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Patent granted: here and now!

India01-04-2011Ranjna Mehta-Dutt

When can it be said that a patent has been granted? To date, a patent has been held as granted on the grant date indicated on the letters patent document.

Retroactive amendments

Israel01-04-2011Michael Factor

The Israel Patent Law is anomalous in that pending applications are not published automatically 18 months after priority.

After the earthquake

Japan01-04-2011Ryo Maruyama

At 2:46 pm on March 11, 2011, an earthquake measuring 9.0 on the Richter scale occurred in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of the Tohoku region of northeastern Japan.

First waves of IP reform

Malaysia01-04-2011Dave A. Wyatt and Lim Eng Leong

After much anticipation, the first waves of IP law reform finally reached Malaysia on February 15, 2011, when amendments to the Trade Marks and Patents Regulations came into force.

ACTA in Mexico

Mexico01-04-2011Rosa Elena Nuria Becerril Cortes

Mexican newspapers recently reported on the first of a series of public hearings arranged by the Mexican Senate to analyse all aspects of ACTA in order to assess Mexico’s subscription to this treaty.

Court thwarts community patent court

Netherlands01-04-2011Michiel Rijsdijk

The heavily discussed arrival of the Community patent has faced a setback.

Unfair competition and IP

Norway01-04-2011Lill Anita Grimstad

As an alternative to ordinary court proceedings in Norway, you may approach the Committee for the Control of Unfair Competition to decide whether a competitor’s actions comply with good business practice or not.

The fight for improved IP enforcement in Peru

Peru01-04-2011Lilie Delion and Virginia Delion

In recent years, the filing of infringement actions has increased and the fight against counterfeit products has greatly intensified.

Encouraging patent filings

Philippines01-04-2011Anne Mariae Celeste V. Jumadla

As of 2009, the Philippines has been lagging behind its Southeast Asian neighbours in resident patent filings.

When can non-use be justified?

Poland01-04-2011Monika Wieczorkowska

The Supreme Administrative Court ruled in December that the fact that there are cancellation proceedings pending against a trademark registration does not constitute an important reason for non-use.

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