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Four key steps towards building a strong IP portfolio (Market intelligence)
Ecuador offers IP owners a user-friendly system for IP protection. The country has established a modern IP legal framework and is a party to major international treaties dealing with intellectual property
Online trademark infringement: key issues before the French courts (Market intelligence)
Cyberspace has no national borders and challenges the characteristic features of trademark rights.
Countdown to kick-off: the 2010 FIFA World Cup comes to Africa (Market intelligence)
Africa is a continent of extremes in regard to its climate, landscape and wealth, yet its full potential remains untapped. The hosting of the 2010 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup by South Africa heralds not just great sporting entertainment, but also fantastic business and economic opportunities.
Tackling inactivity: legislative remedies against the PTO (Market intelligence)
This chapter looks at the remedies available to trademark and patent owners when the Venezuelan Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) fails to issue a decision on a trademark or patent application within the timeframe established by the law.
Inclusion on Priority Watch List sets IP enforcement alarm bells ringing (Market intelligence)
Thailand is well known as a country where counterfeit products can be bought easily from street vendors. A single visit to Bangkok usually presents shoppers with endless opportunities to buy goods such as fake handbags, CDs and DVDs.
Recent trends in patent enforcement (Market intelligence)
Pakistan has a large, growing pharmaceutical industry and generic manufacturing is on the rise. As a result, there have been a number of major infringements of patented processes for pharmaceuticals, as well as patented compounds and compositions by local generic manufacturers, which import the generic drugs or their active ingredients from China, Brazil and India and then formulate and/or repackage the drugs for sale in Pakistan.
A new challenge: the evolving procedural rules for IP disputes (Market intelligence)
On September 19 2005 the new IP Code introduced new procedural rules for IP disputes. In particular, the new code provided that the existing rules for corporate disputes, set out in Law 5/2003, would also apply to IP disputes.
Changes to IP legislation ring in the new year (Market intelligence)
On December 18 2006 the president signed Federal Law 230-FZ introducing Part IV of the Civil Code and Federal Law 231-FZ enacting Part IV of the Civil Code. Part IV comes into force on January 1 2008.
Compliance with the written description requirement in chemical and pharmaceutical patents (Market intelligence)
The written description requirement in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries is based on a unique, everevolving factual situation necessitating the application of what would otherwise be a technology-neutral statute. In light of the range of issues presented, drafting, prosecution and enforcement strategies have become more complicated, with the courts providing a rather ambiguous guide as to what is sufficient.
Managing intellectual property when regulators rule (Market intelligence)
It’s merger and acquisition (M&A) season: do you know where your intellectual property is? For the nearly 32,000 companies that have helped 2007 to be a record year for M&A activity, the answer should be yes. The federal regulators are watching.
IP owners reap benefits of innovative protection measures (Market intelligence)
This chapter looks at recent developments regarding IP rights and protection, and analyses the ongoing battle against piracy and some recent IP cases heard by the Malaysian courts.
Don’t get your wires crossed: common pitfalls in licence agreements (Market intelligence)
As more companies introduce inspection programmes and thus need to perform royalty investigations of their licensees, misreported royalties continue to be found on a regular basis. The reasons for these misreported royalties are numerous and fall into four broad categories
Latest developments present new challenges (Market intelligence)
Over the last 18 months major developments have taken place in Lithuanian IP law, resulting from both new legislation and court decisions.
Protecting well-known and famous marks: a global perspective (Market intelligence)
What are famous trademarks and why are they entitled to more protection than standard trademarks? How do international treaties extend protection for famous trademarks? How do local laws extend protection for famous trademarks? What are the limitations of these treaties and laws? Are there steps that companies with famous marks should take to secure protection?
Border measures: registration of trademark rights with Customs (Market intelligence)
In the last three years the Argentine Customs Authority has taken major steps to combat the growing problem of counterfeiting and its legal and fiscal consequences, including the violation of IP rights and tax evasion.
Intangible assets: recognising and exploiting their value (Market intelligence)
As economies have evolved over time, so have businesses evolved from being physically intensive to relying more on intangible assets. The purpose of this chapter is to provide an overview of the valuation of intangible assets and to provide evidence of intangible asset value.
Confronting the impact of technology (Market intelligence)
The digital age continues to pose a considerable challenge to IP rights in New Zealand. The primary pieces of legislation making up New Zealand’s IP landscape remain the Copyright Act 1994, the Patents Act 1953 and the Trademarks Act 2002.
The interface between patent enforcement and technical standards (Market intelligence)
Technical standards have become important in many fields of technology. In certain areas, standards are considered so dominant that the technology cannot be used without also using a technical standard.
The recipe for CIPO success (Market intelligence)
The corporate best practice of assigning all-round responsibility for maximising shareholder value from investment in intellectual property to a single senior executive has gained substantial momentum since the start of the new millennium.
The intricacies involved in choosing a pharmaceutical trademark (Market intelligence)
In addition to extensive research as to the chemical composition of a new pharmaceutical product, pharmaceutical companies often face another hurdle when it comes to naming their product.
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