In our latest round-up, we look at the United Kingdom’s IP minister seat being vacant once again, question marks over affiliate links on Instagram, puns being encouraged at the Philippines IP office, and much more.
The Peruvian Trademark Office has recently started to apply Article 6(6) of Legislative Decree 1310, which means that the recordal of certain changes is now exempted from the payment of official fees.
Legislative Decree 1397, which was published on 7 September 2018, introduces important changes in the field of trademark prosecution in Peru.
The Peruvian Trademark Office has published its 2017 Annual Report, which reveals that over 34,213 trademark registrations were granted last year.
The Peruvian Trademark Office (PTO) has joined the TMview online search tool and made its trademark database available to any interested persons worldwide. This is the result of an agreement signed between the EU Intellectual Property Office and the PTO.
On June 29 2017 a supreme decree was published, approving the regulations for implementing the electronic publication system through the Peruvian Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) webpage. From July 3 2017 electronic publications will be made through the electronic gazette. This new system will simplify trademark application proceedings at the PTO.
By means of Resolution No 113-2014-INDECOPI/COD, the Peruvian Trademark Office has created a Transitory Commission which will assist the current commission in solving all pending cases. Due to its significant workload, the PTO took a long time to decide cases, which was not beneficial for trademark holders and applicants.