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Breaking the expert taboo

Hungary01-08-2010Imre Molnár

The Appeal Court of Budapest is the second instance court in Hungary for patent revocation proceedings, which begin with a nullity request to the Hungarian Patent Office (HPO).

When comparison becomes defamation

India01-08-2010Manisha Singh Nair

Comparative advertising makes claims for a given product over others. While India does not have a dedicated statute governing comparative advertising, it is addressed by the Trademarks Act, 1999.

Trademark developments in Israel

Israel01-08-2010Michael Factor

Israel submitted accession papers to WIPO at the end of May, and from September 1, 2010, it will be possible to file trademarks in Israel using the Madrid Protocol.

Fast-tracking patents at the JPO

Japan01-08-2010Ryo Maruyama

On average, it takes two and a half years for an applicant to receive a first office action from the Japan Patent Office (JPO) after filing a request for substantive examination.

Protecting pharmaceutical products in Malaysia

Malaysia01-08-2010Dave Wyatt

The Malaysian Patents Act 1983 protects chemical compounds by way of product claims as well as process of manufacture claims.

Co-ordinating change for drugs patents

Mexico01-08-2010Jose Antonio Romero

On September 15, 2003, the Mexican government established the ‘linkage system’ in order to improve co-ordination between the Ministry of Health (MH) and the MIIP regarding sanitary registrations.

Until death do us part: stopping copyright transfer

Netherlands01-08-2010Michiel Rijsdijk

The Dutch copyright act is heading for a major change if the Dutch government’s recent proposal for copyright contract law gains public support.

Who's the boss? Representatives in IP cases

Poland01-08-2010Tomasz Rychlicki

Last month, the Polish Patent Office made two statements on important procedural issues.

Court explains bad faith cancellation

Romania01-08-2010Raluca Vasilescu

At the beginning of May 2010, the Municipal Court of Bucharest delivered its motivation for a November 2009 court decision in favour of cancelling a Romanian trademark on bad faith grounds.

The buzz about Buzbee

South Africa01-08-2010Muhammed Vally

In terms of Patent Regulation 90(1), a patentee must serve and file a counterstatement to an application for revocation within two months of its service and lodging, failing which the patent will be deemed revoked.

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