Data privacy and the banning of TikTok31 July 2023
TikTok is not the only service provider that collects personal data and user experience, but its founding by Chinese entrepreneurs is not doing it any favours today, as it currently faces multiple bans for data privacy reasons. As shared by lawyers,...
India post-IPAB Should other courts also have their own IP division?31 July 2023
When India’s erstwhile Intellectual Property Appellate Board was abolished in 2021, two High Courts ushered in their own IP divisions. Lawyers across India tell Espie Angelica A. de Leon that they’d like to see others follow in the footsteps first tr...
Hydrogen patents shift to clean technologies31 July 2023
Despite the attention from policy-makers and the media on hydrogen’s potential to decarbonize long-distance transportation, aviation, power production and heating, the automotive industry continues to be the main area of concentration for innovators...
How intellectual property moves in signatures and poses31 July 2023
From Michael Jackson to Amitabh Bachchan to Ronaldo to Elvis, the potential commercial value of a celebrity’s signature poses and movements is substantial. Excel V. Dyquiangco explains why it is essential to register those poses in order to protect t...
A deep dive into trademark confusion31 July 2023
The likelihood of confusion remains the main reason for the refusal or invalidation of a trademark due to similarity. Excel V. Dyquiangco explains the different kinds of confusion, including the legal guidelines on how two similar trademarks can co-e...
Is competitiveness the solution?31 July 2023
While IP rights protect innovation by providing rights to owners, competition law prevents unfair business practices. Lawyers explain why competition law is only a partial solution to preventing IP rights from abuse. Excel V. Dyquiangco reports.
Indonesia readies IP-Based Financing for creative economy growth01 June 2023
In a matter of months, Indonesia will allow its creative economy sector to use intellectual property assets as collateral in financial transactions. Norma Mutalib explains.
Has your mark acquired a secondary meaning?01 June 2023
There is often a thin line between a generic mark with a secondary meaning and one without. Lawyers share with Espie Angelica de Leon the difference, and explain when marks – including Taipei 101 – are eligible to register for protection
New trademark law in Myanmar now in full force31 May 2023
With Myanmar’s new trademark law now in force, there come improvements – and challenges. Excel V. Dyquiangco explains.
Asia IP Trademark Rankings 202331 May 2023
Unveiling the top trademark firms of 2023 - Discover the standout performers.
China: Notarial protection of trademark rights31 May 2023
As China’s economy and technology have continued to develop, there has been an increasing demand for a trade and technology-related IPR protection system. Xinzhu Liang makes the argument that a notary public may be the best way to protect trademark r...
Consumers nowadays play a more active role in developing brand experiences31 May 2023
Sustainability has become a crucial aspect of the licensing business. Ivy Choi discusses the significance of collaboration, including understanding consumer preferences and creating engaging brand experiences through licensing deals.
The ABCs of typefaces and fonts31 May 2023
The secret to producing a quality logo or graphic design is selecting the appropriate typeface. However, there is a lot of misunderstanding about typefaces, fonts, and the laws and legislation that controls them in general. Some people are unaware of...
Intellectual property on the high seas31 May 2023
There is a surge of innovation in the maritime industry, but safeguarding IP rights within the industry presents challenges due to geographical limitations and the delicate balance required between territorial patent rights and international trade. E...