Brexit outgoing

Community trademark As the majority of citizens of the United Kingdom is known in the referendum held June 23, 2016 gave a positive opinion at the exit of its European Union country. Despite the outcome of the referendum, the United Kingdom will continue to join the European Union until the negotiations about modalities of withdrawal from …

Changes to European Trademark Legislation

From 23 March 2016: a) changes to fees and the abolition of the single fixed fee for three classes; b) additional declaration to keep the product and service list for the EU trademark up-to-date; and c) cancellation and invalidity actions will no longer be brought before a court, but through the national trademark office. New …

Some helpful notes on PATENT BOX

The law and the regulations establishing the regime of the Patent Box provide a reduced taxation for five years of the income attributable to industrial property In practice, and to provide a numeric data, the income would suffer a tax to 27.50% for IRES and IRAP at 3.90% are taxed at just over 17% in …

Brunei – Re-Registration Patent

20 years from the date of grant On 21 May 2014, the Brunei Court of Appeal ruled that the “date of patent” under the transitional provisions of Section 115(4)(a) of the Patents Order, should be re-interpreted to mean as “the date of grant.” As a result, patents registered in Brunei under the transitional provisions, originating …

Japan – Non Traditional Trademarks

From April 1, 2015 on, non-traditional trademarks, i.e., a color mark, a sound mark, a motion mark, a hologram mark, and a position mark, will be introduced into the Japanese trademark law. If, for example, your company has a specific corporate color, use a specific sound or motion on your TV commercials, apply a hologram …