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JPO builds highway to Brazil
30 March 2017 | São Paulo | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The agreement is the Japanese Patent Office’s 36th Patent Prosecution Highway
BPTO releases patent software guidelines
06 February 2017 | Rio de Janeiro | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) has released new guidelines for software-based patent applications...
Brazil green lights permanent fast-track programme
14 December 2016 | Brasília | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) has made its fast-track programme for patents covering green technology a permanent fixture...
Brazilian patent examination speeds up
16 March 2016 | Brasília | Reporter: Tammy Facey
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Diana Portna of D&L IP Group explains how Ukraine’s compulsory licensing laws could be opened up for the public interest, and how rights owners could react
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The Andean Community has stood firm in the defence of its owns interests, says Jesús Cuba and Kelly Sánchez of OMC Abogados & Consultores
The first preliminary injunction granted by a China IP court was awarded to Christian Louboutin. Dr Weili Ma of Chofn Intellectual Property explains
Patent prosecution in South Africa rarely favours the inventor, but recent reforms are aiming to change that, one little bit at a time
The Tanzania Patent Office is a useful partner in the prosecution process, says Sunday Godfrey Ndamugoba of ABC Attorneys
Dominic Ogega Mwale, managing partner at Mwale & Company, explains how to patent in Kenya
Patent owners looking for an attractive place to seek protection in Asia need look no further than Singapore, says Max Ng and Gerald Mursjid of Gateway Law Corporation
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