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  • Implementation of Canada’s Trademark Act pushed back

    October 28, 2015

    The implementation of the amendments to Canada’s Trademark Act is now not expected before 2018, with IP practitioners suggesting some strategic issues trade mark owners should consider now

  • The pros and cons of the Madrid Protocol

    September 25, 2015

    Fran Jagla of Lane Powell, Jeff Epstein of Cowan Liebowitz & Latman and Mark Bullard of Lecorpio took part in our webinar “Mad about Madrid” and discussed the pros and cons of the Madrid System, specific issues that arise in Mexico, Colombia and Cuba, and notable issues for the pharmaceutical, fashion and move industries. They also took several questions from the audience

  • Africa and the Middle East IP news round-up, October 2015

    October 14, 2015

    GI status in OAPI for Scotch Whisky; the GCC Trade Mark Law implementing regulations approved; the practical consequences of Algeria’s accession to the Madrid Protocol; Liberia’s Senate adopts several international legal instruments on IP; and Nigeria’s state-owned oil company enforces its trade mark rights: Kingsley Egbuonu rounds up recent news from Africa and the Middle East

  • ARIPO DG speaks out on the Banjul Protocol and PAIPO

    July 22, 2015

    ARIPO is working to make the Banjul Protocol more effective and preparing for the possibility of a pan-African IP office, as its Director General Fernando dos Santos – one of this year’s MIP 50 - explained

  • New members get to grips with Madrid

    May 04, 2015

    Since last year’s Annual Meeting a number of countries have joined the Madrid Protocol. Representatives from the trademark offices of new members Cambodia, Zimbabwe and the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) shared their experiences with a packed crowd in the Madrid Users’ Meeting yesterday. Also speaking during the session were representatives from the USPTO and OHIM.

  • Get up to date with the Madrid System

    May 02, 2015

    WIPO will host a meeting for users of the Madrid System today. James Nurton asked David Muls, Senior Director of the Madrid Registry, what they should expect.

  • Why international IP rights just got more expensive

    January 19, 2015

    Fees for the Madrid Protocol and other WIPO services are up to 21% higher for users following the revaluation of the Swiss franc last week

  • Zimbabwe joins Madrid Protocol

    December 19, 2014

    Zimbabwe has acceded to the Madrid Protocol, which will enter into force in the country on March 11 2015

  • OAPI adds 17 countries to Madrid Protocol

    December 10, 2014

    The Organisation Africaine de la Propriété Intellectuelle (OAPI) became the 93rd member of the Madrid System on December 5

  • Football World Cup quiz

    June 12, 2014

    To mark the World Cup 2014, Managing IP is presenting a sport-and-IP themed quiz. We will add a new question, related to one of the 32 participating teams, each day. Check back the following day for the answer.

  • Latin America inching towards the Madrid Protocol

    May 13, 2014

    Latin America has not been heavily affected by the world economic crisis, and intellectual property is becoming more important in the region

  • Mexico off to a good start with Madrid

    May 12, 2014

    Mexico has not been a member of the Madrid Protocol for long but Miguel Angel Margáin, director general of the Instituto Mexicano de la Propiedad Industrial (IMPI), the country’s patent and trademark office, believes it been a big success so far.

  • What next for the Madrid Protocol?

    June 09, 2013

    For years, brand owners have been calling for the Madrid Protocol to become more truly international – something that has come closer with recent accessions. Now it is time to ask: what is the international trade mark system for?

  • The Madrid Protocol comes of age

    May 28, 2013

    India’s accession means the Madrid Protocol now covers more than two-thirds of the world’s population. Is this the tipping-point for the international trade mark system, and what reforms are needed? Emma Barraclough, James Nurton and Alli Pyrah report

  • How would you improve the Madrid System?

    May 14, 2013

    With the Madrid Protocol now covering more than two-thirds of the world’s population, and further expansion expected, how can it be improved to benefit trade mark owners and applicants?

  • Who will be next to join the Madrid Protocol?

    May 06, 2013

    Binying Wang, WIPO’s Assistant Director General, told users of the Madrid Protocol yesterday that they should expect further expansion of the System in the next few years.

