About the Manual

Since its first edition in 1924, Katzarov’s Manual on Industrial Property has acquired a worldwide reputation and is now a must-have tool for international IP practitioners.

Our Manual Department assisted by Katzarov’s team of experienced Patent and Trademark Attorneys continually collects and revises comprehensive information on the protection of industrial property rights, in collaboration with 140 authors who, from their respective countries, provide us with the latest updates in IP laws and practice.

Content:

General information:
Summary of geopolitical and trade information, including industrial property statistics, where available

Legal basis:
Summary of current legislation concerning the protection of industrial property

IP rights covered:
Patents of Invention, Trade and Service Marks, Designs and Models, Topographies/Chips, New Plant Varieties, Software/Copyright, Domain Names

Typical subjects:
Legal basis, Membership in international conventions, Types of protection available, Filing, Examination and Granting procedures, Filing requirements, Duration, Renewal, Maintenance, Assignments and licenses, Infringements and penalties

Tables for easy reference:
At-a-glance tables summarizing key information concerning patents, trademarks, designs and domain names for each country

Convention section:
List of members and links to major IP international and regional conventions

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