From early December, you can use the Madrid System to help
streamline the protection of your trade marks internationally.
The Madrid System is an international filing system for trade
marks, allowing one trade mark application to be filed, with one
set of application fees, designating numerous countries around the
world. It is a great opportunity for businesses to file trade marks
internationally efficiently and cost effectively.
To avoid the traps incumbent with international applications,
particularly around different regulations and market requirements,
you will need expert IP help.
We are also expecting increased international branding activity
in New Zealand, as overseas businesses utilise the Madrid System to
protect their marks here. Branding rights in New Zealand are likely
to become more crowded and competitive.
Now is a good time to review your trade mark portfolio, both
within New Zealand and globally. James & Wells specialises in
assisting businesses strategise, protect and enforce trade mark
rights nationally and internationally. We have hands on experience
with the Madrid System, having helped our Australian clients
protect their marks under this system for a number of years. We are
fully conversant with the Madrid System and will hit the ground
running for you.
This article enunciates the recent, much awaited, and landmark judgment delivered on September 16, 2016 by Hon'ble Delhi High Court throwing light on the important provisions of the Copyright Act, 1962.
The Patents Act 1970, along with the Patents Rules 1972, came into force on 20th April 1972, replacing the Indian Patents and Designs Act 1911. The Patents Act was largely based on the recommendations of the Ayyangar Committee Report headed by Justice N. Rajagopala Ayyangar. One of the recommendations was the allowance of only process patents with regard to inventions relating to drugs, medicines, food and chemicals.
The Policy stresses on the need for a holistic approach to be taken on legal, administrative, institutional and enforcement issues related to IP.
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