Obscure copyrights in Asia – and what they mean for vintage films28 February 2023
Japan has recently introduced amendments to its law that will make it easy to share vintage movies and music. But Japan isn’t alone in its treatment of orphaned works. Excel V. Dyquiangco reports.
Lessons from the Covid-19 experience.31 December 2022
Covid-19 provided us with the opportunity – and necessity – to learn new technologies, ideas, strategies and realizations.
The World Cup: FIFA does battle against IP infringers02 December 2022
With the World Cup’s knockout round set to begin, Espie Angelica A. de Leon looks at another mighty battle in Qatar: FIFA’s fight against IP infringement.
Vote now for 2022 Asia IP Awards31 October 2022
We have sifted through submissions and researched all the major jurisdictions across Asia and the Pacific to put together a shortlist of the 2022 Asia IP Awards. And it’s now your turn to vote.
How IP gaps can hamper strategy and innovation31 October 2022
Overlooked gaps in IP protection can be catastrophic to a company, particularly those for whom their entire business is dependent upon their IP. | Excel V. Dyquiangco
IP infringement and data misuse: The dark side of the dark web30 September 2022
The internet isn’t just Facebook and cat videos. The Dark Web is full of marketplaces selling counterfeit goods, bank account numbers and fake passports.
Suddenly, it’s not so easy to invalidate a patent in Malaysia26 September 2022
A landmark decision gives much needed guidance on patent invalidation in Malaysia – not just from a substantive viewpoint but also in practice as it clarifies what needs to be pleaded.
The metaverse takes virtual meetings – and everything else – a step beyond Zoom13 September 2022
AIPPI takes the AIPPI Café live for the first time11 September 2022
Building on the success of its all-virtual AIPPI Café sessions during the Covid-19 pandemic, the International Association for the Protection of International Property launched its inaugural in-person Café set of small group discussions at the AIPPI...
AIPPI ExCo meeting kicks off 2022 World Congress10 September 2022
The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) President Luiz Henrique do Amaral, kicked off the 2022 World Congress in San Francisco with an emotional “welcome back” to attendees of the Executive Committee I sessio...
The fight against trademark squatting in China31 August 2022
Trademark squatting is a serious problem in China. Ivy Choi discusses strategies to combat squatting with IP lawyers, who warn: Sometimes, buying a mark may not be such a bad idea. The purchase price may be lower than the costs involved in a legal ba...
3-D Bioprinting: Patentability challenges in India31 July 2022
India has fully embraced 3-D bioprinting, and although the technology is still at a nascent stage, lawyers are already talking about how Indian jurisprudence might develops around patenting of 3-D printed tissues and organs. Espie Angelica A. de Leon...
Affixing a brand to a venue: How complicated can it get?04 July 2022
Affixing a brand name to a theatre, coliseum or stadium is becoming more common, and is already very much prevalent in many parts of Asia. Lawyers in the region reveal the legal aspects of just what goes into securing such naming rights.
INTA president touts association’s return to meeting in person05 May 2022
Vink, intellectual property director at MF Brands Group in Geneva – makers of Lacoste, Gant, Aigle, Tecnifibre and The Kooples – attributed the good cheer at INTA’s Annual Meeting Live+ in Washington to the sense of community among its members.