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IP Week, Crowne Plaza Brussels le Palace, December 6-9, 2011


Delegates who travelled to Brussels for the conference were rewarded with some lively discussions on how IP is changing to keep pace with innovative businesses.

Ins and outs: IP protection and enforcement

Finland01-02-2012Lauri Rechardt and Timo Enroth

Patent applications must be filed in writing with the National Board of Patents and Registration (NBPR). Patent application forms are available on the Internet ( and they can be filed in electronic form.

Developments in intellectual property rights in Ghana

Ghana01-02-2012Regina Asiedu-Mante

Ghana is a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and a signatory to WTO agreements on intellectual property (IP).

IP in Guyana: the theory and the practice

Guyana01-02-2012Rafiq Khan

In Guyana, the Trade Marks Act and the Patents & Designs Act, together with the rules and regulations made under each of them, prescribe the rights and protections granted to proprietors of trademarks and patents, respectively.

Fast action scheme now up to speed in Hong Kong

Hong Kong01-02-2012Benny Kong and David Tsai

The Fast Action Scheme (FAS) was set up by the Hong Kong Customs & Excise Department (HKCED) in 2006. Through FAS, copyright owners can take immediate action during exhibitions against copyright or trademark infringement.

India: key IP developments in 2011

India01-02-2012Mamta Jha

Recognising the power of ideas, expression and innovation and their role towards national development, the Indian legislature and judiciary have worked towards creating, executing and implementing effective intellectual property (IP) legislation.

Protecting your brand in Jamaica

Jamaica01-02-2012Peter Goldson and Kerry-Ann Heavens

Unlike crimes such as murders and robberies, which grab the headlines, counterfeiting is far less publicised, as it is commonly perceived as a victimless crime.

Tax heaven for IP owners

Luxembourg01-02-2012Richard Brunner

Luxembourg is an attractive jurisdiction for both intellectual property (IP) management and taxation, because it has a long-established tradition of being business-friendly, especially for R&D-driven companies.

When fame (or notoriety) is the spur in Mexico

Mexico01-02-2012Mauricio Jalife and Christian Thomae

Mexico has a comprehensive set of regulations in the intellectual property (IP) field.

Direct from the strait: 2011’s greatest hits in Taiwan

Taiwan01-02-2012Candy Chen and Crystal Chen

China and Taiwan have recognised priority claims to patent, trademark and plant variety applications that are filed at either the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) or the State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO).

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