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Leading on D&I: Argentina’s new gender identity law

Argentina12-10-2021Raquel Flanzbaum

As Argentina unveils a landmark gender identity law, Raquel Flanzbaum of Ojam Bullrich Flanzbaum explores how legislation and the legal profession can both be great disruptors when driving change.

Mental health and tech: what role can IP play?

International11-10-2021Alex Gardiner

Rapid technological advances have exerted positive and negative effects on our mental health, so how can the law and IP help swing the pendulum in favour of the former, asks Alex Gardiner of EIP.

Event preview: ECTA 39TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

EU06-10-2021

ECTA is inviting IP professionals to ‘waltz’ their way to its 39th Annual Conference to be held in Vienna later this month.

India: A new era of IP litigation in India

India05-10-2021DPS Parmar

While there was no immediate need to abolish a well-established and functional institution such as India’s Intellectual Property Appellate Board, the global trend favours the centralised handling of certain IP disputes such as patents infringements, revocation and appeal cases.

Will the latest patent bills increase diversity and transparency in the patent system?

01-10-2021Linda Thayer

A pair of patent bills are aiming to boost D&I and accountability in the IP system, but certain aspects of the proposals run the risk of reinforcing the status quo, argues Linda Thayer of Finnegan.

How to get your 3D trademark into shape

EU30-09-2021William Hillson

Guerlain’s win at the EU General Court shines light on what makes a 3D shape mark ‘distinctive’ and protectable, Powell Gilbert associate William Hilson explains.

Mexico jurisdiction report: New provisions for trademarks

Mexico30-09-2021Emilio Albarrán

The last amendments to Mexico’s IP law were issued on May 18, 2018, and confirmed through the New Mexican IP Law of July 1, 2020, incorporate some new legal figures for trademark registrations based on use. In particular, article 173 of the new Federal Law for Protection of Industrial Property in Mexico states a list of non-registrable signs.

Italy jurisdiction report: A change in IP philosophy

Italy29-09-2021Claudio Balboni and Francesco Venturoli

The Italian philosopher, semiotician, cultural critic, and novelist Umberto Eco divided the human predisposition into two categories: the “apocalyptic” on the one hand and the “integrated” on the other.

The rise of amapiano and its appropriation

South Africa28-09-2021Inês Sequeira

A music genre that grew out of South Africa is drawing interest from Western artists, but a backlash by its originators could lead to copyright claims, explains Inês Sequeira of Inventa International.

Has Justice Birss found a route for AI inventorship?

UK24-09-2021Muireann Bolger

While the campaign to list DABUS as an inventor appeared to be waning, could a controversial opinion by Justice Birss herald a change of fortune?

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