognition of Well-known Marks Revised read more

09-27-2012
New Rules on TM Coexistence Agreements read more

09-27-2012
Similar and Generic Veterinary Medicines Introduced read more

09-02-2012
Code for Numbering Changed read more

01-23-2012
E-Tracking of Applications read more

12-05-2011
Official Fees to Increase in 2012 read more

10-01-2011
New Version of Electronic Filing System read more

04-20-2011
INPI Website Available in English Now read more

10-08-2009
New Official Fees Bring Important Adjustments read more

Brunei


05-17-2017
Individual Fee when Designating BN read more

01-25-2017
Requirement for Declaration of Intention to Use When Designating BN read more

10-12-2016
Accession to Madrid System read more

Bulgaria


09-20-2017
New Ordinance on IP Representatives Adopted read more

06-14-2017
Draft Ordinance on IP Representatives Published read more

11-18-2013
E-Filing Soon read more

04-02-2013
PTO to Abolish ‘Class Heading Covers All’ Approach read more

09-01-2011
Opposition System Introduced/Official Fees Reduced read more

02-21-2011
Amendments of Trademark Law read more

01-01-2011
Bulgarian Trademarks Added to TMview read more

09-15-2010
Opposition Period Will Change read more

04-15-2010
Adoption of Amendments to Trademark Law read more

Burundi


03-29-2017
Renewals of Trademarks Clarified read more

11-11-2014
Early Trademark Registrations to Be Renewable read more

06-24-2014
Accession to Hague Apostille Convention read more

Cambodia


06-14-2017
Online Filing System of Trademarks Launched read more

11-09-2016
New Regulation on Certification Marks read more

03-02-2016
Declaration of Use for International Registrations Required read more

05-13-2015
Recording of Licenses in International Register no Effect  read more

03-31-2015
Accession to the Madrid Protocol read more

Canada


07-11-2017
Draft Trademark Regulations Open to Public Comment Until July 21 read more

06-28-2017
Consultation Phase on NAFTA Expanded read more

06-28-2017
Feedback on Proposed Industrial Design and TMs Regulations Required  read more

05-31-2017
Practice Changes / Colour as a Registrable Feature of Industrial Design read more

04-26-2017
Decisions on Opposition/Section 45 Proceedings Made Accessible Now read more

04-26-2017
Modernised Trademarks Database Released read more

03-29-2017
Reform to Trademarks Act Further Postponed read more

01-25-2017
CIPO To Start Inviting Classifications of Goods and Services In TM Applications read more

01-25-2017
Office Practices of Industrial Design Changed read more

11-22-2016
Non-French TMs on Public Signs to be Accompanied by French Description read more

11-22-2016
Practice Notice on Geographical Marks Released read more

06-28-2016
Consultations on Proposed Changes to Official Fees read more

03-02-2016
E-Copies of Trademarks Documents read more

02-02-2016
CIPO Invites the Public for Consultation read more

11-11-2015
Implementation of Trademarks Act Postponed read more

09-29-2015
Modernization of IP framework in Progress read more

07-28-2015
Nice Classification Expected read more

07-28-2015
Renewal of CIPO's Online Applications Soon read more

10-14-2014
Consultation to Modernize Canada's Intellectual Property read more

07-04-2014
Changes to Canadian TM Act Expected read more

04-16-2014
New E-Filing System Launched read more

09-17-2013
Expedited Examinations Abolished  read more

07-16-2013
New Trademark Examination Manual read more

03-12-2013
Elimination of Deposit Account Replenishment by Credit Card read more

02-18-2013
Online Banking Available read more

11-01-2012
Extension of Time Justification Online Available read more

09-27-2012
Deposit Account/Credit Card Statements  read more

04-17-2012
Sound Marks Now Registrable read more

03-27-2012
Fee Payment Form Required read more

12-01-2010
Fee Payment Methods Changed read more

08-05-2010
Database Upgraded read more

07-06-2010
Deadline for the Exclusive Use of Vienna Classification Postponed read more

05-03-2010
Use of Vienna Classification Exclusively read more

Cape Verde


10-14-2014
Merge of IP Office and Quality Management Institute read more

Chile


02-02-2016
Accession to Hague Apostille Convention  read more

10-28-2015
Law Regulates Labeling of Food Products read more

05-13-2015
Changes to IP Law Expected read more

11-18-2013
Official Publication Fees Reduced read more

07-16-2013
Amendments to IP Law Expected read more

05-02-2012
Trademark Law Amended read more

08-02-2010
Use of Vienna Classification read more

05-09-2010
Online Payment Services for TM Publication Launched read more

China


07-25-2017
New Trademark Review Hearing System Launched read more

07-11-2017
Provisions on Trademark Judicial Interpretation in Force read more

04-12-2017
Official Trademark Fees Cut by Half read more

02-01-2017
Form Requirements Changed read more

01-11-2017
Beijing IP Court Establishes Speedy Trial Panel read more

09-13-2016
First Sound Trademark Registered read more

07-25-2016
Pledge Applications Received by Local AICs read more

10-28-2015
Official Filing Fees Decreased read more

11-25-2014
Draft Provisions on Trail of Administrative Trademark-Related Cases read more

11-25-2014
Specialised IP Court Starts Operation read more

09-16-2014
New Regulations on Well-Known Trademarks read more

09-02-2014
Notice on Division of Application read more

09-17-2013
Amendments to Trademark Law Adopted read more

05-17-2013
Third Revision of PRC Trademark Law  read more

04-02-2013
Trademark Office Relocated read more

03-27-2012
Requirement for Search Request read more

03-01-2011
Cross-Strait (Taiwan & China) IPR Agreement  read more

09-02-2010
Guidelines on Trademarking a State Name read more

06-04-2010
Trademark Examination Cycle Shortened read more

Colombia


10-28-2014
Trademark Registration Speeded Up read more

02-18-2013
Official Fees Reduced read more

05-30-2012
Accession to Madrid Protocol read more

03-27-2012
Changes in Registration Procedures read more

02-07-2012
Accession to TLT read more

01-23-2012
Accession to Madrid Protocol Expected read more

04-15-2010
Domain Name Registration Opened  read more

Costa Rica


10-01-2013
Regulatory Authority for Certification Marks  read more

03-27-2012
Guidelines for TM Applications read more

Croatia


10-01-2013
Gazette Published Fortnightly Soon read more

07-01-2013
EU Membership Effective read more

06-14-2013
Harmonisation Project Integrated read more

03-12-2013
EU Trademark and Design Regulations read more

01-23-2012
To Join the EU read more

02-07-2011
Ratification of Singapore Treaty read more

Cuba


09-02-2012
New Industrial Property Law read more

Cyprus


05-02-2016
PoA for E-Filing No Longer Required read more

09-02-2014
New Common Practice on Black & White Trademarks read more

03-12-2013
Official Fees Increased read more

Denmark


04-20-2016
Faroe Islands Now Covered by Madrid Protocol read more

02-17-2016
Hague Agreement to Apply to Faroe Islands read more

02-17-2016
Madrid Protocol to Cover Faroe Islands  read more

03-04-2014
IP Marketplace now in English read more

11-01-2010
Validity of International Registration in Greenland read more

Dominica


04-12-2010
New Trademark Proceedings read more

Ecuador


05-31-2016
IP Procedures Optimised read more

10-25-2011
Term Extension to File Oppositions No Longer Accepted read more

07-12-2010
Official Fees Increased read more

Egypt


09-28-2016
New Value Added Tax Adopted read more

02-17-2016
Verification System for Trademarks  read more

09-15-2015
New System for Trademarks Protection Launched read more

04-16-2014
Official Fees Increased read more

09-03-2013
Electronic Official Gazette Introduced read more

07-16-2013
Advertisement of Accepted Trademarks Changed read more

03-10-2011
New Decisions of the Patent Office read more

02-23-2011
Trademark Office Operating Again read more

03-02-2010
Arabic Domain Passes ICANN Evaluation read more

El Salvador


06-04-2013
Amendments to the Trademark and Other Distinctive Signs Law read more

Estonia


05-31-2016
Databases of Trademarks and Designs Updated read more

02-25-2015
Official Fees Changed read more

09-16-2014
Official Gazettes Soon Published Electronically  read more

07-05-2010
Domain Name Registration Loosened read more

Ethiopia


05-18-2016
Publication of Renewals Required read more

06-24-2014
Extension to Deadline read more

05-16-2014
Deadline for Re-Registrations/Other Requirements read more

02-04-2014
Deadline for Re-Registrations Adjusted read more

04-03-2013
Timetable for TM Re-Registration read more

04-02-2013
New Trademark Law read more

European Union Trademarks


09-20-2017
Main Principles of EU Position on Brexit Negotiations read more

09-20-2017
San Marino Joins TMclass read more

09-05-2017
Decision Concerning Communication by Fax read more

09-05-2017
Germany Joins DesignView read more

09-05-2017
Implementing and Delegated Regulations on Trademark Reform Published read more

