Pipers issues a bulletin on a monthly basis providing a summary of recent developments in intellectual property law and practice in Australasia and other key countries and regions such as USA, UK, Europe and Asia. Below are links to articles in the latest bulletin. Previous issues can be accessed via the left pane navigation.
Contents Summary of Latest Bulletin
Applicant Friendly Changes to Japanese Patent and Trade Mark Practice Approved
On 15th July 2022 the Japanese Cabinet approved some notable applicant friendly changes to Japanese patent and trade mark practice, which will take effect from 1st April 2023.
UK Government Issues Response to Consultation on UK Design Protection
Following the completion of the earlier announced consultation on UK design protection, and in light of the responses received, the UK Government has issued its response, indicating the aspects of the law that are likely to be reviewed or be the subject of further investigation.
3. Trade Marks
Opposition to GORGONZOLA Certification Trade Mark Application Rejected
In Consorzio per la Tutela del Formaggio Gorgonzola v Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand Incorporated 2022 NZIPOTM 13 an Assistant Commissioner (AC) was not persuaded that GORGONZOLA has become a descriptive or generic term for cheese in New Zealand.