Monday IPDate August 28, 2023

World IP news: from Pakistan and Australia

Patent news

New Industrial Designs Rules Adopted in Pakistan

The Federal Government of Pakistan has announced the adoption of new Industrial Designs Rules 2023, under the power conferred by section 31 of the Registered Design Ordinance 2000.

Trademark news

IP Australia has developed guidance on the trade mark classification of goods and services relating to emerging technologies.

With the surge in trademark applications related to virtual goods, metaverse, irreplaceable tokens (NFTs), and blockchain, IP Australia has clarified its approach to classifying emerging technologies in trademark applications in new guidelines.