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July 2022



Celebrating AIPPI's 125th year at the 2022 AIPPI World Congress in San Francisco

Anne Marie Verschuur, AIPPI Reporter General

Join IP professionals from around the world for networking, a high quality educational program (with CLE credit applied for) and constructive harmonization-promoting resolutions of IP laws at the 2022 AIPPI World Congress in San Francisco from September 10 to 13, 2022!  Read more here 



2022 Young AIPPI Members (Virtual) Summit

Debbie David and Samantha Yung, Young AIPPI members Advisory Committee

AIPPI continues to celebrate its 125th year, and on 23 June 2022, marked the 1st ever Young AIPPI Members Summit.

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General Updates


Extra spots for Young Members in AIPPI's Standing Committees

AIPPI is continuously looking at ways to increase the engagement of its membership. In this respect, from now on there will be extra spots for young members in AIPPI's Standing Committees! All Standing Committees will going forward accept an additional member if that member is a young member.

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Spotlight on France Annual Activity Report

NEW: Starting now, we're sharing the best 2021 Activity Reports received from National and Regional Groups. This month, we’re highlighting AIPPI France.

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Law & Case Notes


Expedited patents in Brazil

Pedro Moreira - Dannemann Siemsen, Brazil

For all legal effect, the Industrial Property rights conferred by a patent are considered to be chattels and they afford their owner the right to prevent an unauthorized third party from producing and selling, amongst other commercial activities, the patented object, for twenty years counted from its filing date at the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office.

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Is the remuneration right arising in Brazil?

José Roberto de Almeida Júnior and Isabella Casagrande de Miranda Caribé Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados, Brazil

Brazilian legislators intend to implement in the country its own version of the European publishers’ remuneration right. If the Fake News Bill (Bill No 2,630/2020) become law, internet service providers shall compensate journalistic companies for the use of journalistic content, in the form and based on criteria to be regulated in the future. The gaps in the current wording, however, may have reverse effects of what was initially sought with the measure.

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Changes to the Canadian patent rules

John Harris and Kevin Banaschewski - Gowlings WLG, Canada

Canada has long been known as a jurisdiction friendly to patent Applicants.  As Canada moves to implement a patent term adjustment regime as required by the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), there are changes being made to the Canadian Patent Rules in an attempt to streamline the examination process with a view to avoiding unnecessary delays.

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Patent non-disclosure system in Japan

Masaya Tsuno - TMI Associates, Japan

The plenary session of the House of Councillors passed the Economic Security Promotion Law in May of this year, and it is expected that the law will be fully enacted in Japan. 

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IP deadlines under Martial Law in Ukraine

Slobodan Petošević - PETOŠEVIĆ, Luxembourg

Until recently it was not quite clear how exactly IP deadlines are affected by the martial law in Ukraine. The martial law, which was first introduced in Ukraine on February 24, 2022, remains effective until May 25, 2022.

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The Thai Bayh-Dole Act: Decentralizing IP ownership in government-funded research in Thailand

Sher Hann Chua, Chariyaphon Vachanavuttivong - Tilleke & Gibbins, Thailand

Inspired by the success of the Bayh-Dole Act in other countries, such as the United States, Japan and Korea, Thailand recently enacted the Thailand Research and Innovation Utilization Promotion Act B.E. 2563 (2021) (TRIUP Act). 

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The Court of Appeal rules on targeting in the context of global online marketplaces (Lifestyle Equities & Anr v Amazon & Ors [2022] EWCA Civ 552)

Kendal Watkinson - Hogarth Chambers, UK

On 4 May 2022, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales handed down its judgment in Lifestyle Equities & Anr v Amazon & Ors [2022] EWCA Civ 552.

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AIPPI National and Regional News


Central America and Caribbean

AIPPI’s Central American and Caribbean Group hosts breakfast at ASIPI’s Seminar in Costa Rica

AIPPI’s Central American and Caribbean Group recently hosted a Breakfast at ASIPI’s Seminar in Costa Rica. The event took place at the Salon Wine Bar at the Los Sueños Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort.

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The Japanese group's journal "A.I.P.P.I." latest issue (Vol 48, No.3) is available to all AIPPI members

The AIPPI Japanese Group is pleased to inform you that the latest issue (Vol 48, No.3) of the Japanese Group's Journal "A.I.P.P.I." is now available to all AIPPI members. You can view the contents page for this issue below.

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WEBINAR “IP and Youth: Innovating for a Better Future”

On April 25th, 2021 the Paraguayan Group of AIPPI, together with Paraguayan Association of Intellectual Property Agents (APAPI) and  Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI)  organized a webinar called  “IP and Youth: Innovating for a Better Future” to celebrate the World Intellectual Property Day. 

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