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  • Defending the pharma frontline

    Pharmaceutical companies are increasingly relying on their brands to sustain sales on drugs that come off patent. Ingrid Hering examines how to build up brand recognition and prevent infringements


  • News focus: India’s piracy crackdown

    Publishers have inflicted some big wounds on book pirates in India in the past year. But they are well aware that putting the offenders in prison and recovering books is just the beginning of the battle. Ralph Cunningham reports

  • The battle for Bud

    Interview: Frank Hellwig, Anheuser-Busch James Nurton speaks to Anheuser-Busch’s head of IP about victory in Russia and the battle for the Bud mark

  • From dinosaurs to DVDs

    US courtrooms are becoming temples to technology as litigators use videos, CD-ROMs and e-mail to argue their case. Ingrid Hering reports

  • Sunrise meets sunset for .info

    James Nurton investigates how .info’s sunrise registration period is shaping up after its first month and, overleaf, examines how much registrars are charging for registrations in the two new top level domains

  • IMS Health reveals EC’s steel resolve

    The European Commission has ordered the US company IMS Health to license its copyrighted health data to its competitors. Dieter Paemen and Christopher Norall examine the controversial decision in the context of European competition law

  • Advertising pitfalls in China

    Dene Yeaman and Dan Ryan argue that China’s accession to the WTO presents a new opportunity to reform the country’s competition law and strengthen the legal protection of commercial reputation

  • The bumpy road to Madrid

    Following numerous setbacks and controversies, US accession to the Madrid Protocol is finally looking assured. Bruce MacPherson asks: is the end really in sight?

  • How to protect novel marks in Argentina

    In April this year, the first sound trade mark was granted in Argentina. Gustavo Sena reveals how protection in the country encompasses a variety of non-traditional signs, and provides some illustrations of registered marks

  • Vietnam court judges the way to use published songs

    A recent dispute in Vietnam has examined how royalties are set and compensation calculated for copyright infringement. Nguyen Hoan Thanh and Pham Thanh Tra say it is a case which is likely to have repercussions for many years

  • Community court raises key licensing issues

    As Europe prepares for a community patent court, little attention has been paid to the implications for patent-related cases. Bruno Vandermeulen and Virginie Pissoort of Bird & Bird examine the pitfalls of an over-specialized litigation system

  • How to defeat cybersquatters

    While trade mark owners have seven different options when it comes to choosing a domain name in Thailand, they don’t have any legislation which deals directly with cybersquatting. Tananya Huyanan and Jeremy Golden explain

  • From the editor...

  • The internet’s first patent war

    Jeffrey Berkowitz, partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

  • Asia IP Focus, Australia:All change in Australia

    Bill Bennett and Anthony Selleck analyze recent proposals designed to strengthen patent protection in Australia, and ask what benefits the changes will bring to applicants.

  • Asia IP Focus, Hong Kong:The IP reform rollercoaster

    Lindsay Esler and Charmaine Koo, of Deacons in Hong Kong, examine how the new trade mark and copyright laws are being implemented in Hong Kong

  • Asia IP Focus, India:IP becomes the buzzword

    Following controversies such as the Basmati patent case, IP has achieved a high profile in India. Pravin Anand, of Anand and Anand in Delhi, examines some of the positive developments which have arisen from the new awareness

  • Asia IP Focus, Japan:A strategic approach for TM protection

    To obtain secure trade mark rights in Japan you must prepare properly, writes Paul Smith of Ryuka IP Law Firm

  • Asia IP Focus, Singapore:Improved protection in Singapore

    Singapore’s IP protection regime has undergone many important changes over the past three years, in an attempt to keep pace with technological developments. Morris John and Rama S Tiwari of Drew & Napier examine some of the most important issues

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