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New act changes rules for partial designs

Taiwan01-02-2012Candy Chen and Crystal Chen

For design patent protection provided under the Taiwan Patent Act, the design claim should be directed to a tangible object that can be individually put into commercial transaction by ordinary consumers.

A new exception to trademark use requirements

Turkey01-02-2012Isik Ozdogan and Ezgi Baklaci

The Turkish Court of Appeals rendered a landmark decision regarding the trademark use requirement. According to local legislation and practice, only the use of a trademark in Turkey fulfils that requirement.

Patent prosecution bars in litigation

US01-02-2012Paul J. Sutton

Patent attorneys whose practices focus upon both litigation and patent prosecution may find themselves trapped by a little known, court-ordered ‘prosecution bar’.

IP Week, Crowne Plaza Brussels le Palace, December 6-9, 2011


Delegates who travelled to Brussels for the conference were rewarded with some lively discussions on how IP is changing to keep pace with innovative businesses.

Work to do: why Russia needs an IP court

Russia01-02-2012Valentina Orlova

In 2011, intellectual property in general, and trademarks in particular, have continued to be in the spotlight for Russian lawmakers, courts, administrative authorities and rights holders alike.

Trademark law treaty now a reality

Dominican Republic01-02-2012Sharin Pablo de Roca

The Trademark Law Treaty was recently ratified by the Dominican Republic as a complement to the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement.

Are business methods patentable in Nigeria?

Nigeria01-02-2012Tiwalola Okeyinka

In Nigeria, intellectual property rights (IPR) are governed by the Trade Marks Act, the Patents and Designs Act and the Copyright Act.

Domain name game-changers

Argentina01-02-2012Leticia Realini

Domain names represent a good opportunity to establish digital businesses as they are positively changing the way in which the Internet is used by making it more open and accessible.

Plain packaging: catching tobacco in a state of undress


The Australian government is committed to implementing a suite of reforms as it attempts to reduce smoking and its harmful side-effects.

An overview of Austria's IP landscape

Austria01-02-2012Peter Israiloff

The Act Introducing Patent Treaties was recently amended to remove passages concerning the need to file German translations of European patents which were issued in English or French.

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