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Protecting trademarks across borders

India, International01-06-2017Jaya Mandelia Namrita Kochhar

In the era of globalisation, trademark laws should be more uniform in order to assist brand owners, particularly those with famous trademarks, say Jaya Mandelia and Namrita Kochhar of Singh & Singh Law Firm.

Event review: LESI Annual Conference 2017

France, International31-05-2017

Artificial intelligence and big data were two of the hot topics at the Licensing Executives Society International Annual Conference 2017, as Jan Dohnal reports.

Using customs to fight counterfeits

Russia31-05-2017Riikka Palmos

The steady increase in counterfeit goods presents a real challenge for IP owners. The only effective way to protect IP rights in Russia is registration at Rospatent. Based on registration, the owners are then able to use their rights exclusively and prohibit others from using identical or confusingly similar rights. Registration is also needed for fighting against counterfeits.

Crossed lines over smartphones

China30-05-2017

Businesses must conduct sufficient prior risk assessment before substantial implementation of technology not owned by them, as the case of Iwncomm v Sony illustrates. Nikita Xue and Linda Wu of HongFangLaw explain the nuances.

Easier terms for trademark applicants

Mexico30-05-2017

The Mexican Institute of Industrial Property has adopted some modifications for the examination of trademark applications. Therefore, when a new applicant seeks to obtain registration for its mark, there are some changes in the examination process which should be taken into account.

From green technology to famous trademarks: legal changes in Brazil

Brazil28-05-2017

There have been a host of legal changes in Brazil since 2016, with IP owners in a range of industries needing to take note of the new laws. Pedro Bhering and Jiuliano Maurer of Bhering Advogados report.

Metatags: the invisible enemy

Mexico26-05-2017Begona Cancino

Website owners should monitor metatags carefully to avoid claims of trademark infringement, as one case in Mexico highlights. Begoña Cancino of Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez reports.

The requirements of form and function

Mexico26-05-2017

Industrial designs in Mexico do function well, but applicants must be clear on the rules surrounding subject matter eligibility, as well as other issues, says Octavio Espejo of Becerril, Coca & Becerril.

Event preview: Anti-Piracy and Content Protection Summit

US26-05-2017

Looking forward to the Anti-Piracy and Content Protection Summit in Los Angeles from June 26 to 28, Gregg Housh discusses the main issues to be covered, including strategies for fighting content infringement online.

Business brief 2017: Venezuela

Venezuela25-05-2017Patricia Hoet-Limbourg

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