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To be or not to be descriptive

Romania01-04-2010Raluca Vasilescu

Romania’s national Trademark Law contains provisions on the absolute grounds for refusing an application that is very similar to those in most European countries.

Competition concerns

South Africa01-04-2010Christina Sabatelli-Capelo

In order to extract value out of their IP, proprietors employ various commercial strategies, ranging from licensing to entering into joint ventures and collaborative arrangements, which may at times be considered to be anti-competitive.

Contingency fees in patent lawsuits

01-04-2010Paul Sutton

Individuals and small companies who own US patents encounter hurdles when faced with suing infringers, including the significant legal costs associated with representation.

New rules for Thai IP

Thailand01-04-2010Kowit Somwaiya and Prasantaya Bantadtan

Thailand’s Intellectual Property and International Trade Court (IT&IP Court) was established in 1996. It handles cases under the Rules for Intellectual Property and International Trade Cases (1997).

Filling the gaps in Turkish trademark law

Turkey01-04-2010Isik Ozdogan and Ezgi Baklaci

Although Turkey has followed international developments and harmonised its Trademark Law with EU legislation, the registration of non-traditional marks such as product packaging and product shape has not fallen into place.

Time for a change

01-04-2010

Now that the US House of Representatives has passed US President Barack Obama’s controversial healthcare legislation, attention will turn again to patent reform. WIPR looks at the key proposals.

Watch this pharma space

01-04-2010Duncan Curley

The European Commission’s investigation into the behaviour of companies operating in the pharmaceutical sector in the European Union culminated in the publication of a final report on July 8, 2009. Duncan Curley looks at the implications.

Medicine packaging and copyrights

Brazil01-02-2010Otto Licks and Eduardo Hallak

On September 8, 2009, the Brazilian food and drug agency (ANVISA) enacted a new resolution on standardising medicine package inserts.

Licensing of intellectual property rights

Canada01-02-2010Chantal Bertosa and Andrea Pasztor

The licensing of intellectual property rights is a lucrative endeavour; therefore, it is important that licences are dealt with correctly.

New year, new patent law

China01-02-2010Stephen Yang

On December 30, 2009, during the executive meeting of the State Council, the Implementing Regulations of the Patent Law of the People’s Republic of China (draft) was approved.

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