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Business brief 2011: Cuba

Cuba01-01-2011María Lourdes Ruíz Sotolongo

Inventions are regulated in Cuba by Decree Law 68 ‘Of Inventions, Scientific Discoveries, Industrial Models, Trademarks and Denominations of Origin’, of May 14, 1983.

Business brief 2011: Finland

Finland01-01-2011Lauri Rechardt and Timo Enroth

Patent applications must be filed in writing with the National Board of Patents and Registration (the NBPR). The patent application forms are available on the Internet.

Business brief 2011: Germany

Germany01-01-2011Peter Hess

A German patent can be obtained by directly filing a national patent application with the German Patent and Trademark Office, or by filing a European patent application.

Business brief 2011: India

India01-01-2011

In India, patent rights are secured by filing an application for registration along with the requisite forms and documents and prescribed fees at the patent office.

Business brief 2011: Mexico

Mexico01-01-2011Mike Margáin, Jorge Mier y Concha and María Teresa Eljure

You can obtain patent rights by applying for them at the Mexican Patent Office. You won’t obtain protection unless you file and obtain a patent.

Business brief 2011: Netherlands

Netherlands01-01-2011Michiel Rijsdijk

One can choose to acquire a patent in the Benelux (Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg) via a national patent application or a European patent (EP) application, in which the three Benelux countries will be designated.

Business brief 2011: Norway

Norway01-01-2011Kristina Edén Johnsen and Håkon Svendsen

Protection by patent in Norway is obtained by a national application, by nationalisation of a PCT application before the 31-month term, or by validation of a European patent.

Business brief 2011: Pakistan

Pakistan01-01-2011Hameeda Asif and Ayesha Hasan

Patent rights are governed by the Patents Ordinance, 2000, along with the Patents Rules, 2003.

Business brief 2011: South Africa

South Africa01-01-2011Christel Wolmarans and Herman Blignaut

Trademark rights can be divided into two categories, namely statutory rights and rights afforded by common law.

Business brief 2011: UK

01-01-2011Iona Harding and James Whymark

To secure a UK patent, applicants can apply to the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) or to the European Patent Office (EPO) designating the UK.

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