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Sweden: the rise and rise of AI

Sweden19-02-2016Maria Zamkova

Artificial intelligence (AI), the area of computer science dealing with the creation of intelligent machines that work and react like humans, has been an interesting topic for writers and scientists since the automaton Talos of Crete in Greek mythology.

Russia: still a good place for IP protection

Russia19-02-2016Erik Goussev

Government ineffectiveness, bureaucracy and an unpredictable legislative environment are some of the challenges of doing business in Russia. Contrary to what is commonly thought, however, examination and registration of intellectual property rights by the Russian Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) is done efficiently and without unnecessary delay.

Grey area: fair use of others’ trademarks

Turkey19-02-2016Isik Ozdogan and Ezgi Baklaci

In intellectual property law, brand owners and infringers frequently operate in grey areas. Fair use in Turkey is a particularly unpredictable area, where parties often operate without knowing about or referring to detailed rules.

US: avoiding a startup patent catastrophe

US19-02-2016Paul Sutton

It is unfortunate that many startup ventures fail to conduct basic patent and intellectual property investigations that can avoid potentially catastrophic circumstances. Perhaps the best way to illustrate this understandably strong statement will be to provide the following hypothetical scenario.

US patents: A matter of trust

US18-12-2015Paul Sutton

Much is written about the outcome of patent litigation. Not enough is directed to the very beginning of the intellectual property protection journey from invention to obtaining patent protection.

Turkey: Comparative advertising to be allowed

Turkey18-12-2015Isik Ozdogan and Ezgi Baklaci

From January 10, 2016 comparative advertisements will be allowed in Turkey. Provided certain conditions are met, adverts will be allowed to include competitors’ titles, trademarks, logos or other distinguishing marks or phrases, as well as trade names and company names. It will be the first time in Turkey’s history that companies can publish and broadcast true comparative advertisements.

Taiwan: Obstacles to patent invalidity decisions

Taiwan18-12-2015Crystal Chen and Jesse Peng

Patent invalidity can be raised as a defence in civil proceedings. If a civil court invalidates the patent at issue, the patentee loses the ground against the opposing party at that very civil proceeding. However, such a patent invalidation issued by the civil court applies only to each particular case.

The IP implications of the new South African cyber bill

South Africa18-12-2015Thomas Schmidt and Izaan van der Merwe

The new Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill 2015 has now been published for public comment by the minister of justice and correctional services.

Russia: IP rules and regulations updated

Russia18-12-2015Valentina Orlova

At the end of 2014, part four of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation, which deals with intellectual property, was significantly updated. Since many of the amendments were conceptual in nature, there was a need for a substantial reworking of the regulations at the level of the supervisory authority, the Russian Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent).

Time up for Popcorn Time?

Netherlands18-12-2015Michiel Rijsdijk

Although the video platform Popcorn Time seems likely to fall under worldwide pressure for copyright infringement proceedings, a Dutch movie distributor, Dutch FilmWorks, is taking other measures: it has registered both the ‘Popcorn Time’ name and logo as trademarks in the Benelux region.

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