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Hot topics on Mexico’s new examination procedure

Mexico29-06-2022Emilio Albarran

The Federal Law for Protection of the Industrial Property in Mexico—also known as the new IP Law—abrogated the former Industrial Property Law and entered into force on November 5, 2020.

Japan: The end of ‘multi-multi claims’

Japan29-06-2022Ryo Maruyama

Multi-multi claims are no longer allowed and applicants for patent and utility models need to be careful, warns Ryo Maruyama of Kyosei International Patent Office.

Africa joins the NFT hype

Africa28-06-2022Vishen Pillay, Darshan Moodley and Kareema Shaik

Distributed digital ledger technologies such as blockchain have taken the world by storm in recent years and while cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin have enjoyed much attention, other applications of blockchain technologies such as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are gaining popularity.

India: The ‘pits’ and ‘falls’ of numerical ranges

India27-06-2022DPS Parmar

Adding patent claims that include numerical ranges should be approached with caution, warns DPS Parmar of LexOrbis.

Italy: Future changes to patent laws

Italy24-06-2022Simone Milli

The proposed new rules will bring the country into line with other European jurisdictions, explains Simone Milli of Bugnion.

Should you opt out or stay in?


A rightsholder’s size and patent footprint may help decide whether they participate in the new patent and court, explain Folke Johansson and Tomi Konkonen of Papula-Nevinpat

Australia: CAR-T cell therapy patent disputes


Will litigation over the groundbreaking cancer technology seen elsewhere reach the Australian market? Grant Shoebridge and Naomi Pearce of Pearce IP explore.

US: Vaccine patent activity

24-04-2022Paul J Sutton

When one thinks about vaccines, it’s not likely that the subject of patents will come to mind. And yet, patents are the most powerful force behind the research and development of vaccines. Big pharma would otherwise certainly not invest the time and what can be hundreds of millions of dollars required to try to come up with a safe and effective vaccine.

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.

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