“Planning for positive change”: the law firm perspective on Brazil joining the Madrid Protocol

After over a decade of discussion, Brazil looks increasingly likely to accede to the Madrid system within the coming year. To get a sense of the sentiment on the ground, we reached out to local law firm practitioners to ask how it is expected to impact their own practice and the wider trademark scene – …

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“Don’t panic” – new entrants to Madrid Protocol give mixed feedback on their experience since accession

​​​​​​​Law firm practitioners in jurisdictions that have adopted the Madrid Protocol in recent years – including Colombia, Israel, Mexico, OAPI and Thailand – have shared their experience of the system in an exclusive survey from World Trademark Review. While most praise the resulting trademark environment, some are scathing about the impact Madrid has had on …

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Is the Brexit fog lifting? UKIPO confirms plan for “free” conversion of EU trademarks to UK register

In newly-released comments, the UKIPO has confirmed that the UK will protect all existing EU trademarks and registered Community designs when the country leaves the EU. Crucially, the transfer of 1.5 million rights will be automatic and free of charge.