New fees for designation of Turkiye in international trademarks

WIPO announced new individual fees for the designation of Turkiye in applications for international trademarks. The new fees will come into force on 11.04.2023 and are as follow:


OAPI joins the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications

WIPO reports on the accession of the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) to The Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications.

This will allow international registration of geographical indication in 17 African countries including Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Senegal, etc.

The Geneva Act will enter into force with respect to OAPI on March 15, 2023.

For more information here.

The new edition of the WIPO Magazine is available

WIPO has issued a new edition of its WIPO Magazine where you can find the following main topics:

1. Tencent, video games, the metaverse and diversity: an insider’s view

2. Fashion forward: pioneering African designer eyes luxury brands market

3. Brazilian agri-tech startup digitizes farm management with dividends for cattle farmers and sustainability

4. Why vaccine independence is so important for Africa

5. Green trademarks and the risk of greenwashing

For more information here.

Belize joins the Madrid Protocol for the registration of international trademarks

WIPO reports about the accession of Belize to the Madrid Protocol for international registration of trademarks. The Protocol will come into force for the country on 24.02.2023, a date after which the country will be able to be designated in applications for such marks.

The country has made some declarations, two of which are that potential refusals for registration can be issued for up to 18 months as well as that there will be individual fees for the designation of Belize.

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