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Chile jurisdiction report: When food labelling and trademarks collide

Chile03-11-2017Andrés Grunewaldt and Luis Felipe Opazo

The high rates of obesity among children in Chile is a problem that the health authorities have tried to tackle through different measures during the last few years. One of the most relevant actions was the modification of the food labelling regulation. Andrés Grunewaldt and Luis Felipe Opazo of Silva report.

Malaysia jurisdiction report: The tale of the tiger stripes

Malaysia01-11-2017Kelvin Ganesan

One of the requirements for a trademark to be registered in Malaysia is that the mark or device has to be used ‘in the course of trade’. A clarification of this definition was raised in the case of Mesuma Sports v Majlis Sukan Negara (2015). Kelvin Ganesan of Henry Goh reports.

Brandstock wins important judgment for Diesel at EU General Court

EU30-10-2017FashionElena Galletti

In July the EU General Court ruled in favour of the well-known fashion brand Diesel in a trademark case related to the company’s ‘D’ trademark, writes Elena Galletti of Brandstock.

Russia jurisdiction report: How to cancel an unused trademark

Russia24-10-2017Annikki Hämäläinen

The cancellation process for unused trademarks in Russia is changing and developing. In 2013 cancellation actions were transferred for consideration by the IP Court. Previously they were considered by the Moscow Arbitration Court (2011–2013) and before that by the Patent Disputes Chamber.

Mexico jurisdiction report: Dealing with third party observations

Mexico21-10-2017Mariana Gonzalez

According to article 52bis of the Mexican IP Law (in force from September 17, 2010) it is possible to file a formal observation brief before the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property containing documents and arguments surrounding the patentability of an invention claimed in a patent application within a term of six months from its publication in the Official Gazette.

France jurisdiction report: A matter of taste

France20-10-2017Aurélia Marie

Dennis Voerman is the Dutch creator of a successful cheese-based spread named Heks’nkaas. In 2011, he assigned to a company called Levola the copyright relating to the recipe, its method of preparation and the taste features of his product.

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.

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.

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