07-25-2017
Israel Joins TMclass  read more

07-11-2017
Bosnia and Herzegovina Joins Designview read more

07-11-2017
Case-Law Overview 2016 from General Court/ Court of Justice read more

07-11-2017
Codified Version of EUTM Regulation Published read more

07-11-2017
Colombia Joins TMview read more

06-14-2017
EU Trade Mark Implementing and Delegated Regulations  read more

06-14-2017
New Online Form for International Applications read more

06-14-2017
Visual search for EUIPO, INPI and UKIPO Trademarks in TMview read more

05-17-2017
India Joined TMview and Philippines Joined Designview read more

05-17-2017
New Online Tool eAppeal Introduced read more

03-29-2017
Revised Guidelines Entered into Force  read more

01-25-2017
DesignClass Phase II Launched read more

01-25-2017
Malaysia Joined TMclass and TMview read more

01-11-2017
Guidelines for Examination of EU Trade Marks and Registered Community Designs Revised read more

01-11-2017
New Assistance Service  read more

11-22-2016
Colombia Joins DesignView  read more

11-09-2016
Administration Cooperation Portal Went Live read more

11-09-2016
ARIPO Joined Designview  read more

11-09-2016
Philippines Joined TMclass read more

10-26-2016
Brazil joined Designview read more

10-26-2016
Reorganisation of the Office read more

10-12-2016
International Registrations in TMview Updated read more

10-12-2016
New Features of Recordal Forms read more

08-30-2016
Deadline for Specifying Class Headings Soon Expired  read more

08-30-2016
Revised Office Guidelines Published read more

07-12-2016
Albania and Georgia Joined TMview and DesignView read more

07-12-2016
All EU Laws Fully in Force in United Kingdom read more

06-28-2016
Mobile and Tablet Application Launched read more

06-28-2016
WIPO Joins Designview read more

06-14-2016
Albania and Georgia Joined TMclass read more

05-18-2016
Equivalent Terms for Nice Class Headings read more

05-18-2016
Information on Declarations under Article 28(8)  read more

05-02-2016
Peru and Colombia Joined TMclass read more

04-20-2016
Brunei and Cambodia Joined TMclass read more

04-20-2016
Start Date for Opposition Against IR Designating EU Changed read more

04-05-2016
Change of Office Name and Fees read more

02-17-2016
Framework for Declarations under Art. 28(8) EUTMR read more

02-02-2016
Brazil Joins TMclass read more

02-02-2016
Renewal Fees Reimbursed  read more

01-20-2016
ARIPO and Bosnia and Herzegovina Join TMview read more

01-20-2016
Major Changes at OHIM in Force Soon  read more

12-08-2015
Finland Joins DesignView read more

12-08-2015
Japan Joins TMview read more

11-11-2015
Poland and Serbia Join Designview read more

11-11-2015
Switzerland Joins TMview  read more

10-28-2015
Macedonia Joins Designview  read more

10-28-2015
Notice on Practice of Distinctiveness - Figurative Marks read more

09-29-2015
ASEAN Designview Officially Launched read more

09-29-2015
Canada Joins TMview and Designview read more

09-29-2015
China and the USA Join Designview  read more

09-15-2015
UK Joins Designview read more

09-02-2015
Macedonia Joins TMview read more

09-02-2015
Updated Guidelines Enter into Force  read more

07-28-2015
New Guidelines for Examination CTMs and Registered Community Designs read more

07-28-2015
Payment Platform in 23 EU Languages Available read more

07-28-2015
Report on Protection and Enforcement in Key Third Countries. read more

07-14-2015
Serbia Joined TMview read more

06-30-2015
Poland and Latvia Implement Back Office read more

06-16-2015
Agreement Concerning Trademark Reform Reached read more

06-16-2015
Tunisia Joined TMclass read more

05-27-2015
Iceland Joined DesignView  read more

05-27-2015
Italy Implements Similarity Tool read more

05-27-2015
Several Balkan Countries Joined TMclass read more

04-15-2015
Sweden Implemented Similarity Tool read more

03-31-2015
The Philippines Joined TMview read more

03-18-2015
Hungary Joined DesignView  read more

02-25-2015
Harmonised Database with Nice 10.15 Updated read more

02-25-2015
Russia Joined DesignView read more

02-25-2015
Updated Guidelines Enter into Force  read more

01-28-2015
OAPI Joined TMclass read more

01-13-2015
Several Countries Joined DesignView read more

12-09-2014
Iceland Joined TMview read more

12-09-2014
Montenegro Joins TMclass read more

11-25-2014
Cyprus Joined DesignView read more

11-11-2014
Fast Track Procedure Soon Available read more

11-11-2014
Payment of Applications in Advance read more

10-28-2014
Iceland and Montenegro Joined TMclass read more

10-28-2014
Tunisia Joined TMview read more

10-14-2014
Finland Joined TMclass  read more

10-14-2014
Practice of Relative Grounds of Refusal/Likelihood of Confusion read more

09-16-2014
ASEAN TMview Launched read more

09-16-2014
Change in Examination of International Registrations Designated in EU read more

