12 April 2013

IPR Amicus: July 2012

Copyright (Amendment) Act, 2012 bringing major changes like performer's rights, protection of technological measures and compulsory licensing for benefit of the disabled is the highlight of this issue. Various issues in patent translation covering India, Europe and USA are discussed in the article on patent translation. 'Ratio Decidendi' includes the Usedsoft decision of CJEU on exhaustion of distribution rights and resale in computer programs, revocation of patent for non-compliance with Section 8 of the Patents Act on disclosure of foreign filings and bar on use of references to geographical origin in trademarks.

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