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Intellectual Property

01 March 2021
Stephany Araújo Trademark co-ownership finally possible in Brazil

Brazil - Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello

The Brazilian Trademark Office recently took an important step towards fully implementing the Madrid Protocol by approving the trademark co-ownership regime for national applications and registrations. This article outlines some of the most important points that trademark practitioners should consider when dealing with applications and registrations under a co-ownership regime in Brazil.

Author: Stephany Araújo
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Nan Jiang Punitive damages highlighted in new judicial interpretation on food safety

China - Wanhuida Intellectual Property

The Interpretation on Several Issues Concerning the Application of Laws in the Trial of Civil Cases Involving Disputes over Food Safety (I) recently came into force. The 14-article interpretation sets out the scenarios in which various parties will be held liable and the level of compensation liability that they will assume. This article explores some of the interpretation's key takeaways, including with respect to e-commerce and parallel imports.

Authors: Nan Jiang, Huimin Qin
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Bunmi Binitie Trademark procedure and practice FAQs: post-registration stage

Nigeria - Abdulai Taiwo & Co

In Nigeria, a registered trademark becomes vulnerable to cancellation if there has been no genuine use of the mark during a continuous period of five years or more. To prove genuine use, the mark must have been used as a trademark in the market and the owner must not simply be hoarding the rights to the mark. This article answers FAQs about the post-registration stage of the Nigerian trademark procedure.

Author: Bunmi Binitie
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Oscar Mago Promotion of patented inventions during COVID-19 pandemic

Peru - OMC Abogados & Consultores

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, authorities continue to promote the development of new technologies that contribute to resolving societal challenges and are properly registered in the patent system. Registering a patent guarantees the inventor's exclusivity rights; however, universities, research centres and the scientific community have free access to patents.

Author: Oscar Mago
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Tsung-Yuan Shen Protection of photographic works

Taiwan - Lee and Li Attorneys at Law

With the development of technology, cameras and mobile phones now have various built-in shooting modes or parameters that enable photographers to shoot different scenes quickly. Traditionally, photographers would have had to adjust the parameters themselves. Notably, in two recent decisions the IP Court ruled that photographic works taken using built-in shooting modes or parameters can meet the Copyright Act's requirements for creativeness (originality).

Author: Tsung-Yuan Shen
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Recent updates

Oscar Mago Legislative overview – Peru

Peru - OMC Abogados & Consultores

Author: Oscar Mago
Cathy Ting Use of geographic name as trademark may constitute passing off

Taiwan - Lee and Li Attorneys at Law

Authors: Cathy Ting, Sophia Chen
David Schwartz Options to consider when requesting an extension to respond to the Patent Office

Canada - Smart & Biggar

Author: David Schwartz
Brent De Jonghe Protecting product appearance through trademark and design registrations

International - GEVERS

Author: Brent De Jonghe
Luiz Edgard Montaury Pimenta Legislative overview – Brazil

Brazil - Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello

Author: Luiz Edgard Montaury Pimenta
Ian Mirandah Geographical indication protection capabilities strengthened by accession to Geneva act

Laos - Mirandah Asia

Author: Ian Mirandah
Bunmi Binitie Trademark procedure and practice FAQs: office actions

Nigeria - Abdulai Taiwo & Co

Author: Bunmi Binitie
Yuming Wang Publishing house awarded Rmb1.5 million in damages for trade dress copycat

China - Wanhuida Intellectual Property

Authors: Yuming Wang, Mingfeng Yang, Hongfeng Li

Upcoming events

IPBC Global 2021

14-16 November 2021

IPBC Global will bring the world’s IP business leaders back together again in 2021 when it reconvenes in Seattle, the fastest growing tech hub in the United States and home to some of the most innovative businesses on the planet. From 14 to 16 November 2021, attendees at the world’s leading IP event will enjoy unsurpassed networking and deal-making opportunities, as well as the chance to join high-level discussions around the key challenges facing those responsible for developing IP business strategies now and into the future.


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WTR Connect Spring 2021

March 15-19, 2021

WTR Connect returns to Zoom for a week of purpose-built trademark and brand protection discussions with the world’s leading experts. From 15-19 March, WTR will be hosting more than 20 individual interactive digital sessions live on Zoom, each designed to facilitate discussion, benchmarking and the sharing of best practice around key topic areas and challenges facing trademark and brand leaders. Each day will start with a keynote address from a major industry figure followed by live breakout discussions lasting for a maximum of 60 minutes. These will be in a variety of different formats, including masterclasses, open discussions forums, solution rooms and closed-door, invite-only boardrooms. You can register for as many sessions as you like across the week, building your own schedule.


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Patent Transactions 2021

28-29 April 2021 | Zoom

IAM is delighted to present the inaugural Patent Transactions, an online event designed to deliver a global overview of IP dealmaking, with a separate deep-dive focus on the Asia-Pacific market. On 28 and 29 April, many of the world’s leading IP dealmakers will share best practices around buying, selling and licensing patents in the ever-changing global landscape. Engage with key licensing decision makers, buyers and sellers from across the patent market and learn first-hand from their experience and insight.


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IPBC India 2021

7-8 April 2021

IPBC India 2021 will take place as a dedicated virtual programme comprising six sessions held over two half days - on 7 and 8 April - offering delegates a packed programme of high-level discussion and business opportunities. Designed specifically for the corporate, research and governmental IP communities, IPBC India will take the core themes of IP value creation and strategic corporate IP management and discuss these within the Indian context. This year’s programme will have a particular emphasis on developing innovation-based growth and key international trends.


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