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Untangling the pharma patent puzzle

Brazil27-09-2017biochemistryRenata Campello Afonso

It is too soon to say what impact the new rules for examining pharmaceutical patents in Brazil will have, but there are some early clues, says Renata Campello Afonso of Luiz Leonardos & Advogados.

IP Week @ SG 2017: Trade secrets at Taiwan Semiconductor


Sylvia Fang, vice president and general counsel at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, outlines to WIPR the importance of trade secrets and how courts have dealt with them, following IP Week @ SG, hosted by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore.

Brazil focus: increasing its allure


Brazil has taken major steps to boost the IP system and encourage investment in the country, but has it gone far enough? WIPR investigates

In the spotlight: the Eagle has landed


In March 2017 Practice Insight launched Citation Eagle, the world’s first fully automated patent citation monitoring software. WIPR spoke to the company to find out how it works and who it benefits.

The treatment of trade secrets and undisclosed know-how

Netherlands11-09-2017Michiel Rijsdijk

The scope of protection of undisclosed know-how in the Netherlands has been illustrated in a legal dispute concerning aeroplane inspection pits.

Mexico jurisdiction report: providing evidence in invalidity actions

Mexico11-09-2017Joaquín Esquivel

One year has passed since the Mexican Federal Circuit courts issued a rule that generated a substantial change in the Mexican trademark litigation system. This change impacts negatively on IP litigation practice as it limits the legal actions outlined in the Mexican Industrial Property Law and removes the invalidity action that could be invoked against a trademark registration granted on the basis of false data contained in its application.

Life after Tam: the impact on dilution

US08-09-2017Life after Tam: the impact on dilution

The US Supreme Court’s ruling in Matal v Tam may have consequences for trademarks of a scandalous nature, and there may also be implications for the area of tarnishment, says Roberta Jacobs-Meadway of Eckert Seamans.

Clearing the medical use fog

Malaysia07-09-2017Oon Yen Yen

There have been very few tests of first or second medical use claims before a Malaysian court. There is still no significant limited local legal precedent established in respect of the validity and scope of such claims. Given the history and recent trend of patent litigation in Malaysia, we believe that the IP High Court will be guided by European and UK case law when a substantial case is finally litigated in Malaysia.

Fame is no protection for ‘Lambretta’

Italy07-09-2017Andrea Cappai

Seventy years have passed since the first Lambretta motorcycle was manufactured in Lambrate, a northeastern district of Milan that owes its name to the Lambro River in the area.

France jurisdiction report: The application of lis pendens

France07-09-2017Aurélia Marie

Infringement actions based on European Union trademarks (EUTMs) are handled by courts designated by each member state as having exclusive jurisdiction to hear them. 

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