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US: Distinguishing between patent searches

26-05-2021Paul J Sutton

There is a fair amount of confusion surrounding patent-related searches. This article attempts to clarify the nature of patent searches so that inventors and managers of IP will be better prepared to base their business decisions upon reliable information.

Sweden jurisdiction report: Valuable lessons in IP

Sweden26-05-2021Maria Zamkova

For nearly 30 years, the Swedish Intellectual Property Office has cooperated with the government’s agency for development cooperation, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

Russia jurisdiction report: The current picture of trademarks

Russia26-05-2021Riikka Palmos

The total number of trademark applications increased again in Russia in 2020. The number of trademark filings increased last year by more than 6,000 filings compared to 2019, with 93,926 applications in total.

Poland jurisdiction report: The benefits of going digital

Poland25-05-2021Aleksandra Solyga-Zurek

It has now been over a year since the most recent restructuring of Polish IP law. One of the aims of the update was closer harmonisation with regulations in other EU countries and with the European Patent Convention. Despite these efforts, however, many differences in procedure, and perhaps more importantly, in substantive matters, persist.

Netherlands jurisdiction report: Sustainability with substance

Netherlands25-05-2021Michiel Rijsdijk

The Dutch Consumer & Market Authority has produced a Sustainability Claims Guideline, containing rules of thumb and practical examples to help companies formulate legitimate sustainability claims.

South Africa jurisdiction report: The criminals exploiting a health crisis

South Africa25-05-2021Godfrey Budeli

During the global COVID-19 pandemic, governments around the world implemented national lockdowns to contain the spread of the virus. As a result, borders were closed to passengers but specified cargo and retail goods for certain essential products and supplies were permitted.

Italy jurisdiction report: Copyright in industrial design

Italy25-05-2021Simone Milli

It is well known that industrial design works need to satisfy two requirements to be eligible for copyright protection in Italy: creative content and artistic value.

India jurisdiction report: SEPs at the crossroads

India25-05-2021Manisha Singh and Varun Sharma

With the largest number of mobile connections in the world, India has become a market not just for new mobile devices and connections but also a growing market for mobile device manufacturers.

France jurisdiction report: Copyright and free artistic expression

France24-05-2021Aurélia Marie

On February 23, 2020, the Court of Appeal of Paris upheld the decision of the Tribunal de grande instance de Paris, of November 8, 2018, condemning the American artist Jeff Koons and the Centre Pompidou for infringing a photograph dating from 1985.

US jurisdiction report: Patent inventorship errors

29-03-2021Paul J Sutton

This article examines the ever-present challenge in correctly designating the true inventors of inventions and their associated patent rights. Where errors have been made in the naming of inventors on patents, the prompt correction of such errors is essential if valid and enforceable patent rights are to be enjoyed.

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