Changes to international trade mark registrations after 1 January 2021 (Part 1) Numbering of comparable trade mark The number allocated to the comparable trade mark (IR) will be the last 8 digits of the international (EU) trade mark prefixed with UK008. This will provide users with a means for identifying UK rights created from international registrations and distinguishing them from...

International trade mark registrations protected in the EU under the Madrid Protocol will no longer enjoy protection in the UK after 1 January 2021. On 1 January 2021, protected international trade mark registrations designating the EU will no longer be valid in the UK. On this day these rights will be immediately and automatically replaced by UK rights. If you own an...

The 2020 edition of the Global Innovation Index (GII) presents the latest global innovation trends and the annual innovation ranking of 130 economies. WIPO has been co-publishing the annual Global Innovation Index (GII) 2020, together with the Institut européen d’administration des affaires (INSEAD) and Cornell University The GII is a ranking of innovation performance covering 130 economies...

The Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam (IP Viet Nam) announces the adoption of the Vietnamese version of the Nice Classification 11-2021 Edition (NCL 11-2021). From January 1, 2021, the Vietnamese version of the Nice Classification 11-2021 Edition (NCL 11-2021), translated by the IP Viet Nam from the English version published by WIPO, will be applied to the classification of goods and...

The Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam introduced the set of 03 books serving the formulation of Intellectual Property Policy in universities and research institutes published by WIPO. The policy makers on intellectual property is always concerned about “How to make great ideas that come from research of institutes / universities fly (transform them into products and services in the...