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INTERNATIONAL TRADEMARK UPDATE: Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) Joins Madrid Union

The Republic of Cabo Verde (also known as Cabo Verde or Cape Verde) has joined an intellectual property (IP) treaty between the U.S. and over 125 other countries that continues to expand global trademark protection options for brand owners. Republic of Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) On April 6, 2022, the Government of Cabo Verde deposited its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), making it the 112th member of the Madrid System. The Madrid Protocol will enter into force for Cabo Verde on July 6, 2022. Newest Madrid Union Members In addition to [...]

By |April 21st, 2022|Categories: Intellectual Property|0 Comments

LATIN AMERICA TRADEMARK NEWS: Chile Joins Madrid System

Brand owners will have a new option to protect trademarks in the Republic of Chile under foreign intellectual property (IP) treaties effective July 4, 2022. Madrid System The Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks (Madrid System) is an international trademark registration system that 9 countries collaborated to create more than a century ago. Today, the Madrid System includes more than 110 members and over 125 countries, representing more than 80% of world trade. The Madrid System is governed by the Madrid Agreement of 1891 (Madrid Agreement) and the Madrid Protocol of 1989 (Madrid Protocol), as those treaties have [...]

By |April 5th, 2022|Categories: Intellectual Property|0 Comments

CARIBBEAN TRADEMARK NEWS: Jamaica Joins Madrid System

By Stephen D. Wilson | January 12, 2022 Effective March 27, 2022, U.S. brand owners will have an additional option to protect trademarks in Jamaica under international intellectual property (IP) treaties. Madrid System Over a century ago, 9 countries collaborated to create an international trademark registration system, which is now known as the Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks (Madrid System). The Madrid System has expanded to include more than 100 members and cover over 125 countries, representing more than 80% of world trade. The Madrid System is governed by the Madrid Agreement of 1891 (Madrid Agreement) and [...]

By |January 12th, 2022|Categories: Intellectual Property|0 Comments

INTERNATIONAL TRADEMARK UPDATE: United Arab Emirates (UAE) Joins Madrid System

By Stephen D. Wilson | September 29, 2021 On December 28, 2021, brand owners will have a new option to obtain trademark protection in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) under an intellectual property (IP) treaty. United Arab Emirates (UAE) On September 28, 2021, the Government of the UAE deposited its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland, becoming the 109th member of the Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks (Madrid System). The Madrid Protocol will enter into force for the UAE effective December 28, 2021. The UAE is [...]

By |September 29th, 2021|Categories: Intellectual Property|0 Comments

INTERNATIONAL TRADEMARK UPDATE: Pakistan Joins Madrid System

By Stephen D. Wilson | March 2, 2021 Effective May 24, 2021, U.S. brand owners will have an additional option to protect trademarks in Pakistan under an international intellectual property (IP) treaty. Islamic Republic of Pakistan  On February 24, 2021, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan deposited its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland, becoming the 108th member of the Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks (Madrid System).  The Madrid Protocol will enter into force for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on May 24, 2021. [...]

By |March 2nd, 2021|Categories: Intellectual Property|0 Comments

TRADEMARK LAW UPDATE: U.S. TRADEMARK MODERNIZATION ACT OF 2020

By Stephen D. Wilson  On December 27, 2020, the U.S. Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 (TMA) (also known as the TM Act of 2020) [“TMA”] became law. The TMA was included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (also known as the COVID-19 relief and spending bill). The TMA amends the Trademark Act of 1946 (also known as the Lanham Act) in several ways. The amendments seek to accelerate the trademark application examination process, combat fraudulent trademark filings, cancel “deadwood” registrations for marks that are not used in commerce, add new procedures to challenge trademark applications and registrations, declutter the U.S. [...]

By |January 12th, 2021|Categories: Intellectual Property|0 Comments
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