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New Roster of Judges Announced in Delhi High Court and More
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New Roster of Judges Announced in Delhi High Court and More

After the abolition of the previous IPAB, the Delhi High Court recently announced a new roster of judges that will take over the IPD divisions of the High Court with effect from 28 November 2022 as well as other Courts communicated some of the actions taken since the abolition of the previous body.

IP & the Automotive Industry in India
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New Infographic: IP & the Automotive Industry in India

The automotive sector has a prominent place in the Indian economy, accounting for 7% of the country's GDP, ranking as the 5th largest automobile industry in the world. This infographic explains what European SMEs wishing to enter this market must be aware of from and IP perspective.

Performing a Patent search in India
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New Infographic: Performing a Patent Search in India

Indian patents are granted by Indian Patent Office, after examining the patent application filed by the applicant. This infographic reveals the crucial points of a patent search that will determine whether this examination may lead to the rejection of the application or to the grant of a patent.

New Infographic: Franchising in India
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New Infographic: Franchising in India

This infographic illustrates the usefulness of franchising a business model in India, and the key points to have in mind when it comes to IP management in this context.

European IP Heldpesk Guide IP Management in Horizon Europe
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Out Now: Your Guide to Intellectual Property Management in Horizon Europe

European IP Helpdesk team has recently published a new IP guide that aims to spotlight critical aspects and novelties related to Intellectual Property (IP) management in the context of collaborative research and innovation projects funded under Horizon Europe Framework Programme.

World Cup
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FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

New monthly blog post on the “FIFA World Cup”, one of the most renowned international football tournaments.

Cosmetics Latin America
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New infographic on IP and the cosmetics sector in Latin America

The cosmetics market value in Latin America is projected to reach EUR 41,390 million in 2024. Don't miss the chance to check how to protect your IPRs (Copyright, Trade marks, Industrial Designs, trade secrets and Patent) in the cosmetics sector in Latin America.

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WIPO Action Plan: Unlocking Intangible Asset Finance

The leaders of the intellectual property (IP), business and finance communities have recently met in the High-level Conversation on "Unlocking Intangible Asset Finance" to discuss how intangible assets, including IP, can unlock financing to grow businesses.

India helpdesk case study - Tech transfer
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New Case Study: Tech Transfer

Technology transfer is a fundamental part of the engine that aims to launch innovations from research institutions and universities into the market. EU SMEs that aim to commercialise a new technology in India through a tech transfer arrangement should not miss the read.

IP and Green Technology in India
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New Factsheet: IP and Green Technology in India

Check our last factsheet and learn more about the latest initiatives in India to promote Green Technology and innovation, efforts that will potentially secure the future of all of us.

India IP SME Helpdesk Agri-Food
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New Factsheet: IP and Agri-food in India

As the agri-food sector is gaining momentum, EU SMEs offering innovative solutions in this industry have plenty of opportunities for expansion provided they consider local particularities and define robust IP strategies to protect their innovation.

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Malaysia Holds Successful Event for Digital Creators

The Kre8tif event hosted by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) recently ended with a boom. In addition to being as a hub for those interested in the business to explore possibilities, education, production, and distribution, this event is a platform...

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Advantages and drawbacks of the arbitration of IP disputes

Increasing numbers of parties in IP-reliant industries such as technology, healthcare, aviation, etc., are agreeing to resolve disputes under their cross-border contracts via arbitration. Matthew Shaw considers the unique advantages and some potential downsides of the arbitration of IP disputes.

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Mariah Carey - Banksy

Mariah Carey failed to register the trade mark “Queen of Christmas”. Banksy’s “Laugh Now But One Day We'll Be In Charge” case.

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IPOPHL Advises Patents for Handloom Weavers

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) has asked handloom weavers to safeguard the intellectual property of their unique designs and creations.

The Requirements to Register a Shape Mark in India
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The Requirements to Register a Shape Mark in India

Shape marks are a type of trademark that can be a powerful distinctive sign to identify the source of a product or service and give a very visual identifier to the brand, yet, it must surpass a certain threshold of distinctiveness.

How to register copyright in India
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Watch Now: How to Register Copyright in India

Each region has specific rules and procedures in order to register intellectual property rights. Discover the specific aspects in India to register copyright.

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High-growth Technology Business Conference 2022: IPB Clinics

As a part of the High-growth technology business conference, IP Business (IPB) clinics are offered for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) needing IP-related business advice to get one-to-one mentoring from IP professionals or "mentors".

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Lao Customs Expands Border Measures to Protect IP Rights

Every country has its own customs measures in place to monitor goods crossing its borders. These measures are implemented by customs departments and other government agencies that facilitate international trade by checking shipments and collecting taxes on goods that enter and leave the country.

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Online Marketplaces and Counterfeiting in India

Online marketplaces and E-Commerce has seen a phenomenal rise in recent times, in India and across the globe.
While this presents a great opportunity for European SMEs to sell their products worldwide, it also presents important challenges when it comes to fighting against counterfeiting.

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IPOS, MinLaw launch public consultation on draft regulations for CMOs

Singapore’s Ministry of Law (MinLaw) and the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) launched a public consultation to seek feedback on draft subsidiary legislation on the regulation of collective management organizations (CMOs) on November 7, 2022.

Case Study - Royalties on Sound Recordings in India
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New Case Study - Royalties on Sound Recordings in India

An Irish SME engaged in the business of operating private FM radio stations decided to launch an FM radio station in India. Find more about the actions taken by the company in order to successfully establish their business model in the country.

