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IP protection comes to the fore in Switzerland

Featured in IP Value 2008 - An international guide for the boardroom

In recent years there have been some significant changes to intellectual property in Switzerland.

29 January 2008

Fast-moving IP development shows no sign of slowing down

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Iceland is a relatively large country but has a small population – its 300,000-strong inhabitants are spread over an area of 103,000 square kilometres, although the vast majority (60 per cent) live in and around the capital, Reykjavik.

29 January 2008

A balanced relationship? The interface between IP law and competition law

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This chapter looks at the possible conflicts that can arise between intellectual property and the competition process and free market access in Mexico. It also analyses the approach of the Federal Competition Commission to this issue.

29 January 2008

Compliance with the written description requirement in chemical and pharmaceutical patents

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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.

29 January 2008

IP law adapts to address new challenges

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The last 12 months have seen some interesting developments in Swedish IP law, including significant changes to the patent legislation and a government inquiry into copyright protection for music and film on the Internet, as well as a number of interesting judgments.

29 January 2008

IP owners reap benefits of innovative protection measures

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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.

29 January 2008

Implementing the EU IP Rights Enforcement Directive: an ongoing challenge

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On April 29 2004 the European Parliament and the European Council adopted the EU IP Rights Enforcement Directive (2004/48/EC).

29 January 2008

Latest developments present new challenges

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Over the last 18 months major developments have taken place in Lithuanian IP law, resulting from both new legislation and court decisions.

29 January 2008

Managing intellectual property when regulators rule

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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.

29 January 2008

Recent trends in patent enforcement

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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.

29 January 2008

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