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Significant trademark case law in 2010

Canada01-04-2011Victoria Carrington

Canadian trademark jurisprudence saw numerous interesting developments during 2010. Our courts and Opposition Board adopted new approaches to certain ‘old’ concepts and reinforced others.

Criminal enforcement of IP

China01-04-2011Stephen Yang

On January 11, 2011, the Supreme People’s Court, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate and the Ministry of Public Security released opinions on the handling of criminal cases involving infringement of IP rights.

New rules on search

EPO01-04-2011Annelise Holme

On January 1, 2011, new changes to the Implementing Regulations of the European Patent Convention (EPC) entered into force.

On suspicion

France01-04-2011Aurélia Marie

In France, intellectual property rights’ holders have been using and working with customs authorities for many years—and well before European harmonisation—to stop the importation of counterfeit goods.

Marketing goods using competitions

Germany01-04-2011Jens Künzel

It has become quite common in Europe and elsewhere to use competitions as marketing tools for goods and services.

Doctrine of equivalence

Hungary01-04-2011Gábor Harangozó

The doctrine of equivalence is commonly used to interpret the scope of an invention in patent and utility model litigation case law.

Patent granted: here and now!

India01-04-2011Ranjna Mehta-Dutt

When can it be said that a patent has been granted? To date, a patent has been held as granted on the grant date indicated on the letters patent document.

Retroactive amendments

Israel01-04-2011Michael Factor

The Israel Patent Law is anomalous in that pending applications are not published automatically 18 months after priority.

After the earthquake

Japan01-04-2011Ryo Maruyama

At 2:46 pm on March 11, 2011, an earthquake measuring 9.0 on the Richter scale occurred in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of the Tohoku region of northeastern Japan.

First waves of IP reform

Malaysia01-04-2011Dave A. Wyatt and Lim Eng Leong

After much anticipation, the first waves of IP law reform finally reached Malaysia on February 15, 2011, when amendments to the Trade Marks and Patents Regulations came into force.

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