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EC Launches New Survey for SMEs Involved in Standardisation

The European Commission has launched a survey directed at all start-ups and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) involved in developing, using or innovating on standards. This will serve to improve the standard-essential patent framework.

AI Art and Copyright Protection in India
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AI Art and Copyright Protection in India

Machine generated works are currently a big topic of discussion in terms of their intellectual property protection. Discover what are the main points under analysis.

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Red Bull and Bullards – Doctor Zhivago

Red Bull losing a trade mark opposition against Bullards. Copyright infringement claim over Lara; The Untold Love Story That Inspired Doctor Zhivago.

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Ambassador of the Month: Simon Horoz

European IP Helpdesk team is happy to introduce you the ambassador of this month: Simon Horoz from IMG - Innovations-Management GmbH, Germany.

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Out Now: New Fact Sheet on Alternative Dispute Resolution

Joining forces with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Centre, the European IP Helpdesk team has published a new fact sheet on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).

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Improper use of registered trademarks in Vietnam – Risks and solutions

After a number of years of commercializing the branded products, many trademark owners wish to refresh the look of their brands by modifying certain elements to make the mark more noticeable and approachable to the general public. Most of them believe that because they have registered a trademark...

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WIPO official visits Vietnam, makes proposals to boost IP ecosystem

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Deputy General Director of the Regional and National Development Sector Hasan Kleib has proposed that Vietnam focus on the youth, SMEs and women to boost the utilization of intellectual property as a tool for innovation.

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Decree to Implement Vietnam’s Amended IP Law to Be Issued by Year-End

On June 16, 2022, Vietnam’s National Assembly ratified the latest amendment of the country’s Intellectual Property Law, which will take effect on January 1, 2023 (except for the provisions on sound marks, which took retroactive effect on January 14, 2022, and the provisions on...

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The role of Indian customs in the fight against counterfeits

Customs and border control authorities play an important role in the fight against the international commerce of counterfeits. In this blog post we explain how EU SMEs can and should use the services provided by Indian Customs to protect themselves against infringers.

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Practical Law: Intellectual Property Transactions in Thailand 2022

Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property team in Bangkok has provided the latest updates to the Thailand chapter of Practical Law’s Intellectual Property Transactions Global Guide, a high-level comparative overview of intellectual property (IP) laws and regulations in 36 jurisdictions worldwide.

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Intellectual Property Financing in Indonesia

Indonesia’s GR 24/2022 is a new regulation that allows people and businesses in the creative economy to use their IP assets as collateral for financing from banks.

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ICLG: Patents 2023—Myanmar Chapter

Patent specialists from Tilleke & Gibbins have contributed the Myanmar chapter to the 2023 edition of Patents: Practical Cross-Border Insights into Patent Law from International Comparative Legal Guides (ICLG), published by Global Legal Group.

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Quirks of International Registrations in Vietnam

According to IP Vietnam statistics,[1] there were over 9000 international trademark registration (IR) applications designating Vietnam in 2021 alone. This may be a good time to highlight 2 key points that brand owners may not be aware of which can impact the scope of protection granted under the IR

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New Podcast Series From the European Innovation Council

European Innovation Council (EIC) has recently published the first episode of the new podcast series “The game changers: From radical idea to innovative business” that aims to unveil the inner workings of the EIC and how they support European small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups.

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Explainer: Trademark Law for Businesses in Cambodia

Trademarks are a fundamental asset of any successful business, in Cambodia as in any market. Without such intellectual property rights, a competitor could legally use your brand name and logos for themselves.

Chile trade marks
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New IP Law in Chile (II): main changes in the trade mark system

If you are an EU SME willing to protect your brand in Chile, and you would like to know how to register your trade mark, how to enforce your brand in Chile, stay with us, since today’s blog is about the main changes in Chile for the trade mark system.

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Patent Linkage in Indonesia

The regulations support the existence of patent linkage in Indonesia. Generic drug approval is therefore subject to patents that are notified to the BPOM. BPOM means Badan Pengawas Obat dan Makanan (National Agency of Drug and Food Control). We discuss below implementation of relevant regulations.

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Philippines drops 8 places in the Global Innovation Index

The Philippines dropped eight spots, to 59th out of 132 economies worldwide, in the World Intellectual Property Organization's annual Global Innovation Index (GII), from 51st position the previous year.

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Degree of protection for short word marks is low

The degree of protection afforded to short word marks is low.
This is one of the key takeaways from The a2 Milk Company Limited v Société des Produits Nestlé S.A., according to Yvonne Tang, director of intellectual property at Drew & Napier in Singapore.

Latin America
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IMPI Mexico implements EUIPO's CP6

Thanks to the joint efforts of both IP Key Latin America and the EUIPO, the Mexican Institute of IP (IMPI) has just found common grounds with the criteria listed under the EUIPO's Common Communication (CP6) — Convergence on graphic representations of designs - Common Communication.

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Singapore is the 7th most innovative country in the world

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has released the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2022 which shows Singapore as the 7th most innovative nation in the world and the second most innovative in Asia.

Latin America
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GII 2022: strong Venture Capital growth in Latin America

WIPO has just published its yearly Global Innovation Index (GII) 2022, now in its 15th Edition. This Index summarizes what is the curent state of the Innovation globally, ranking 132 countries.