Monday IPDate September 4, 2023

World IP news: from ASEAN and New Zealand

Patent news

ASEAN Intellectual Property Register launched

On 20 August 2023, ASEAN, in collaboration with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), launched the ASEAN Intellectual Property (IP) Register.The ASEAN IP Register is a one-stop IP information portal maintained by WIPO that will incorporate up-to-date IP data from all 10 ASEAN member states.

Trademark news

Changes to Geographical Indications law needed for EU-NZ Free Trade Agreement

In July 2023, New Zealand signed a free trade agreement with the European Union. Implementation of the agreement will require changes to the Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Act 2006.