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Sweden: Firmer protection needed for Cypriot cheese

Sweden24-04-2022Petter Rindforth

Do you produce a specific cheese, in a certain country/area, with specified ingredients and identified by a specific name, and want to avoid parasites?

Mexico: The declaration of famous trademarks

Mexico24-04-2022Selene Villafaña Robles

In recent years, famous and well-known trademarks have gained worldwide relevance. They don’t just prevent the registration of a third party’s identical or confusingly similar trademark, they also represent the right to stop parties registering a mark similar to a “well-known or famous” trademark without the brand owner’s authorisation.

Japan: Tighter controls on the influx of counterfeit goods

Japan24-04-2022Ryo Maruyama

Keeping in step with the recent growth of e-commerce, there has been a rapid increase in the number of cases where foreign business entities directly sell and send by mail a small amount of counterfeit goods to individuals residing in Japan.

Italy: what you need to know about the IP upgrade

Italy24-04-2022Marco Conti

The Italian Industrial Property Code was issued in 2005 and deals with all IP rights, except for copyright. Five years later, in 2010, the IPC was subject to a substantive upgrade and was provided with an Implementing Regulation.

India: The demand for patenting plants and seeds

India24-04-2022DPS Parmar

Over the years, we have seen the emergence of many controversial plant patents in India and other jurisdictions. For example, when a plant-related patent for genetically engineered cotton cell lines was granted to Agracetus in 1994, it drew a public outcry and protests from Indian cotton growers.

Finland: A guide to high-tech patenting

Finland22-04-2022Matti Brax

Patenting high-tech discoveries and inventions is where science meets business. It’s an area that can be tough to navigate, as the prior-art landscape—against which patent applications are typically drafted and evaluated—may be patchy and not well organised.

Australia: Achieving early generic/biosimilar market entry

Australia20-04-2022Naomi Pearce and Katrina Crooks

New developments in Australia’s Patent Office and its courts have confirmed that overturning a patent term extension may be the “sleeper” strategy to achieve early generic/biosimilar market entry in Australia.

Africa: creative sectors need copyright reform

Africa19-04-2022Stephen Hollis

Last year, 2021, was declared by the United Nations as the International Year of the Creative Economy for Sustainable Development, in recognition of the potential that creative and copyright industries hold to become key drivers of economic growth in developing countries.

India: The benefits of joint defence in multiparty infringement suits

India09-12-2021DPS Parmar

As a well-planned strategy, joint defence is popular among large patent-holding companies to file patent infringement lawsuits that involve multiple defendants. This is particularly true in cases where a patent holder in the pharmaceutical field seeks to enforce its rights against many generic manufacturers.

US: The different types of US patents

07-12-2021Paul J Sutton

Many people, lay and professional, are not aware that there are several different types of US patents available to inventors. Some use the word patent to describe only what they call “mechanical” and “design” patents.

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