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Weekly Trademark Update – Nov 2021 (3 of 3)
|CHANGE:||Lisbon Notification No. 49 Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications – Accession by the Republic of Ghana
“The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments and has the honor to notify the deposit by the Government of the Republic of Ghana, on November 3, 2021, of its instrument of accession to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications (Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement), adopted at Geneva on May 20, 2015.
The Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement will enter into force, with respect to the Republic of Ghana, on February 3, 2022.”
|IMPLEMENTATION DATE:||03 Feb 2022|
|CHANGE:||Office Closure Notice
“The Intellectual Property office of Ireland (IPOI) will be closed for the transaction of business on the following dates:
Friday 24th December 2021
Monday 27th December 2021
Tuesday 28th December 2021
Monday 3rd January 2022
Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the Intellectual Property office of Ireland (IPOI) is closed to the public and to personal callers until further notice. Clients and customers are asked to continue to use our online e-filing and payment services, and to continue to communicate with us by email whenever possible.
While the Office remains unable to facilitate personal callers to its premises until further notice, telephone enquiries are being accepted on 00- 353- 56 7720111 between 9.30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.”
|IMPLEMENTATION DATE:||24 Dec 2021|
|CHANGE:||Notification: Communication via digital post to close 26-29 November 2021
“In order to prepare for the transition to MitID and NDGP, communication via digital post between authorities and private individuals as well as companies will close in the period 26-29 November 2021. All users of digital post have been informed of this by the Danish Agency for Digitalisation. The closure also has consequences for digital communication to and from the Danish Patent and Trademark Office.
Post from the Danish Patent and Trademark Office
Post from the Danish Patent and Trademark Office, which you should have received in the period 26 – 29 November 2021, will be delivered when digital post is reopened on 30 November 2021. This means that you will have 1-4 days less to respond to our letters. This is less than normal, but still on average a smaller time loss than if we send by physical post, which takes least 5 days.
Post to the Danish Patent and Trademark Office
You must meet the deadlines stated in the letters which we have sent to you, and which fall on the days of the closure. This means that you must use alternative communication channels during the period where digital post is closed.
If you have questions about digital post in the period 26. -29. November 2021, you are most welcome to contact customer service on +45 43508301 or via email.”
|SOURCE:||Danish Patent and Trademark Office|
|IMPLEMENTATION DATE:||26 Nov 2021|