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Fiji IP UPDATE - FIJI’S INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAWS UNDERGO A MAJOR OVERHAUL

Aug 24, 2021 / by Aminiasi Vulaono posted in Fiji Intellectual Property Law, Pacific Islands Intellectual Property Law, Fiji commercial law, Fiji commercial lawyers, IP Law Fiji, Patents Fiji, Intellectual Property Law, IP attorneys Fiji, Intellectual Property Law Fiji, Trademarks Fiji, IP Law, Intellectual Property Lawyers Pacific, Intellectual Property Attorneys Fiji

After more than 70 years, the Parliament of Fiji on 19 August 2021 tabled and passed the following Bills now referred to as Acts of Parliament:

  • Trade Marks Act 2021 (repeals the Trade Marks Act 1933 and the Merchandise Marks Act 1933 and adopts the Nice Classification and makes provisions for the Madrid Protocol).
  • Patents Act 2021 (repeals the Patent Act 1879 and its subsidiary legislation).
  • Designs Act 2021 (repeals the United Kingdom Designs (Protection) Act 1936.

The passing of these Acts is a giant leap forward for Fiji’s Trade Mark, Patent and Design laws as they become more aligned and compliant to international standards and practices. We take a brief look at the changes in this update, and will continue to provide more updates when the legislation is in force.

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Capital Gains Tax regulations may apply when selling intellectual property in Fiji

Sep 4, 2017 / by Artika Prasad and Aminiasi Vulaono posted in Fiji Intellectual Property Law, Capital Gains Tax Fiji, IP and capital gains tax

 

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Samoa Intellectual Property Law Update

Sep 4, 2017 / by Artika Prasad and Aminiasi Vulaono posted in Samoan Intellectual Property Law, Pacific Islands Intellectual Property Law

 

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