According to the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind, such as literary and artistic works; names and images used in commerce; designs; and inventions.
Trade marks — also referred to as brands, or logos — uniquely identify products and services. They may consist of words, images, numbers, letters, personal names, slogans, the packaging of goods, or any combination of…
According to HowStuffWorks.com, Colonel Harland Sanders, born September 9, 1890 in Henryville Indiana, kept his famous secret chicken recipe of 11 herbs and spices in his head while the actual spices were in his car.…
Collective marks are a type of trade mark that distinguish the mode of manufacture, material, geographical origin or other characteristics of the goods or services of members authorised to use the mark.
Do you prefer Roquefort over “blue” cheese, or Darjeeling over “black” tea? How about Cognac and Scotch? Yes, you guessed it; these are protected by a special area of IP known as geographical indications (GIs).
Collective marks are a type of trade mark that distinguish the mode of manufacture, material, geographical origin or other characteristics of the goods or services they cover. They are used by associations, collectives or groups…
Please be advised that the General Registry Department is closed until further notice. Kindly note that the deadline for the payment of annual fees has been extended to 30th June 2020. Penalties for failure to pay annual fees will come into force on the 1st of July, 2020.
We will continue to process applications received during the office closure. However, please note that turnaround times may be delayed.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through these unusual times. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best wishes from the IP Team of the General Registry Department.