Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Tunisia goes techie for trade marks

Tunisia's Trade Mark Office issued a fresh set of regulations on 1 January 2010 as part of its ongoing efforts to facilitate trade mark registration and renewal procedures:
• The publication of trade marks, patents and designs will henceforth be distributed on CDs, without hard copies. This is a lot swifter than the traditional technology of the printing press and will result in a reduction in the amount of time consumed in completing official registration procedures.
• Official fees for renewal certificates of trade mark registration are to be paid together with the renewal application fees and not, as previously, following issuance of the certificate.
Source: INTA Bulletin, vol.65, no.3, 1 February 2010.

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