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From patent office to court room - 25 years of independent patent law in Malaysia

Malaysia01-08-2011Dave Wyatt

The Malaysian Patents Act 1983 entered into force on October 1, 1986 and will be 25 years old later this year.

New rules for word marks and slogans in Mexico

Mexico01-08-2011Miguel Ángel Jiménez Santos

On June 10, 2011, several articles of the Rules of the Mexican Industrial Property Law were reformed. The changes became effective on June 13.

Unfair commercial practices in a non-appearance case

Netherlands01-08-2011Michiel Rijsdijk

Since June 2008, the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive has been implemented in the Dutch Civil Code, and covers all transactions by companies using an unfair commercial practice.

Norway court rules in air freshener case

Norway01-08-2011Lill Anita Grimstad

Balev Eood's trademark for an aircraft body was opposed by Julius Sämann Ltd, who argued it was confusingly similar to Julius Sämann's trademark protection for Little Trees/Wunderbaum air fresheners.

Preventing hidden commercialisation of GM foods

Peru01-08-2011Fayssy Delion & Alain Delion

A recent discussion on the regulation of the implantation of transgenic or GM crops in Peru makes it pertinent to mention a decision issued by the Office for the Defense of Competition in 2010.

Well-known marks protected in the Philippines

Philippines01-08-2011Anne Mariae Celeste V. Jumadla

Trademark registration is based on ownership, and only the owner of the mark is entitled to register it. This has been the view of the Philippine Supreme Court in numerous cases.

Protecting numbers in Poland

Poland01-08-2011Tomasz Rychlicki

Polish publisher Agencja Wydawnicza Technopol Sp zoo succeeded in registering various trademarks at the Polish Patent Office for goods in class 16, such as brochures, magazines, journals and newspapers.

Romania's (not so) new trademark law

Romania01-08-2011Dragosh Marginean

More than one year has passed since the new trademark law and its implementing regulations came into force in Romania, bringing extensive changes and issues.

Questionable advertising in South Africa

South Africa01-08-2011Vuyiswa Dlamini

The Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa has an Advertising Code stating that all advertisements must be honest, must not make misleading claims and, where claims are made, provide prior substantiation.

Pursuing a fair and balanced trademark protection in Taiwan

Taiwan01-08-2011Crystal Chen & Yiling Liu

On May 31, 2011, the Legislative Yuan passed an amendment to the Trademark Act, which was revised in 2003.

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