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  • Biotech companies call for patent reform

    The biotech industry is growing rapidly but facing many new challenges, from revised PTO guidelines to the possibilities of licensing and patent pooling. Tabitha Parker asks senior in-house counsel how they are coping with change

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  • News focus: Secrets and lies

    Monster.com, Unilever and Lucent have all recently suffered from the alleged theft of trade secrets. With more online companies and a greater dependence on electronic methods of storage and transfer of information, corporate espionage is set to become a major threat, reports Tabitha Parker

  • Nominet unveils cyberpiracy defence

    The UK domain name registry, Nominet, is amending its dispute resolution process. Sarah Harrington examines the proposals and reveals why they may cause concern to brand owners

  • Franchisee websites, franchisors and the EU

    Franchisors who try to stop franchisees from selling outside their allocated territories in the EU may fall foul of competition legislation. Mark Abell analyzes how EU law is developing to cope with the internet

  • Russian trade marks under threat

    Trade marks are particularly vulnerable to becoming non-distinctive in Russia. Vitaly Kaliatin discusses four scenarios where this risk occurs and looks at how it can be avoided

  • Snow White shows the way

    James G Conley and John J Szobocsan ask how IP owners can achieve sustainable competitive advantage through protected differentiation. Or, in other words, why am I in this long line to buy a Snow White video – a film first released in 1937?

  • Stop at the green light

    In a landmark case, a UK court has ruled that oil company BP can stop rivals from using its distinctive colour green on their service stations. Ian Wood, Nicola Boxall and Mary Bagnall examine the decision

  • A practical guide to border protection in New Zealand

    Cathryn Warburton explains how and why Customs notices are an essential part of anti-counterfeiting in New Zealand, and answers the most common questions about border protection measures

  • Brand owners take slight lead into the home straight

    The Advocate General’s Opinion in the Davidoff and Levi’s case was welcomed by both brand owners and parallel importers. David Rose analyzes the Opinion and suggests that brand owners have slightly more to be pleased about

  • The IP asset oracle

    In the spotlight: Woody Ritchey, Chief Executive Officer, Delphion

  • From the editor...

  • “Biotech generics” battle on to next phase

    Hiroshi Sheraton, McDermott, Will & Emery, London

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April 2014

India's trade mark office goes digital

India’s legal system, including its trade mark registry, has long been criticised for long pendency times and a morass of bureaucratic obstacles. However, a recent push toward digitisation has brought much-welcomed efficiency gains. Peter Leung reports



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