Guest blog by Dr. Danny Friedmann, researcher and lecturer of Intellectual Property Law based in Hong Kong.*
Since 1990, at least 110 countries around the globe have been engaged in writing new constitutions or major revisions of old ones. In many of these countries, issues of gender equality have been a central concern in the constitutional process.
The obama mania also has its effect on the intellectual property market. In the past months during the elections, several US companies filed applications for new trademarks at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).