  • Next steps on Madrid Protocol

    May 06, 2013

    INTA President Toe Su Aung yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Miguel Angel Margain Gonzalez, Director General of the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI), with INTA agreeing to help Mexico with the implementation of the Madrid Protocol.

  • Indian accession boosts Madrid System

    May 04, 2013

    When the Madrid Protocol enters into force in India on July 8 this year, the international trademark system will cover more than two-thirds of the world’s population

  • Why Mexico needs a trade mark opposition system

    March 14, 2013

    The Madrid Protocol came into force in Mexico last month, but attorneys say that the government’s failure to introduce a trade mark opposition system has created problems, especially for domestic companies. Alli Pyrah reports

  • Madrid comes into effect in Mexico

    February 19, 2013

    The Madrid Protocol came into effect in Mexico today (February 19), and baking company Grupo Bimbo was the first Mexican company to file an international application

  • Mexico makes Madrid official

    November 19, 2012

    Mexico has deposited its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol with WIPO, making it the 89th member of the international trade mark registration system

  • Colombia joins Madrid Protocol on trade marks

    May 30, 2012

    Colombia has deposited its instrument of accession with WIPO as part of the process to join the Madrid system on international trade mark registration

  • Interview: Ricardo Blancaflor, Philippines IP Office

    May 15, 2012

    The Philippines' decision to join the Madrid Protocol will be good for businesses, says Blancaflor, in an exclusive interview. Law firms need to realise that their clients pull the strings

  • Three new ways to manage Madrid

    May 06, 2012

    Yesterday’s Madrid System Users Meeting saw more than the usual announcements and update on the international trademark system. It marked the launch of three new online services by WIPO.

  • Madrid System set to expand

    May 03, 2012

    In the past month the Madrid System for international trademark registration received a big boost with the Philippines joining in April and Colombia and Mexico on the cusp of becoming members

  • Mexico approves accession to Madrid Protocol

    April 27, 2012

    The Madrid Protocol has received a big boost, with Mexico’s Senate approving the country’s accession this week and Colombia saying it will deposit its instrument in June

  • Record year for international trade marks

    March 12, 2012

    International trade marks filed using the Madrid System grew by 6.5% in 2011 to a record 42,270, amid signs that European brand owners’ strategies are changing

  • New Zealand a step closer to Madrid Protocol

    September 13, 2011

  • Israel joins Madrid System

    June 02, 2010

    Israel has deposited its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol with WIPO, making it the 85th member of the international trade mark system

  • Madrid applications grow by 13%

    April 04, 2011

    WIPO received 39,687 applications through the Madrid System in 2010, with the biggest growth coming from South Korea, China and Italy

  • How trade mark users helped reform the Madrid System

    December 20, 2010

    The introduction of statements indicating that protection has been granted through the Madrid System marks a victory for trade mark owners

  • New tool to help Madrid applicants

    December 20, 2010

    WIPO has launched a new tool on its website that enables international trade mark applicants to compile lists of goods and services

  • Madrid Protocol reforms come into effect

    December 20, 2010

    Changes designed to provide more security for international trade mark owners come into effect at the beginning of next month

  • India expected to join Madrid this year

    August 12, 2010

    The upper house of India’s parliament has passed a bill paving the way for the country to join the Madrid Protocol

  • India moves closer to Madrid sign-up

    January 25, 2010

    The lower house of India’s parliament has passed a trade mark amendment bill that could allow the country to join the Madrid Protocol within the next year

  • India prepares for Madrid Protocol

    May 01, 2010

    PH Kurian, the controller general of patents, designs and trade marks in India, tells Peter Ollier about the challenges that India’s trade mark office faces

  • Madrid filings rebound in 2010

    May 23, 2010

    Trademark filings using the Madrid System are rising again after a 16% drop in 2009, according to WIPO’s latest statistics

  • Meet WIPO’s new Madrid team

    May 23, 2010

    Peter Ollier previews today’s Madrid System Users Meeting and looks at which countries are closest to implementing the Madrid Protocol

  • Madrid filings rebound in 2010

    May 10, 2010

    Trade mark filings using the Madrid system are back on the rise after a 16% drop in 2009, according to WIPO’s latest statistics


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