Monday IPDate July 24, 2023

World IP news: from India and Europe

Patent news

Significant increase in patent fees in Canada

On June 28, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) announced significant changes to its fee structure. Beginning January 1, 2024, CIPO will impose a 25% fee increase to most official fees related to patent, trademark, industrial design, copyright, and other related services.

Trademark news

GCC Trademark Law Changes in Qatar

The GCC Trademark Law and its Implementing Regulations will come into force in Qatar on August 10, 2023. These changes include increased official fees, a shorter deadline for submitting an opposition, and the registrability of sound and smell marks.