Report for APEC Survey on Non-Traditional Trade Marks

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Report for APEC Survey on Non-Traditional Trade Marks

Publication Number

APEC#208-CT-01.1

Published Date

April 2008

Type of Publication

Reports

Publications Under

CTI Sub-Fora & Industry Dialogues Groups, Intellectual Property Rights Experts Group(IPEG)

Accessed

16372

Pages

45

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Description

Member economies agreed at the APEC Intellectual Property Rights Experts’ Group XIX meeting held in August 2004 that a project on the Law and Best Practices to Examine Non-traditional Trade Marks among APEC Economies should be included in the work-plan of IPEG. A survey of member economies was then conducted. Details of the survey in this report.

  • Definition of Trade Mark in each APEC Economy
  • Types of Non-Traditional Trade Marks allowed
  • Information to be furnished by applicants when seeking to register NTTM
  • Examination Guidelines, Tools or Reference Used in the Course of Examination of NTTM
  • Decisions or case law in the various APEC economies
  • Conclusion
  • Annex A