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Patent licensing business model attracts attention (International reports)
A business model for large companies to license unused patents to small and medium-sized enterprises, which then develop new products and generate new business, is attracting considerable attention in Japan.
Are UK companies making best use of the patent system? (International reports)
UK companies are lagging behind their counterparts in Europe, the United States, Japan and South Korea when it comes to filing domestic and foreign patent applications, according to recent research published by the UK Intellectual Property Office.
Revised Anti-unfair Competition Law enters into force (International reports)
While the Anti-unfair Competition Law has been revised to address new business activities and unfair competition behaviour, how the courts will apply its provisions to protect the rights of business operators and encourage fair competition remain to be seen.
Restorations the UK landscape (International reports)
Restoration mechanisms are available for IP rights that may have been unintentionally lost through non-payment of an annuity (renewal fee) and inadvertently missing the filing date of a Patent Cooperation Treaty application or the deadline for national or regional phase entry.
Constitutional complaint against UPC Agreement (International reports)
While the Administrative Council of the European Patent Office has attempted to strengthen the independence of the Boards of Appeal by amending the Implementing Regulations of the European Patent Convention, dissenting voices from the Federal Constitutional Court are challenging this endeavour.
It's alive! The public domain starts breathing again (International reports)
In 1998 the flow of works entering the public domain was halted by the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act, which extended the duration of US copyrights by 20 years. That moratorium will end at midnight on December 31 2018.
Fintech, intellectual property and regulatory sandbox (International reports)
The regulatory sandbox aims to provide a ‘safe place’ for authorised individuals, legal entities, sole proprietorships or partnerships to test innovative financial products, services, business models and mechanisms, while ensuring adequate consumer and market protection.
Restoring lost IP rights: prevention is better than cure (International reports)
The unintentional loss of valuable registered IP rights can be extremely distressing and the financial and time-related costs of trying to restore lost rights can be significant. However, even when rights have been lost, they can sometimes be rescued.
China’s continued trademark reforms (International reports)
Besides a notable acceleration in trademark registration processing, two recent developments relating to trademark squatting and the guiding cases system are particularly relevant for trademark owners in China.
A rose by any other name? (International reports)
The scent of certain 'roses' that are gifted to trademark owners is far from sweet safeguard your intellectual property this Valentine's Day by avoid scammers' rosy offers and notices.
Re-examining SPC terms: end of discussion? (International reports)
Recent decisions by the Patent and Market Appeal Court and the European Court of Justice demonstrate that the re-examination of supplementary protection certificate (SPC) terms is a complex but achievable venture for SPC holders.
Faking it: can QR codes combat counterfeit medicines? (International reports)
A new federal law aims to eliminate the illegal trafficking of medicines in Russia including counterfeit, falsified and inferior medicines by introducing mandatory identification marks on medicine packaging and a track and trace system for all medicines in circulation.
EPO revises examination guidelines: key aspects for applicants (International reports)
The European Patent Office recently amended and clarified all eight parts of its examination guidelines in order to harmonise them with legal and procedural developments, as well as with standing practice. The major change was the expansion of Part A, which now includes a comprehensive chapter on fees.
Will Spotify's expensive US copyright shortcut be its coda? (International reports)
For several years, songwriters and music publishers have sued Spotify for streaming musical compositions without certain required copyright licences, resulting in several class action suits. A pending damages claim against the company is close to 10% of its valuation.
Four Brazilian patent prosecution particularities you should know about (International reports)
Despite the similarities between patentability requirements worldwide, Brazil has its own regulations which could be confusing to practitioners and applicants that are more used to working with the US patent system.
Russian court declares parallel imports legal (International reports)
The Moscow Commercial Court recently declared that a warning notice issued by the Federal Anti-monopoly Service against KYB Corporation was justifiable and would not be struck down. If the KYB decision is upheld and the Constitutional Court decision supports it, parallel imports may become entirely legal in Russia.
European patent validation and avoiding double patenting (International reports)
The Patent and Trademark Office has offered a practical solution to seemingly conflicting provisions relating to double patenting in the Implementing Regulations to the European Patents Convention.
Bridging the great divide (International reports)
Recent case law suggests that the National Health Surveillance Agency and the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office are finally harmonising to clear the growing backlog of unexamined pharma-related patent applications in Brazil.
Use requirements, evidence of use and compulsory licences (International reports)
The new Industrial Property Law has repealed and replaced decree-laws pertaining to the protection of patent rights, including patent use requirements and evidence of use. Patent use requirements are now set out under the provision on compulsory licences.
Patent linkage system passed by Legislative Yuan (International reports)
The Legislative Yuan recently approved the patent linkage system a game changer for Taiwan’s pharmaceutical industry. Amendments to the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act will introduce a number of key changes for new drug marketing approval holders.
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