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Keeping it simple: new trademark treaty

Dominican Republic01-04-2012Sharin Pablo de Roca and Deborah Guzmán

The Dominican Republic, as a complement to the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA), ratified the Trademark Law Treaty (TLT) on September 3, 2011.

Towards greater harmonisation - the view from Southeast Asia

01-02-2012Darani Vachanavuttivong and Alan Adcock

The next three years will be vital for the development of intellectual property policy in the ASEAN region. Darani Vachanavuttivong and Alan Adcock explain.

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.

Trademark law treaty now a reality

Dominican Republic01-02-2012Sharin Pablo de Roca

The Trademark Law Treaty was recently ratified by the Dominican Republic as a complement to the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement.

The price of fame in Hong Kong

Hong Kong01-02-2012Kenny Leung

A trademark that is entitled to protection under the Paris Convention as a well-known trademark can be protected under the Trade Marks Ordinance in Hong Kong.

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.

Loi Evin: 20 years on

01-02-2012MediaDavid-Irving Tayer and Benjamin Martin-Tardivat

On January 10, 1991, France passed a law in the fight against smoking and alcoholism. This law, ‘Loi Evin’, was named after health minister Claude Evin and inserted in the French Public Health Code.

Ask the BGH: key litigation decisions


In an important trademark decision, the Federal Court of Justice held that the use of a well-known company logo in a car garage’s advertisements may take unfair advantage of or be detrimental to the advertising function of the mark.

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.

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