09-02-2014
Canada and Norway Joined TMclass read more

06-24-2014
New Office Guidelines read more

06-24-2014
TMview Now Available in Arabic  read more

06-10-2014
Denmark and Romania Joined TMClass read more

06-10-2014
Italy Joined DesignView read more

05-16-2014
New Common Practice on Black & White Marks read more

04-01-2014
China Joined TMView read more

04-01-2014
Romania Joined DesignView read more

03-18-2014
Communication on Acceptability of Classification Terms read more

03-04-2014
South Korea Joined TMView read more

01-21-2014
Russia and U.S. Joined TMView read more

11-18-2013
Developments on TMview and TMclass read more

11-15-2013
Practice Manual on Classification Amended read more

10-15-2013
Update on Guidelines of TM and Design Practice read more

10-11-2013
Spain Implements Similarity read more

10-01-2013
France Joins Seniority read more

09-17-2013
Timetable of Public Holidays 2014  read more

09-17-2013
Turkey Joins TMview read more

07-16-2013
Croatia, Cyprus, Mexico, and Norway Join TMview read more

06-14-2013
Croatia Integrated into Harmonisation Project  read more

06-04-2013
Class Headings Breakthrough Announced read more

05-21-2013
KIPO Joins TMclass read more

05-17-2013
Malta Joins Seniority read more

05-17-2013
Manual of Trade Mark Practice Amended read more

04-15-2013
CTM Reform Proposals Available read more

04-15-2013
Euroclass Becomes TMClass read more

01-18-2013
Finland Goes Live with TM E-Filing read more

01-18-2013
Ireland and Poland Joined TMview read more

01-18-2013
Manual on Trademark Practice for Collective Marks Changed read more

11-19-2012
Austria and Germany Joined TMView read more

11-01-2012
Extension of Time Limit read more

11-01-2012
Malta Joined TMview read more

07-17-2012
Change in Practice on Use of Class Headings read more

07-17-2012
Hungary joins TMview read more

05-15-2012
Trade Mark Practice Changed read more

04-17-2012
New Practice of Opposition Proceedings read more

03-06-2012
Further Countries Joined TM View read more

02-07-2012
Classification Manual Incorporated read more

01-23-2012
Croatia to Join the EU read more

12-01-2011
Adoption of 10th Edition of Nice Classification read more

11-08-2011
Mediation Service Available read more

10-01-2011
Mediation Service on the Way read more

06-07-2011
Electronic Certified Copies not Always Accepted read more

05-10-2011
Provision of Certified Copies read more

05-03-2011
France Joined TM View read more

03-15-2011
Forms for Legal Entities Changed read more

03-14-2011
New "eSearch plus" Service Launched read more

03-01-2011
Online Filing of Oppositions read more

01-01-2011
Ireland and Malta Adopt Harmonised Goods & Services List read more

11-01-2010
Manual of Trademark Practise Amended read more

11-01-2010
New Feature in E-Filing read more

10-04-2010
New Forms read more

09-15-2010
Changes in Practise Introduced read more

08-09-2010
Free Database for Spanish Trademarks Now Available read more

07-12-2010
New Deadline for Correcting Translations read more

05-05-2010
Free Internet Searchable Database Launched read more

05-05-2010
Future Revision of the Trademark System read more

11-23-2009
CTM Bulletin Goes Daily read more

Finland


05-31-2017
Official Fees Increased read more

01-20-2016
Pricing Structure and Official Trademark Fees Changed read more

05-27-2015
Fast-Track Processing for Trade Register Notifications read more

01-21-2014
Name of Trademark Office Changed read more

12-17-2013
Trade Register Act Soon Amended read more

06-14-2013
E-filing Now Possible read more

05-02-2013
Cash Payments No Longer Allowed  read more

11-01-2012
Use of Class Headings read more

01-01-2011
Trademark Act Amended read more

07-01-2010
Commercial Service Fees Increased read more

07-01-2010
Trademark Classification Practise Changed read more

France


06-14-2016
Submission of Trademark Opposition via E-Service Required read more

05-02-2016
Scope of IR Protection on French Overseas Territories read more

07-14-2015
Official Fees Increased/New Rules on Deadlines read more

03-31-2015
Official Fees Increased Soon  read more

07-08-2014
Practice Change to French Polynesia read more

07-04-2014
Regional INPI Offices No Longer Entitled to Receive Filings read more

02-04-2014
Change of Opposition Procedure Awaited read more

09-17-2013
Local Trademark Regulation in French Polynesia read more

09-17-2013
Ongoing Reform in New Caledonia read more

11-19-2012
Change of Address of Patent Office read more

Gaza


12-03-2013
Revision of Formalities read more

10-01-2011
Simply Signed PoA Accepted read more

03-24-2011
New Practice for TM Filings read more

02-01-2011
Requirements for TM Filing Changed read more

11-01-2010
Power of Attorney Needed read more

Georgia


02-25-2015
New Bank Details of Sakpatenti  read more

02-18-2014
E-Filing Possible read more

09-03-2013
GIs Published for Opposition read more

03-01-2011
Translation of Nice Classification (9th) read more

02-01-2011
Address of Trademark Office Changed read more

Germany


03-14-2017
Draft of New Trademark Act read more

09-13-2016
Guidelines of Design Registration Implemented by DPMA read more

07-12-2016
Amendments to Trademark Regulation in Force read more

02-25-2015
Electronic Case File for Trademarks Soon Available read more

02-04-2014
German Designs Act Revised read more

01-21-2014
Electronic File Inspection Launched read more

12-17-2013
Design Law Soon Amended read more

12-03-2013
Online Registration without Signature read more

09-03-2013
Accession to Singapore Treaty read more

12-04-2012
Expiration of Time Limits during Festive Season read more

11-19-2012
DPMA Web Pages Unavailable Coming Weekend read more

09-02-2012
New Opening Hours in the Munich Office read more

09-02-2012
Official Warning read more

12-01-2011
Adoption of 10th Edition of Nice Classification read more

12-01-2010
Change in Practise Announced read more

03-15-2010
Filing of Design Applications Electronically read more

10-15-2009
Postal Address of Trademark Office Changed read more

Ghana


05-13-2015
Official Fees Increased read more

01-13-2015
Trademark Law Amended read more

Greece


03-18-2015
Change of Practice of PoA read more

11-11-2014
E-Filing now Possible read more

10-16-2012
New Trademark Law in Force/Official Fees Reduced read more

05-02-2012
New Trademark Law read more

07-01-2010
Updates on Annulments/Revocations Available read more

Guatemala


06-28-2017
Accession to Trademark Law Treaty and Regulations read more

02-22-2017
Accession to Hague Apostille Convention read more

11-18-2013
Online Pre-Filing Available read more

12-01-2011
Legal Notices Electronically read more

05-09-2010
Renewal of Slogans read more

12-14-2009
Adoption of the 9th Edition of the Nice Classivication read more

Hong Kong


03-31-2015
Official Fees Increased read more

04-10-2010
Issuing of Notices of Deficiency read more

Hungary


09-29-2015
Trademark E-Filing Implemented read more

06-14-2013
Amendments to Trademark Act read more

04-27-2011
Electronic TM Filing Improved  read more

Iceland


03-29-2017
Change of Practice for Applicants Outside Paris Convention/WTO read more

02-22-2017
Official Fees Increased read more

10-28-2014
Official Fees Increased read more

09-27-2012
Accession to Singapore Treaty read more

06-25-2012
Trademarks Act Changed read more

02-01-2011
Official Fees Changed read more

India


06-28-2017
Guidelines for Filing Well-Known TM Applications  read more

03-14-2017
New Trade Mark Rules Introduced read more

02-22-2017
Pending Applications for Clarification Released read more

09-13-2016
Automated Issuance of Trademark Registration Certificates read more

07-25-2016
Final Opportunity Before Abandoning TM Applications read more

04-20-2016
Deadline for Submitting Evidence on Erroneous Abandonment of Trademarks read more

12-08-2015
Draft on Trade Mark (Amendment) Rules Issued read more

09-15-2015
Clarification on Designs Act/Public Notice for Agents read more

04-15-2015
E-Filing of Design Applications Accepted read more

03-18-2015
New Interface to Access IPO’s Information read more

01-13-2015
Indian Design Act Amended read more

09-02-2014
Official Fees Increased read more

03-04-2014
Opposition Period Changed read more

02-18-2014
E-Filing System Enhanced read more

12-17-2013
Classification Goods and Services Published read more

07-01-2013
Licence Recordal of IR read more

04-15-2013
Accession to Madrid Protocol read more

12-04-2012
Notification on Disposal of Opposition/Rectification read more

09-02-2012
Suggestions for Classifications of Goods & Services read more

05-29-2012
First Compulsory License read more

02-21-2012
List of INNs Published read more

01-23-2012
Info Required on TM Applications read more

11-08-2011
E-Filing Soon Available read more

05-06-2011
Reconstitution of Misplaced Files read more

02-01-2011
Major Changes to Official Fees and TM Searches read more

11-01-2010
Filing of a Petition against Removed TMs Possible read more

10-04-2010
Clarification Notice Issued read more

10-04-2010
Trademark Journal Now Published Every Monday read more

07-06-2010
Details on Pending Application and Registered TM Available read more

07-01-2010
9th Edition of the Nice Classification Adopted read more

Indonesia


01-25-2017
New Trademark Law in Force read more

11-22-2016
Official Fees Changed read more

11-09-2016
Draft of New Trademark Law read more

04-05-2016
Recordal Regulation of IP Licences Implemented read more

11-25-2015
E-Filing for Renewal of Trademarks Possible Now read more

07-28-2015
New Online Integrated Information Platform read more

07-04-2014
Official Fees Increased read more

06-24-2014
Trademark Law Soon Amended read more

08-07-2012
IIPO Closed read more

07-30-2012
10th Edition of Nice Classification read more

08-18-2009
Official Fees for Trademark Matters Revised read more

Iran


02-01-2017
Trademark Requirements Revised read more

11-18-2013
E-Filing System Completed read more

10-01-2013
Trademark Office Moved read more

04-02-2013
Additional Formalities to Trademark Applications Required read more

02-18-2013
New Payment Regime for Foreigners read more

12-04-2012
Trademark Electronic Application System Launched read more

02-23-2011
New Trademark Filing Requirement read more

Iraq


01-11-2017
Kurdistan Trademark Office to Resume Normal Function read more

07-25-2016
Official Fees of PoA/Legalized Document Increased  read more

05-18-2016
Formalities for Class 5 Applications Revised read more

05-02-2016
Abandoned Applications Due to Incomplete Documentation  read more

03-16-2016
Practice Change on Search Requirements and More read more

06-30-2015
New Directives on Submission of PoA read more

06-16-2015
Legal Extension to Kurdistan Abolished read more

10-14-2014
Accession to Singapore Treaty read more

07-04-2014
Revision of TM Files Ongoing read more

04-01-2014
Change of Practice of PoA read more

07-16-2013
Official Trademark Fees in Kurdistan read more

05-02-2013
Legal Protection of TMs in Kurdistan read more

01-18-2013
New Power of Attorney Regulations read more

03-27-2012
No Applications on Thursdays read more

11-08-2011
List of Missing Trademark Files read more

10-01-2011
TM Applications Soon Possible in Kurdistan read more

06-10-2011
Official Fees Decreased read more

01-01-2011
New Regulations to Expedite TM Examination read more

10-04-2010
Second List of Missing Trademark Files Released read more

08-12-2010
First List of Missing Trademark Files Released read more

Ireland


09-28-2016
Expansion of Online Payments Facility read more

01-20-2016
Accession to Singapore Treaty read more

01-20-2016
E-filing for Designs Implemented read more

06-10-2014
E-Filing Now Available  read more

02-21-2012
Official Fees Amended read more

12-01-2011
Change of Practice in Honest Concurrent Use read more

04-28-2011
Change of Office Practice in Opposition Proceedings read more

10-01-2010
New Trademark Rules read more

05-09-2010
New Guidelines for Extension of Time read more

Israel


02-01-2017
Official Fees Slightly Reduced read more

05-31-2016
Official Fees Slightly Reduced read more

09-02-2015
Design Law Amended Soon read more

04-15-2015
Official Fees Slightly Reduced read more

05-02-2012
Pharmaceutical Labeling Requirements  read more

04-17-2012
Patent Authority Begins Examining PCT Applications read more

06-12-2011
3D Shape Applications Accepted read more

05-02-2011
No Disclaimer Required read more

02-01-2011
Official Fees Amended read more

12-01-2010
Changes due to Implementation of Madrid Protocol read more

06-02-2010
Accession to the Madrid Protocol read more

Italy


06-30-2015
IR Designating Italy Do Not Automatically Cover San Marino read more

06-30-2015
New Online Filing System Mandatory read more

07-30-2012
Grants for Registering CTM and IR  read more

07-01-2011
Examination Backlog Cleared read more

05-05-2011
Opposition Possible Now read more

04-14-2011
Opposition Procedure Operational Soon  read more

08-01-2010
Accession to the Singapore Treaty read more

Jamaica


04-15-2015
New Practice Direction on Class Headings  read more

03-06-2012
Official Fees Increased read more

Japan


10-26-2016
Trademark Examination Guidelines in English Now Available read more

07-25-2016
Preemptive Trademarks Are Not Abandoned read more

05-02-2016
Search-Related Data on Design Registration Application read more

05-02-2016
Trademark Examination Guidelines Revised read more

04-05-2016
Accession to Singapore Treaty read more

04-05-2016
Official Fees Reduced read more

03-16-2016
Japanese Translation of Nice Classification read more

03-16-2016
Revised Examination Guidelines for Designs read more

02-17-2016
Examination Guidelines Announced read more

02-02-2016
Official Fees Soon Reduced read more

05-27-2015
International Design Registration System Now Available  read more

04-15-2015
Examination Guidelines Revised read more

04-15-2015
Nice Classification in Japanese Released read more

03-18-2015
Accession to Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement read more

