The aim of this guide is to provide its readers with a pragmatic overview of the law and practice of intellectual property law across a variety of jurisdictions.

Each chapter of this guide provides information about the current issues affecting intellectual property in a particular country and addresses topics such as intellectual property rightslicensingenforcementestablishing infringement or liability, and challenges to intellectual property.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Gordon Harris and Mathilda Davidson of Gowling WLG.

4th Edition | Published: June 2020

Hot Topic: Patent litigations in India – Emerging Trends

India is not just a lucrative market but has become a dynamic hotbed of Intellectual Property Rights in recent years. Even though enforcement of Intellectual Property has picked up only in the last decade or so, the legal principles guiding the Intellectual Property matters have been forged long ago, evolving gradually with time. From the …

Hot Topic: Online Aggregators Under the New Digital Single Market’s Rules

It has been roughly a year since the somewhat controversial DSM Directive[1] entered into force on June 7, 2019. The clock is ticking as the EU member states are required to transpose the Directive into national law within 24 months—a half of which is already gone. The most discussed provisions of the DSM Directive are …

Brazil

Di Blasi, Parente & Associados

China

CCPIT Patent & Trademark Law Office

Cyprus

Dr K Chrysostomides & Co LLC

Ecuador

Meythaler & Zambrano Abogados

France

Armengaud Guerlain

Germany

Hoffmann Eitle

Greece

Dr Helen G Papaconstantinou and Partners Law Firm

Israel

Salomon, Lipschutz & Co.

Italy

Legance – Avvocati Associati

Japan

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Malaysia

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Malta

Fenech & Fenech Advocates

Norway

Advokatfirmaet Schjødt

Philippines

Ortega Bacorro Odulio Calma & Carbonell

Poland

Zaborski Morysiski Adwokacka

Russia

Gorodissky & Partners

Saudi Arabia

Kadasa Intellectual Property

Singapore

Amica Law LLC

Taiwan

Lexcel Partners

Turkey

Moroglu Arseven

United States

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman