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Weekly Design Update – Oct 2021 (1 of 3)
|CHANGE:||Equinox IP Services – New Official Fee Jurisdiction Available – Germany
We have now included all official fees for Germany as part of our IP Services offering. If you would be interested in having these official fees imported into your system as part of our Equinox Official Fee Management Service, please send an email across to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in touch!
Our current monitored jurisdictions are the United Kingdom, European Union, EPO, WIPO, Benelux, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland, Israel, Luxembourg and the United States of America.
All of our monitored official fees can be viewed under the ‘Official Fees’ tab of the IP Portal!
|IMPLEMENTATION DATE:||11 Oct 2021|
|CHANGE:||Legislative Changes to Strengthen Singapore’s Copyright Regime
“The Ministry of Law (MinLaw) has tabled the Copyright Bill for First Reading in Parliament today.
Key Features of the Bill
The key features of the Bill are:
a. It will introduce new rights and remedies for creators, to ensure copyright continues to reward the creation of works and incentivise creativity. For example:
|SOURCE:||Ministry of Law|
|IMPLEMENTATION DATE:||01 Nov 2021|
|JURISDICTION:||European Union (EUIPO)|
|CHANGE:||Extended funding opportunity for SMEs during October
“The SME Fund, the EUIPO’s initiative that grants financial aid for intellectual property (IP) matters, will be also open throughout October.
So far, in 2021, the EUIPO has supported more than 8 000 SMEs from all over the EU. The sixth application window was launched on 1 and open until 31 October 2021. More than 16 000 trade marks and 4 400 designs have been requested at national, regional and EU level. Applications for IP pre-diagnostic services (IP Scan) are also on the rise, with 487 requests to date.
The Fund is open to small business as well as IP lawyers and representatives who can apply and can carry out the full procedure on behalf of their clients.
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can save up to EUR 1 500 in trade mark and design basic application fees and IP pre-diagnostic services.
More on the SME Fund
The Ideas Powered for business SME Fund is a €20 million grant scheme helping European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) access their intellectual property rights.
A European Commission initiative, the SME Fund is implemented by the EUIPO and the national and regional IP offices of the EU to support businesses in developing their IP strategies and protecting their IP rights, at national, regional or EU level.
|IMPLEMENTATION DATE:||31 Oct 2021|