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Business brief 2010: Israel

Israel01-01-2010Michael Factor and Aharon Factor

Israel uses the Nice Version of the International Classification. From September 1, 2010, after implementation of the Madrid Protocol, multi-class applications will be permitted.

Business brief 2010: Netherlands

Netherlands01-01-2010Michiel Rijsdijk

One can choose to acquire a patent in the Benelux (Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg) via a national patent application or a European patent (EP) application, in which the three Benelux countries will be designated.

Business brief 2010: Norway

Norway01-01-2010Lill Anita Grimstad and Kristine Aarflot

Patent protection in Norway can be obtained by a national application or by an international application (PCT).

Business brief 2010: Taiwan

Taiwan01-01-2010Crystal Chen and Candy Chen

Taiwan’s current Patent Act stipulates a first-to-file system. Taiwan is not a member of the Paris Convention; as such, only national protection is available.

Business brief 2010: Venezuela

Venezuela01-01-2010Patricia Hoet-Limbourg

Our current Industrial Property Law provides that in order to obtain protection of an invention, an application should be filed before the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO).

A big step: Colombia's accession to the OECD

Colombia01-09-0000Ernesto Cavelier

With Colombia’s accession to the Organization for Economic Development comes a raft of intellectual property changes, as Ernesto Cavelier explains.

In the house: a partial solution

International01-09-0000Clémence Le Cointe

With the new generic top-level domains imminent, Clémence Le Cointe asks whether the Trademark Clearinghouse is a helpful tool for brand owners.

A Look Ahead to Boston

International23-05-0000

Preparations are well underway for the 2019 Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, where an exciting program and a fun city will be enjoyed by all. Ed Conlon speaks with the 2019 Annual Meeting Project Team Co-Chairs, Cynthia Walden and Ronald van Tuijl, to find out more.

Raising the bar: meeting WTO obligations

Russia01-05-0000Elena Solovyova

Now that it is a member of the World Trade Organization, Russia must lift its game against the counterfeiters and pirates. Elena Solovyova finds out what progress has been made and where Russia is falling short.

Use it or lose it

Peru

Peru’s National Institute of the Defence and Protection of Intellectual Property (INDECOPI) tends to be very rigorous in checking the use of trademarks that third parties are trying to have cancelled.

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