Articles and Updates

Lebanon – Legalisation of Powers of Attorney Required

On 21 March 2015 The Ministry of Economy and Trade in Lebanon declared a revision of the power of attorney requirements. Effective 1 May 2015, all powers of attorney submitted for handling all intellectual property matters in Lebanon by foreign (non-Lebanese) companies must be legalised by the Lebanese consulate. Applications filed prior to this date …

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Australian IP Law – IP Australia consultation on streamlining IP Processes

On 20 February a public consultation paper was released detailing a number of new proposals put forward by IP Australia with a view of streamlining Australia’s IP systems. According to IP Australia, there are a number of administrative processes that differ between IP rights which are overly burdensome and take too long to resolve. The …

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Accession to the Madrid Protocol: Cambodia – 5 June 2015

On 5 March 2015 the Government of Cambodia deposited with the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) its instrument of accession to the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks (“the Madrid Protocol”). The Madrid Protocol will enter into force, with respect to Cambodia, on 5 June 2015. The instrument …

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