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Trademark oppositions in Mexico: Strengthening the defences

Mexico19-05-2018Marisol Balandra

Although Mexico’s trademark opposition system is still young, there are already calls to amend it so it can carry more legal weight. Marisol Balandra of Uhthoff Gomez Vega & Uhthoff reports.

Germany jurisdiction report: Judging the consequences of infringement

Germany19-05-2018Jens Künzel

“Trade secrets” is a broad category. They may encompass technical information (such as technical drawings, pharmaceutical recipes, or chemical formulae) or business information (such as customer lists, or profit calculations).

France jurisdiction report: Progress on Brexit

France19-05-2018Aurélia Marie

Brexit discussions between European authorities and the UK have moved forward and the alarmist communication of the European Commission on December 1, 2017, which was countersigned by the European Union Intellectual Property Office, has to be reconsidered in light of the agreement proposed by the Commission and published on February 28, 2018 (European Commission Draft Withdrawal Agreement TF50 [2018] Commission to EU 27, 28 February 2018).

Italy jurisdiction report: When it’s not ‘made in Italy’

Italy19-05-2018Mauro Bronzini

Since 2003, the national legislator has dictated specific sanctions against the use of “made in Italy” and any other signs or pictures, including trademarks, which may lead consumers to infer an Italian origin of a product when it is not Italian. References have been made to the Italian flag and pictures of famous monuments (the Roman Colosseum, the cathedral and tower of Florence, etc).

An obsession with doing things better

UK19-05-2018

IP Centrum is changing IP services. WIPR caught up with CEO Simon de Banke to discuss how ‘different’ can be ‘better’ for renewals, European patent validations and beyond.

Malaysia jurisdiction report: A 2017 trademark compendium

Malaysia18-05-2018Azlina Aisyah Khalid

Last September the International Trademark Association (INTA) released the results of an impact study conducted by Frontier Economics across five major Association of Southeast Asian Nations economies, showing the correlation between trademarks and their economic contribution to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), employment and share of exports.

Mexico jurisdiction report: The value of verbal communication

Mexico18-05-2018Diego Palacios

Mexico’s IP system is organised and implemented by the Mexican Institute for Industrial Property (IMPI), an administrative body, handling and granting IP registrations.

Netherlands jurisdiction report: Trademark reform for the Benelux countries

Netherlands18-05-2018Michiel Rijsdijk

European trademark law is changing as a result of the so-called ‘trademark reform package’, which contains a new regulation (2017/1001) on European Union trademarks and a new directive (2015/2436).

US jurisdiction report: The patent portfolios of pot

US18-05-2018Paul J Sutton

Few would have imagined a decade or two ago that an industry supporting legal marijuana use in the US would be expected to exceed more than $20 billion by the end of this decade. Yet here we are, with a majority of states now allowing the medical use of cannabis. Some states now also permit the recreational use of pot.

Japan jurisdiction report: The treatment of exclusive-use licences

Japan18-05-2018Ryo Maruyama

In Japan, there are two different types of exclusive-use licences relating to patents: (1) a senyo jisshiken (a registered exclusive licence), and (2) a dokusenteki tsujo jisshiken (a semi-exclusive licence).

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