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IP in the World of the Metaverse

IP in the World of the Metaverse

31 March 2022

Metaverse has been a buzzword since the rebranding of Facebook to Meta, and Microsoft announcing the inclusion of virtual avatars and immersive meetings in MS Teams – which is already coming to life in the first half of 2022.

RCEP and its Implications for the Asia-Pacific

RCEP and its Implications for the Asia-Pacific

31 March 2022

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement has finally come into force

Are Businesses and Legislation Ready for the Coming of the Metaverse?

Are Businesses and Legislation Ready for the Coming of the Metaverse?

31 March 2022

As the proponents of the metaverse continue pushing it forward, Ivy Choi asks whether businesses, brands and IP legislation are prepared for a dive into brave, new virtual worlds.

AI cannot be named as inventor – Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia

AI cannot be named as inventor – Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia

12 May 2022

In April 2022, the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia has ruled that an “inventor” must be a natural person for the purposes of the Patents Act 1990 and the Patent Regulations 1991. And therefore, AI cannot be identified as an inventor in a...

China issued Standards for Judging General Trademark Violations

China issued Standards for Judging General Trademark Violations

11 May 2022

To optimize the management of trademarks and the enforcement against trademark violations, the Chinese National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) issued Standards for Judging General Trademark Violations.

Yingyu Wang joins Simmons & Simmons as partner

Yingyu Wang joins Simmons & Simmons as partner

10 May 2022

Wang was one of the last local Taylor Vinters lawyers in Singapore.

Urfee Roomi promoted to partner at Sujata Chaudhri IP Attorneys

Urfee Roomi promoted to partner at Sujata Chaudhri IP Attorneys

10 May 2022

Noida-based lawyer is the growing firm’s second partner.

Ting Xiao named partner at DLA Piper in Shanghai

Ting Xiao named partner at DLA Piper in Shanghai

10 May 2022

Xiao leads the firm’s life sciences practice in China.

Lisa Egan joins Mills Oakley as IP partner

Lisa Egan joins Mills Oakley as IP partner

10 May 2022

Former K&L Gates partner, boutique firm owner joins firm in Melbourne.

Joanna Lawrence named partner at Ashurst

Joanna Lawrence named partner at Ashurst

10 May 2022

IP lawyer will be based in Melbourne.

Jessie Buchan named partner at DLA Piper in Sydney

Jessie Buchan named partner at DLA Piper in Sydney

10 May 2022

Buchan is one of 74 lawyers – and one of three in Australia – in firm’s 2022 promotion round.

Arsen Kourinian joins Mayer Brown in Los Angeles

Arsen Kourinian joins Mayer Brown in Los Angeles

10 May 2022

Kourinian advises global clientele of MNCs on data privacy laws in U.S., Asia, elsewhere.

NFTs: The India update

NFTs: The India update

31 March 2022

While one is likely to have already read an article or two about NFTs (non-fungible tokens), it bears repeating that NFTs are unique authentication certificates representing either ownership of or a licence to an asset and, in most cases, at least so...

Asia IP’s editorial team reveals China’s top IP firms, practices for 2022

Asia IP’s editorial team reveals China’s top IP firms, practices for 2022

06 May 2022

Steadily improving protection of intellectual property rights has been a key element of China’s rise to become one of the world’s top economies. Foreign and domestic investment alike has risen as rights owners have become increasingly confident about...

INTA president touts association’s return to meeting in person

INTA president touts association’s return to meeting in person

05 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.