07
Sep 2012
Latin America

Panama accedes to WIPO’s Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)

Panama deposited its instrument of accession to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) at WIPO on June 7, 2012, thus becoming the 146th...
07
Sep 2012
Europe

30th September 2012: An important deadline for owners of national UK trademarks

As of 1st October it will no longer be possible to merge British trademarks if applied for on different dates. This possibility of merging...
06
Sep 2012
Global IP

The US Patent System

The changes in the US Patent system brought by the Leahy Smith America Invents Act continue now with some new rules coming into effect on...
03
Sep 2012
Latin America

Domain names in Chile

The organism competent for domains in Chile has announced the possibility of registering .cl domains for a period of one year, instead of...
29
Aug 2012
Global IP

Damages in the US Apple vs. Samsung case

So much has been written in all kinds of newspapers and magazines about the Apple vs. Samsung battle, and especially the recent verdict in...
28
Aug 2012
Global IP

New evidence of the value of brands

Though few of our readers will doubt the importance of trademarks, the numbers discussed sometimes still surprise. As reported by various...
31
Jul 2012
Global IP

The investigation of the pharmaceutical sector by the Commission continues.

After the Commission’s inquiry into the pharmaceutical sector of some years ago, which led to affirming that there might be potential...
24
Jul 2012
Europe

Sentence of the Court of Justice of the European Union on whether the existence of a veterinary product is a hindrance to obtain an SPC on the basis of a marketing authorization for human use

On 19th July 2012 the Fourth Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union has issued its awaited ruling on whether the existence...