e-News No.60
September 18, 2018

AIPPI Bureau

AIPPI Annual Report 2017 – 2018

The latest AIPPI Annual Report looks back at an exciting year, during which our organization has been celebrating its 120th Anniversary and held a successful World Congress in Sydney. This year’s issue also contains an overview of AIPPI’s recent activities, events and international outreach.  Furthermore, it introduces the Strategic Plan for 2017 – 2020 and provides an insight into AIPPI’s  Resolutions and Publications. Click here to see the report.

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GDPR

The current version of the AIPPI International Cookie and Privacy Policy is available on our website. Click here for further information.

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AIPPI Committees

Want to know more about AIPPI's Standing Committees? Become an observer!

AIPPI members may have noticed that the Standing Committee pages on the AIPPI website have undergone a complete update. In addition to enhanced functionality which supports our Standing Committees to undertake their valuable work, we now have the concept of 'observer' status for Standing Committees. The aim is to provide more opportunities for AIPPI members to get involved in AIPPI's …

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2018 AIPPI World Congress – Cancun

Mexican Minister of Economy at the Opening Ceremony

AIPPI is thrilled to announce that the Minister for Economy, Mr. Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal will be joining us at the Opening Ceremony on Sunday September 23. Mr. Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal obtained his B.A. in Economics at the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon, and later pursued graduate studies in Economics at the Arizona State University and the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. …

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Safety, Immigration and Transportation

To help you prepare for the AIPPI World Congress in Cancun, we have provided some important information regarding safety, immigration and transportation in Cancun. Please click here for further information.

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Caribbean dress code

To embrace the magic of Mexico, the dress code for the 2018 AIPPI World Congress is business casual ‘Caribbean style’! You are welcome to leave your tie (and jacket) at home. The dress code for the closing dinner is all white, and is the perfect colour for an evening by the pool! Please click here for further information.

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Congress Venue Floor plan and Maps

The AIPPI World Congress Cancun is quickly approaching. Check out online or on our App the floor plans of the Cancun International Convention Center (Cancun ICC) and the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun, our hosts for the 2018 AIPPI World Congress.

Including:

• Interactive exhibitor map
• Individual floor overview

Please click here to view the floor plans.

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AIPPI Congress News

After the success of the AIPPI Congress News at the Rio de Janeiro, Milan and Sydney Congresses, Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) is pleased to be working again with the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) to produce the daily newspaper for the 2018 Congress. The AIPPI Congress News will be published and distributed to the more than 1,300 attendees at the AIPPI World Congress being held in Cancun, Mexico, 2018.

To discuss the Marketing and Advertising opportunities associated with the AIPPI Congress News please contact Nick Heath nheath@managingip.com +44 (0)20 7779 8692 or click here.

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AIPPI App

Get to know who will be attending the Congress, win fun prizes, and have access to the current Congress publications with the AIPPI App. (Banner Link: https://attendify.com/store/kgc46t/) This year’s Congress will be hosting questionnaires and official votes through the AIPPI App. In preparation for #AIPPI2018, download the App today! Download and install the AIPPI App for free from the Apple …

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Special Breakfast Session: Panel Discussion on Recent Developments in Design Law

(By Kluwer IP and AIPPI)

(Registration mandatory)
• Title: Panel Discussion on Recent Developments in Design Law
• Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018
• Time: 07:30-08:30
• Location: Xcaret Room - Cancun International Convention Center (Cancun ICC)

Christopher V. Carani, editor of Wolters Kluwer's, Design Rights: Functionality and Scope of Protection, Volume 3 AIPPI Law Series, will lead a discussion on hot topics in design law. He will be joined by a panel of design law experts to discuss developments in EU, US, Mexican and Turkish design law. Click here for further information.

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Closing Dinner

The Closing Dinner for the 2018 AIPPI World Congress is sold out.
If you already have purchased your ticket, click here to reserve your seat!

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Running Club

Like to start your day with some fitness?

Why not join the AIPPI running club! The group will meet in the lobby of the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun Hotel at 6:30am.

We have a limited number of AIPPI running T-shirts and shorts for those joining us for the morning run.

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Event Announcements

FICPI-JAPAN Osaka Symposium November 1-3

IP Symposium is going to be held in Osaka JAPAN on November 2st-3rd co-hosted by FICPI-JAPAN and JPAA (Japan Patent Attorney Association). This is the third symposium of FICPI-JAPN following Yokohama (2009) and Kyoto (2014). Topics of the two days session include: + Current and future policy of IP5 offices. + Infringement and validity argument in IP courts. + Recent …

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Articles and case notes

India: Monsanto’s Patent On Bt Gene Invalidated

by Shukadev Khuraijam (Partner, Remfry & Sagar – India) and  Neha Srivastava (Partner Designate, Remfry & Sagar – India)

The world’s largest seed company, Monsanto, has lost an appeal to secure patent rights over its Bt gene technology for bollworm resistance in India. In an order that may have widespread ramifications for biotech jurisprudence in the country, on April 11, 2018 …

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New Zealand: NZ/AU Patent Law Update

by Fiona Pringle and Andy Locke (Baldwins Intellectual Property – New Zealand)

It has been almost four years since the Patents Act 2013 came into force in New Zealand, replacing the previous 1953 Act. The purpose of the new Act was to raise the threshold of patentability, align with international standards and streamline procedures (for example, by requiring examination to …

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Thailand: Thai Supreme Court Accepts the Concept of Trademark Family

by Nandana Indananda, Thanyalak Inthachard (Tilleke & Gibbins – Thailand)

Valentino S.P.A. v. Department of Intellectual Property and Matsuda & Co., 2707/2561 (in Thai) During the trademark registration process, the similarity of trademarks is determined by comparing the trademark with another registered trademark. This process may disadvantage trademark owners who own a so-called “family of trademarks.” A recent Supreme Court judgment …

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UK: UK Supreme Court decision on costs of ISPs issued with blocking injunctions

by Sara Ashby (Wiggin – United Kingdom)

On 13 June 2018, the UK Supreme Court handed down its highly anticipated decision in Cartier International AG v British Telecommunications plc ( UKSC 28) concerning costs associated with website blocking injunctions. The Supreme Court ruled that Internet service providers (ISPs) can recover their marginal costs of complying with orders requiring them to block …

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U.S.A.: Specification Must Enable Full Scope of Claim

by Nahied K. Usman (Nath, Goldberg & Meyer – U.S.A.)

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) addressed the issue of enablement in Trustees of Boston University v. Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. (Fed. Cir. 2018). The CAFC reversed the District Court’s denial of Defendants’ motion for judgment as a matter of law based on non-enablement of the claim …

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National Groups

Colombia: Survey regarding Madrid Protocol

Juan Carlos Cuesta, President of the Colombian Group is conducting a survey regarding the Madrid Protocol in practice. The survey will be used for an impact study of the Madrid Protocol, and will be published later this year. The book will be a practical guide to use of the Madrid Protocol for trademark practitioners. An executive summary of the study …

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