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Mexico: The Franchise Law Review

The Mexican franchise market is still considered to be a fresh and growing market, and one that continues to offer good opportunities for people wanting to start a business, people seeking to develop a business or expand a brand, or … Continue reading

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Mexico: The IMPI In The 4T

“[IMPI’s] new Director has made statements in the media about the various projects that he particularly must implement during [the] new administration in the Mexican Patent and Trademark Office.” Read more here.

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Faced with unreasonable medicines prices, the Netherlands introduces pharmacy exemption in patent law.

On 1 February 2019, [the] second sentence of the Dutch Patent Act 1995 came into force introducing a patent exemption for the preparation of medicines in a pharmacy. Read more here.

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In order to identify products or services, in Mexico you can protect sounds as a brand

To request the registration of a sound mark it is important to clearly and precisely describe the object of protection, as well as the graphic representation by staves, phonograms or onomatopeyas. Read more here

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IMPI delivers first registration titles of olfactory and sound trademarks and commercial image

Mexico opens up to the world of non-traditional brands. Read more here.

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Monte Carlo settles trademark row with Skoda Auto

Garments manufacturer Monte Carlo Fashions Monday said it has entered into an agreement with Skoda Auto India allowing the automaker to use its trademark ‘Monte Carlo’. Read more here.

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“No Patent Suit Against People Who Use Our Tech In Good Faith”: Elon Musk

Elon Musk announced Thursday he had released all of the electric carmaker Tesla’s patents, as part of an effort to fight climate change. Read the article here. Read Elon Musk’s post on testla.com here.

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Intellectual property law in the world of surfing

While surfing is a significant part of modern life, it’s important to recognize that our modern idea of the surfboard, and the entire lifestyle that surfing created, took time to develop. Intellectual property (IP) law played a part in this … Continue reading

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McDonald’s loses ‘Big Mac’ trademark in EU after legal battle with Irish rival

The “Big Mac” trademark is not exclusive to McDonald’s anymore, at least not in the EU. Read more here.

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China Pressured on Intellectual Property Theft

Experts have estimated that China’s intellectual property theft costs the U.S. economy hundreds of billions of dollars, but the cost to China of stopping the violations remains unclear. Continue reading

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