Trademarks

Where They’re Calling From: GIs and the Road Ahead

Where They’re Calling From: GIs and the Road Ahead

Asian nations are actively expanding their list of GIs and see some of their most valuable goods protected through a myriad of national trademark laws and free trade agreements. Michelle Ko reports on protection efforts for tea, apples, rice, pepper...

The Use of Survey Evidence in Trademark Disputes

The Use of Survey Evidence in Trademark Disputes

Survey evidence has traditionally been used in trademark infringement disputes to establish a likelihood of confusion. Over the years, survey evidence has also been relied upon by persons aggrieved by an entry on the Register to establish non-use of...

Parallel Imports Not to Exhaust Rights if Trademark Ownerships Differ Domestically and Abroad

Parallel Imports Not to Exhaust Rights if Trademark Ownerships Differ Domestically and Abroad

The relationship between Trademark Ownership and Parallel Imports.

Recent Advances in the Indian Trademarks Office and the Way Forward

Recent Advances in the Indian Trademarks Office and the Way Forward

How has the Indian IP office modernized over the last year?

Impact Study Measures Economic Impact of Trademarks in 5 ASEAN Countries

Impact Study Measures Economic Impact of Trademarks in 5 ASEAN Countries

Intellectual Property Office of Singapore Case Summary: FMTM DISTRIBUTION LIMITED v VAN CLEEF & ARPELS S.A. [2017] SGIPOS 6

Intellectual Property Office of Singapore Case Summary: FMTM DISTRIBUTION LIMITED v VAN CLEEF &...

China’s Supreme People’s Court Switches Approach on Trademark Co-Existence Agreements for Google’s “Nexus” Marks

China’s Supreme People’s Court Switches Approach on Trademark Co-Existence Agreements fo...

The New Trend of the Beijing IP Court Examining Trademark Administrative Litigation

The New Trend of the Beijing IP Court Examining Trademark Administrative Litigation

For more than a year, the Beijing IP Court has been working to expedite trademark litigation in relatino to review of refusal cases. Haiyan Wu explains how practice has changed.

International Trademarks: A Foreign Company’s Rights in the US

International Trademarks: A Foreign Company’s Rights in the US

A company located outside of the United States – as an example, a company located in one of the European countries – may spend thousands of dollars developing its brand and goodwill in its home country. Eventually, such company may want to sell its g...

Singapore Trademark Invalidation Action is Big Boxing Bout

Singapore Trademark Invalidation Action is Big Boxing Bout

On January 26, 2005, Big Box Corporation Ptd Ltd (the Proprietor) secured registration for the trademark BIG BOX in Class 35 in Singapore, with respect to the following:...

Tolins Directors Imprisoned for Taking a False Stand in Court

Tolins Directors Imprisoned for Taking a False Stand in Court

How can an Norwich Pharmacal order help you during litigation?

Intellectual Property Office of Singapore Case Summary: Apple Inc. v Xiaomi Singapore Pte  Ltd [2017] SGIPOS 10

Intellectual Property Office of Singapore Case Summary: Apple Inc. v Xiaomi Singapore Pte Ltd [2017...

What happens when two tech giants clash in the IP field? Allegations of copying look-and-feel abound, but the heart of this dispute concerns an application for registration of the MI PAD trade mark.  

Trademarks are a Major Contribution to GDP, Exports, and Jobs says Study

Trademarks are a Major Contribution to GDP, Exports, and Jobs says Study

A new impact study released today by the International Trademark Association (INTA) reports that industries which intensively use trademarks contribute significantly to five major economies in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region...

Protecting Geographical Indications in China

Protecting Geographical Indications in China

China enjoys a vast territory with abundant resources and long cultural history. Yuncheng Li explains how the country has satisfied its need to establish an effective system to protect geographical indications.

Cultivating New Business Strategies for Brand Owners via Associated Trademarks in India

Cultivating New Business Strategies for Brand Owners via Associated Trademarks in India

How are Associated Trademark rules applied in India?

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