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Business brief 2012: Norway

Norway01-06-2012Kristina Edén Johnsen

Protection of a patent in Norway is obtained by a national application, by nationalisation of a Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) application within the 31-month term, or by validation of a European patent.

Business brief 2012: Romania

Romania01-06-2012Ana-Maria Baciu and Delia Belciu

In order to secure exclusive patent rights in the Romanian territory one can apply for a national patent before SOIT either by filing a national patent application or by entering the national phase of a PCT application.

Business brief 2012: South Africa

South Africa01-06-2012Christel Wolmarans and Herman Blignaut

A patent attorney should be consulted to assist with the assessment of patentability and drafting of the patent specification.

Business brief 2012: Uruguay

Ukraine01-06-2012Juan Lapenne

Patent applications are prosecuted at the National Office of Intellectual Property, which is a department of the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining.

Business brief 2012: UK

UK01-06-2012Alison Simpson and Jonathan Higgs

National patent applications are filed at the UK Intellectual Property Office by filing a specification with a description and claims.

Covering all the bases: customs in China


For many brands, China is a scary prospect because of the sheer volume of counterfeit product that has to be dealt with. WIPR talks to Chinese attorneys about customs and border measures in the country.

Chilling effect: how ICE tackles the criminals


US Immigration and Customs Enforcement has taken strides in recent years to tackle counterfeiting and piracy, but its achievements have not come without controversy.

Ambush marketing: the lie of the land in Brazil

Brazil01-06-2012Philippe Bhering

With a football World Cup and the Olympic Games coming up in the next four years, Brazil will have to be able to deal with ambush marketing, but robust systems are not yet in place, says Philippe Bhering.

The first instance verdict on Crayon Shin-chan

China01-06-2012Xiang Gao

The Shanghai Municipal No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court gave its first instance verdict on the copyright lawsuit of Crayon Shin-chan on March 23, 2012.

Options for the seizure of infringing goods

Cyprus01-06-2012Ermioni Pavlidou

Once the Cyprus Department of Customs and Excise Duties (CCED) becomes aware of any suspicious goods that could result in infringement of an IP right, it will suspend the release of the goods and detain them for three working days.

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