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US jurisdiction report: COVID-19’s impact on US patent practices

17-08-2020Paul J Sutton

US patent and IP law practices, like other practices, have been suddenly and profoundly affected in many ways by the spreading COVID-19 pandemic. This article attempts to provide insights into and examples of the challenges facing patent companies and their patent attorneys as they cope with the inter-related combination of health and financial onslaughts.

Sweden jurisdiction report: Sinking the pirates

Sweden17-08-2020Maria Zamkova

The use of illegal digital services is decreasing significantly in Sweden, most of all by internet users aged 16 to 29, according to a recent survey, “Changed attitudes to illegal streaming”, published February 7, 2020, by Kantar Sifo on behalf of the Swedish Patent and Registration Office.

Italy jurisdiction report: A penalty kick for famous names

Italy17-08-2020Mauro Bronzini

The Italian Industrial Property Code confers autonomous protection on names which become famous in non-commercial fields, regardless of whether they are also registered as trademarks.

Netherlands jurisdiction report: Bun fight over burgers

17-08-2020Michiel Rijsdijk and Marlies Wiegerinck

On the May 27, the District Court of The Hague ruled that Nestlé’s Incredible Burger infringes the EU trademark ‘Impossible Burger’, owned by Impossible Foods, and ordered a pan-European interim injunction.

India jurisdiction report: Defending domain names

India14-08-2020NV Saisunder and S Vishaka

With the rapid growth of the internet and globalisation, the marketing of products and services through websites and domain names has become a vital part of brand-building and commerce for trademark owners.

France jurisdiction report: The role of warehouses in e-commerce

France14-08-2020Aurélia Marie

In a preliminary decision, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled in April on the responsibility of Amazon warehouse-keepers for the sale by a third-party seller on the online marketplace of perfume bottles for which the rights had not been exhausted.

Myanmar: A careful approach to change

Myanmar14-08-2020

Myanmar’s IP system is undergoing fundamental change: in the coming year, the country will establish an IP office and begin to enforce new IP laws. Sarah Morgan speaks with Moe Moe Thwe, deputy director general of the country’s IP department, about the progress made so far.

India: Protect engineering drawings using copyright or design?

India14-08-2020Ranjan Narula and Suvarna Pandey

Whether a technical drawing can be protected under copyright or design law in India is a complex issue, as Ranjan Narula and Suvarna Pandey of RNA Technology and IP Attorneys explain.

China: Inventive step

China14-08-2020Da Xu

Rulings made by the Supreme People’s Court could help clarify inventive step provisions in Chinese chemical and biological patent applications, explains Da Xu of CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office.

Mexico: Into the System

Mexico14-08-2020Victor Garrido

Mexico has joined the Hague System for the international registration of industrial designs. Victor Garrido of Dumont explains what this means to rights owners.

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