03-18-2015
Examination Guidelines Announced  read more

03-18-2015
Non-Traditional Trademarks Soon Registerable read more

09-16-2014
Non-Traditional Trademarks Soon Registrable read more

09-02-2014
More Entities Entitled to Register Regional Collective Trademarks read more

07-22-2014
Accession to Locarno Classification read more

04-17-2012
Revision of the Trademark Practice read more

03-18-2011
Bail–out Measures  read more

07-20-2009
3D-Shapes Only Non-Traditional Trademarks Registrable Under Japanese Trademark Act read more

Jordan


05-31-2017
Arabic Language on Signboards Required read more

04-16-2014
New Regulations to Trademark Assignment read more

05-02-2013
Renewals Back to Normal read more

03-12-2013
Renewal Stopped for a Month  read more

05-02-2012
Class Headings No Longer Acceptable read more

05-16-2010
Official Trademark Fees Reduced read more

12-07-2009
Substantial Increase in Official Fees read more

Kazakhstan


11-09-2016
Amendments to IP Laws Drafted read more

09-02-2015
Accession to WTO read more

06-30-2015
Official Fees Increased read more

06-30-2015
Patent and Trademark Office Moved read more

05-13-2015
IP Law Amended read more

05-29-2012
Ratification of Singapore Treaty read more

05-29-2012
Trademark Law Adopted read more

10-04-2010
Accession to the Madrid Protocol  read more

Kenya


07-12-2016
Registered Trademarks May Block Company Registrations read more

04-01-2014
Accession to Madrid Protocol read more

10-25-2011
IP Journal Available Electronically Now  read more

Kosovo


10-12-2016
Administrative Instructions on Patent and TM Registration in Force read more

09-13-2016
Administrative Instructions Changed read more

06-28-2016
Original or Notarized PoA Required  read more

06-10-2014
Trademark Law Soon Amended read more

09-03-2013
New GI Law in Force read more

03-06-2012
National TM Applications Published for Opposition read more

02-07-2012
Accelerated Examination of TM Applications read more

09-01-2011
New Trademark Law read more

04-27-2011
Second IP Gazette Launched read more

02-01-2011
First IP Gazette Launched read more

09-15-2010
New Trademark Law Approved read more

Kuwait


10-26-2016
10th Edition of Nice Classification Soon Expected read more

05-02-2016
Original Registration Certificate for Renewal Now Required read more

02-02-2016
Amendments to Refusal and Opposition read more

01-20-2016
Official Fees Increased read more

11-25-2015
Official Fees Soon Increased read more

01-28-2015
Claiming Priority Possible Now read more

10-14-2014
Accession to the Paris Convention read more

06-24-2014
Registration Certificates of Designs Now Available read more

03-04-2014
Relocation of TM and Patents Department read more

05-02-2013
Publication of Design Applications read more

06-01-2011
Deadline to Complete Trademark Applications read more

Kyrgyzstan


07-25-2017
E-Filing Now Possible read more

11-09-2016
Official Fees Amended read more

09-28-2016
No Registrations of Trade Names Anymore read more

06-16-2015
Kyrgyzstan Joins Eurasian Economic Union read more

05-16-2014
Trademark Law Amended read more

03-18-2014
Trademark Law Changed read more

Laos


04-05-2016
Multi-Class Application Now Possible read more

03-17-2016
Accession to Madrid Protocol by Lao People's Democratic Republic  read more

Latvia


02-17-2016
Changes in Applicable Laws and Fees read more

12-08-2015
Changes on Law on IP Institutions and Procedures in Effect Soon read more

09-15-2015
Law on IP Institutions and Procedures Amended read more

07-14-2015
Range of E-services Expanded read more

10-14-2014
E-Filing Now Available read more

12-03-2013
Adoption of Euro read more

02-01-2011
Official Fees for Filing an Action Increased read more

12-10-2010
Trademark Law Amended read more

Lebanon


04-15-2015
Legalisation of PoA Needed read more

03-12-2013
New Trademark Filing System read more

09-27-2012
10th Edition of Nice Classification read more

Lesotho


05-17-2017
Requirement for Declaration of Intention to Use When Designating Lesotho  read more

Libya


04-12-2017
Trademark Registration Certificates Issued read more

12-08-2015
Last Deadline to Renew Lapsed Trademarks read more

11-11-2015
Trademark Registration Certificates Issued  read more

01-13-2015
Trademark Office Resumes its Activities read more

09-16-2014
Trade Marks Office Closed read more

06-04-2013
First Trademark Journal after Revolution Issued read more

05-02-2013
Trademark Office Accepts TM Applications Now read more

04-02-2013
Practice of Trademark Office read more

02-18-2013
Issuances of Registration Certificates read more

10-16-2012
Certificates of Registration read more

12-01-2011
Country Name Changed read more

11-08-2011
Trademark Office Resumes its Activities read more

03-18-2011
Trademark Office Not Functioning read more

07-02-2010
First Trademark Registration Certificate Issued read more

12-07-2009
Classification of Products and Services Amended read more

Liechtenstein


05-27-2015
Online Design Register Now Available read more

12-17-2009
Accession to Singapore Treaty read more

Lithuania


02-17-2016
IP Gazette Twice a Month Now read more

10-28-2014
New Trademarks and Designs E-Filing System read more

03-12-2013
Trademark Law Amended read more

02-18-2013
Singapore Treaty Ratified read more

11-19-2012
Accession to Singapore Treaty and Amendments to Trade Mark Law read more

