Montenegro Amends Trademark and Patent Laws
Amendments to the patent and trademark laws entered into force in Montenegro on January 18, 2023. The trademark law amendments are intended to harmonize national legislation with Directive (EU) 2015/2436 and with the Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks, while the patent law amendments aim to harmonize national legislation with Directive (EU) 2019/933.
New amendments to trademark law in China: putting an end to trademark squatting
The Chinese Intellectual Property Office has recently published a draft amendment to the Chinese Trademark Law. The draft aims to address the issues of malicious trademark filings and trademark squatting practices.