New Dashboard = New tools…

Current Sortify users can – as of last week – see a new Dashboard that lets the cat out of the bag as to what we’ve been up to… The Drafter (v2.0) and the Converter are getting a number of new companions: A Reclassifier, for sorting goods and services into correct classes A Chinese Drafter […]

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Drafter v2.0 released!

It’s here – the new and improved trade mark goods and services Drafter 2.0 has arrived! Many of the changes made were implemented as a direct result of user feedback – thanks again to all of our subscribers and testers for your time. Some of the more significant changes: A new (but still familiar) interface […]

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Multiple country updates – January 2019

IP Office updates - January 2019

  1. USPTO, IP Australia and IPONZ all kept busy in January...
  2. IPONZ alone added 4000+ pre-approved terms
  3. IP Australia now allows the broad term "online retail services" as well as "retail services"

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New Zealand – “Featuring” gets removed from pre-approved services

IPONZ removes 700+ services that include the word "featuring"

  1. IPONZ updates pre-approved goods and services database to remove the word "featuring" from retail and wholesale services
  2. Objections had been raised despite the "featuring" services being in the IPONZ pre-approved goods and services databases
  3. A corresponding practice note should be published soon

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