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Americas IP Focus 2012 8th edition

  • Editorial

  • News: Five developments shaping Americas IP strategies

    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

  • Brazil: The best use of biological resources

    Rana Gosain of Daniel Advogados explains recent measures to protect Brazil’s biological resources at the same time as allowing for sustainable use

  • The Caribbean: Islands compared and contrasted

    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

  • Chile: Tax incentives for R&D

    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

  • Mexico: How to use PPHs

    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

  • Mexico: The complexities of well-known marks

    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

  • US: Strategy and the America Invents Act

    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

  • US: Trends in Delaware post-Twombly

    Pilar G Kraman of Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor explains how motions to dismiss in patent infringement cases have changed over the years

  • Venezuela: On the verge of rescuing IP

    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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