Soazig THEMOIN, Partner, Managing Director of Vidon Mark & IP Law Office, co-managing Director of VIDON & Partners Asia (Thailand-China) and Hortense MOUGET, European and French Trademark and Design Attorney, attended to the 135th annual Meeting of the International Trademark Association (INTA) which took place from May 4th, to May 8th 2013, in Dallas (Texas -United-States of America).

Gathering every year around 10, 000 Intellectual Property experts from all over the world, this major event was a new opportunity to meet their foreign associates and to discuss with them on their practical experiences.

During this event, Soazig THEMOIN presented to their US associates the issues regarding trademarks translation and transliteration in Southeast Asia (China, Taiwan,...).

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We have the pleasure to inform you that Chinese Trademark Office (Called hereinafter, the Office) becomes more flexible in its doctrine, and accepts trademark protection in respect of wholesale or retail services for certain products.

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Stem Cell Researchers in the European Union were struck by bad news on October 18, 2011, when the Court of Justice of the European Union released a judgement confirming the European Union's generally strict approach to patent protection of embryonic stem cells.

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On February 2, 2011 the Board of Appeal of the EPO decided in case T1652/07 that a change in claim category from a "method of treatment claim" to a "device for treatment claim" overcame the objection raised under Art.53(c) EPC against European patent application no.00204121.8.

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