We are pleased to report that the International trade mark system has four new upcoming memberships.
The instruments of accession to the Convention establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO, http://www.wipo.int/portal/en/index.html) will make the Convention enter into force:
- in Thailand starting from 7 November 2017,
- in the Marshall Islands starting from 11 December 2017,
- in East Timor starting from 12 December 2017,
- in Indonesia starting from 2 January 2018.
Starting from these dates, it will be possible to claim protection also in said four Countries filing trademark (but also patent and international design) applications.