From smartphones to red shoes to copyright reform, 2012 has been a year of groundbreaking decisions and landmark legislation in the Americas. Eileen McDermott and Alli Pyrah look at five major developments, and what they mean for the year ahead
Rana Gosain of Daniel Advogados explains recent measures to protect Brazil’s biological resources at the same time as allowing for sustainable use
Gabriela Bodden of E-Proint gives an overview of IP matters in the Caribbean, where the IP process is often slow and the legislation antiquated
The new R&D Act is a real tax incentive to companies that invest in research, and will boost Chile’s already growing economy, say Francisco Silva and Rodrigo León of Silva & Cia
Octavio Espejo of Becerril Coca & Becerril explains the workings of patent prosecution highways in Mexico, and how the first 18 months of the agreement with the USPTO have gone
Jorge Gomez and Jonathan Rangel of Dumont Bergman Bider & Co lay out the detailed process of obtaining a well known or famous trade mark declaration, and whether it is worth the time and expense
Michael W O’Neill and Andrew Z Weaver of Novak Druce + Quigg explain how the America Invents Act will affect prosecution strategy and monitoring of competitors
Pilar G Kraman of Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor explains how motions to dismiss in patent infringement cases have changed over the years
Ana E Hernández of Hoet Peláez Castillo & Duque explains how a Supreme Court decision will lead to the creation of new IP law
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