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Trademarks in Mexico
  • Mexico, Global
  • May 30 2018

A structured guide to trademark laws in Mexico

TIPO Makes Exception to Allow a Design Registration Certificate as a Certified Copy of the First Patent Application for Claiming Priority
  • Lee and Li Attorneys at Law
  • Taiwan
  • July 28 2016

According to Paragraph 3, Article 142 of the Patent Act, where a design patent application claims priority, the applicant shall submit a certified

Streamlining Australia's anti-dumping system
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • July 6 2011

The changes to Australia's anti-dumping system will encourage more domestic industries to lodge dumping and subsidy applications.

New law imposes excise tax on U.S. government payments to foreign entities
  • Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • USA
  • March 30 2011

On January 2, 2011, the United States imposed a two-percent excise tax on payments received by foreign entities for the sale of goods or services to the U.S. government.

UK Intellectual Property Office practice amendment notice applying the ECJ ruling in American Clothing
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • August 3 2010

The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has issued Practice Amendment Notice (PAN 0110) on trade mark applications for protected symbols, setting out how it will assess applications to register marks that incorporate or resemble national symbols, protected under Article 6ter of the Paris Convention.

House of Representatives approves executive order allowing the country to apply trade sanctions relating to IP rights
  • Baker McKenzie
  • USA
  • July 27 2010

On 8 June 2010, the House of Representatives approved Executive Order No. 482 which provides for the application of trade sanctions established by the World Trade Organization (WTO) against the intellectual property rights of other countries in case of non-compliance with the WTO's rules.

Vietnam issues final determination in country’s first trade remedy case
  • Mayer Brown
  • Vietnam
  • March 15 2010

The Vietnam Competition Administration Department (VCAD) of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) issued its final report on February 8, 2010, in the country's first trade remedy case.

Investment Canada Act threshold announced for 2010
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • March 1 2010

Industry Canada has announced that the Investment Canada Act threshold for 2010 that applies to most direct acquisitions of Canadian businesses by non-Canadian investors from World Trade Organization member countries is $299 million (a decrease from last year's $312 million-threshold).

New indigenous innovation policies foreclose foreign access to Chinese government contracts and threaten China's accession to the WTO government procurement agreement
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • China
  • February 24 2010

Late last year, the Chinese Government adopted sweeping new policies that could potentially foreclose government procurement from companies outside of China.

Can goods (medicines) in transit be detained by Dutch Customs?
  • De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
  • Netherlands
  • November 11 2009

"The transit of generic medicines to developing countries should not be unnecessarily impeded," replied Dutch State Secretary for Economic Affairs Heemskerk, on 6 September 2009 to questions raised by the Dutch Parliament.