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OMC Abogados & Consultores | Peru | 20 Sep 2021

Patent registration contributes to economic reactivation of Peru

As well as capital injections in the market, the Peruvian authorities have decided to give intellectual property an important role in the process of business reactivation in the country. In 2020, a total of 92 invention patent applications from Peruvian companies were registered, exceeding the previous average of 50 applications.
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Simion & Baciu | Romania | 20 Sep 2021

"Battle" for IP rights at Romanian borders

Practitioners offering assistance in protecting IP rights during customs operations at Romanian borders need to find the best way to support IP rights holders. This article discusses the measures that can be taken to obtain the best results with limited resources and in a timely manner.
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OMC Abogados & Consultores | Peru | 13 Sep 2021

Biopiracy in Peru

"Biopiracy" is defined as the unauthorised, illegal and irregular access and use of biological resources and their components, or associated traditional knowledge, in the research and development of new products. In Peru, the National Commission Against Biopiracy is the institution in charge of the promotion, protection and defence of biological resources and traditional knowledge.
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Wanhuida Intellectual Property | China | 6 Sep 2021

ABB prevails in private criminal prosecution in China

The Supreme Court recently announced the cases selected to be included in its Top 10 and 50 Exemplary IP Cases of 2020. Among others in the spotlight is the private criminal prosecution brought against a counterfeit seller by Asea Brown Boveri Ltd, a leading global technology company specialising in electrification, robotics and automation. This case could serve to demonstrate that brand......
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Spoor & Fisher | South Africa | 9 Aug 2021

IP protection is no game, especially during the Olympics

As well as being the pinnacle of global athletic competition, the Olympics might also be considered a festival of IP protection. There are robust IP rights threaded through the Olympics at every level that are critical to safeguarding the integrity and commercial value of the Olympic brand. This article takes a closer look at IP law in South Africa and how it might be used to understand IP......
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OMC Abogados & Consultores | Peru | 9 Aug 2021

Anti-counterfeit legislation and procedures

The legal framework for anti-counterfeiting in Peru comprises Legislative Decree 635 (for criminal procedures) and Legislative Decree 1075 (regarding the administrative procedures against IP rights infringement). It is recommended that rights holders voluntarily register their trademarks with the Customs Office. This means that if a counterfeit product enters the country, the Customs Office......
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OMC Abogados & Consultores | Peru | 2 Aug 2021

IP rights during covid-19 pandemic: FAQs

According to the National Institute for the Defence of Competition and Protection of Intellectual Property, there was a notable increase in trademark applications for goods in the healthcare area (eg, pharmaceuticals, alcohol gel and masks) in 2020. This article answers FAQs about changes in IP procedures and trends in Peru that have resulted from the covid-19 pandemic.
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Abdulai Taiwo & Co | Nigeria | 2 Aug 2021

Effective local strategy for combatting IP pandemic – counterfeiting

While the world is grappling with the effects of the covid-19 pandemic, the IP world has continued to be plagued with another pandemic – counterfeiting. In Nigeria, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has proven to be an effective and cost-efficient recourse in fighting counterfeiters and counterfeit goods. The success of NAFDAC procedures may depend on......
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Wanhuida Intellectual Property | China | 2 Aug 2021

Guiding opinions released by CNIPA and SAMR to strengthen protection of GIs

The China National Intellectual Property Administration and the State Administration for Market Regulation recently released Guiding Opinions on Further Strengthening the Protection of Geographical Indications. This will ramp up efforts in the areas of legislation, accreditation and administrative enforcement of geographical indications.
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IP Law Galli | Italy | 26 Jul 2021

Ecological transition and intellectual property: new government programmes

Many governments have begun implementing plans to recover from the covid-19 pandemic. Such plans often incorporate support measures relating to two key topics – namely, intellectual property and sustainability. This article discusses the connection between these topics and how their combination can lead to progressive development.
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