The Republic of Serbia Join the Nice Agreement

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) notified the deposit by the Government of the Republic of Serbia, on September 17, 2010, of its instrument of accession to the Nice Agreement concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks of June 15, 1957, as revised in Stockholm on July 14, 1967, and in Geneva on May 13, 1977, and amended on September 28, 1979.

According to WIPO, the Geneva Act of the Nice Agreement as amended, will enter into force, with respect to the Republic of Serbia, on December 17, 2010.

Israel joins the International Trademark System

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) announced the accession by Israel to the Madrid Protocol for the International Registration of Marks, effective from September 1, 2010. After the said date, it will be possible to designate Israel as part of an international application for registration or territorial extension made to WIPO.

The WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center provides Dispute Resolution Services for TV Show Format Industry

The WIPO-FRAPA collaboration has been officially launched at FRAPA’s 10th anniversary event on April  11, 2010.

FRAPA is the Format Recognition and Protection Association dedicated to the protection of formats that works to ensure that television formats are protected by law as intellectual property. Continue