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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.

Protecting IP rights in Ukraine

Ukraine01-04-2011Oleksandr Mamunya

It seems obvious that IP rights are worthless if they are not protected by the holder.

Avoid patent co-ownership pitfalls

US01-04-2011Paul J. Sutton

It is not unusual during the invention and development of newer technologies to require contributions from people skilled in many disciplines, as scientists and engineers seek to solve and overcome technological problems.

A victory for pharmaceuticals

Brazil01-02-2011Otto Licks and Marcela Trigo de Souza

After a judicial battle of almost a decade, the pharmaceutical industry has regained the right to market vaccines with trademarks in Brazil.

I am a trademark, hear me roar! - an appeal for sound marks in Canada

Canada01-02-2011Chantal Bertoša and Andrea Pasztor

If a sound is able to serve the function of a trademark, why shouldn’t the owner of the sound mark be permitted to register it?

Cross-straits IP agreement

China, Taiwan01-02-2011Stephen Yang

Mainland China and Taiwan signed an agreement on June 29, 2010, on cross-straits intellectual property protection.

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