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Intellectual Property

March 05 2018
Victoria Santis Technology and innovation support centre inaugurated

Chile - Montt y Cia SA

The National Institute of Industrial Property (INAPI) recently inaugurated its technology and innovation support centre, which was backed by the World Intellectual Property Organisation. The INAPI also recently implemented an advanced electronic signature programme, strengthened security measures to safeguard information and initiated a pilot plan that will enable the institute to become a paperless organisation.

Author: Victoria Santis
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Nan Jiang Supreme Court increases compensation for IP rights infringement

China - Wanhuida Peksung

The Supreme People's Court recently promulgated the Circular on Creating a Favourable Legal Landscape to Facilitate Innovation and the Start-Up of Entrepreneurs by Leveraging the Adjudicatory Function of the Court, in a bid to reassure the business sector. With respect to the protection of IP rights, the court has vowed to improve the rule of evidence to ensure that it applies to IP rights litigation, promote the 'three-in-one' system and establish a judicial assessment mechanism for damages, among other things.

Authors: Nan Jiang, Huimin Qin
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Henrik Wistam Forfeiture of Pirate Bay domain names

Sweden - Advokatfirman Lindahl

The Supreme Court has confirmed that domain names are property which can be forfeited to the state, providing rights holders with another measure in their fight against online infringement. The court noted that the concept of 'property' is central for the rules on forfeiture. It concluded that a person who registers a domain name is granted an exclusive right to that domain name and the right to a domain name may be subject to dispute resolution and entitlement claims.

Authors: Henrik Wistam, Siri Alvsing
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Audrey Lo Robotic technologies and their patent portfolios

Taiwan - Lee and Li Attorneys at Law

In the new generation of robots, all kinds of process rely on the use of human intelligence. Therefore, a patent portfolio for inventions relating to robots with artificial intelligence should focus on the technical features of man-made inventions and creations and consider their various possible applications in order to obtain a reasonable scope of patent protection. Patent portfolio wars will significantly affect innovation, research and development of new robotic technologies.

Author: Audrey Lo
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Recent updates

He Wei Exception to safe harbour principle

China - Wanhuida Peksung

Author: He Wei
Christopher Loh 'Repeat infringers' under Digital Millennium Copyright Act not repeat infringers as adjudged by court

USA - Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto

Author: Christopher Loh
Ruey-Sen Tsai Unauthorised barcode on genuine trademarked products is forgery under Criminal Code

Taiwan - Lee and Li Attorneys at Law

Author: Ruey-Sen Tsai
Ana-Laura Morales Commercial court upholds Nestlé's infringement action of its patents relating to Nescafé Dolce Gusto capsules

Spain - Grau & Angulo

Author: Ana-Laura Morales
Alexander Vida ARILUX mark cancelled for likelihood of confusion

Hungary - Danubia Patent & Law Office LLC

Author: Alexander Vida
Huib Berendschot Supreme Court rules on use and functions of trademark

Netherlands - AKD NV

Authors: Huib Berendschot, Roderick Chalmers Hoynck van Papendrecht
Paul Den Boef Patent Prosecution Highway: getting your patent application into the fast lane

Canada - Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

Author: Paul Den Boef
Sung-Nam Kim KIPO exercises new unfair competition enforcement powers

South Korea - Kim & Chang

Authors: Sung-Nam Kim, Angela Kim

Upcoming events

IPBC Europe 2018

March 20-21 2018 – Amsterdam

With a long track record of delivering must-have IP value creation information, IAM has created IPBC Europe to focus specifically on the challenges facing IP managers inside European businesses looking to devise and build sustainable strategies for a rapidly changing world. Taking place in Amsterdam in March 2018, the event will provide IP owners in Europe with tools and insights that will enable them to craft world-class IP management and value creation programmes

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IBA - Biennial IBA Latin American Regional Forum Conference

March 14-16 2018 – Mexico City, Mexico

The Biennial IBA Latin American Regional Forum Conference has become the ideal opportunity for all lawyers, professionals and investors to keep up-to-date with significant developments in the region. As Latin America continues to develop as one of the world's most important emerging markets, conference delegates will examine current developments and discuss how the region will tackle challenges facing both Latin America and elsewhere.

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