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The Bubbles Business

France, International, US20-05-2018

The battle to protect Champagne as an IP right spans much farther than the sparkling wine’s native France, as Charles Goemaere, Director of Economic and Legal Affairs at the Comité Champagne, tells Ed Conlon.

Africa, Geographical Indications, and 3D Marks

Africa, International, South Africa, US20-05-2018

For those interested in IP issues in Africa, geographical indications, or 3D marks, Aaron McDonald out-lines what you can expect from three sessions this week.

Learn To Love Change

Africa, International, Nigeria, US20-05-2018

Encouraging Nigeria’s government to adopt legal protection for geographical indications is one of several ways the country can help to increase the value of local indigenous products, says Uche Nwokocha, Head of IP and Partner at Aluko & Oyebode.

TREx: hunting for trademark infringers

International20-05-2018

The new TREx service by the Trademark Clearinghouse offers brands an extra weapon in their fight against online infringement. WIPR speaks to Geert Debyser of the TMCH to find out more.

Brazil: Winds of change

Brazil20-05-2018Isabella Cardozo and Livia Helayel

If Brazil adopts the Madrid Protocol, companies should be prepared for what could be a radical change to the country’s IP landscape, as Isabella Cardozo and Livia Helayel of Daniel Legal & IP Strategy report.

Time to step up for better protection

Mexico20-05-2018Emilio Albarran and Victor Adames

If Mexico approves legislative proposals introducing non-traditional trademarks, it will be necessary to change the country’s system and practice so that they can be legally protected. Emilio Albarran and Victor Adames of Becerril, Coca & Becerril report.

IP in Brazil: Widening the scope of enforcement

Brazil20-05-2018Eriça Tomimaru

IP owners in Brazil can employ a range of measures to tackle the scourges of counterfeiting and piracy, which are particularly problematic in the South American country. Eriça Tomimaru of Di Blasi, Parente & Associados reports.

From GIs to industrial designs: positive developments in Mexico

Mexico20-05-2018

With new trademark regulations coming into force, more robust protection for industrial designs, and recognition of geographical indications, the IP situation in Mexico looks healthy for businesses and legal practitioners alike. WIPR spoke to Enrique Diaz of Goodrich Riquelme y Asociados to find out more.

TPP: A missed opportunity

Mexico20-05-2018Víctor Garrido

The TPP trade deal fell by the wayside when the US pulled out, and the new-look CPTPP does not provide for such a wide-ranging revamp of Mexico’s patent system, says Víctor Garrido of Dumont Bergman Bider & Co.

Trademarks in Cape Verde: Declaring intent to use

Africa, Portugal20-05-2018Diana Pereira and João Francisco Sá

Applicants now have to start filing declarations of intent to use to keep their trademarks in force in Cape Verde. Diana Pereira and João Francisco Sá of Inventa International report.

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