Examen de la legislación de aplicación del Acuerdo sobre los ADPIC - Búsqueda

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En el párrafo 2 del artículo 63 del Acuerdo sobre los ADPIC, se exige a los Miembros que notifiquen al Consejo de los ADPIC las leyes y los reglamentos hechos efectivos por el Miembro en cuestión y referentes a la materia del Acuerdo, con el fin de ayudar al Consejo en su examen de la aplicación del Acuerdo.

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IP/Q3/FJI/1, IP/Q/FJI/1, IP/Q2/FJI/1, IP/Q4/FJI/1 Fiji Unión Europea 10. Please confirm whether or not services are a protectable subject matter in your trademark law. Please confirm if signs, such as trade names, are protectable. Please describe if elements such as sound, perfumes and containers are protectable.
Services and elements such as sound, perfumes and containers are not expressly protected under the Trademarks Act. Trademarks are defined as marks used or proposed to be used in connection with goods.
20/05/2016
IP/Q3/FJI/1, IP/Q/FJI/1, IP/Q2/FJI/1, IP/Q4/FJI/1 Fiji Unión Europea 11. Please explain what the requirements of use are, if any, as a condition for a trademark registration. Please explain the definition of use and the conditions of maintenance of a registration in that respect.
The trademarks are used upon or in connection with goods and are for the purpose of indicating that they are the goods of the proprietor for their manufacture, selection, certification, dealing with or offering for sale. There is no express provisions for the use and conditions of maintenance of trademarks in the current Trademarks Act.
20/05/2016
IP/Q3/FJI/1, IP/Q/FJI/1, IP/Q2/FJI/1, IP/Q4/FJI/1 Fiji Unión Europea 12. Please confirm whether or not your legislation permits that the registration of trademarks be indefinitely renewable.
No, the trademark, once registered shall be for a period of 14 years and may be renewed from time to time in accordance with the provisions of the Trademark Act.
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IP/Q3/FJI/1, IP/Q/FJI/1, IP/Q2/FJI/1, IP/Q4/FJI/1 Fiji Unión Europea 13. Please describe the special requirements, if any, prescribed by your legislation concerning the use of a trademark.
There are no special requirements for the use of a trademark.
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IP/Q3/FJI/1, IP/Q/FJI/1, IP/Q2/FJI/1, IP/Q4/FJI/1 Fiji Unión Europea 14. Please explain whether or not your trademark registration authority refuses a trademark application if it contains a geographical indication.
Section 14A of the Trademarks (Amendment) (Decree No. 2) Decree 2012 prohibits the registration of a trademark with the use of the word or mark 'Fiji' or any word that makes reference of implies geographic origins or words or marks making reference or implying an approval from the State for which the proprietor is entitled to disclaim all or any portion of such matter separately or together with other word unless the use of the word or mark or the use of a disclaimer on the word or mark is approved by the Minister.
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IP/Q3/FJI/1, IP/Q/FJI/1, IP/Q2/FJI/1, IP/Q4/FJI/1 Fiji Unión Europea 15. Please give the definition of a geographical indication in your legislation.
At present, this is not defined in the Trademarks Act.
20/05/2016
IP/Q3/FJI/1, IP/Q/FJI/1, IP/Q2/FJI/1, IP/Q4/FJI/1 Fiji Unión Europea 16. Please describe and explain the provisions of your legislation establishing a link, if any, between the characteristics of an indication and its geographical origin.
The only reference to geographic indications is referred to in section 14A of the Trademarks Act (please see response to No. 14 above).
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IP/Q3/FJI/1, IP/Q/FJI/1, IP/Q2/FJI/1, IP/Q4/FJI/1 Fiji Unión Europea 17. Please describe how additional protection is granted by your legislation to wines and spirits. Please mention other types of products, if any, covered by this additional protection.
There are no additional protection granted by the Trademarks Act in relation to wines and spirits.
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IP/Q3/FJI/1, IP/Q/FJI/1, IP/Q2/FJI/1, IP/Q4/FJI/1 Fiji Unión Europea 18. Please explain how exceptions under Article 24 of the TRIPS Agreement are used in your jurisdiction. Please provide examples of the use of the exceptions by courts or lists of names considered as generic in your jurisdiction.
No such provisions in accordance with Article 24 of the TRIPS Agreement in the Trademarks Act.
