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Protecting numbers in Poland

Poland01-08-2011Tomasz Rychlicki

Polish publisher Agencja Wydawnicza Technopol Sp zoo succeeded in registering various trademarks at the Polish Patent Office for goods in class 16, such as brochures, magazines, journals and newspapers.

Romania's (not so) new trademark law

Romania01-08-2011Dragosh Marginean

More than one year has passed since the new trademark law and its implementing regulations came into force in Romania, bringing extensive changes and issues.

Questionable advertising in South Africa

South Africa01-08-2011Vuyiswa Dlamini

The Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa has an Advertising Code stating that all advertisements must be honest, must not make misleading claims and, where claims are made, provide prior substantiation.

Pursuing a fair and balanced trademark protection in Taiwan

Taiwan01-08-2011Crystal Chen & Yiling Liu

On May 31, 2011, the Legislative Yuan passed an amendment to the Trademark Act, which was revised in 2003.

IP amendments and counterfeit raids in Turkey

Turkey01-08-2011Isik Ozdogan and Ezgi Baklaci

The Turkish Patent Institute has amended the guidelines concerning trademark similarity examinations, and thousands of counterfeit products have been seized after a raid at Istanbul's Grand Bazaar.

Hargreaves review: the results

UK01-08-2011Leigh Ellis

The Hargreaves Review of Intellectual Property and Growth was commissioned by the Prime Minister of the new conservative government in the UK.

IP transactions in Ukraine

Ukraine01-08-2011Oleksandr Mamunya

An effective IP transaction can lead to a major market expansion and generate new sources of revenue. It may also enhance a company’s business reputation. All the benefits of IP transactions are available in Ukraine.

Provisional patent applications

US01-08-2011Paul J. Sutton

On June 8, 1995, the US Patent and Trademark Office made the option of filing a ‘provisional’ patent application available to inventors.

A brave decision: data package exclusivity in Brazil

Brazil01-08-2011Otto Licks

A leading decision enforcing data package exclusivity for pharmaceuticals for human use reveals the positive impact of enforcing the rule on widening access to medicine in Brazil.

Supreme Court of Canada's Masterpiece trademark judgement

Canada01-08-2011Victoria Carrington

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) released its latest trademark decision on May 26, 2011 in the case of Masterpiece Inc v Alavida Lifestyles Inc.

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