New fees for international trademarks for Norway

WIPO reports about new individual fees for international trademark applications where Norway is a designated country. The new fees will come into force on 01.03.2022 and are as follow:


The new version of the Global Brand Database is available

WIPO reports about the launch of the upgraded version of the Global Brand Database. The change concerns mainly the interface which, according to WIPO, is more user-friendly now. The database provides some interesting stats for the searches too.

In general, this database provides access to:

  • WIPO international trademarks under the Madrid protocol,
  • national and regional trademarks shared by national and regional IP Offices,
  • International Nonproprietary Names for Pharmaceutical Substances (INN),
  • WIPO appellations of origin under the Lisbon Agreement and
  • WIPO emblems under Article 6ter. It includes WIPO data

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.