Consumer interest: In trademark litigation, are consumers the missing party?28 September 2023
There is a growing belief that the consumer is a crucial third party missing from the courtroom. Espie Angelica A. de Leon discusses how consumer interest is at stake in trademark litigation and the various ways countries address consumer interest wi...
Dr. Who Water Works Pte Ltd and others v Dr. Who (M) Sdn Bhd and others31 October 2023
When IP disputes arise, it is important for the disputing parties to honour settlement agreements. Breaching a settlement agreement may bring about liability under IP law frameworks.
Revisiting trademark prosecution strategies in light of new guidance regarding the suspension of tra...31 October 2023
On June 13, 2023, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (NIPA) published a notice explaining its new internal working guideline, which specifies situations where the NIPA examiners should or may temporarily suspend the examination o...
2023 India’s Top IP Firms and Practices Revealed07 November 2023
Intellectual property owners have been overwhelmingly positive about the changes they’ve seen to India’s IP regime over recent years. The country has consistently updated its IP laws and aggressively worked to reduce the time it takes to move an acti...
Shailyamanyu Singh joins Anand and Anand as a partner designate06 November 2023
Former P&G, Dyson in-house counsel will join firm’s IP and corporate practice.
2023 Asia IP Awards winners crowned in Singapore02 November 2023
Fifty-three firms from 24 Asia-Pacific jurisdictions took home trophies at the 14th annual Asia IP Awards, held November 2 at CHIJMES in Singapore.
China Strategies Guide 202331 August 2023
Protecting and managing your intellectual property assets in an economy as vast and varied as China’s is a challenging job. Whether you’re looking for advice on filing a patent infringement lawsuit, information about recent reforms to China's tradema...
Adjustments to China’s trademark examination system will strengthen rights holders’ legal claims31 August 2023
A series of reforms to China’s case examination system have put trademark applications under more stringent, meticulous, multi-faceted reviews. Robert Chan and Zeifei Wang explain how outcomes of examinations will provide stronger protection for the...
Then and now: The suspension mechanism of trademark review cases in China31 August 2023
The suspension mechanism used in trademark disputes in China has undergone a process of dynamic change. Wei Zhou explains how CNIPA and the courts are working to balance the efficiency and rationality of individual cases.
How China protects IP with legal updates31 August 2023
A new draft of China’s Anti-Unfair Competition Law broadens the scope of unfair competitive practices. Ivy Choi discusses how this impacts business operators and brand owners, including how they may need to exercise caution in their online activities...
Trademark infringement cases rising in Nepal due to lack of IP awareness, gov’t initiative27 October 2023
IP attorney from Kathmandu discusses the issue, proposes ways to curb IP violations
AIPPI 2023: WIPO director calls for IP system to be more inclusive and horizontal23 October 2023
"We must move away from this idea that intellectual property is for the industrialized economies," says Habip Asan.
Indonesia needs to improve its IP e-filing system, an IP lawyer says17 October 2023
There are still a lot of improvements to be made, especially for the trademark e-filing as there are a number of issues, said the IP lawyer.
Delhi High Court ruled in favour of New Balance Athletics in trademark dispute04 October 2023
New Balance Athletics successfully won a case in the Delhi High Court against New Balance Immigration for trademark infringement and passing off.