We bring to you our second quarterly IP Newsletter, Volume 2, 2023, and also celebrate with the general public on this year’s World IP Day commemoration themed – Women and IP: Accelerating Innovation and Creativity.
Activities at the Regulatory Agencies
- Trade Marks Registry
The officials of the Trade Marks Registry held a meeting with the Registry’s Internet Service Providers and IP Agents on March 23, 2023, to address the challenges of prosecuting applications on the new online filing platform.
The Service Providers stated that applications from the old online filing platform are currently being migrated to the new filing platform to enable the Registry’s officials’ access and process registration and recordal certificates, upload notices of opposition for ease of blocking opposed trademarks, and allow Applicants to amend applications before examination without incurring costs, amongst others. The Service Providers informed the Registry’s officials and Agents that they are working assiduously to optimize the online filing platform in order to rejuvenate same in line with international best practices.
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– Intellectual Property Newsletter Volume 2 2023