New Regulation on fees for patents, trade marks and designs

06/12/2016

New Regulation no. 818/2016 on fees for patents, trademarks, designs, etc., has been adopted by the Minister of Industries and Commerce and will take effect on 1 January 2017.

More information about the new regulation is available here.

Fees for patents, trademarks and designs - changes from 1 January 2017

28/10/2016

On 1 January, Regulation no. 818/2016 on fees for patents, trademarks, designs, etc. will take effect. 

The regulation, which was recently adopted by the Minister of Industries and Commerce, brings about changes in the fees for the services of the Icelandic Patent Office.

More information about the new regulation are available here.

PPH co-operation with China extended until 2019

30/06/2016

The Icelandic Patent Office and SIPO launched in 2014 a pilot PPH project between the two offices for a period of two years. The programme includes a two-way national PPH route and a one-way PCT-PPH route, namely, for Chinese applicants filing in Iceland.

IP and Business: Icelandic Patent Office 25th anniversary conference

14/03/2016

The Icelandic Patent Office’s 25th anniversary year will culminate in the international conference IP and Business on the 17th of May in Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre.

New website and new logo

01/03/2016

The new website of the Icelandic Patent Office has been launched. The new site  features a new interface and has been built and designed with an emphasis on functionality and navigation to improve customers‘ access to information. The new site also features a responsive web design and is therefore compatible with tablets and smartphones and adapts to various screen sizes.

SPC applications – calculation of duration

03/12/2015

On October 6 2015, the CJEU decided that Art. 13(1) in the SPC Regulation No. 469/2009 (comparable to Art. 13(1) in the SPC Regulation No. 1768/1992) is to be interpreted as meaning that the date of the first authorization to place the product on the market is the date on which notification of the decision granting marketing authorization was given to the addressee of the decision.

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No stay of proceedings in SPC applications

04/05/2015

The High Court of Vienna has referred two questions regarding the date of first marketing authorization concerning supplementary protection certificates to the CJEU (C-471/14 Seattle Genetics). Patent holders applying for supplementary protection in Iceland have requested stay of proceedings at the Icelandic Patent Office until a decision has been made in the CJEU case.

The Icelandic Patent Office will not stay proceedings, as it is the office's responsibility to come to a decision on grant as soon as possible.

Iceland joins TMview

24/11/2014

As of 24 November 2014, the Icelandic Patent Office has made its trade mark data available to the TMview search tool.

The integration of ELS - IPO is a concrete result of the International Cooperation programme managed by OHIM in collaboration with its international partners.

This last extension brings the total number of offices participating in TMview to 37 and with the addition of more than 47000 Icelandic trade marks, TMview now provides information and access to almost 24,6 million trade marks in total.

New Regulation on fees for patents, trademarks and designs

03/10/2014

New Regulation no. 804/2014 on fees for patents, trademarks, designs, etc., has been adopted by the Minister of Industries and Commerce and will take effect on 1 December 2014.

More information about the new regulation are available here.

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