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Business brief 2010: Finland

Finland01-01-2010Lauri Rechardt

The exclusive trademark rights cover the right to use a mark in business and also, when necessary, the right to prohibit others from using in business marks that may cause confusion.

Business brief 2010: India

India01-01-2010Mohan Dewan and Vinay Dwarkadas

Patent rights are secured by filing patent applications at the patent office. India is unique in the world in that there are four functionally independent patent offices in four major cities.

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.

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.

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