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Revocation of industrial designs

India01-04-2010Manisha Singh Nair

Design registration plays a crucial role in protecting the rights of designers and promoting industrial progress by keeping industries competitive in this age of rapid modernisation and globalisation.

Amendments and reamendments

Israel01-04-2010Michael Factor

A recent Israel Patent Office Circular, which will take effect in June 2010, details new requirements designed to increase productivity, minimise duplication of resources and shorten the examination process.

Trademarks: use them or lose them

Japan01-04-2010Ryo Maruyama

In Japan, the wide range of ringtone melodies available for mobile phones is one of the major reasons why these phones have increased in popularity so rapidly.

Originals versus generics

Malaysia01-04-2010Oon Yen Yen

The battle between original pharmaceuticals and their generic counterparts has always been about balancing public interest with a rigorous national intellectual property regime.

New rules for legal representatives

Mexico01-04-2010Eugenio Ruiz

Article 181 of the Mexican Law of Industrial Property (MLIP) establishes that when a trademark application is filed by a legal representative, the legal capacity of the latter must be proved through a power of attorney signed by the applicant.

Distinctive character of 3D triangular trademarks

Netherlands01-04-2010Michiel Rijsdijk

On January 5, 2010, 10 years after Mars started an action against the three-dimensional trademark registration of Kraft, the Supreme Court of the Netherlands gave its final judgment.

Border measures

Peru01-04-2010Lilie Delion and Alain Delion

In February 2009, improvements to border measures for protecting Peruvian trademarks and copyrights came into effect.

Progress on biotech

Philippines01-04-2010BiotechnologyAnne Mariae Celeste V. Jumadla

“Biodiversity, our greatest resource, remains untapped,” stated Senator Edgardo Angara when introducing Senate Bill No. 3140, the Bioindustry Development Act of 2009.

To be or not to be descriptive

Romania01-04-2010Raluca Vasilescu

Romania’s national Trademark Law contains provisions on the absolute grounds for refusing an application that is very similar to those in most European countries.

Competition concerns

South Africa01-04-2010Christina Sabatelli-Capelo

In order to extract value out of their IP, proprietors employ various commercial strategies, ranging from licensing to entering into joint ventures and collaborative arrangements, which may at times be considered to be anti-competitive.

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