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The Philippines quickens digital IP objectives

The Philippines quickens digital IP objectives

03 August 2022

At the recently concluded 63rd Assemblies of the Member States of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Rowel S. Barba, director general of the Intellectual Property (IP) Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL), called for increased support...

Dynamic John Doe Injunction order set to protect media conglomerate’s copyright for cricket tourney

Dynamic John Doe Injunction order set to protect media conglomerate’s copyright for cricket tourney

03 August 2022

The Dynamic John Doe Injunction order secured by Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) from the Delhi High Court will work to protect the media conglomerate’s copyright involving the India-England International Cricket Series this month, July 2022. S...

Vietnam’s National Strategy for foreign investment cooperation aims to spur innovation

Vietnam’s National Strategy for foreign investment cooperation aims to spur innovation

03 August 2022

Covering the period 2021-2030, the National Strategy aims to improve Vietnam’s business landscape to attract more foreign and higher quality investments including those in high technology and digital sectors. It is targeting investments from leading...

Taiwan passed amendments to Copyright Act

Taiwan passed amendments to Copyright Act

22 July 2022

The Taiwanese government has reviewed and revised its IP laws, including the Copyright Act, to comply with the regulations of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), which Taiwan is bidding to join. The amen...

Improving Taiwan’s patent search application environment   and local patent portfolios

Improving Taiwan’s patent search application environment and local patent portfolios

11 July 2022

The Taiwan Intellectual Property Office has completed two significant projects which will improve the patent search environment there, as well as improve local patent portfolios and abilities. Russell Horng explains.

What we should know from the first NFT infringement case in China

What we should know from the first NFT infringement case in China

08 July 2022

For the owners of brands and copyrights, the metaverse, which has suddenly become hot in the past two years, shows a new and untapped huge market. In particular, the emergence of NFTs – non-fungible tokens – has really opened the imagination space fo...

Asia IP Trademark Rankings 2022

Asia IP Trademark Rankings 2022

07 July 2022

The results of the survey are in. Find out which firms stood out from the rest.

Vietnam’s Amended Intellectual Property Law ratified

Vietnam’s Amended Intellectual Property Law ratified

07 July 2022

On June 16, 2022, the National Assembly of Vietnam ratified the amended Intellectual Property Law which puts the country on equal footing with the US, UK and other countries as far as legal frameworks for IP protection and enforcement go.

When trademarks are used as a war strategy

When trademarks are used as a war strategy

06 July 2022

Modern-age warfare is not limited to conventional forms of attack. Nations have recognized that traditional weaponry cannot be enough in weakening enemy nations. Thus, governments are developing strategies to create economic blockades against bellige...

Tips for brand owners to navigate India’s IP landscape

Tips for brand owners to navigate India’s IP landscape

06 July 2022

To attract investment from companies and IP holders to manufacture and distribute their products in India and to assure brand owners that their rights are safeguarded, the Indian government has taken several steps to streamline enforcement procedures...

Lessons for advertisers from Audi’s ad plagiarism scandal in China

Lessons for advertisers from Audi’s ad plagiarism scandal in China

05 July 2022

A marketing attempt by Audi to impress the Chinese consumers with an advertisement embracing Chinese traditions backfired, when the ad was accused of plagiarism. Starring Hong Kong superstar Andy Lau, the ad consisted of a monologue about Xiaoman, th...

A look at trademark dilution – and how it impacts brands

A look at trademark dilution – and how it impacts brands

31 July 2022

The more successful the trademark is, the more likely it may become generic, which causes the trademark owner to lose its exclusive right in their trademark. Lawyers share their best practices for avoiding genericide

IP filing in multiple jurisdictions: How to navigate contrasting laws

IP filing in multiple jurisdictions: How to navigate contrasting laws

05 July 2022

Differences in legislation concerning intellectual property rights, how they are recognized and how they are enforced among jurisdictions create challenges for IP rights applicants. Lawyers share their best tips with Asia IP.

Thailand IP Experts 2022

Thailand IP Experts 2022

05 July 2022

Thailand has made significant progress in strengthening the protection of intellectual property in the country, the government has told the United States. The conversation, held on the sidelines during bilateral talks during this year’s APEC Minister...

Affixing a brand to a venue: How complicated can it get?

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.