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Intellectual Property

09 December 2019
Abigail Smith PMPRB releases draft guidelines to operationalise amended Patented Medicines Regulations

Canada - Smart & Biggar

The Patented Medicines Prices Review Board recently released new draft guidelines for consultation and a backgrounder. The new guidelines aim to operationalise the amended Patented Medicines Regulations, which come into force on 1 July 2020, and provide a number of circumstances in which categories or price ceilings may be reassessed.

Authors: Abigail Smith, Nancy Pei, Daphne Lainson
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Cesare Galli New relationship between collective, certification and individual multi-use marks

Italy - IP Law Galli

Following the implementation of the EU Trademark Directive in February 2019, there has been much debate in Italy over how to manage and choose between collective marks, individual multi-use marks and certification marks. While the new IP regime offers new opportunities, it also requires a careful review of existing regulations and a case-by-case verification of whether a collective mark can be maintained or whether it must be transformed into a certification mark.

Author: Cesare Galli
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Okan Can Liability regime for online counterfeiting

Turkey - Deriş Patents and Trademarks Agency

Turkey has adopted a number of regulations to combat online counterfeiting and determine internet service provider responsibilities. However, the current system is inconsistent due to the different interpretations of whether counterfeiting falls within the scope of Article 9 of the Internet Law.

Authors: Okan Can, F Burcum Evgin
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Recent updates

Guillem Villaescusa Exhaustion of trademark rights: Barcelona Court of Appeal rules in Schweppes case

Spain - Grau & Angulo

Author: Guillem Villaescusa
Daniel R Zuccherino Unfair competition and trademark protection

Argentina - Obligado & Cia

Author: Daniel R Zuccherino
Asli Tireli Assessing individual character of design applications

Turkey - Deriş Patents and Trademarks Agency

Author: Asli Tireli
Seema S Mansoor Registered trademark deleted from trademark register for non-use

Pakistan - Vellani & Vellani

Authors: Seema S Mansoor, Sumera Feroz
Katie Lee Federal Court issues two interlocutory decisions in Section 8 pregabalin case

Canada - Smart & Biggar

Author: Katie Lee
Tevin Jones Relationship between cannabis and trademark law

South Africa - KISCH IP

Author: Tevin Jones
Carla Santa María Orozco Recovering damages for violations of industrial property rights

Mexico - Becerril Coca & Becerril SC

Author: Carla Santa María Orozco
Wu Xiaoping Assessing non-obviousness in improvement drug invention patents

China - Wanhuida Intellectual Property

Authors: Wu Xiaoping, Hu Honghui

Upcoming events

Data Business Congress 2020

February 3-4, 2020 – San Jose, California

By focusing on the data creation, management and value creation lifecycle, the inaugural Data Business Congress will deliver cutting edge intelligence and analysis of the key data issues confronting companies as 5G begins to roll-out and the Internet of Things continues to build. The Data Business Congress will bring together specialists in all areas including Creation, Capture, Protection, Management, Compliance, Exploitation and Monetisation and will provide best-in-class insight to those seeking to understand the multiple legal and business issues that go into building a world class data management and exploitation strategy.


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Managing Trademark Assets Europe 2020

28 January 2020 – London, UK

WTR’s Managing Trademark Assets Europe will bring together trademark counsel and brand experts from a variety of industries. It will provide a space in which to benefit from new insights, discuss best practice and share cutting-edge strategies for cost-effectively building and protecting brands.


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IP Risk Management USA 2020

4 February 2020 - San Jose, California

IP may be the single most important asset a company possesses. Whether it is physical or digital, customer data or operational information, trade secrets or business strategies, IP is often the main driver of revenue for any organisation. As IP becomes a more valuable corporate asset, managing the risks around it become a major business priority. IAM’s inaugural IP Risk Management series will provide organisations with best practices for identifying, evaluating, managing and mitigating IP risks within the business.


For more details go to:
https://web.cvent.com/event/f6a063fe-94a9-450f-8d1c-1004c8d57d9a/regProcessStep1?rp=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000

IP Risk Management Europe 2020

20 March 2020 – London, UK

IP may be the single most important asset a company possesses. Whether it is physical or digital, customer data or operational information, trade secrets or business strategies, IP is often the main driver of revenue for any organisation. As IP becomes a more valuable corporate asset, managing the risks around it become a major business priority. IAM’s inaugural IP Risk Management series will provide organisations with best practices for identifying, evaluating, managing and mitigating IP risks within the business.


For more details go to:
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IPBC Europe 2020

24-25 March 2020 – Dublin, Ireland

After 2019’s sell-out event in Paris, next year’s IPBC Europe – Europe’s foremost conference about IP value creation – will take place in Dublin from 24 to 25 March, 2020. Being held at the prestigious Shelbourne Hotel, the event will once again be Europe’s leading gathering of senior IP professionals from European companies of all sizes.


For more details go to:
https://web.cvent.com/event/da40c6fa-0fd5-41d3-be58-cf6da07bbb7d/regProcessStep1?rp=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000

Managing and Mitigating Risk in Intellectual Assets

26 March, 2020 – London, UK

IP may be the single most important asset a company possesses. Whether it is physical or digital, customer data or operational information, trade secrets or business strategies, IP is often the main driver of revenue for any organisation. As IP becomes a more valuable corporate asset, managing the risks around it become a major business priority. IAM’s inaugural IP Risk Management series will provide organisations with best practices for identifying, evaluating, managing and mitigating IP risks within the business.


For more details go to:
https://web.cvent.com/event/10e6682d-060a-41b0-a354-c39c4b7d8d8b/regProcessStep1?rp=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000

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