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  • China releases draft administrative rules on national standards involving patents (interim) weblink

    Briefings | 4 January 2013

    On 19 December 2012, the Standardization Administration of the People’s Republic of China (SAC) released a notice to solicit public comments regarding the updated draft Administrative Rules on National Standards Involving Patents (Interim).

  • Judgment of the EU Court of Justice in AstraZeneca v Commission weblink

    Briefings | 10 December 2012

    On 6 December 2012, the EU Court of Justice dismissed AstraZeneca’s appeal of the General Court’s judgment in AstraZeneca v Commission.

  • China releases new draft patent law for comment weblink

    Briefings | 13 September 2012

    On 9 August 2012, China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) released a draft fourth amendment to China’s Patent Law for public comment.

  • Colour trademarks in the fashion industry weblink

    Briefings | 11 September 2012

    Just one day before the start of New York Fashion Week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit gave some much-needed comfort to the fashion industry by ruling in the legal battle between French footwear designer Christian Louboutin and Yves Saint Laurent that Louboutin’s famous red lacquered sole deserves trademark protection.