The most valuable brands in the world for 2017

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The Brandirectory published the list of the most valuable brands in the world for 2017. This represents brand evaluation as an intangible asset for the relevant proprietor.

According this rating the first place is for Google (109 billion dollars), followed by Apple (107 billion dollars) and Amazon (106 billion dollars).

More information can be found here.

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Change of fees for registration of trademarks in Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Tunisia, Mexico and San Marino

WIPO reports about changes of fees for designation of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Tunisia, Mexico and San Marino in application for international trademarks. The new fees are as follows:
Tajikistan can be seen them here. The charges come into force on 09.13.2015.
Turkmenistan
can be seen them here.  The charges come into force on 09.13.2015.
Tunis
can be seen them here. The charges come into force on 09.13.2015.
Mexico
can be seen them here. The charges come into force on 09.13.2015.
San Marino
can be seen them here. The charges come into force on 16.08.2015.
 

Algeria joins the Madrid Protocol

WIPO reports about the accession of Algeria to the Madrid Protocol for international registration of trademarks. The Protocol will enter into force for the country on 31.10.2015.
Algeria was the last country, part of The Madrid system, which wasn’t sign the Protocol. From now on, all international registrations of marks will be exclusively governed by the Madrid Protocol. As a result, the filing and management of international registrations will be simplified for users.
More information here.