Macedonia


04-01-2011
Law on Industrial Property Amended read more

03-15-2011
Translation of Nice Classification (9th) read more

08-01-2010
Lisbon Agreement Ratified read more

04-14-2010
Accession to the Vienna Agreement read more

12-15-2009
State Office of Industrial Property Publishes New Fees read more

Madagascar


10-01-2013
Fine for Late Renewal Increased read more

07-01-2013
Official Fees Inccreased read more

Malaysia


07-31-2012
10th Edition of Nice Classification read more

02-21-2012
Industrial Design Regulation Updated read more

08-01-2011
Notices on Extension of Time read more

02-21-2011
Trademark Regulations Changed read more

Malta


05-17-2013
Becomes Member to Implement Seniority Project read more

Mauritius


02-01-2017
Draft Industrial Property Bill read more

02-18-2013
Official Fees Increased read more

04-05-2011
Opposition Period and Official Fees Changed read more

Mexico


10-12-2016
Opposition Procedure Against IR in Force read more

08-30-2016
Opposition System Now Available read more

06-14-2016
Trademark Opposition System Soon Available read more

05-18-2016
Draft Amendments to TM Opposition Approved read more

02-17-2016
Official Fees Increased read more

02-02-2016
Status Quo Regarding Opposition System read more

11-19-2012
Accession to Madrid Protocol read more

05-15-2012
Accession to Madrid Protocol read more

05-14-2012
IP Regulation Modified read more

07-01-2011
Change of Requirements for Claiming Priority  read more

10-11-2010
Fees and Services Amended read more

09-01-2010
No Power of Attorney Needed read more

11-17-2009
New Online Services of Industrial Property Institute read more

Moldova


09-02-2015
Several IP Legislative Acts Amended read more

09-16-2014
Use of National Symbols read more

06-10-2014
New Service of E-Filing read more

10-03-2010
IP Service List Updated read more

Mongolia


02-02-2016
Designation of International Designs read more

11-25-2014
Regulation of Well-known Trademarks read more

01-01-2011
Accession to Singapore Treaty  read more

Montenegro


02-01-2017
IP Laws Amended read more

03-18-2015
National Industrial Design Register Launched read more

04-01-2014
Trademark Law Soon Amended read more

12-04-2012
Accession to Nice Agreement read more

09-02-2012
Amendments to Trademark Law read more

02-07-2012
Accession to Vienna Agreement read more

01-23-2012
TMs Published for Opposition read more

12-01-2011
Serbian Trademarks Included in Search Reports  read more

11-08-2011
New Trademark Regulation Enters into Force read more

10-01-2011
Deadline to Re-register National Serbian Trademark  read more

08-10-2011
Trademark Searches Possible read more

01-01-2011
Procedure for Validation of Serbian Trademarks read more

12-01-2010
New Trademark Law/New Opposition Period read more

03-11-2010
Deadline Extended for Montenegro Domain .ME read more

03-08-2010
Launch of IP Gazette read more

Morocco


05-02-2016
Official Application Fee Amended read more

01-28-2015
New Law on Industrial Property Issued read more

12-03-2013
New IP Law Soon Expected read more

11-01-2012
Official Fees Payable for Each Class read more

10-16-2012
Official Fees Increased read more

Mozambique


11-22-2016
DIU to Local Office Required for IR Designating MZ  read more

11-09-2016
Refiling of Refused Trademarks Allowed read more

03-02-2016
New Industrial Property Code Approved  read more

11-11-2015
Declaration of Intention to Use when Designating Mozambique read more

10-28-2014
Clarification on Declaration of Intention to Use read more

07-16-2013
Change of Practice read more

07-17-2012
10th Edition of Nice Classification  read more

05-02-2011
Surcharges for Late Renewal of TMs read more

Myanmar


12-06-2016
Draft Trade Mark Law in Progress  read more

07-12-2016
Documentary Requirements for Trademark Application Changed read more

05-29-2012
Multiple Class Registration Now Possible read more

New Zealand


07-25-2017
Geographical Indications Regulations Soon Effective read more

03-14-2017
Single Patent Attorney Regulatory Regime in AU and NZ read more

01-11-2017
New GIs Law Adopted read more

11-09-2016
Accession to WIPO Convention by the Cook Islands in Force  read more

09-13-2016
Accession to WIPO Convention by the Cook Islands read more

04-05-2016
Trademark Practice Guidelines Updated read more

03-16-2016
Practice Change to IPONZ Returned Mail Process read more

10-28-2014
Trade Mark Practice Guidelines Changed read more

07-22-2014
IPONZ Is Moving read more

05-16-2014
Practice Guidelines for Royal Marks Updated read more

11-15-2013
Madrid Protocol Application Form Updated  read more

10-01-2013
TM Practice Guideline Updated read more

09-17-2013
Accession to Nice Agreement read more

07-16-2013
TM Specifications and Duplicated Terms  read more

05-17-2013
Trade Mark Practice Guidelines Updated read more

04-02-2013
TM Law Reform/TM Amendment Regulations read more

01-18-2013
7th Edition of Vienna Classifications Updated read more

12-04-2012
Official Fees Soon Increased read more

11-19-2012
Amended Trade Mark Regulations Published read more

10-16-2012
Accession to Singapore Treaty read more

09-27-2012
Accession to Madrid Protocol read more

07-30-2012
Deposition of Accession to Madrid Protocol Soon Expected read more

07-17-2012
Credit Card Payments to IPONZ read more

05-02-2012
Enhancement to Case Management System read more

04-17-2012
Practice Guidelines Changed read more

02-21-2012
New Case Management System Online read more

01-23-2012
New Case Management System read more

10-01-2011
Trade Marks Amendment Act 2011 read more

03-28-2011
Online Correspondence Service Enhanced read more

03-08-2011
Availability of Online Services read more

09-09-2010
Goods and Services Tax Increased read more

09-01-2010
New Processing Timeframes Introduced read more

06-02-2010
Design Act Amended read more

05-03-2010
Practice and Online Services Changed read more

Nicaragua


06-04-2013
Apostille Convention in Force read more

Nigeria


07-12-2016
New Defense Mechanism Against Online Trademark Infringement read more

09-29-2015
Digitisation of Trademark Records read more

09-02-2014
Trademark Application Procedures Tightened Up read more

02-18-2014
Intellectual Property Automated System Launched read more

04-02-2013
New IP Office Practise read more

06-06-2011
TM Online Registration Possible read more

05-09-2010
New Trade Mark Journal Released read more

North Korea


06-28-2016
Accession to Hague Agreement read more

06-28-2016
Ratification to Singapore Treaty read more

01-01-2011
Name of Trademark Office Changed read more

Norway


07-01-2011
Trademark Duration Amended read more

01-01-2011
Official Fees Changed read more

07-01-2010
Opposition Period Changed read more

OAPI/AIPO


05-31-2017
11th Edition of Nice Classification Adopted read more

04-26-2017
Trade Marks Office in Congo Currently Closed read more

12-08-2015
Accession to Singapore Treaty read more

03-31-2015
Fees and Licence Recordal for IR Designating OAPI  read more

01-13-2015
Accession to the Madrid Protocol read more

05-02-2013
Comoro Islands Becomes a Member  read more

Oman


09-05-2017
GCC Trademark Law Adopted read more

07-12-2016
Trade Name Regulations Changed read more

01-20-2016
Change of Practice of Opposition Examination read more

09-02-2015
Applications Accepted in the Name of Individuals read more

06-16-2015
Late Filing of Required Documents read more

02-07-2012
Requirements for Legalization of Documents Changed read more

05-28-2010
Official Fees Increased read more

Pakistan


03-14-2017
Draft Geographical Indication Bill Published read more

09-15-2015
Amended Terms and IP Related Fees Increased read more

11-08-2011
Journal of Trademarks Available Electronically Now read more

07-01-2011
Official Fees Increased read more

Panama


10-16-2012
Major Amendments to IP Laws read more

Paraguay


09-15-2015
Payment of Renewal Fees Restructured read more

01-21-2014
Accession to Hague Apostille Convention read more

05-15-2012
Digital Signature Soon Effective read more

Peru


09-05-2017
Electronic Gazette Implemented read more

03-27-2012
Regulation for Registration of Pharma Products read more

07-20-2009
Multi-Class Application Now Possible read more

Philippines


09-20-2017
More Proof of Use read more

01-11-2017
Structure of Official Fees Revised Soon read more

11-25-2015
IP Cases for WIPO Mediation Accepted read more

11-25-2015
Trademark Forms Updated read more

12-03-2013
TM Applications with Priority Claim read more

07-01-2013
Declaration of Use of IR Required read more

09-02-2012
Examination of Applications Remain the Same read more

07-31-2012
Accession to the Madrid Protocol Now Effective read more

05-29-2012
Accession to the Madrid Protocol read more

Poland


10-26-2016
Official Fees for Trademark Prosecution Changed read more

04-20-2016
Opposition Period and Examination Amended read more

03-16-2016
E-Services Soon Available read more

11-25-2015
Amendments to Industrial Property Law  read more

09-29-2015
New Interactive Forms for Trademark/Industrial Design Applications read more

Portugal


09-05-2017
Official Fees Slightly Increased read more

07-25-2016
Official Fees Slightly Increased  read more

10-28-2015
Trademark E-Filing Implemented read more

07-04-2014
Official Fees Changed read more

07-16-2013
Official Fees Increased read more

07-01-2013
New Application Guidelines read more

06-25-2012
Official Fees Increased read more

04-17-2012
New IP Court read more

03-27-2012
Domain Registration Rules Liberalized read more

10-25-2011
Project Seniority Implemented read more

07-01-2011
Official Fees Increased read more

09-01-2010
New Rules on Registration of Domain Names read more

10-28-2009
Registration Fee No Longer Due read more

Puerto Rico


05-26-2010
Trademark Law Amended read more

Qatar


02-01-2017
Move from 7th to 10th Edition of Nice Classification read more

06-25-2012
IP Office Is Relocating read more

02-07-2012
Customs Recordal Soon Implemented read more

Romania


03-31-2015
Increase of Fees Suspended read more

09-02-2014
Expedited Examination of Trademark Applications Cancelled read more

12-03-2013
E-Filing Soon read more

09-02-2012
New Instructions for Examinations read more

05-03-2010
New IP Laws Effective read more

Russian Federation


05-17-2017
Accession to Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs read more

12-06-2016
Trademark Opposition System Considered read more

06-14-2016
Cease and Desist Letters Mandatory Before Infringement Lawsuits read more

