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Japan’s new patent opposition system, opportunistic bad faith in the UDRP and the revival of medieval indulgences in Russia are among topics covered in our sponsored international briefings this month

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This month’s international briefings

Argentina: New Civil and Commercial Code

Australia: Criteria for pharmaceutical term extensions clarified

Austria: Bad faith and intent to use

Belgium: Prima facie validity of European patents

China patents: Latest developments on IP specialised courts

China trade marks: Alibaba reforms Taobao enforcement policies

EPO: No novelty for new use of known medical device

France: New sovereign patent fund

Germany: Late-filed submissions in nullity proceedings

India: Petty patents, patent benches and more……

Indonesia: Recognition for places with an IP culture

Japan: New patent opposition system

Malaysia: Court of Appeal clarifies extent of trade mark use

Mexico: IMPI changes approach to trade mark reclassification

Netherlands: Licensing platform for plant breeding innovations

New Zealand: No monopoly in ‘co-op’ or ‘co-operative’

Philippines: Protecting IP rights of indigenous peoples

Russia: Medieval indulgence resuscitated

Singapore: The Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City

Switzerland: Preliminary injunctions and EPO oppositions

Taiwan: Foxconn wins trade secrets case

US trade marks: Opportunistic bad faith in the UDRP

Vietnam: Preliminary injunctions in IP cases

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More from across our site

The FTC’s plans to scrutinise improperly listed Orange Book patents could make these listings more important in litigation, but firms should be looking at this anyway
Counsel at Debevoise & Plimpton explain how they helped food delivery business Grubhub avoid a preliminary injunction at the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
European lawyers tell Managing IP how the legal market is reacting to the first few months of the UPC and why cases are set to take off
The ban could be extended or cancelled, depending on whether Judge Pauline Newman cooperates with an investigation, the Judicial Council of the Federal Circuit stated
Sources say some China-based lawyers are prepared to take large pay cuts to join stable practices, but most firms are sceptical about new hires
Lord Justice Colin Birss used ChatGPT to help him write a judgment, a development that has generated plenty of debate but which is perhaps inevitable
The decision marks the first time the Unified Patent Court has issued a preliminary injunction after an oral hearing involving both sides in a dispute
The German carmaker is the second licensee to sign up to Avanci’s 5G pool following its launch last month
Managing IP presents the third edition of its Ones to Watch list, profiling 22 in-house counsel on the rise
Kaushal Choonee is a patent attorney at Elekta in the UK