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IP/Q3/FJI/1, IP/Q/FJI/1, IP/Q2/FJI/1, IP/Q4/FJI/1 Fiji Unión Europea 19. Please explain whether or not your legislation extends to the protection of designs dictated essentially by technical or functional considerations. Please explain how textile designs are protected.
At present, the IP framework does not extend to the protection of designs dictated by technical or functional considerations. No provisions are available for protection of textile designs either.
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IP/Q3/FJI/1, IP/Q/FJI/1, IP/Q2/FJI/1, IP/Q4/FJI/1 Fiji Unión Europea 20. Please explain how your legislation protects right holders of a design against importing of articles bearing embodied or copied design.
At present, there are no protections for rights holders against imported items bearing embodied or copied designs.
20/05/2016
IP/Q3/FJI/1, IP/Q/FJI/1, IP/Q2/FJI/1, IP/Q4/FJI/1 Fiji Unión Europea 21. Please state whether or not your legislation provides for the right to issue a compulsory licence for industrial designs.
The current legislation does not provide for the right to issue compulsory licenses for industrial designs.
20/05/2016
IP/Q3/FJI/1, IP/Q/FJI/1, IP/Q2/FJI/1, IP/Q4/FJI/1 Fiji Unión Europea 22. Please indicate for what period of time your legislation grants protection for industrial designs.
There is currently no protection for industrial designs.
20/05/2016
IP/Q3/FJI/1, IP/Q/FJI/1, IP/Q2/FJI/1, IP/Q4/FJI/1 Fiji Unión Europea 23. Please describe how your legislation defines the notions of: novelty, inventiveness and industrial application.
At present, the legislation does not define any of these terms.
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IP/Q3/FJI/1, IP/Q/FJI/1, IP/Q2/FJI/1, IP/Q4/FJI/1 Fiji Unión Europea 24. Please explain whether or not in your legislation, patent or otherwise, patent rights are enjoyed without any exclusions. If exclusions are provided for, please describe in detail how these exclusions are applied in legal as well as practical terms.
Section 3 of the Patents Act provides that every inventor is entitled to the sole exclusive right of and in his invention. This Act does not prescribe any exclusions to the enjoyment of patent rights.
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IP/Q3/FJI/1, IP/Q/FJI/1, IP/Q2/FJI/1, IP/Q4/FJI/1 Fiji Unión Europea 25. Please explain whether your legislation provides for the exclusion of inventions from patentability based on ordre public or morality. If so, please explain the relevant section of your legislation and explain its formulation. Please also explain if it has been applied in practice.
The Patents Act does not provide for the exclusion of patentability based on ordre public or morality. Please note, however, that the Trademark Act per section 10 restricts registration of "…a trade-mark or part of a trade-mark any matter the use of which would, by reason of its being calculated to deceive or otherwise, be disentitled to protection in a court of justice or would be contrary to law or morality, or any scandalous design."
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IP/Q3/FJI/1, IP/Q/FJI/1, IP/Q2/FJI/1, IP/Q4/FJI/1 Fiji Unión Europea 26. Please explain whether or not diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical methods are excluded from patentability in your legislation. If so, please explain the relevant section of your legislation and explain its formulation.
At present, diagnostic, therapeutic, and surgical methods are not excluded from patentability in Fiji's legislation.
20/05/2016
IP/Q3/FJI/1, IP/Q/FJI/1, IP/Q2/FJI/1, IP/Q4/FJI/1 Fiji Unión Europea 27. Please explain whether or not plants, animals and essentially biological processes are excluded from patentability in your legislation. If so, please explain the relevant section of your legislation and explain its formulation.
At present, plants, animals and essentially biological processes are not excluded from patentability in Fiji's legislation.
20/05/2016
IP/Q3/FJI/1, IP/Q/FJI/1, IP/Q2/FJI/1, IP/Q4/FJI/1 Fiji Unión Europea 28. Please describe how micro-organisms, non-essentially biological processes, microbiological processes and plant varieties are protected in your legislation. Please explain, in this respect, the relevant sections of your legislation.
At present, micro-organisms, non-essentially biological processes, microbiological processes and plant varieties are not protected in the current legislation.
20/05/2016
IP/Q3/FJI/1, IP/Q/FJI/1, IP/Q2/FJI/1, IP/Q4/FJI/1 Fiji Unión Europea 29. Please explain how your legislation protects patent right holders against the importing and against the offering for sale of a patented invention.
At present, there are no provision for protection of rights holders against the importing and against the offering for sale of a patented invention.
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