The fight against trademark squatting in China30 September 2022
Trademark squatting is a serious problem in China. Ivy Choi discusses strategies to combat squatting with IP lawyers, who warn: Sometimes, buying a mark may not be such a bad idea. The purchase price may be lower than the costs involved in a legal ba...
Qatar, Germany ink deal to develop trade for small, medium-sized businesses29 September 2022
Partnership aims to open Doha office for German business group.
Asia IP China Strategies 202231 August 2022
Exclusive updated about the IP scene in China, from experienced local experts.
Philippines, Indonesia sign agreement on creative economy16 September 2022
Countries sign four agreements on bilateral cooperation, including promoting the creative economy.
The metaverse takes virtual meetings – and everything else – a step beyond Zoom13 September 2022
Consumers warned of fake Lego products in the Philippines13 September 2022
The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) is advising the public against purchasing knockoff Lego toys.
AIPPI takes the AIPPI Café live for the first time11 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...
Art, Music, IP Mix in World Congress Opening Ceremony10 September 2022
Celebrating 125 years, AIPPI opened its 2022 World Congress via a mix of music and visual art.
AIPPI ExCo meeting kicks off 2022 World Congress10 September 2022
The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) President Luiz Henrique do Amaral, kicked off the 2022 World Congress in San Francisco with an emotional “welcome back” to attendees of the Executive Committee I sessio...
Mariah Carey, Darlene Love draw battle lines over ‘Queen of Christmas’ trademark30 August 2022
Mariah Carey’s attempt to trademark herself as the “Queen of Christmas” has drawn fire from at least two other divas, with one of them filing a declaration in the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Strategizing brand protection and management to augment company value30 August 2022
Without a proper trademark strategy, a company may become vulnerable to unnecessary challenges, including lawsuits around the company’s valuable IP assets. Madhu Rewari explains how building a strong brand protection and management strategy has a dir...
Legal measures for intellectual property infringement in China30 August 2022
Intellectual property rights owners have witnessed a sea change in how their rights are protected in China. Bin Zhang and Yifan Yang explain why IPR owners around the world can be confident that, with sufficient evidence and proper counsel with local...
Trademark protection in the animation industry and other relevant issues30 August 2022
The animation sector is booming in China. Robert Chan examines the intersection of trademark and copyright protection, commercialization and how animation works can be protected overseas.
Parallel imports in China: Problems and feasible solutions30 August 2022
Parallel imports are not only a legal issue, but also concern the trade policies and interests of a country. Due to the lack of clarity of the state of the law in China, brand owners currently may refer to the judicial precedents and take proper meas...
Ruling On Wonton Noodles Business Trademark Case Affirms SG’s Hard-Line Stance On Goodwill22 August 2022
According to Melvin Pang, litigation director at Amica Law in Singapore, the recent ruling in a trademark dispute involving a wonton noodles hawker stall family business affirms Singapore’s prevailing hard-line approach to goodwill.