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Have patent term adjustments arrived in Mexico?

Mexico10-02-2021Marina Hurtado-Cruz

In a significant ruling, Mexico’s Supreme Court overturned decades of resistance and allowed a patent term adjustment, Marina Hurtado-Cruz of Baker McKenzie reports.

Diversity Q&A: ‘COVID-19 will have a massive impact on work-life balance’

International12-01-2021Véronique Durand-Rettally

As we start 2021, WIPR asked IP lawyers for their thoughts on the legal sector’s progress in the area of diversity and inclusion, as well as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement on these initiatives. Véronique Durand Rettally, partner at the Mexico office at Baker McKenzie, shares her thoughts.

Hidden depths: the problem of unconscious bias

International04-11-2020Muireann Bolger

Deep-rooted prejudices continue to blight the legal sector and its D&I efforts. But while many firms have introduced training programmes to tackle unconscious bias, it will take more than quick-fixes to change entrenched behaviour. Muireann Bolger reports.

Diversity in Mexico and beyond

Mexico04-11-2020Sarah Morgan

Véronique Durand of Baker McKenzie and Abril Rodriguez of EY share their experiences of diversity and inclusion in Mexico and discuss the current challenges to developing a more inclusive environment.

Positive strides: WIPR's diversity and inclusion survey

International02-06-2020Sarah Morgan

WIPR’s latest survey on diversity and inclusion provides another sombre snapshot of an industry that’s behind the times but trying hard to catch up through a variety of initiatives. Sarah Morgan reports.

Fair Trade Principles in the IP World


The fair trade philosophy is more often associated with chocolate or coffee than intellectual property, but fair trade principles have applications for intellectual property professionals too.

Character Wars: Protecting Fictional Characters

China, EU, International19-05-2019

Intellectual property can provide robust protection to fictional characters, but it’s important to understand the specific rights available in particular jurisdictions. Rory O’Neill reports.

Enforcing unregistered rights post-Brexit

UK02-11-2018Jessica Le Gros and Daniel Joy

It may be harder for owners of unregistered trademark rights to enforce their marks in the UK after Brexit, in view of recent case law and the UK’s application of the Paris Convention. Jessica Le Gros and Daniel Joy of Baker McKenzie report.

Brexit: seeing red and feeling blue

EU, UK20-04-2018

EU legal developments combined with confusion around Brexit have left brand owners concerned about the scope of their rights, but there is now more reason to be hopeful, as WIPR reports.

The lie of the land: extending exclusivity for pharmaceuticals and biotech

01-08-2012BiotechnologyIsabella Liu, Mackenzie DeWerff and Haitao Sun

Market exclusivity allows innovator companies to recoup sizable investments in the research, development, clinical testing and bringing to market of new products.

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