New fees for international trademarks targeting South Korea

south-korea-2934220_960_720WIPO reports about a change regarding the individual fees payable in case of designation of South Korea in international trademark applications. The new fees which will come into force on 07.09.2018 are as follow:

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New year – new changes regarding protection of trademarks

time-for-a-change-2015164_960_720Some new changes regarding protection of trademarks came into force on 01.01.2018.

First and foremost, WIPO Madrid Monitor entirely replaced the ROMARIN database for searching international trademarks. The new database can be accessed from here.

In addition, WIPO announced the new 11th edition of the Nice Classification for goods and services which will be used with regard to new trademark applications.

Apart from this, EUIPO informs that new applications for European trademarks will be not accepted in they are filed through fax. This option will be available in future only in a case that because of technical problems the e-filling cannot be used for that purpose. This concerns renewal of trademark protection too. More information here.

New online form for international trademarks by EUIPO

img_newsIAEUIPO reports about a new online form for filling applications for international trademarks under the Madrid protocol based on Eu trademark applications or registrations.

According to the Office, this new form is more user-friendly and less time-consuming which in general support the Office’s efforts for paperless services.

For more information here.