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ACTA in Mexico

Mexico01-04-2011Rosa Elena Nuria Becerril Cortes

Mexican newspapers recently reported on the first of a series of public hearings arranged by the Mexican Senate to analyse all aspects of ACTA in order to assess Mexico’s subscription to this treaty.

Court thwarts community patent court

Netherlands01-04-2011Michiel Rijsdijk

The heavily discussed arrival of the Community patent has faced a setback.

Unfair competition and IP

Norway01-04-2011Lill Anita Grimstad

As an alternative to ordinary court proceedings in Norway, you may approach the Committee for the Control of Unfair Competition to decide whether a competitor’s actions comply with good business practice or not.

The fight for improved IP enforcement in Peru

Peru01-04-2011Lilie Delion and Virginia Delion

In recent years, the filing of infringement actions has increased and the fight against counterfeit products has greatly intensified.

Encouraging patent filings

Philippines01-04-2011Anne Mariae Celeste V. Jumadla

As of 2009, the Philippines has been lagging behind its Southeast Asian neighbours in resident patent filings.

When can non-use be justified?

Poland01-04-2011Monika Wieczorkowska

The Supreme Administrative Court ruled in December that the fact that there are cancellation proceedings pending against a trademark registration does not constitute an important reason for non-use.

When the bargain hunter becomes the hunted

South Africa01-04-2011Vanessa Ferguson

The current economic climate has resulted in an influx in the import and sale of cheaper versions and imitation products on the market.

New examination guidelines for retail services

Taiwan01-04-2011Crystal J. Chen and Yiling Liu

In December 1997, the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) began accepting retail services as allowable service marks.

IP and ASEAN

Thailand01-04-2011Kowit Somwaiya and Prasantaya Bantadtan

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a community of 10 member states (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam).

New commercial code in Turkey

Turkey01-04-2011Isik Ozdogan and Ezgi Baklaci

The Grand National Assembly of Turkey enacted the draft Commercial Code on January 12, 2011. The new TCC will enter into force on July 12, 2012, and outlines possible commercial proceedings and actions.

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