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China IP Experts

China IP Experts

29 November 2022

China has reached the top in terms of global patent filings.

AIPPI takes the AIPPI Café live for the first time

AIPPI takes the AIPPI Café live for the first time

11 September 2022

Building on the success of its all-virtual AIPPI Café sessions during the Covid-19 pandemic, the International Association for the Protection of International Property launched its inaugural in-person Café set of small group discussions at the AIPPI...

IP Experts 2022 Australia

IP Experts 2022 Australia

30 April 2022

Kangaroos, koalas, the Outback and Bondi Beach dominate the thoughts of those of us not fortunate enough to live down under. (As do, to be fair, the thoughts of deadly creatures like insects and spiders who will happily kill you just for looking at t...

Daimler AG v. Vivo Mobile Communication Co., Ltd.

Daimler AG v. Vivo Mobile Communication Co., Ltd.

30 April 2022

The case concerns an opposition in Singapore by Daimler AG (the opponent) to a trademark application by Viva Mobile Communication Co. (the applicant) to register (the application mark). The opponent had opposed the application on two grounds: namely,...

Betty Pig Application in the Philippines May Raise Some Issues?

Betty Pig Application in the Philippines May Raise Some Issues?

21 June 2022

A recent review of trademark application filings before the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) reveals two applications filed for the mark “Betty Pig”. Application No. 4/2022/513528 is a composite mark consisting of the stylized...

Attempt to misappropriate Sholay watered down by Delhi High Court

Attempt to misappropriate Sholay watered down by Delhi High Court

02 June 2022

Sholay, the title of an iconic film, cannot be held devoid of protection, the Delhi High Court said, while restraining a US-based company and others from misappropriating the film name. The court also slapped costs of Rs2.5 million (US$32,200) on the...

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.

Graham Lovett joins Akin Gump in Dubai

Graham Lovett joins Akin Gump in Dubai

08 April 2022

Disputes partner regularly appears before DIFC Courts.

Singaporean tech startup tries to register bird logo, loses trademark battle against Twitter

Singaporean tech startup tries to register bird logo, loses trademark battle against Twitter

08 April 2022

Singaporean technology startup VV Technology lost its trademark battle against Twitter after principal assistant registrar of Trade Marks Mark Lim ruled on March 11, 2022 that the mark it was trying to register is visually similar to that of the glob...

2022 IP Profiles Survey

2022 IP Profiles Survey

28 February 2022

In September, Asia IP will publish the 2022 edition of Asia IP Profiles. This guide is the definitive resource for companies trying to identify the best IP practices in the region, and is based on editorial research, and surveys submitted by leading...

The Winners of the Asia IP 2021 Awards

The Winners of the Asia IP 2021 Awards

17 January 2022

You have spoken. The verdict is in. And the winners are...

The Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Renaissance clarifies the legal test for the infringement of trademarks

The Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Renaissance clarifies the legal test for the infringement o...

17 January 2022

On January 19, 2022, India’s apex court delivered its decision in Renaissance Hotel Holdings Inc v. B Vijaya Sai & Ors., Civil Appeal, 404 of 2022, setting the law on the tests to determine trademark infringement, holding that when a defendant uses a...

In the matter of a trademark application by Health & Happiness Hong Kong Limited, and opposition thereto by Monster Energy Company

In the matter of a trademark application by Health & Happiness Hong Kong Limited, and opposition the...

17 January 2022

The application mark was used in relation to a communications enterprise that provided tailor-made services, including advertising and marketing. The opponent’s core business is in “Monster Energy” brand energy drinks, and is a leader in the beverage...

Asia IP’s editorial team reveals India’s top IP firms, practices

Asia IP’s editorial team reveals India’s top IP firms, practices

30 November 2021

And the winners of the 2021 Asia IP India Awards are...

The dominancy test and likelihood of confusion

The dominancy test and likelihood of confusion

01 November 2021

The KOLIN mark has been the subject of two landmark decisions in the Philippines, including the recent one promulgated on February 9, 2021, G.R. No. 228165, uploaded on the Supreme Court website on June 15, 2021, docketed as Kolin Electonics Co., Ltd...

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