12-08-2015
New Administrative Rules for Well-Known Trademarks read more

04-16-2014
Civil Code Amendments to Impact IP Regulations read more

11-18-2013
Fee Calculator Service Launched read more

09-02-2012
Official Fees Increased read more

02-07-2012
IP Court to Be Established read more

04-03-2010
Extension of the .РФ Domain Registration Period read more

03-02-2010
Cyrillic Domain Passes ICANN String Evaluation read more

02-16-2010
Singapore Treaty Enters into Force read more

12-07-2009
Priority Registration of Cyrillic Domain Names Started read more

Rwanda


06-14-2016
Opposition Period and IP Laws Amended read more

Sao Tome and Principe


03-29-2017
New Industrial Property Law in Force read more

03-16-2016
Accession to Banjul Protocol read more

06-10-2014
Accession to Harare Protocol/ARIPO read more

Saudi Arabia


04-12-2017
Administrative and Reduced Opposition Procedure Now read more

02-22-2017
Publication Fees for Trademark Recordals Increased read more

10-12-2016
Trademark Registration Fees Increased read more

09-13-2016
Major Procedural and Fee Changes Expected read more

04-05-2016
Official Renewal Publication Fee Increased read more

09-29-2015
Increase of Official Fees Expected read more

06-10-2014
Deadline for Submitting PoA Changed read more

03-18-2014
New Scale for Filing and Registration Numbers read more

02-04-2014
E-Publication Fees Increased read more

12-17-2013
E-Filing Practice read more

10-01-2013
Electronic Filing Now Possible read more

07-02-2013
Official Weekend Changed read more

01-18-2013
Accession to Nice Agreement read more

12-04-2012
Amendments to Trademark Law  read more

11-19-2012
Publication in Official Gazette No Longer Requested read more

03-27-2012
Trademark Office Online Services read more

11-08-2011
Validity of the PoA Amended read more

10-25-2011
Legalization of Power of Attorney Required read more

Serbia


09-13-2016
New Domain Name Registration System read more

01-20-2016
Opposition System Soon to be Expected read more

09-02-2015
Industrial Design Law Amended read more

02-25-2015
“Class Heading Covers All” Approach Abolished read more

03-12-2013
Trademark Law Amended read more

07-04-2011
Deadline for Re-Registration Approaching read more

10-01-2010
Accession to the Nice Agreement read more

12-24-2009
New Trademark Law in Force  read more

Seychelles


05-13-2015
Accession to WTO read more

03-31-2015
New Industrial Property Act in Effect Now  read more

02-25-2015
New Industrial Property Act Passed read more

Singapore


03-14-2017
Official Fees Reduced Soon read more

02-18-2014
Trade Marks (Amendment) Rules 2013 read more

07-31-2012
New Website Launched read more

02-07-2012
New Dispute Resolution Procedure read more

11-08-2011
Adoption of 10th Edition of Nice Classification read more

11-08-2011
Official Fees Increase in December read more

10-25-2011
Official Fees to Increase in November read more

08-03-2011
Revocation Process Changed read more

Slovakia


09-03-2013
Online Filing Now Possible read more

04-01-2010
Accession to the Singapore Treaty read more

Slovenia


05-17-2017
Plain Tobacco Packaging from 2020 read more

03-18-2015
More E-Services Introduced read more

11-25-2014
E-Filing Now Implemented read more

01-21-2014
Industrial Property Act Amended read more

12-17-2013
SIPO Joined Designview read more

01-27-2010
IP Bulletin Issued Monthly Now read more

South Africa


01-21-2014
IP Laws Amendment Act Published read more

05-24-2011
New Procedure for Objection to Company Names read more

South Korea


05-31-2017
Design Protection Act Amended read more

03-14-2017
Registration of Minimalist Designs Easier Now  read more

08-30-2016
Major Amendments to Trademark Act read more

05-18-2016
Trademark Act Amended read more

05-18-2016
Trademark Examination System Amended read more

05-02-2016
Accession to Singapore Treaty read more

01-20-2016
Design Examination Guidelines Amended read more

06-16-2015
Trademark Examination Guidelines Changed  read more

11-25-2014
Batch Examination Available read more

10-28-2014
Amendments to the Korean Trademark Act read more

04-16-2014
Joins the Hague System read more

03-04-2014
Official Fees Increased read more

06-14-2013
Amendments to Trademark Act Introduced read more

09-02-2012
Announcement with respect to Examination Guideline read more

03-27-2012
Amendments to Trademark Act read more

03-27-2012
Official Fees Increased read more

08-02-2010
Fee Schedule Revised read more

06-01-2010
New Installment Payment Changes Postponed til July, 2010 read more

05-05-2010
Renewal Process/New Installment Payment Changed read more

Spain


07-11-2017
Draft Bill Partially Amending Trademark Act Published read more

07-11-2017
Effect Date of Protection of IR of Industrial Designs Changed read more

03-29-2017
New Patent Law in Force Soon read more

11-25-2014
F-Filing for Designs Now Implemented read more

01-18-2013
Official Fees Increased read more

01-23-2012
Opt Out of Community Search System read more

01-01-2011
Official Fees Reduced read more

09-04-2010
Publication of Suspended Trademarks and Tradenames read more

03-15-2010
E-Filing of Trademark Applications read more

08-17-2009
Official Industrial Property Gazette Published Electronically Daily read more

Sudan


06-16-2015
Official Stamp Fees Increased read more

04-15-2015
Official Fees Increased read more

07-04-2014
TM Filings Now Possible in South Sudan read more

07-17-2012
New Trademark Circular read more

02-21-2012
ISO Code for South Sudan read more

01-23-2012
TM Registration in Southern Sudan read more

11-08-2011
Simply Signed PoA Now Accepted read more

09-01-2011
IP Protection in South Sudan read more

Sweden


10-28-2015
Design E-Filing and E-Services Now Possible read more

05-02-2013
New Feature in Trademark Renewal read more

01-18-2013
New Formalities Practice read more

01-18-2013
Official Fees Increased read more

12-01-2011
Most Creative Country in the World read more

12-01-2011
Trademark Application Modernised read more

10-01-2011
New Trademark Law read more

07-01-2011
Opposition Period Changed read more

05-05-2011
New Trademark Act Soon read more

02-01-2011
Online Service for TM Renewals read more

Switzerland


02-01-2017
CP 5 Common Practice Implemented read more

01-25-2017
Procedures before IPI Harmonised/New Fee Ordinance read more

10-12-2016
Administrative Cancellation Proceedings Soon in Force read more

12-08-2015
Change in Practice of Custom Manufacturing of Products read more

09-17-2013
Official Trademark Renewal Fees Increased read more

07-31-2012
Most Creative Country read more

08-01-2011
Change of Practice read more

01-01-2011
Trademark Guidelines Revised read more

08-07-2010
Electronic Submissions by E-mail Introduced read more

04-14-2010
Improved Trademark Classification Website read more

09-12-2009
Reduction of Official Fees for Electronic Filing Limited read more

Syria


05-31-2016
Official Fees Increased read more

01-13-2015
Official Publication and Search Fees Increased read more

10-14-2014
New Procedures for Legalization of PoA read more

01-21-2014
New Procedures for Trademark Renewal read more

10-01-2013
Official TM Renewal Fees Amended read more

07-01-2013
Denunciation of Madrid Agreement read more

04-15-2013
TM office rejects IRs designating Israel read more

09-27-2012
New Ministry Name read more

06-25-2012
Withdrawing from Madrid Agreement read more

11-01-2010
Legalization of Power of Attorney Required read more

05-05-2010
Official Publication Fees Increased read more

10-15-2009
Boycott Declaration No Longer Required read more

Taiwan


08-30-2016
TIPO’s Names and Search Reference Revised read more

11-25-2015
Notice on Trademark Dispute Examination Procedures read more

09-29-2015
Trademark Related Regulations Amended read more

07-17-2012
New Trademark Act Effective read more

05-15-2012
Amended Trademark Act Soon Effective read more

04-02-2011
Early Renewal Application Rejected read more

03-01-2011
Cross-Strait (Taiwan & China) IPR Agreement Signed read more

02-24-2011
Free Online Database read more

02-01-2011
Official Fees Changed read more

Tajikistan


03-06-2012
Accession to the Geneva Act read more

05-06-2011
Accession to the Madrid Protocol read more

Tanzania


04-05-2016
New Industrial Property Act Enacted read more

Thailand


09-05-2017
Accession to Madrid Protocol read more

08-30-2016
Amendments to Trademark Act Now Effective read more

07-25-2016
Trademark Act Amendments Soon in Force read more

04-20-2016
Trademark Act Amendments Approved read more

03-06-2012
New Trademark Bill Approved read more

Trinidad and Tobago


07-28-2015
New Laws Soon read more

06-30-2015
Draft Trade Marks Bill  read more

Tunisia


09-15-2015
Changes to Procedures of Trademarks/Services read more

10-15-2013
Madrid Protocol Enters into Force read more

09-17-2013
Accession to Madrid Protocol read more

12-01-2011
Going to Accede to Hague System and Madrid Protocol read more

03-11-2010
Trademark Procedures Changed read more

Turkey


06-28-2017
Guidelines for Proof of Use in Opposition Proceedings read more

01-25-2017
Major Changes in New IP Law read more

01-11-2017
New Industrial Property Law Now in Force read more

01-10-2017
Temporary Gap in the Law read more

09-13-2016
Electronic Mailbox System for Notifications  read more

05-18-2016
Final Draft on IP Law Introduced read more

03-02-2016
Trademark Bulletin Twice per Month Now  read more

02-17-2016
Official Fees Increased read more

12-08-2015
Official Fees Be Increased Soon read more

03-18-2015
Online Application System Implemented read more

01-28-2015
Official Fees Increased read more

09-02-2014
Non-Use Cancellation May No Longer Be Possible read more

06-14-2013
Online Opposition Available read more

01-18-2013
Official Fees Increased read more

12-04-2012
PTO Announced Reforms read more

12-01-2011
Change of Practice in Class 35 read more

01-01-2011
Official Fees Reduced read more

07-30-2009
Shorter Processing Times read more

Turkmenistan


01-20-2016
Accession to Hague Agreement  read more

03-06-2012
IP Legislation Amended read more

10-01-2011
Use Requirement Compulsory read more

Turks and Caicos Islands


10-01-2011
Introduction of Annual Maintenance Fee read more

Uganda


04-20-2016
New Intellectual Property Law in Force read more

04-05-2016
List of Trademarks Eligible to Be Renewed  read more

04-04-2011
Goods & Services Specification Changed read more

Ukraine


09-28-2016
Reformation of Judicial System Launched read more

09-28-2016
State Intellectual Property Service No Longer Needed  read more

06-28-2016
New IP Court to Be Established Soon read more

06-14-2016
Law on Medicinal Products Expected to be Simplified read more

09-02-2015
Free Access to Trademark Applications Database read more

07-28-2015
Communist and Nazi Symbols Banned read more

06-16-2015
Administrative Appeal against Industrial Designs/Utility Models Considered read more

