I-DEPOT – Reliable digital evidence of intellectual property assets

Introduction The Benelux Intellectual Property Office has developed and provided the i-DEPOT service, which is a register of information whose confidentiality has been maintained. Another similar service is WIPO PROOF, which was developed by the World Intellectual Property Organization. Anyone can take advantage of the service by depositing their information in a digital safe, as […]

 

WIPO PROOF – Reliable digital evidence of intellectual property assets

Introduction In May 2020, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) launched an entirely new online business service called WIPO PROOF. WIPO PROOF provides evidence through a digital fingerprint (token) containing the date and time of a digital file in order to verify the existence of this file at a certain point in time to avoid […]

 

International industrial design registration

International design registration is administered by the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), located in Geneva, Switzerland. The Hague Agreement establishes an international registration system, which allows design owners to obtain protection for their industrial designs in countries that are parties to the agreement (more than 80 countries) through filing one single […]

 

Implications of Brexit regarding EU trademarks and industrial designs

The United Kingdom and the EU have ratified the Withdrawal Agreement. With this, on 31 January 2020, the United Kingdom left the European Union, and the so-called transitional period (from 1 February 2020 to 31 December 2020) began. During the transitional period, EU law will continue to apply in the United Kingdom. Implications of Brexit […]

 

Surrender of industrial design registration

This article will describe the procedure for the surrender of industrial design registration, which is regulated in Article 28 of the Bulgarian Industrial Design Act and the Instruction on Requests for the Registration of Changes in the Legal Status of Industrial Property Objects. According to Article 28 of the Bulgarian Industrial Design Act, the proprietor […]

 

Industrial design licensing

This article will describe the procedure for recordal of a license agreement, which is regulated by the Bulgarian Industrial Design Act and the Instruction on Requests for the Registration of Changes in the Legal Status of Industrial Property Objects. According to Article 26 of the Bulgarian Industrial Design Act the proprietor of the right over […]

 

Industrial design purchase and assignment agreement

This article will provide more information on the transfer of industrial design through selling the design, which procedure is regulated in article 24 of the Bulgarian Industrial Design Act and the Instruction on Requests for the Registration of Changes in the Legal Status of Industrial Property Objects. An industrial design may be transferred in respect […]

 

Renewal of Community designs

This article will describe the procedure for renewal of Community design registration, which procedure is regulated in the Council Regulation (EU) 6/2002 on Community designs. Community design registration is administered by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), located in Alicante, Spain. Registration of industrial design before the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), located […]