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The Patent Office of the United Arab Emirates significantly reduced the amounts of the state fees in the sphere of intellectual property

10.09.2019 Comments: 0

In the recent years, several countries in the Middle East region increased the amounts of the official fees that are charged by the national Patent Offices for the actions in the sphere of intellectual property. However, this trend has not affected the United Arab Emirates. According to the information posted...
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Canada has fixed the amounts of fees in view of its joining the Madrid System of the International Registration of Trademarks

19.06.2019 Comments: 0

Not so long ago, we wrote that Canada had joined the Madrid System of the International Registration of Trademarks. And now, the Government of Canada prepared and transmitted to the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization the declaration in which the amounts of the Canadian fees for registration...
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REGISTRATION OF A TRADEMARK IN ARGENTINA: NOVELTIES

03.06.2019 Comments: 0

On 3 June 2019 the Decree 242/2019 will enter into force that amends the Trademark Law of Argentina. New rules are essential both for those persons who are only planning to register a mark in this country and for the owners of already registered marks. Among the key novelties the...
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THE PARLIAMENT RATIFIED THE AGREEMENT ON THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBLE TAXATION WITH QATAR

04.04.2019 Comments: 0

On 28 February 2019 the Verkhovna Rada (the Parliament) of Ukraine ratified the Convention on Avoidance of Double Taxation with Qatar and the Protocol to this Convention. The Convention was signed by the Governments of Ukraine and Qatar on 20 March 2018 in Doha. The Convention provides for the rate...
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Tax consequences of the receipt of royalties from non-residents

02.04.2019 Comments: 0

During our seminars “Everything about Royalties” I am telling in detail about taxation of royalties that the Ukrainians pay abroad and each time the attendees ask questions about nuances of taxation of royalties that are paid by non-residents. As the speaking time is limited I have to answer the questions...
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We are pleased to welcome CANADA as the 104th Member-State of the Madrid system of the International Registration of Trademarks!

20.03.2019 Comments: 0

The number of countries that joined the main international system facilitating registration of trademarks in multiple jurisdictions throughout the world is constantly growing. Canada became the 104th member of the Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks after the WIPO Director General Dr. Francis Gurry received Canada’s instruments of...
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FIVE WELL-KNOWN TRADEMARKS THAT HAD BECOME COMMONLY USED SIGNS OF GOODS OR SERVICES OF CERTAIN KIND

12.03.2019 Comments: 0

Thermos In 1892, in the result of research findings in the field of cryogenics the Scottish scientist Sir James Dewar developed and invented the vacuum flask, otherwise known as the Dewar flask. The Dewar flask was promptly commercialized when two German glassblowers, Reinhold Burger and Albert Ashenbrenner, in 1904 realized...
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Private entrepreneurs, have you paid taxes on royalties?

29.01.2019 Comments: 0

It is encouraging to note that the awareness of the Ukrainian citizens is increasing from year to year. People are starting to think about proper optimization and payment of taxes instead of inventing the schemes of hiding incomes from taxation. Recently, we have begun to receive a lot of questions...
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Canada became the 69-th member of the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs

06.08.2018 Comments: 0

On July 16, 2018, the Government of Canada deposited its instrument of accession to the Geneva Act (1999) of the Hague Agreement with the International Bureau of WIPO. This makes Canada the 69th member of the Hague Union. The 1999 Act will enter into force in Canada on November 5,...
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Afghanistan has become the 101-st member of the Madrid system of international registration of trademarks

07.05.2018 Comments: 0

On March 26, 2018 the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan deposited its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol, making Afghanistan the 101-st member of the Madrid System. Afghanistan’s membership highlights the Madrid system’s ongoing expansion, and solidifies the system as a key component of protecting trademarks internationally. As of today, the...
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