09-16-2014
Re-Validation of IP Rights in Crimea read more

04-01-2010
Accession to the Singapore Treaty read more

United Arab Emirates


09-13-2016
New IP Protection e-Service Implemented read more

03-02-2016
Backlog of Design Applications read more

03-02-2016
More IPR Courts to be Established read more

12-08-2015
Online Trademark Filing/Renewal Services  read more

05-13-2015
Drastic Official Fees Increase read more

04-15-2015
Update on Opposition Proceedings read more

06-10-2014
Trademark Examination Procedures Changed read more

04-01-2014
Change of Practice of PoA read more

03-18-2014
New Procedure for Amending TM Applications read more

06-14-2013
Filing Cases Online at Court  read more

04-02-2013
10th Edition of Nice Classification read more

03-12-2013
New Automatic Search System Implemented by TM Office read more

07-30-2012
Changes in TM Routine read more

02-14-2010
Collection of Trademark Fees Changed read more

01-21-2010
Arabic Domain Passes ICANN String Evaluation read more

United Kingdom


09-20-2017
Transitional Provisions Regulations in Cayman Islands Issued read more

07-25-2017
Business Guidance for IP (Unjustified Threats) Act Now Published read more

06-14-2017
New Trademark Laws in the Cayman Islands Effective on August 1,2017 read more

05-26-2017
Accession to Hague Agreement Expected read more

04-12-2017
White Paper on Great Repeal Bill Published read more

03-29-2017
Guide on Registered Designs Examination Practice Introduced read more

01-11-2017
IP Laws Passed in Cayman Islands read more

11-22-2016
Appearance of UKIPO Digital Services Changed  read more

10-12-2016
Major Changes to IP Laws in Cayman Islands Soon read more

09-28-2016
Fees for Designs Reduced Soon read more

09-28-2016
Filing of International Trademark Applications by Email read more

07-12-2016
All EU Laws Fully in Force read more

06-14-2016
Changes to Annual Fee Payment in Cayman Islands read more

09-02-2015
New Trade Marks Act Now Effective in British Virgin Islands read more

07-28-2015
New Trade Marks Act in Cayman Islands Soon read more

07-14-2015
Amendments of the New Trade Mark Act in British Virgin Islands read more

06-16-2015
New Trade Mark Act in British Virgin Islands read more

09-02-2014
Changes to Design Law read more

07-22-2014
No Re-Introduction of Fast Track Examination read more

03-18-2014
IPO Joins Similarity read more

03-04-2014
Fast Track Examination Consultation Open read more

02-04-2014
New Practice to Trademark Proceedings read more

12-03-2013
Trade Marks (Isle of Man) Order 2013 in Force read more

10-01-2013
New Fast-Track TM Opposition Procedure read more

07-01-2013
Accession to Vienna Classification read more

04-15-2013
Consultation for Fast Track Opposition Procedure read more

04-15-2013
New TM Law in VG Expected read more

04-02-2013
Online Services Enhanced read more

04-02-2013
Time Periods/Opposition Periods Changed read more

02-18-2013
Changes to Trademark Services Soon Active read more

02-18-2013
Protection for Person's Personality in Guernsey read more

11-19-2012
New Trade Mark Law in Montserrat read more

10-16-2012
New Requirements for Merging TMs read more

09-27-2012
New Trademark Act in Grenada Introduced read more

07-30-2012
Changes to Trademark Services read more

05-29-2012
Ratification of Singapore Treaty read more

05-02-2012
New Practice in Trademark Proceedings read more

04-17-2012
Change of Address of UKIPO read more

02-21-2012
Requirement for Local Agent in Cayman Islands Postponed read more

01-23-2012
New Patents and TM Law in Cayman Islands read more

10-25-2011
Report on Trade Mark Incentives read more

10-25-2011
Requirement to Attend Hearings on Invalidation on Relative Grounds read more

08-12-2011
End of Reclassifications read more

03-28-2011
Manual of Trademarks Practice Updated read more

10-01-2010
Opposition Period Reduced by One Day read more

05-20-2010
Administrative Trademark Fees Increased read more

02-15-2010
Trademark Invalidation Proceedings Changed read more

01-27-2010
Cayman Islands: Increase of Official Fees read more

Uruguay


11-11-2014
Use of Trademarks Mandatory Now read more

12-17-2013
Use of Trademarks No Longer Optional read more

01-18-2013
Accession to the Hague Apostille read more

02-04-2011
Official Fees for Trademark Renewals Changed read more

05-03-2010
E-Filing System Available  read more

USA


09-20-2017
New Examination Guide Available Now read more

07-25-2017
New Rule on Revivals, Reinstatements, Petitions read more

06-28-2017
Updated TBMP Available read more

05-31-2017
Comments on Streamlined Cancellation Procedure Required read more

05-17-2017
Forecasting Tool by USPTO Implemented read more

05-17-2017
New TMEP Available read more

02-22-2017
Effective Date for Rule Relating to Proving Use or Continued Use of Registered Trademarks Delayed read more

02-01-2017
Changes to Examination of Affidavits or Declarations of Continued Use or Excusable Nonuse read more

01-25-2017
Official Fees Changed/TTAB Final Rule Effective  read more

01-11-2017
11th Edition of Nice Classification Adopted read more

01-11-2017
Correction to Final Rule Revising the Rules of Practice  read more

11-09-2016
Comments on Proposed Rule Changes Required read more

11-09-2016
Nice Classification Changes Soon Adopted read more

10-26-2016
Official Trademark Fee Adjustment read more

10-26-2016
TTAB Revisions to Rules of Practice Changed read more

07-12-2016
Deposit Accounts and Electronic Funds Transfer Accounts Need to Be Moved read more

06-28-2016
Comments to Changes of Use Requirements Wanted read more

05-31-2016
Comments to Proposed Fees Adjustment Wanted read more

05-31-2016
New Payment Tools Launched by USPTO read more

05-18-2016
New Status Feature Launched read more

03-02-2016
Courtesy Email Reminders by USPTO read more

01-20-2016
Nice Classification Tenth Edition, 2016 Version Implemented read more

11-25-2015
New USPTO Regional Office Opened read more

11-11-2015
Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure Updated read more

07-14-2015
TBMP 2015 Update read more

06-30-2015
Changes in Requirements for Collective Trademarks and Service Marks read more

01-28-2015
Changes to Trademark Rules of Practice read more

01-13-2015
Official Fees Reduced read more

01-13-2015
The Nice Classification, Tenth Edition, Version 2015 Became Effective read more

11-11-2014
Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure Updated read more

05-16-2014
Reduction of Application and Renewal Fees Proposed read more

03-04-2014
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking read more

02-04-2014
Proposed Rule to Trademark Practice read more

01-21-2014
Nice Classification Update read more

12-17-2013
Submissions to TM ID Suggest Mailbox read more

10-15-2013
USPTO Operation Status read more

07-16-2013
Electronic Official Gazette Improved read more

11-06-2012
New Version of TMEP Online read more

09-27-2012
Patent Reform Now Implemented read more

09-27-2012
Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure Updated read more

09-02-2012
Direct Link to Trademark Official Gazette Page read more

09-02-2012
Public Comment Period on TM Fees Announced  read more

09-02-2012
Release version 2.0 of Trademark Status and Document Retrieval (TSDR) read more

06-25-2012
Assessment of Accuracy of Register read more

06-25-2012
New gTLD Name Applications Revealed read more

06-25-2012
New Patent and TM Resource Center read more

03-06-2012
Official Warning read more

01-23-2012
TM Status Document Retrieval  read more

12-01-2011
New Patent Reform Act Adopted read more

Uzbekistan


05-31-2017
Legislative Acts Amended read more

09-01-2011
New Agency for Intellectual Property Established read more

Vanuatu


12-09-2014
Official Fees Amended read more

04-17-2012
New Local TM Registration System  read more

02-07-2012
Accession to WIPO Convention read more

Venezuela


06-30-2015
Tax Stamps Increase read more

03-18-2015
Autonomous IP Service in Progress read more

05-16-2014
Change of Practice read more

10-11-2013
Official Fees Increased read more

02-07-2012
TM Application Simplified read more

04-11-2011
Late Filing of PoA Abolished read more

02-21-2011
Electronic 'Registration Certificates' Introduced read more

12-10-2010
Filings with Complete Documents Only read more

Vietnam


01-11-2017
Official Fees Increased read more

06-04-2010
New Law on Trade Names Passed read more

12-07-2009
Official Fees Increased read more

Westbank


05-31-2016
Original PoA Required read more

02-18-2013
Official Fees Increased read more

05-02-2012
Change of Practice for Renewals read more

06-01-2011
IP Gazette Introduced read more

WIPO


09-05-2017
Accession to Madrid Protocol by Thailand  read more

07-25-2017
Jurisprudential Overview 3.0 Published read more

07-25-2017
Simplified Procedure for Changes in Legal Nature read more

07-11-2017
Effect Date of Protection of IR of Industrial Designs in Spain Changed  read more

