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France jurisdiction report: Good news for parallel importers

EU, France18-09-2018PharmaceuticalsAurélia Marie

Parallel importation of pharmaceuticals in the EU has, for a long time, raised many issues. National constraints require the parallel importer to modify the presentation of the products in order to comply with national laws, and the trademark owner has tried to make use of such alteration to oppose the commercialisation of the goods that were escaping its distribution network in that way.

Germany jurisdiction report: Making claims for injunctive relief effective

Germany18-09-2018Jens Künzel

Several recent decisions of Germany’s Supreme Court, the Federal Court of Justice—for instance, a case decided in October 2017 called Products For Wound Treatment—hold that an injunction order contained in a judgment for unfair competition or trademark infringement requires the defendant not only to cease and desist the activity for which he has been sentenced, but moreover demands that he recall the infringing goods from his customers.

Japan jurisdiction report: Moral rights and stories

Japan17-09-2018Ryo Maruyama

In August this year, a person launched a product that consists of a plantlet of a baobab tree in a package on which the title Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince), original illustrations, and a short story relating to the sale of a baobab tree are printed.

Italy jurisdiction report: Trademarks for retail services

Italy17-09-2018RetailAndrea Cappai

For trademark owners and IP professionals, the elusive class 35—and in particular retail services—have caused much ink to be spilled over the years. Whenever these issues are in the limelight, personal and public opinions about the admissibility of retail services as trademarks are diverse and often conflicting.

Netherlands jurisdiction report: The links between witches and cheese

Netherlands14-09-2018Food and drinkMichiel Rijsdijk

In July the Supreme Court of the Netherlands ruled in the case Heksenkaas v Witte Wievenkaas. It concerns a dispute over trademarks for a typical Dutch product: cheese (‘kaas’ in Dutch).

Mexico jurisdiction report: Changes to invalidation actions

Mexico14-09-2018Joaquín Esquivel

On August 10, 2018, several reforms to the Mexican Industrial Property Law (Mexican IP Law) came into force, substantially modifying our trademark system and affecting other relevant aspects, such as litigation actions whereby the validity of a trademark registration granted in Mexico may be challenged.

5 common IP traps startups should avoid

US07-09-2018Kirk Sigmon

Startups can avoid or mitigate IP problems if they are wary of five common mistakes, says Kirk Sigmon of Banner & Witcoff.

IP Week @ SG 2018: MyRepublic on IP and the cloud

Singapore05-09-2018

Malcolm Rodrigues, CEO of Singapore-based telecoms company MyRepublic, talks to WIPR about IP protection and cloud technology amid IP Week @ SG 2018, which ends on September 5.

IP Week @ SG 2018: Learning more about IP ValueLab

International, Singapore29-08-2018

Before IP Week @ SG 2018, which takes place on September 4 and 5, 2018, Tan Shau En, executive director of the IP ValueLab, tells WIPR more about how the enterprise engagement arm of IPOS is encouraging innovation in Singapore.

Conference preview: 2018 AIPPI World Congress, Cancun

International, Mexico29-08-2018

The 2018 AIPPI World Congress will be held in the colourful location of Cancun, Mexico, from September 23 to 26, as the association reports.

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