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Americas Enforcement Focus 2005

  • Editorial

  • Supreme Court provides IP guidance

    The US Supreme Court this years handed down rulings in two of the most anticipated IP cases of recent years. Sam Mamudi analyzes what the judgments mean for rights owners

  • The importance of education

    James Nurton interviews ASIPI president Hugo Berkemeyer about protection, enforcement and politics in IP in Latin America

  • Canada: Sands shift for pharma patents

    Pharmaceutical patents are at the forefront of litigation in Canada. Andrew Bernstein and Grant Worden of Torys LLP in Toronto explain why, and consider proposed changes to rules on generic drugs

  • United States: Why brevity is the key to success

    Brevity can be a vital asset when arguing patent cases. Cynthia A Homan and Meredith Martin Addy of Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione in Chicago provide some tips on how to make use of it before the Federal Circuit

  • United States: Invited to an ITC party? Bring your redesigns

    William H Mandir, John F Rabena and Mark C Davis of Sughrue Mion, PLLC review recent case law from the International Trade Commission, and examine how accused infringers can best use the procedures available

  • Mexico: Court fails to answer remuneration questions

    Mexico's Supreme Court has tried to clarify recent amendments to the law on copyright remuneration. But, argues Luis C Schmidt of Olivares & Cia in Mexico City, many questions still remain

  • Andean Community: Recent developments in IP enforcement

    Castor Gonzalez-Escobar of Gonzalez & Newman in Caracas provides a guide to IP enforcement in the member countries of the Andean Community, and offers some tips for rights owners

  • Argentina, Brazil and Chile: A three-country infringement strategy

    Ignacio María Bereterbide and Erica Denise Lerner, of Bruchou, Fernández Madero, Lombardi & Mitrani in Buenos Aires, analyze and compare IP infringement proceedings in Argentina, Brazil and Chile

  • Argentina: A great leap forward in border protection

    The TRIPs Agreement requires countries to introduce Customs measures to deal with goods that infringe trade marks and copyright. But, explains Federico A Aulmann of Obligado & Cia, Argentina has gone further by introducing legislation to tackle the import and export of goods infringing all IP rights

  • Venezuela: The importance of administrative justice

    Trade mark protection in Venezuela is governed by Andean Community legislation as well as national laws. José Gregorio Torrealba-Rodríguez explains some idiosyncrasies of the system, and how to challenge trade mark applications and registrations

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