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Trademark observations in Russia: the benefits of a pre-emptive strike

Russia17-10-2017Marina Karaldina

While Russia’s authorities consider whether to enact a pre-grant opposition procedure for trademarks, Marina Karaldina of Patentica examines the benefits of third party observations.

Minesoft tools for competitive intelligence

International17-10-2017Rahman Hyatt and Olivier Huc

Minesoft offers a range of products that enable companies to better understand the patent landscape in which they operate, as Rahman Hyatt and Olivier Huc report.

Patent infringement in China: finding the source

China17-10-2017Yuanyuan Tian

Courts in China should take a cautious approach in applying the ‘legitimate source’ defence to patent infringement, says Yuanyuan Tian of CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office.

Written description: a state of uncertainty

US16-10-2017John Bailey, John Heithaus and Ohireime Eromosele

As the bounds of antibody written description have yet to be clarified in the US, what can applicants do to protect their inventions? John Bailey, John Heithaus and Ohireime Eromosele of Birch Stewart Kolasch Birch find out.

UPC: a French perspective

EU12-10-2017Marianne Schaffner and Colin Devinant

With Paris due to play a key role in the Unified Patent Court, Marianne Schaffner and Colin Devinant of Dechert offer the view from France on current events.

Madrid System: local knowledge is best

Mexico12-10-2017Christian Thomae and Jonathan Rangel

If you have an international registration that designates Mexico, using local counsel is crucial to avoiding sticky legal situations, say Christian Thomae and Jonathan Rangel of Dumont.

Legislation in Turkey: down with the Decrees

Turkey12-10-2017Mine Güner, Canan Aktaş and Selma Yılmaz

Since the replacement of several Decrees with one IP Law, Turkey now offers a much stronger system for protecting rights, particularly trademarks, as Mine Güner, Canan Aktaş and Selma Yılmaz of Esin Attorney Partnership explain.

Online advertising: the key to success

Germany, International11-10-2017Sabrina Machei

Not every use of another party’s trademark as a keyword or metatag is illegal, but it will be if it leads to confusion or is used to deceive customers, says Sabrina Machei of Dennemeyer & Associates.

Africa's IP system: doing business with the sleeping giant

Africa10-10-2017João Francisco Sá

Africa’s IP systems may be more similar to those of Europe than IP owners realise, making it easier for companies looking to invest in the region, says João Francisco Sá of Inventa International.

Machines, artificial intelligence and IP departments

International10-10-2017Volker Spitz

While artificial intelligence is unlikely to replace IP departments overnight, it may have an increasingly influential role in the medium and long term, as Volker Spitz of Brandstock finds out.

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