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Closing Dinner + Vogue Fashion Night Out

The Milan Congress will be an occasion to experience Italian excellence in fashion, coupled with some serious shopping. AIPPI members can continue to do so once the Congress lights are switched off at the end of the Closing Dinner, on Tuesday night. That same night Milan will host the Vogue Fashion Night Out , an […] Read More

Australia: Government Responds to Advisory Council on Intellectual Property’s Review of the Designs System

by Lauren John (Allens – Australia) In 2012, the now defunct Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (“ACIP”) was asked to investigate the effectiveness of the current Australian designs system in stimulating innovation by Australian users, and the impact the designs system has on economic growth. ACIP released its report in May 2015. The Federal Government […] Read More

Argentina: Mediation will no longer suspend the one-year term to settle trademark oppositions

by Ignacio Sánchez Echagüe (Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal, Argentina) In Argentina the prosecution of trademark applications is blocked automatically when an opposition is filed, and the applicant has a one-year term counted from notification of the opposition – to negotiate the withdrawal of the opposition with the opponent. In the absence of a settlement, the […] Read More

Argentina: New President of the Argentine Patent Office

by Ignacio Sanchez Echagüe (Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal, Argentina) Mr Damaso Pardo was appointed as the new President of the Argentine Patent and Trademark Office, effective from June 10, 2016. Mr Pardo has a law degree from the Universidad Católica Argentina (Argentine Catholic University, 1985), and obtained an LLM in Intellectual Property from the University […] Read More

India: Biosimilar Approvals under Debate in India

by Neha Srivastava (Remfry & Sagar, India) Herceptin: Roche Products (India) Private Limited v. Drugs Controller General of India (Delhi High Court; CS (OS) No. 355/2014) Avastin: Roche Products (India) Private Limited v. Drugs Controller General of India (Delhi High Court; CS (COMM) No. 540/2016) Trastuzumab – a breast cancer drug manufactured by […] Read More

Warm colours of hospitality

The summer season is reaching its peak in Milano and the hospitality machine is warming-up on the stage. A coloured Convention Center is waiting for our guests – a comfortable and modern atmosphere, behind the scene of a cultural and fascinating town. The scientific programme is going to be further enriched day by day by […] Read More

Argentina: Polymorph patents under fire

by Ignacio Sánchez Echagüe (Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal, Argentina) Eli Lilly and Co. (Eli Lilly) sued Laboratorios Beta (Beta) for patent infringement of its patents AR2719B1 and 253,521 related to schizophrenia. Beta, in turn, filed a nullity action against Eli Lilly seeking to invalidate both patents at stake. The decision of first instance was handed […] Read More

Australia: Productivity Committee seeks to Curtail Intellectual Property

by Peter Treloar (Australian AIPPI Group) AIPPI Australia has recently lodged a detailed response to the Productivity Commissions Draft Report on Australia’s intellectual property arrangements. The Productivity Commission issued a lengthy draft report to the Government which took a general “anti” intellectual property position where many IP rights should be significantly curtailed. AIPPI Australia submitted […] Read More

Requirement of indicating the source and/or country of origin of genetic resources and traditional knowledge in patent applications

by Yusuke Inui (Assistant Reporter General of the Standing Committee on TRIPS) AIPPI’s Standing Committee on TRIPS, chaired by Catherine Mateu (France), and Standing Committee on IP and genetic resources / traditional knowledge, chaired by Konrad Becker (Switzerland), have jointly drafted a questionnaire on the topic “Requirement of indicating the source and/or country of origin […] Read More