The June 2005 issue of Euromoney's monthly Managing Intellectual Property magazine has a special focus on Mexico. The IPKat is pleased to see Mexico in the spotlight, not because he likes buying counterfeit handbags in Tijuana but because that country has grown up tremendously in the past decade and has become strategically significant jurisdiction with growing consumer and manufacturing bases. Also in this issue are
* "Japanese Companies Fight for their IP Rights", on the trend for Japanese businesses to seek relief through the litigation than through more discreet, traditional means, by Lloyd Parker, Andrew Cobden and Yukihiro Otani of Lovells' Tokyo office;
* Paul M. Booth and Leslie Mooi (Heller Ehrman) look at due diligence points that should be borne in mind before investing in a life science company;
* MIP editor James Nurton and his colleague Emma Barraclough report on the slightly depressing (for patent purists) topic of traditional knowledge protection within the patent system.