The main areas are patents, trade marks, copyright, trade secrets and unfair competition. Allied to these are a number of related areas including data protection, database protection, privacy, design rights, domain names and the like.
In the entertainment law area the key focus is on the creation, provision and delivery of content in relation to print, films, broadcasts, cable programmes, musical works and sound recordings. There is also involvement with media law including defamation and privacy and authors' rights in a more general sense.
On 15 October 2020, the Supreme Court of New Zealand issued a decision discussing the interpretation of New Zealand’s Trade Marks Act 2002 (the ‘Act’) in International Consolidated Business Proprietary Limited v SC Johnson & Son Incorporated  NZSC 110. The decision explored, in particular, the provisions relating to applications for revocation for non-use and the effect of revocation on subsequent applications for registration.
Some exceptions to patentability and the New Mexican Industrial Property Law.
Practical aspects of fast-track examination of patent applications in Brazil
For the past few months, many people have been faced with a new normal as many jurisdictions across the globe have implemented stay-at-home orders. Government institutions have attempted to adapt certain functions in response to the Coronavirus. For example, both the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) have modified their operations in response to the global pandemic.
The Philippines’ entertainment sector has, without doubt, been heavily hit by the outbreak of Covid-19, as the government’s imposed community quarantine measures have forced many sector stakeholders to suspend their business operations or, in the worst cases, close down. As the gradual reopening of the economy brings hope to the entertainment sector, its relevant stakeholders must remember that they cannot operate in the same way that they did before. They must now ensure compliance with the guidelines iss
The world has confronted one of the most challenging times in modern history. As a result of the emergency caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, countries have taken drastic measures to ensure the health and safety of their citizens, and to avoid an economic crash.
The IBA Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee have compiled numerous responses from various jurisdictions on the impact of the pandemic on IP. We hope this will serve as a guide for the measures that IP Offices have taken in the different jurisdictions.
The Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee also coordinates the activities of the following subcommittees/working groups.