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China closes loophole on trademark infringement for original equipment manufacturing

China closes loophole on trademark infringement for original equipment manufacturing

27 October 2020

In a recent ruling, China proves to have listened to the voices of foreign brands by protecting their trademarks better, even if the logos are printed on exports.

Can open source IP bring the vaccine to the world?

Can open source IP bring the vaccine to the world?

19 October 2020

As scientists around the world work feverishly on a vaccine for Covid-19, lawyers are exploring ways to share the intellectual property involved in the research. Could open source licensing might be the solution.

Patent invalidation profile and strategy in China

Patent invalidation profile and strategy in China

30 September 2020

A Supreme Court judicial interpretation is bringing changes to the adjudication of patent invalidity cases in China. Guanyang Yao and Jian Zhang explain what is needed to win before the Patent Reexamination and Invalidation Department and the courts.

Trademark licensing and franchising in Cambodia

Trademark licensing and franchising in Cambodia

30 September 2020

As Cambodia’s economy has developed, world-class brands have come to the Kingdom across a wide range of industries. Khieu Mealy, Chhim Leakena and Mary Sonita explain how parties to licenses and franchises can all fully exercise their rights.

Defeating trademark infringers

Defeating trademark infringers

30 September 2020

Trademark infringers continue to challenge rights owners and the lawyers who assist them. Here are some recent failed attempts by infringers from around the region.

Five tips to protect your trademarks

Five tips to protect your trademarks

30 September 2020

Nick Redfearn, deputy CEO at Rouse in Jakarta, shares five key tips to help protect your trademarks from infringers.

How the new patent law impacts new technologies in China

How the new patent law impacts new technologies in China

30 September 2020

As China has quickly emerged as a hub for computer technology, the government has acted to ensure the country’s laws keep pace. How does the country’s new patent law impact new technologies?

IP licensing risk management and brand opportunities

IP licensing risk management and brand opportunities

30 September 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on brand owners and how they do business. Here are ways licensors and licensees alike have begun to look for ways to ensure their survival.

100 steps to becoming an IP power country

100 steps to becoming an IP power country

30 September 2020

China’s central government has drawn up a plan of 100 steps to make the country into an IP powerhouse. Asia IP gets reactions from lawyers across Beijing.

INTA 2020 Annual Meeting: Online, on-demand and AI-powered

INTA 2020 Annual Meeting: Online, on-demand and AI-powered

30 September 2020

What’s on tap for the INTA 2020 November meetings?

Using trademarks as collateral

Using trademarks as collateral

30 September 2020

Trademarks and other IP are increasingly being used as collateral. Asia IP examines why intellectual property can work well as a security – and why lenders still resist accepting it.

The coding lawyer decoded

The coding lawyer decoded

30 September 2020

Whether designed to improve a lawyer’s knowledge of the language of computers or merely to improve his problem solving ability, coding lawyers are everywhere.

2020 Asia IP Patent Rankings

2020 Asia IP Patent Rankings

30 September 2020

And the best patent law firms in APAC are...

Outbreak

Outbreak

29 September 2020

It’s not just us. Patents, too, are suffering from the Covid-19 pandemic. Johnny Chan reports.

Australia’s IP Amendment Bill 2019: Game over for the innovation patent system

Australia’s IP Amendment Bill 2019: Game over for the innovation patent system

29 September 2020

By mid-2021, Australia’s innovation patent system will be a rapidly vanishing memory. Lawyers explain what that will mean for the small businesses which have benefited the most from the system.

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