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Understanding the patent exhaustion doctrine

US30-06-2017Paul J Sutton

The US Patent Act, including sections 271 and 154(a) of 35 USC, grants the owners of patents the lawful monopoly right, during the term of the patents, to prevent others from infringing, such as by making, using, selling, and/or offering for sale in the US the patented invention(s).

Spare parts: exceptions to design rights protection

Turkey30-06-2017Işık Özdoğan and Ezgi Baklacı

Turkey has developed a reputation over the last decade as an important player in Europe’s automotive industry. Significant local investment has supported the country to earn a reputation for having important original equivalent spare parts manufacturers. General legislative trends also suggest a wider policy intention to promote and encourage the equivalent parts segment of the industry.

Blocking copyright infringement online

Sweden29-06-2017Petter Rindforth

On February 13, 2017 the new Swedish Patent and Market Court of Appeal issued a decision that internet service provider Bredbandsbolaget has to implement technical blocking measures for three years to prevent its subscribers from accessing file-sharing sites The Pirate Bay and SweFilmer.

Class headings and protection within them

France14-06-2017Aurélia Marie

The IP Translator decision, which required trademark owners to specify the goods and services applied for, does not apply retroactively to trademarks registered before this decision.

Who’s using your internet?

Germany03-06-2017Jens Künzel

Uploading films and music to file-sharing networks is an infringement of copyright pertaining to those films and music, and rights owners still vigorously pursue claims against people who they believe have committed infringement.

Online infringement: the role of intermediaries

India01-06-2017Disha Dewan

In a decision released on February 22, 2017, the Delhi High Court issued a ruling on the role of e-commerce intermediaries in removing IP infringing products.

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.

Easier terms for trademark applicants

Mexico30-05-2017Emilio Albarran

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.

Business brief 2017: Venezuela

Venezuela25-05-2017Patricia Hoet-Limbourg

Business brief 2017: UK

UK25-05-2017Alison Simpson and Mark Green

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