Amended laws on patents, trademarks and industrial designs enter into force
The amended laws on patents, trademarks and industrial designs entered into force on January 18 2017. While most amendments concern the alignment of terminology with the new Law on Administrative Proceedings, there are two significant changes: all three laws introduce the possibility of filing administrative proceedings against decisions of the IPO, and the amended trademark law now allows parties to suspend opposition proceedings while negotiating an agreement.
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