Manuka trademark buzz & more… Keep up with what has been happening this week in our latest IP news round-up…

Manuka trademark buzz

The Australian manuka industry says the UK Intellectual Property Office’s decision to reject New Zealand’s application to trademark the words “manuka honey” is “a victory for common sense”.

India’s overall ranking on IP protection improves: USCC report

India has improved its overall IP score from 38.4 per cent to 38.6 per cent, and the country is ranked 43 out of 55 countries on the International Intellectual Property Index, according to an annual report compiled by the influential US Chambers of Commerce on Thursday.

Plaintiff Can Assert Patent Infringement and Seek Injunctive Relief in Second-Phase BPCIA Litigation Per Illinois District Court Decision

On January 26, 2022, in what appears to be a case of first impression, U.S. District Court Judge John Z. Lee of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois denied a biosimilar applicant defendant’s motion to dismiss patent infringement claims brought in the second phase of the parties’ Biosimilar Price Competition and Innovation Act (“BPCIA”) litigation.

Intellectual Property & Health Need to Know France & Europe – February 2022

The Unified Patent Court (UPC) should become a reality in 2022 or in the first few months of 2023. The Protocol on Provisional Application (PPA) of the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (AUPC) entered into force on January 19 after Austria became the thirteenth signatory to ratify it.

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