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Amendments to Trademark Laws

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Mrz 31, 2015 (Newsletter Issue 5/15)
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New Industrial Property Act in Effect Now

The new Industrial Property Act 2014 came into effect on March 1, 2015 in the Seychelles.

As for trademarks, Convention priority can now be claimed, the initial registration term goes up from seven years to the more usual ten, and there is provision for collective marks and geographical indications.

Design protection is now possible, and the term is five years, extendible for two further five-year periods. There is also provision for the registration of utility models and original layout designs of integrated circuits. In each case the protection term is ten years.

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Source: Spoor & Fisher Jersey