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If recent reports coming out
of China are accurate, the
country could now be leading
the world in IP financing. The
reality, though, may be a little
The Court of Cassation recently ruled on the scope of the so-called 'Galenic exception', which allows pharmacists to prepare prescription medicinal products that may otherwise infringe a patent. The rationale of the Galenic exception is to balance the interest of the patent owner with the patient’s right to health. However, conditions and limits to the Galenic exception have been established.
Russian law provides various ways of commercialising intellectual property. The owner of a patent or trademark may assign it or grant a licence, and franchising is also becoming more popular. Further, in December 2013 the second Russian IP auction was held, resulting in deals of more than Rb60 million.
The International Trademark Association (INTA) is a not-for-profit membership association dedicated to the support and advancement of trademarks and related intellectual property as elements of fair and effective commerce.
INTA was founded in 1878 by 17 merchants and manufacturers which saw a need for an organisation “to protect and promote the rights of trademark owners, to secure useful legislation and to give aid and encouragement to all efforts for the advancement and observance of trademark rights”.
Today, 5,900 trademark owners, professionals and academics from more than 190 countries make INTA a powerful network of powerful brands. Members of INTA find true value in its global trademark research, policy development, and education and training.