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…

Industrial Property in Morocco

A new industrial property law (No. 23-13) Issued in Morocco to amend the law (No.17/97) is in force from December 18, 2014 and provides for the protection of industrial property rights in accordance with international standards in the field of industrial property. The new law aims to strengthen the protection of industrial property.

Kuwait – Trademark applications

Is now possible claiming priority The Trademark Office announced that priority claims would be available for trademark applications in Kuwait as from January 1, 2015. The trademark applicants will be able to claim priority, within the six-month priority period, from corresponding applications filed in any of the other member states of the Paris Convention.

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