Israel changes due to Implementation of Madrid Protocol: New Multi-Class Application

With effect from June 1st, 2010 Israel access to the Madrid Protocol for the International Registration of Marks, making the 85th member of the Wipo and the 82nd Member of the Protocol.
Starting from September 1st, 2010 the Israel Trademark Office adopt a multi-class filing and registration system, enabling new applications to be filed in multiple classes, with a reduced official filing fee being applied to each class after the first. Continue

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.

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