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A revolution postponed[premium]

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 more nuanced Full text

Draft guidelines for examining pharma patent applications

The Indian Patent Office has invited public comments on draft guidelines for the examination of patent applications in the pharmaceuticals field. The guidelines are intended to assist examiners and controllers at the Patent Office in achieving uniform standards of patent examination in the pharmaceutical sector. Full text

Appeal to stay proceedings dismissed in favour of patentee

A decision of the Patents Court of the High Court of England and Wales to refuse a stay of proceedings pending the outcome of co-pending proceedings at the European Patent Office (EPO) has been unsuccessfully appealed by HTC in IPCom v HTC. The judgment of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales revisited the guidance given in Glaxo Group Ltd v Genentech Inc for the granting of stays of proceedings at the Patents Court when there are co-pending proceedings at the EPO. Full text

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International Trademark Association (INTA)

International Trademark Association (INTA)

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.


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