07-11-2017
Madrid e-Renewal system Improved read more

06-28-2017
Member Profiles Database Introduced read more

06-14-2017
Common Regulations under Madrid Agreement and Protocol Amended read more

05-17-2017
Designation of Zimbabwe in International Registration Possible Now  read more

05-17-2017
Individual Fee when Designating BN  read more

05-17-2017
Requirement for Declaration of Intention to Use When Designating Lesotho read more

04-26-2017
Phase II of DesignClass read more

04-12-2017
Examination Guidelines on Classification Published read more

04-12-2017
Legalised Extracts Provided for Non-Contracting Parties read more

02-22-2017
Madrid Goods & Services Manager with Latest Nice Classification Edition Aligned read more

02-01-2017
Procedural Amendments for IR Designating AG read more

01-25-2017
Requirement for Declaration of Intention to Use When Designating BN  read more

01-11-2017
Accession to Hague Agreement on IR of Industrial Designs by Cambodia read more

01-11-2017
Safeguard against Non-Delivery of E-Communication read more

12-06-2016
Non-Working Days in 2017 read more

11-22-2016
Changes to Class Headings and Goods/Services read more

11-22-2016
DIU to Local Office Required for IR Designating MZ  read more

11-09-2016
Accession to WIPO Convention by the Cook Islands in Force read more

11-09-2016
Two New Offices in Africa read more

10-26-2016
11th Edition of Nice Classification Soon in Force read more

10-12-2016
Accession to Madrid System by Brunei read more

10-12-2016
Opposition Procedure Against IR in Mexico in Force read more

09-28-2016
Filing of International Trademark Applications in UK by Email read more

09-13-2016
Accession to WIPO Convention by the Cook Islands read more

07-25-2016
New and Revised Model Forms for Offices Available read more

06-28-2016
Accession to Hague Agreement by North Korea  read more

06-28-2016
Ratification to Singapore Treaty by North Korea read more

06-14-2016
Expedited Establishment of Attestation or of Certified Copy read more

05-31-2016
New Madrid Monitor Search Tool read more

05-02-2016
Accession to Singapore Treaty by South Korea read more

05-02-2016
Scope of IR Protection on French Overseas Territories read more

04-20-2016
Common Regulations of Madrid Agreement Amended read more

04-20-2016
Faroe Islands Now Covered read more

04-05-2016
Accession to Singapore Treaty by Japan read more

04-05-2016
Common Regulations under Madrid Agreement and Protocol Amended read more

04-05-2016
New Version of Madrid Goods and Services Manager Now Available read more

03-16-2016
Request Correction of Recording - New Form read more

03-02-2016
Chance to Clarify the Scope of Protection of IR read more

03-01-2016
Courtesy Email Reminders by USPTO read more

03-01-2016
Declaration of Use for IR Designating Cambodia Required read more

02-17-2016
Madrid Protocol to Cover Faroe Islands read more

02-02-2016
Nice Classification Tenth Edition, 2016 Version Implemented read more

02-02-2016
Non-Working Days in 2016 read more

01-20-2016
Accession to Hague Agreement by Turkmenistan read more

01-20-2016
Accession to Madrid Protocol by Lao People's Democratic Republic  read more

01-20-2016
Accession to the Singapore Treaty by Ireland read more

01-20-2016
Recording of Licenses in International Register no Effect in Gambia read more

12-08-2015
Accession to Singapore Treaty by OAPI read more

11-25-2015
Termination of Hague Agreement by Ivory Coast  read more

11-25-2015
Updated ROMARIN Database Launched read more

11-11-2015
Declaration of Intention to Use when Designating Mozambique read more

11-11-2015
Declaration on Extension of Oppositions by Zimbabwe read more

11-11-2015
Single Form for All Madrid System Applications read more

10-28-2015
Accession to Madrid Protocol by Gambia read more

10-28-2015
Coverage of UK Dependent Territories read more

10-28-2015
Practical Consequences of Algeria’s Accession to Madrid Protocol  read more

09-02-2015
Algeria Joins the Madrid Protocol read more

07-14-2015
Changes to Payment for IR designating Ghana read more

06-16-2015
Beta Version of ROMARIN Database  read more

06-16-2015
New terms and conditions for electronic communication  read more

05-27-2015
Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement Adopted read more

05-13-2015
New version of Madrid E-Renewal read more

05-13-2015
No Recordings of Licenses in International Register Accepted by Cambodia read more

03-31-2015
Accession to the Madrid Protocol by Cambodia read more

03-31-2015
Fees and Licence Recordal for IR Designating OAPI read more

03-31-2015
New version of the WIPO Gazette read more

03-18-2015
Japan Accedes to Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement read more

02-25-2015
USA and Japan Join International Design System read more

01-13-2015
Accession to the Madrid Protocol by Zimbabwe read more

01-13-2015
Amendments to Common Regulations read more

12-09-2014
New Version of Nice Classification into Force Soon read more

12-09-2014
Opposition Procedure for International Registrations Designating Turkey Explained read more

11-25-2014
Change in Examination of International Registrations Designating EU read more

11-11-2014
Accession to the Convention by Niue read more

11-10-2014
Guide on IP Challenges Faced by Festival Organizers read more

11-09-2014
Tajikistan Ratifies Singapore Treaty read more

10-28-2014
Lithuania Accepts Recordings of Licenses in International Register read more

07-22-2014
E-Subsequent Designation Now Available read more

07-04-2014
Madrid Goods and Services Manager (MGS) Updated read more

05-16-2014
Image-Based Search for TMs Launched read more

04-01-2014
New Publication/Revised Guide/Official Forms Changed read more

01-21-2014
Delay of Gazette Publication Reduced read more

01-21-2014
Locarno Classification Update read more

12-17-2013
Israel Joined Global TM Database read more

12-17-2013
New Online Licensing System read more

12-03-2013
Non Working Days in 2014 read more

10-01-2013
Information Required when Effecting Payment  read more

09-03-2013
New Special Services read more

07-01-2013
IR Designations to PH require Declaration of Use read more

07-01-2013
Syria's Denunciation of Madrid Agreement in Force read more

06-04-2013
Declaration of Intention to Use in India Needed read more

06-04-2013
Designation to India Needs National Recording of License  read more

05-21-2013
New Version of Madrid Goods and Services Manager read more

04-15-2013
Change of Practice Concerning Syrian Arab Republic read more

04-15-2013
Syrian TM office rejects IRs designating Israel read more

02-18-2013
Official Forms Amended/Preferred Communication read more

01-18-2013
2013 Version of 10th Edition of Nice Classification read more

12-04-2012
Customer Satisfaction Survey read more

12-04-2012
Designation to Colombia Needs Recording of License read more

12-04-2012
Use of Class Headings of Nice Classification read more

11-01-2012
Designation to New Zealand Needs Intention to Use read more

09-27-2012
Denunciation of Madrid Agreement from Syria read more

05-15-2012
New Web-Based Communication Services read more

04-17-2012
Communication of Notifications Changed read more

03-27-2012
Additional Languages for G&S Manager read more

02-07-2012
Countries Adopting 10th Edition of Nice Classification read more

11-08-2011
Introduction of the 10th Edition of the Nice Classification read more

10-25-2011
EuroClass Tool Improved read more

10-25-2011
Use of Electronic Communication read more

09-05-2011
New Madrid System Logo Introduced read more

09-01-2011
Non Working Days in 2012 read more

09-01-2011
Request for Territorial Extension of IR Equates to Grant of Protection read more

03-08-2011
Global Brand Database Online read more

01-01-2011
Online Tool G&S Manager Launched read more

11-03-2010
Application of the Madrid Protocol by the Netherlands Amended read more

11-01-2010
Validity of International Registration in Greenland read more

10-01-2010
Updated List of Members to the Madrid System read more

06-01-2010
Official Fees for Designs Changed read more

Yemen


06-28-2016
No More Class Headings in Trademark Applications  read more

07-22-2014
Official Publication Fees soon Increased read more

06-24-2014
Accession to WTO read more

09-03-2013
Official Publication Fees Increased read more

09-03-2013
Official Weekend Changed read more

09-03-2013
Publication of Appeal Decisions  read more

03-12-2013
E-Filing Introduced read more

07-17-2012
10th Edition of Nice Classification read more

12-01-2011
Official Fees for Publishing Increased read more

10-25-2011
New Industrial Designs Implementing Regulations read more

10-01-2011
Official Fees Increased and Re-structured read more

09-06-2011
Trademark Implementing Regulations Issued read more

06-01-2011
Trademark Office not Functioning read more

02-01-2011
Opposition and Renewal Period Changed read more

12-01-2010
New Trademark Law Issued/Opposition Period Changed read more

Zimbabwe


05-17-2017
Bill on Ease of Settling Commercial and Other Disputes Pending read more

05-17-2017
Designation of Zimbabwe in International Registration Possible Now read more

04-12-2017
Draft of Trademarks (Madrid Protocol) Regulations 2017 read more

06-28-2016
Madrid Protocol in TM Amendment Bill Included read more

11-11-2015
Declaration to WIPO Deposited read more

01-13-2015
Accession to the Madrid Protocol read more