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Damages awarded in IP cases continues to rise in China

Damages awarded in IP cases continues to rise in China

31 August 2021

Damage awards have skyrocketed in China in recent years, thanks to new legislation and changing court practices. Johnny Chan delves into the methods applied in damage calculation, advice on court selection and the evidence collection tips.

Using the legitimate source defence in patent infringement litigation

Using the legitimate source defence in patent infringement litigation

31 August 2021

Legitimate source defence is a common tactic employed by the party accused of patent infringement in China. Xia Zheng and Xiao Ning explain how the defence is used, and how a seller of patented goods should react if it is used against them.

The fast-track to patent dispute resolution: The administrative adjudication mechanism

The fast-track to patent dispute resolution: The administrative adjudication mechanism

31 August 2021

Often considered a fast-track to resolution of a dispute over patent ownership, China’s administrative adjudication mechanism has proved to be an efficient and efficacious way to resolve patent infringement issues. Chengda Li explains how it works –...

Perimeter set for application of exhaustion of trademark rights

Perimeter set for application of exhaustion of trademark rights

31 August 2021

With rapid upgrading of electronic products, recycling trademarked products selling the refurbished products with the right owner’s trademark frequently leads to disputes, and has been a growing concern in China. Tim Meng explores this thorny issue.

27 noteworthy things about China’s PTA and PTE system

27 noteworthy things about China’s PTA and PTE system

31 August 2021

The number of patents eligible for Patent Term Extension in China each year is tiny. But for any patentee having the opportunity to request for PTE, however, it’s a big deal that could be worth millions of dollars. Fei Kou explains.

Patentability of inventions relating to dosing regimen in China

Patentability of inventions relating to dosing regimen in China

31 August 2021

Although methods for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases are not granted patent rights in China, the CNIPA will allow an applicant to seek protection for inventions relating to the second medical use of a substance. Jiancheng Jiang explains the i...

Trademark protection and brand value in China

Trademark protection and brand value in China

31 August 2021

Trademark protection extends far beyond legal protection. Robert Chan explains how China’s current trademark system is being improved with an eye towards helping companies upgrade their brands and better protect their trademarks.

Impacts on the music industry of China’s revised copyright law

Impacts on the music industry of China’s revised copyright law

31 August 2021

Cherry Chunfei Guo says there’s even more for the industry to like about the revision.

Trademark coexistence agreements in China

Trademark coexistence agreements in China

31 August 2021

Trademark coexistence agreements are becoming more common by the year, allowing two identical or similar marks on same or similar goods to coexist in the market. Ray Zhao examines the three competing theories on how to handle such agreements in China...

The leap towards Malaysia 5.0

The leap towards Malaysia 5.0

31 August 2021

In January 2021, the Malaysian government released its plan to spark national development and ease integration into the digital economy. Bahari Tien Hong Yeow, Zhi Jian Lim and Sonali Nadkarni say that while small steps have been taken, Malaysia is s...

Malaysia’s IP Experts

Malaysia’s IP Experts

31 August 2021

Asia IP reveals the top 50 IP Experts in Malaysia!

The growth of non-fungible tokens

The growth of non-fungible tokens

31 July 2021

Collectors have gone crazy over non-fungible tokens, a blockchain-driven authentication technology increasingly used in crypto collectibles. But before you dive right in to buy the latest CryptoPunk card, Excel V. Dyquiangco notes that you might not...

The Untouchables

The Untouchables

31 July 2021

Amidst social distancing in the Covid-19 pandemic, Chinese netizens have found significant comfort by interacting with their favourite animated characters online. Johnny Chan explores this unique phenomenon.

Securing intangibles: The money made me do it

Securing intangibles: The money made me do it

31 July 2021

If you fail to protect your intangible assets, they will come to be possessed by evil entities such as trolls, and that can cost a fortune. Johnny Chan conjures his team of experts for advice against all insidious foes.

7 key IP strategies in the Philippines

7 key IP strategies in the Philippines

31 July 2021

In this digital age, intangible assets, including intellectual property rights, are proving to be more valuable to businesses than tangible assets. Susan D. Villanueva, Patricia A. O. Bunye and Andrea Y. Alegre share seven key IP strategies for right...

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