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Africa

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Jennifer Colantoni of Spoor & Fisher highlights the key features of the new Industrial Property Act in Mauritius, which comes into force in 2022
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Danie Dohmen and Russell Bagnall of Adams & Adams, and in-house counsel Natasha Wright, consider the recent trends in pharmaceutical patent litigation in South Africa and discuss how the enforcement environment evolved during the pandemic
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Jenny Pienaar and Kareema Shaik of Adams & Adams consider pharmaceutical registration in the larger African markets, dealing with the challenges of registration and the subsequent enforcement of rights
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Godfrey Budeli and Jan-Harm Swanepoel of Adams & Adams explain the latest developments in anti-counterfeiting, in the first of a three-part podcast series on IP enforcement of pharma in Africa
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Margaret Le Galle of Spoor & Fisher explains why the Plant Variety Protection Act 2021 will bring Nigerian IP law in line with international norms
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Matthew Costard of Spoor & Fisher explains why the Gambia’s ‘British law’ legacy is a cause of concern for ARIPO trademarks
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Matthew Costard of Spoor & Fisher welcomes the news that trademark registration is possible, once again, in Somalia

Asia Pacific

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Many software-related patent applications are rejected on the ground of non-obviousness. Yen-Bin Gu of Saint Island International Patent & Law Offices provides some tips for applicants
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Takanori Abe of Abe & Partners discusses the consequences of a judgment from an Osaka court on direct and indirect patent infringement of overseas knockdown production
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Guanyang Yao, Yali Shao and Yuan Zhang of Liu Shen & Associates provide a practical insight into the 4th amended Patent Law in China
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Jianhui Li and Honghui Hu of Wanhuida Intellectual Property discuss the antitrust scrutiny of China’s Supreme People’s Court in a patent infringement appeal concerning reverse payment settlement agreement
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Xiaowei Wei and Lili Wu of Han Kun Law Offices review the guidelines for patent examination in China and propose potential strategies going forward
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Xiaojuan Yu of Purplevine IP Group discusses the medical device industry in China and considers why changes to the law are welcomed
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Chiu-ling Lin of Saint Island International Patent & Law Offices compares third-party observations in Taiwan and mainland China

Europe

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Heike Röder-Hitschke of Maiwald discusses a significant European Court of Justice (CJEU) ruling, and how it will affect future practice in preliminary injunction proceedings
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Jakob Pade Frederiksen of Inspicos P/S discusses the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court regime expected to enter into force by early 2023
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Simon Lud of Maiwald explains how a German court judgment is advantageous for patent applications in the fields of artificial intelligence and quantum computing
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Barış Kalaycı and Direnç Bada of Gün and Partners discuss an IP case that led to the discovery, and removal, of fake fire-resistant glass from hospitals in Turkey
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Youli Angelou of Patrinos & Kilimiris explains why the consolidation of all branches of industrial property is a welcome move
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Jakob Pade Frederiksen of Inspicos P/S discusses a technical board of appeal referral that deals with the issue of entitlement to priority
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Emma Green of Bird & Bird explores four important areas for brand owners to consider when looking at the realms of the metaverse

Latin America & Caribbean

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Mauricio Sámano of OLIVARES explores how the pandemic has changed IP processes for businesses in Mexico
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Santiago Pedroza of OLIVARES looks at how the opposition procedure has undergone changes to protect right holders
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Rommy Morales of OLIVARES explains the key elements to consider for submitting post-filing experimental evidence
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Roberta Arantes of Daniel Law looks at how the Brazilian legal landscape has responded to shifts in the concept of branding and its related levels of protection
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Diego Ballesteros of OLIVARES examines the evolving law of declaring trademarks in Mexico
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Kene Gallois and Guilherme Coutinho of Daniel Law explain how the success of the plan will pave the way for Brazil to attract further investment and opportunities
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Armando Arenas of Olivares explores how Mexico has interpreted the experimental and academic use exception

North America

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Red Points, in partnership with Managing IP hosted a webinar on April 7 at 9am PDT / 12pm EDT / 5pm BST to discuss best practices in uncovering and dismantling large-scale counterfeiters
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Mauricio Sámano of OLIVARES explores how the pandemic has changed IP processes for businesses in Mexico
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Santiago Pedroza of OLIVARES looks at how the opposition procedure has undergone changes to protect right holders
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Rommy Morales of OLIVARES explains the key elements to consider for submitting post-filing experimental evidence
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Diego Ballesteros of OLIVARES examines the evolving law of declaring trademarks in Mexico
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David Schwartz of Smart & Biggar discusses the importance of diagnostic technologies and why the patent system must find an appropriate balance to encourage innovation in this area
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