Damages awarded in IP cases continues to rise in China31 August 2021
Damage awards have skyrocketed in China in recent years, thanks to new legislation and changing court practices. Johnny Chan delves into the methods applied in damage calculation, advice on court selection and the evidence collection tips.
Using the legitimate source defence in patent infringement litigation31 August 2021
Legitimate source defence is a common tactic employed by the party accused of patent infringement in China. Xia Zheng and Xiao Ning explain how the defence is used, and how a seller of patented goods should react if it is used against them.
The fast-track to patent dispute resolution: The administrative adjudication mechanism31 August 2021
Often considered a fast-track to resolution of a dispute over patent ownership, China’s administrative adjudication mechanism has proved to be an efficient and efficacious way to resolve patent infringement issues. Chengda Li explains how it works –...
Perimeter set for application of exhaustion of trademark rights31 August 2021
With rapid upgrading of electronic products, recycling trademarked products selling the refurbished products with the right owner’s trademark frequently leads to disputes, and has been a growing concern in China. Tim Meng explores this thorny issue.
27 noteworthy things about China’s PTA and PTE system31 August 2021
The number of patents eligible for Patent Term Extension in China each year is tiny. But for any patentee having the opportunity to request for PTE, however, it’s a big deal that could be worth millions of dollars. Fei Kou explains.
Patentability of inventions relating to dosing regimen in China31 August 2021
Although methods for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases are not granted patent rights in China, the CNIPA will allow an applicant to seek protection for inventions relating to the second medical use of a substance. Jiancheng Jiang explains the i...
Trademark protection and brand value in China31 August 2021
Trademark protection extends far beyond legal protection. Robert Chan explains how China’s current trademark system is being improved with an eye towards helping companies upgrade their brands and better protect their trademarks.
Impacts on the music industry of China’s revised copyright law31 August 2021
Cherry Chunfei Guo says there’s even more for the industry to like about the revision.
Trademark coexistence agreements in China31 August 2021
Trademark coexistence agreements are becoming more common by the year, allowing two identical or similar marks on same or similar goods to coexist in the market. Ray Zhao examines the three competing theories on how to handle such agreements in China...
The leap towards Malaysia 5.031 August 2021
In January 2021, the Malaysian government released its plan to spark national development and ease integration into the digital economy. Bahari Tien Hong Yeow, Zhi Jian Lim and Sonali Nadkarni say that while small steps have been taken, Malaysia is s...
The growth of non-fungible tokens31 July 2021
Collectors have gone crazy over non-fungible tokens, a blockchain-driven authentication technology increasingly used in crypto collectibles. But before you dive right in to buy the latest CryptoPunk card, Excel V. Dyquiangco notes that you might not...
The Untouchables31 July 2021
Amidst social distancing in the Covid-19 pandemic, Chinese netizens have found significant comfort by interacting with their favourite animated characters online. Johnny Chan explores this unique phenomenon.
Securing intangibles: The money made me do it31 July 2021
If you fail to protect your intangible assets, they will come to be possessed by evil entities such as trolls, and that can cost a fortune. Johnny Chan conjures his team of experts for advice against all insidious foes.
7 key IP strategies in the Philippines31 July 2021
In this digital age, intangible assets, including intellectual property rights, are proving to be more valuable to businesses than tangible assets. Susan D. Villanueva, Patricia A. O. Bunye and Andrea Y. Alegre share seven key IP strategies for right...