Log in

CLASS 46


Now in its twelfth year, Class 46 is dedicated to European trade mark law and practice. This weblog is written by a team of enthusiasts who want to spread the word and share their thoughts with others.

Want to receive Class 46 by email?
Click here subscribe for free.

Who we all are...
Anthonia Ghalamkarizadeh
Birgit Clark
Blog Administrator
Christian Tenkhoff
Fidel Porcuna
Gino Van Roeyen
Markku Tuominen
Niamh Hall
Nikos Prentoulis
Stefan Schröter
Tomasz Rychlicki
Yvonne Onomor
FRIDAY, 11 DECEMBER 2020
WIPO update: New appointments and IP Portal improvements

WIPO member states approved the appointment of four Deputy Directors General and four Assistant Directors General at a meeting on 3 December. The appointments were proposed by Director General Daren Tang (pictured).

The eight appointments comprise representatives of the United States, China, France, Indonesia, Japan, Ghana, Colombia and the UK. There are five men and three women. “This is the most gender diverse senior leadership in WIPO’s history," said Mr Tang: "It will be a source of strength for WIPO and demonstrate our seriousness about gender diversity.”

MARQUES congratulates all of the new Deputy and Assistant Directors General, and in particular welcomes the re-appointment of Wang Binying as Deputy Director General, Brands and Designs Sector.

MARQUES cooperates closely with the Brands and Designs Sector, as part of its commitment to fostering awareness and contributing to the improvement of the trade mark and design systems administered by WIPO, and we look forward to continuing to work with Wang Binying and her team.

The incoming team starts on 1 January 2021 and its term coincides with that that of the Director General.

New features on IP Portal

WIPO has added new features and streamlined the categorisation of Madrid online services, to make it easier for users to find what they are looking for.

The new features include:

  • The “Marks” category has been renamed “Trademarks”
  • The services have been grouped under three main categories – Search, File & Manage, and Pay – making navigation around Madrid System services more intuitive.
  • A “NEW” icon has been added to highlight the new services available through the menu, such as the “Limitation of Goods and Services”.

The WIPO IP Portal includes more information about the new features and a 30-second survey where you can tell WIPO what other changes you would like to see.

Posted by: Blog Administrator @ 12.16
Tags: Daren Tang, Wang Binying, ,
Sharing on Social Media? Use the link below...
Perm-A-Link: https://www.marques.org/blogs/class46?XID=BHA4945
Reader Comments: 0
Post a Comment


MARQUES does not guarantee the accuracy of the information in this blog. The views are those of the individual contributors and do not necessarily reflect those of MARQUES. Seek professional advice before action on any information included here.


The Class 46 Archive






 

 

 

 

 

 


CONTACT

info@marques.org
+44 (0)116 2747355
+44 (0)116 2747365
POST ADDRESS

Unit Q, Troon Way Business Centre
Humberstone Lane, Leicester
LE4 9HA

EMAIL

Ingrid de Groot
Internal Relations Officer
ingrid.de.groot@marques.org
Alessandra Romeo
External Relations Officer
aromeo@marques.org
James Nurton
Newsletter Editor
editor@marques.org
Robert Harrison
Webmaster
robertharrison@marques.org
BLOGS

Signup for our blogs.
Headlines delivered to your inbox