China update: advantages of selecting the European Patent Office as International Searching Authority for PCT applications
The Chinese National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) has established a two-year pilot cooperation with the European Patent Office (EPO) for patent applications filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). With...
The Chinese National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) has established a two-year pilot cooperation with the European Patent Office (EPO)...
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Proposed changes to Fiji IP law
New Trademark, Patent and Design Bills, 45, 46 and 471 of 2020 have been issued by the Fijian Parliament to update the IP laws pertaining to current acts dated...
New Trademark, Patent and Design Bills, 45, 46 and 471 of 2020 have been issued by the Fijian Parliament...
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Printer cartridge wars reach exhaustive conclusion
For the first time, the High Court adopted the doctrine of “patent exhaustion” to determine the nature and extent of monopoly rights of patent owners and departed from the...
For the first time, the High Court adopted the doctrine of “patent exhaustion” to determine the nature and extent...
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Indonesia: GS Yuasa wins trade mark dispute in Supreme Court (MA)
In a Supreme Court decision, Japanese ACCU battery manufacturer, GS Yuasa Corporation (GS Yuasa), prevailed in a trade mark dispute involving a GSJ mark belonging to PT Golden Surya Jaya. In the trial that took place in June 2020, the Supreme Court upheld the Commercial Court's decision to...
In a Supreme Court decision, Japanese ACCU battery manufacturer, GS Yuasa Corporation (GS Yuasa), prevailed in a trade mark dispute involving a GSJ mark belonging to PT Golden Surya Jaya. In the trial that took...
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Key changes to Indonesian patent and trademark laws
Indonesia officially enacted Law No. 11 of year 2020, commonly known as the Omnibus Law, on 2 November 2020. The Omnibus Law contains revisions to multiple laws, including patent...
Indonesia officially enacted Law No. 11 of year 2020, commonly known as the Omnibus Law, on 2 November 2020....
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Brexit – European trade marks and registered Community designs
After a few false starts, back-stops, a transition period, and a global pandemic, the United Kingdom is finally ready to separate its trade marks and registered design rights from...
After a few false starts, back-stops, a transition period, and a global pandemic, the United Kingdom is finally ready...
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Extension of time for grace period in Australia
A 12 month “grace period” is provided in Australian Patent law, which allows any information made publicly available, with or without the consent of the applicant, the patentee, or...
A 12 month “grace period” is provided in Australian Patent law, which allows any information made publicly available, with...
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