On April 19, 2021, the Government of Belarus deposited its instrument of accession to the 1999 Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement with WIPO Director General Daren Tang. Belarus becomes the 66th contracting party to the 1999 Act and 75th member of the Hague Union. The accession brings the total
The World Intellectual Property Organization, WIPO, has published its data providing information on the number and status of patent, trademark and design applications filed through WIPO in 2020. According to WIPO data, a noticeable increase in international patent applications has been observed despite the pandemic.
On February 24, 2021, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan deposited its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol with WIPO’s Director General, making it the 108th member of the Madrid System, which now covers 124 countries. The Protocol will enter into force for the Islamic Republic
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has launched its new database, WIPO Lex Judgements, which allows free access to court decisions made in the field of intellectual property worldwide. The database provides access to judicial decisions that have been selected directly by the courts or
On October 12, 2020, the Government of Trinidad and Tobago deposited its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol with WIPO’s Director General, making Trinidad and Tobago the 107th member of the Madrid System, which now covers 123 countries. The Protocol will enter into force for Trinidad