Who owns the mark? Prior user vs. the first-to-file registrant30 November 2020
In Zuneca Pharmaceuticals v. Natrapharm Inc., the Supreme Court of the Philippines ruled that registration is the exclusive means of acquiring ownership of a trademark.
Pharm Corp Billionaire18 November 2020
Before entering into India’s drug market, you must learn the expertise shared in this feature. Otherwise, you are bound to fail in the prosecution process and ultimately achieve a very disturbing bottom line. Johnny Chan reports.
13 IP missteps startups and small firms must avoid during the pandemic31 October 2020
How can small businesses utilize adequate, efficient and timely IP rights protections to survive these challenging times?
An Indian perspective to the evolution and comparisons of trans-border reputation31 October 2020
Despite lack of actual physical presence, these trademarks have been held to have acquired trans-border reputation and thus deemed worthy of protection.
In anticipation of Myanmar’s new trademark law31 October 2020
After more than 25 years, Myanmar has finally come out with its new trademark law. Excel V. Dyquiangco reports.
Indian courts and IP offices adapt to Covid-19’s ‘new normal’31 October 2020
How are India's courts and IP offices adapting to the new normal, and providing support to India's drive to be an attractive business destination?
A guide to IP licensing in India31 October 2020
Lawyers explain exactly what a licensing agreement in India requires to succeed.
Protecting the ‘secret sauce’ of food truck recipes31 October 2020
At a time when recipes can be easily replicated via social media or other video platforms, how can the food truck owner protect his grandmother’s family legacy?
How to prevent IP theft amid current job layoffs31 October 2020
Nobody wants to lay off workers during a pandemic, but if you must, you must also make sure your IP is protected.
China closes loophole on trademark infringement for original equipment manufacturing27 October 2020
In a recent ruling, China proves to have listened to the voices of foreign brands by protecting their trademarks better, even if the logos are printed on exports.
Can open source IP bring the vaccine to the world?19 October 2020
As scientists around the world work feverishly on a vaccine for Covid-19, lawyers are exploring ways to share the intellectual property involved in the research. Could open source licensing might be the solution.
Patent invalidation profile and strategy in China30 September 2020
A Supreme Court judicial interpretation is bringing changes to the adjudication of patent invalidity cases in China. Guanyang Yao and Jian Zhang explain what is needed to win before the Patent Reexamination and Invalidation Department and the courts.
Defeating trademark infringers30 September 2020
Trademark infringers continue to challenge rights owners and the lawyers who assist them. Here are some recent failed attempts by infringers from around the region.
Trademark licensing and franchising in Cambodia30 September 2020
As Cambodia’s economy has developed, world-class brands have come to the Kingdom across a wide range of industries. Khieu Mealy, Chhim Leakena and Mary Sonita explain how parties to licenses and franchises can all fully exercise their rights.