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Effective GUI protection in China

China21-05-2018Xiaojun Guo

The “two-prong” test under the existing patent law framework makes it difficult to enforce a GUI design patent. To do this, certain changes will have to be made to the law, says Xiaojun Guo of CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office.

Covering All Your Bases

International, US20-05-2018

For large multinational companies, brand protection is a matter of combining an assertive approach to discovering infringement with proactive steps to securing rights, as Sarah Morgan reports.

Empowering IP professionals

20-05-2018Toni Nijm

The IP Platform is the first step towards bringing together technology, services and tools that will help innovators and IP professionals drive efficiencies and make better-informed decisions, says Toni Nijm of CPA Global.

TPP: A missed opportunity

Mexico20-05-2018Víctor Garrido

The TPP trade deal fell by the wayside when the US pulled out, and the new-look CPTPP does not provide for such a wide-ranging revamp of Mexico’s patent system, says Víctor Garrido of Dumont Bergman Bider & Co.

Petitioners versus patent owners: the balance of power

US20-05-2018Gerald Murphy

In light of continuing criticism that the PTAB’s rules unfairly disadvantage patent owners, Gerald Murphy of Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch looks at the flipside and considers whether petitioners are getting a raw deal.

France jurisdiction report: Progress on Brexit

France19-05-2018Aurélia Marie

Brexit discussions between European authorities and the UK have moved forward and the alarmist communication of the European Commission on December 1, 2017, which was countersigned by the European Union Intellectual Property Office, has to be reconsidered in light of the agreement proposed by the Commission and published on February 28, 2018 (European Commission Draft Withdrawal Agreement TF50 [2018] Commission to EU 27, 28 February 2018).

An obsession with doing things better

UK19-05-2018

IP Centrum is changing IP services. WIPR caught up with CEO Simon de Banke to discuss how ‘different’ can be ‘better’ for renewals, European patent validations and beyond.

US jurisdiction report: The patent portfolios of pot

US18-05-2018Paul J Sutton

Few would have imagined a decade or two ago that an industry supporting legal marijuana use in the US would be expected to exceed more than $20 billion by the end of this decade. Yet here we are, with a majority of states now allowing the medical use of cannabis. Some states now also permit the recreational use of pot.

Mexico jurisdiction report: The value of verbal communication

Mexico18-05-2018Diego Palacios

Mexico’s IP system is organised and implemented by the Mexican Institute for Industrial Property (IMPI), an administrative body, handling and granting IP registrations.

Japan jurisdiction report: The treatment of exclusive-use licences

Japan18-05-2018Ryo Maruyama

In Japan, there are two different types of exclusive-use licences relating to patents: (1) a senyo jisshiken (a registered exclusive licence), and (2) a dokusenteki tsujo jisshiken (a semi-exclusive licence).

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