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01 October 2019

Procedures and strategies for pharmaceutical brands: Turkey

Several pharmaceutical trademarks exist that have not yet been put to use, mostly as a result of licensing problems, and are therefore vulnerable to non-use defence. Any opposition on the basis of such kinds of trademark can be overcome by non-use defence.

01 October 2019

VEGA ONE v VEGAS: word elements almost always win

In WhiteWave Services Inc v EUIPO, the General Court has confirmed the importance of word elements in composite trademarks.

01 October 2019

Procedures and strategies for pharmaceutical brands: Mexico

There is no clear link between the IP Law and the Health Law and their regulations regarding conflicts between registered trademarks and marketing authorisations or distinctive names.

01 October 2019

Procedures and strategies for pharmaceutical brands: Romania

In Romania, pharmaceutical trademarks are governed by the same national legislation and relevant EU directives and regulations as other trademarks. However, some specific elements must be taken into account.

01 October 2019

Procedures and strategies for pharmaceutical brands: Saudi Arabia

There are no specific provisions relating to international non-proprietary names (INNs) in Saudi Arabia’s Trademark Law. As a member of the WHO, in practice Saudi Arabia implements the World Health Assembly resolution over INNs.

01 October 2019

Procedures and strategies for pharmaceutical brands: United Kingdom

Given the highly profitable trade in pharmaceutical parallel imports where price differences and arbitrage opportunities arise from different national pricing regulations, it is anticipated that the issue of parallel imports will remain a significant area of concern for pharmaceutical companies.

01 October 2019

“Governments should regulate, not obliterate, brands” – plain packaging could cause $430 billion loss for beverage industry

Research estimates that the extension of plain packaging to alcohol and sugary drinks would result in a massive loss for the global beverage industry.

01 October 2019

New editions of<em> WTR </em>and <em>Pharmaceutical Trademarks: A Global Guide</em> now available

The Autumn 2019 edition of WTR, revealing the top filers at key registries across Asia, and the eighth edition of Pharmaceutical Trademarks: A Global Guide are now published. 

01 October 2019

EU design strategies: maximising the chances of enforcement success

Registered Community designs have been enforced with varying success. However, several steps are available to maximise the scope of the protected design, making it easier to combat infringers.

01 October 2019

Enforcement in an era of data privacy and redacted WHOIS

Brand experts offer insight and practical guidance on how to ensure that enforcement efforts are not adversely affected by reduced access to data.

01 October 2019

Procedures and strategies for pharmaceutical brands: India

In early 2019 the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion released a draft e-commerce policy to strengthen enforcement mechanisms for IP owners. Although the steps taken are generally welcome, there are some clauses which require further contemplation.

01 October 2019

Amazon aims to accelerate IP adoption with new initiative

Speaking to WTR, Amazon's vice president of worldwide customer trust & partner support, Dharmesh Mehta, expands on the company’s launch of its Intellectual Property Accelerator programme.

01 October 2019

Multiple types of evidence needed to prove bad faith in opposition proceedings

The decision of the Administrative Court of Appeal of INDECOPI in opposition proceedings involving the marks MOREA SWIMWEAR and MOOREA highlights that the evidence filed by the parties is vital to determine whether there is bad faith.

01 October 2019

Procedures and strategies for pharmaceutical brands: Panama

Although the Trademark Law does not refer to ‘parallel imports’ or ‘exhaustion of rights’ as such, Article 100 does contemplate instances where the owner of a registered trademark cannot enforce its rights.

30 September 2019

12 counterfeit hotspots in Turkey that rights holders must be aware of

In the next part of our regular series on marketplaces across the world that reportedly engage in the trade of counterfeit goods, we head to Turkey.