You can now file an international trademark application through Madrid e-Filing by the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) via the ISIPO. The electronic service is paperless, user friendly and safe. 

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The ISIPO's reception will be temporarily closed from Monday October 5th due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Iceland is 21st most-innovative economy according to the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2020. Iceland drops one place from last year after rising three places on the GII 2019.

Innovation

The first six months of the year saw a significant increase in the number of trademark registrations in Iceland according to new ISIPO statistics.

Statistics

Published today, the ISIPO‘s Annual Report 2019 reviews an eventful year for our office. A major milestone in our 29-year history was our name change in July when we changed our name from the Icelandic Patent Office to the Icelandic Intellectual Property Office (ISIPO).

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Iceland’s trademark system will undergo considerable changes with a new law that will enter into force on 1 September 2020.

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The importance of intellectual property in the food industry can not be understated. How can food can be protected as intellectual property?

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Trademarks in the ISIPO’s database can tell us a lot about the value behind the world’s most popular basketball league. Jón Gunnarsson, Communication Manager, delves into the world of trademarks and basketball.

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Feta, Camembert and Icelandic lamb - these are all familiar terms. What’s more, they are protected product names with a geographical indication or as a traditional specialty.

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Over the last decades, industry and business have undergone extensive and fundamental changes. Today, the value and income of companies are increasingly based on intellectual property, innovations and other intangible assets. Jón Gunnarsson, Communication Manager, examines this new reality and what significance could it have for Iceland.

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We live in strange times. An unwelcome guest, COVID-19, dominates our lives at this moment, disrupting our daily routines and significantly slowing down the pace of society. However,this sudden increase in spare time may have positive consequences. Article by Sif Steingrímsdóttir, Legal Examiner.

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With the new amendments to the Trade Mark Act that will take effect on 1 September 2020, we will see a lot of changes to the trademark system in Iceland. For example: the term "administrative revocation" will be history. In light of that, Hanna Lilja Karlsdóttir, Senior Legal Advisor, looks at the history of the term.

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New Regulation no. 60/2020  on fees for patents, trademarks, designs, etc., has been adopted by the Ministry of Industries and Innovation and will take effect on 1 May 2020.

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Due to the COVID-19 epidemic and its possible effect on the operations of legal entities and individuals, the ISIPO has decided to extend all deadlines until May 4 2020

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The reception at our office, Engjateigur 3 Reykjavík, will reopen Monday May 18th after temporary closure due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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ELS Gazette - May

The May edition of the ELS Gazette has been published. A digital version can be found here (in Icelandic).

ELS Gazette

The Icelandic Intellectual Property Office now accepts electronic filing of all documents and applications, either through online registration or documents sent by email or fax.

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In the uncertainty and turmoil that have characterised the world in recent months, many opportunities can be found. We have all seen how the situation has brought forth fresh ideas, accelerated various kinds of development and, perhaps most importantly, shown us what the human spirit can do when faced with a sudden problem.

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The general reception at our office, Engjateigur 3 Reykjavík, will reopen Monday May 18th after temporary closure due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

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Icelandic companies that make intensive use of intellectual property rights contribute 39.6% of the GDP and create 29.2% of all jobs in Iceland. This is one of the findings in the EUIPO and EPO’s report on IPR-intensive industries and economic performance in the European Union, published in September.

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On July 1st the name of the Office was changed to The Icelandic Intellectual Property Office (ISIPO). The Icelandic parliament, Althingi, passed a law on the name change on the 2nd of May 2019. The name change is a milestone for the office and will allow us to better serve the needs of Icelandic industry and help promote innovation, research- and development.

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