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The United States lacks a strong
framework for protecting trade secrets
at the federal level. However, proposed
legislation could be about to shake things
up and provide new protection in this area
The Intellectual Property Appellate Board was recently asked to decide a case in which a multinational opposed registration of the JONES mark for apparel by an Indian company. The case demonstrates that in order to proceed against an Indian company using a similar mark, an international company must be able to adduce evidence of reputation acquired before the adoption of the mark by the Indian company.
Are patents and patent enforcement the only tools in the hands of innovator pharmaceutical companies? Perhaps not. The recent decision in Roche v DCGI suggests an interesting triangle of regulatory, patent and trademark law, stemming from Roche’s success in obtaining an interim injunction against a product on which it had abandoned its patent rights in India.
The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) is the world’s leading international organisation dedicated to the development and improvement of intellectual property. Its objective is to improve and promote the protection of intellectual property on both an international and national basis. It pursues this objective by working for the development, expansion and improvement of international and regional treaties and agreements, and also national laws relating to intellectual property. AIPPI operates by conducting studies of existing national laws and policies, and proposes measures to achieve international harmonisation of law, policy and practice.