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Managing IP in a conflict zone

Managing IP in a conflict zone

30 April 2024

How can businesses protect their IP rights in the midst of safety hazards and geopolitical tension?

Licensing 101 for small business licensors

Licensing 101 for small business licensors

30 April 2024

Licensing is not reserved for multinationals and big-name brands alone

IP licensing: Disadvantages to the licensor

IP licensing: Disadvantages to the licensor

30 April 2024

Licensing can be a powerful tool for business growth and expansion. But be aware of the potential disadvantages that come with licensing.

How IP is shaping the future of wines and spirits

How IP is shaping the future of wines and spirits

30 April 2024

With the projected growth of the wine and spirits market, IP laws in many jurisdictions are evolving to accommodate emerging trends, technological advancements and the unique challenges.

A peek at the pandemic accord

A peek at the pandemic accord

30 April 2024

The Pandemic Accord seeks to ensure that all governments, communities and sectors are better protected and prepared for future pandemics. But IP remains a sticky issue.

INTA 2024: Atlanta gears up for the world’s largest IP gathering

INTA 2024: Atlanta gears up for the world’s largest IP gathering

31 March 2024

Asia IP Magazine talks to INTA CEO Etienne Sanz de Acedo about what’s in store for participants from the Asia-Pacific region, why they should attend INTA and what to expect in the near future.

Analyzing the gender gap and diversity in IP

Analyzing the gender gap and diversity in IP

31 March 2024

The gender gap in intellectual property manifests itself quite similarly to other practice areas, where women suffer from unconscious bias and microaggressions.

Enforcement amid digital piracy and organized crime in Vietnam

Enforcement amid digital piracy and organized crime in Vietnam

31 March 2024

The Vietnamese government is actively addressing the issue of copyright infringement with a series of measures

Strategies to overcome rejections when marks in foreign language are considered both deceptive and lacking distinctiveness

Strategies to overcome rejections when marks in foreign language are considered both deceptive and l...

31 March 2024

In recent years, an increasing number of of trademark applications in China have been rejected due to being considered deceptive or lacking in distinctiveness.

Different jurisdictions, different patentability standards

Different jurisdictions, different patentability standards

31 March 2024

Obtaining patents in different jurisdictions brings about the challenge of working around different patentability standards. Espie Angelica A. de Leon chats with lawyers across the region about ways to ease the difficulties of patenting the same inve...

Challenges in judicial practice for copyright protection in China

Challenges in judicial practice for copyright protection in China

31 March 2024

China offers a number of remedies to copyright holders’ rights. Bob Zhang, Kayla Sun and Kevin Xu share some of their firm’s most important copyright cases, all of which have helped shape China’s latest judicial practices of copyright protection.

Video games, eSports and gambling: An IP practitioner’s perspective on the opportunities and limits

Video games, eSports and gambling: An IP practitioner’s perspective on the opportunities and limits

29 February 2024

IP is the core of the video game and eSports industry, but other legal disciplines such as contract law and gambling law also play important roles in regulating the industry. Meryl Koh and Justin Lai from Singapore law firm Drew & Napier examine the...

When Mickey Mouse enters the public domain

When Mickey Mouse enters the public domain

29 February 2024

Even when copyrighted works enter the public domain, not everything can be rehashed into other mediums.

Did the Ed Sheeran copyright case blur the lines for music creativity?

Did the Ed Sheeran copyright case blur the lines for music creativity?

29 February 2024

Ed Sheeran’s recent copyright case may be seen as a turning point for the music industry, but caution must still be exercised among songwriters and producers. How similar is too similar?

Copyright protection for AI-generated works: A landmark Chinese court ruling

Copyright protection for AI-generated works: A landmark Chinese court ruling

29 February 2024

A landmark ruling from the Beijing Internet Court carries significant implications for the future of AI and IP in China, as it indicates that the Chinese courts would be willing to recognize the copyrightability of AI-generated works in appropriate c...