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The fight against trademark squatting in China

The fight against trademark squatting in China

30 September 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...

IP challenges behind livestreaming ecommerce in China

IP challenges behind livestreaming ecommerce in China

30 September 2022

Livestreaming ecommerce is taking China by storm, and has reached more than 388 million streaming video users, nearly two-thirds of whom placed orders after watching the videos. Ivy Choi examines the challenges inherent in policing IP when it’s being...

Protecting your ideas under China’s copyright law

Protecting your ideas under China’s copyright law

30 September 2022

As the pillar of the entertainment industry, original ideas receive copyright protection until they evolve into fully-developed forms – movies, novels, advertisements, paintings and more. But what happens when the idea is less than fully formed? Shi...

A granted utility model patent as priority

A granted utility model patent as priority

26 September 2022

A valid priority date draws a line in determining what references can and cannot be used as prior art against a patent application, which significantly impacts the determination of patentability.

Joint authorship and copyright

Joint authorship and copyright

22 September 2022

Copyright law can be tricky to navigate when there’s just one author. Lawyers around the region discuss the pitfalls inherent in joint authorship of a work, and how to keep little problems from becoming big ones. Espie Angelica A. de Leon reports.

Empowering youth through IP laws?

Empowering youth through IP laws?

22 September 2022

Young content creators are often better positioned than their parents are to understand how IP laws can help protect their painting, programs and photographs. Lawyers from around the region weigh in whether that results in more awareness of intellect...

AIPPI luncheons address diversity and inclusion, graffiti and the finer points of wine

AIPPI luncheons address diversity and inclusion, graffiti and the finer points of wine

13 September 2022

How safe is a patient’s health care data? AIPPI panel explores data privacy around the world.

How safe is a patient’s health care data? AIPPI panel explores data privacy around the world.

11 September 2022

When does a patient’s personal health care data no longer belong to the patient?

Art, Music, IP Mix in World Congress Opening Ceremony

Art, Music, IP Mix in World Congress Opening Ceremony

10 September 2022

Celebrating 125 years, AIPPI opened its 2022 World Congress via a mix of music and visual art.

A comparative study of patent litigation defenses in the Top 5 U.S. District Courts

A comparative study of patent litigation defenses in the Top 5 U.S. District Courts

09 September 2022

Companies that find themselves accused of patent infringement in U.S. District Court can face a bewildering array of experiences, all based upon which particular district court they find themselves subject to. After painstaking research, Tokyo-based...

A way to reinforce your patents in China

A way to reinforce your patents in China

05 September 2022

It is almost inevitable that a patent owner will receive a patent invalidation action from an accused during a patent infringement proceeding in China, with the aim of uprooting the entire patent right. Johnson Ge provides insights into China’s curre...

Asia IP China Strategies 2022

Asia IP China Strategies 2022

31 August 2022

Exclusive updated about the IP scene in China, from experienced local experts.

Patentability of AI-related patent applications

Patentability of AI-related patent applications

30 August 2022

As the use of artificial intelligence increases, examiners are increasingly being asked to determine whether AI-related applications can be patented. Asia IP compares the patentability of AI-related applications across China, the United States and Eu...

Trademark protection in the animation industry and other relevant issues

Trademark protection in the animation industry and other relevant issues

30 August 2022

The animation sector is booming in China. Robert Chan examines the intersection of trademark and copyright protection, commercialization and how animation works can be protected overseas.

Parallel imports in China: Problems and feasible solutions

Parallel imports in China: Problems and feasible solutions

30 August 2022

Parallel imports are not only a legal issue, but also concern the trade policies and interests of a country. Due to the lack of clarity of the state of the law in China, brand owners currently may refer to the judicial precedents and take proper meas...

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