Monday IPDate January 2, 2023

Patent news

KIPO: From January 1, 2023, South Korea will adjust the classification of design products

This is the result of the official implementation of the 14th edition of the Locarno Classification from January 1, 2023, based on the results of the “15th Locarno International Classification Expert Meeting”, which reflects the development of international standards for the classification of industrial design items.

Patent news

UKIPO: Guidance IP in New Zealand

On December 15, 2022, the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) issued the New Zealand Intellectual Property Guide, providing guidance on the protection, management and implementation of intellectual property in New Zealand.

Trademark news

Romania amends trademark law

On December 13, 2022, Romania adopted amendments to its trademark law enabling the Romanian IPO to handle revocation and invalidation applications as of January 14, 2023. Going forward, interested parties will be able to choose whether to bring an invalidation or revocation action before the Romanian IPO or before the court.

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