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Vietnam’s Luc Ngan lychee gets GI certification in Japan

Vietnam’s Luc Ngan lychee gets GI certification in Japan

15 April 2021

Several benefits come with GI protection in Japan, one of Vietnam’s key import partners.

Bilateral investment treaty offers bright hopes for Singapore, Indonesia

Bilateral investment treaty offers bright hopes for Singapore, Indonesia

13 April 2021

The Treaty has multiple benefits, including for the IP sphere.

Hong Kong’s IP awareness is still high according to survey

Hong Kong’s IP awareness is still high according to survey

12 April 2021

In spite of the massive destruction caused by the rampage of “Godzilla vs. Kong,” the city’s intangibles such as trademark and copyright remain well protected - remember the neon JD sign in the film?

Nike in a battle with Satan Shoes

Nike in a battle with Satan Shoes

12 April 2021

Consumer safety and trademark infringement issues are at play in this case.

"Fish Selling Bro" files trademark application in China - until someone beats him to it

"Fish Selling Bro" files trademark application in China - until someone beats him to it

07 April 2021

While the case might appear to be over for the "Fish Selling Bro", one lawyer thinks that this is the beginning of a long fight.

IPOPHL extends Juana Make a Mark Program to empower 1,000 more women-led MSMEs

IPOPHL extends Juana Make a Mark Program to empower 1,000 more women-led MSMEs

07 April 2021

The initiative is also part of the recent celebration of National Women's Month

LG Electronics sued by American mobile software company for patent infringement

LG Electronics sued by American mobile software company for patent infringement

07 April 2021

The South Korean electronics behemoth has been sued in the United States for infringing another’s patents related to mobile devices and network optimization technology.

Japan rejects bid from China to use “AINU” trademark for products

Japan rejects bid from China to use “AINU” trademark for products

07 April 2021

A Chinese IP expert thinks the rejection is reasonable as any other country would do the same to protect its indigenous people and knowledge.

Indigenous Knowledge Consultations 2021 by IP Australia open until May 25, 2021

Indigenous Knowledge Consultations 2021 by IP Australia open until May 25, 2021

31 March 2021

IP Australia aims to improve IP protection for traditional knowledge, cultural expressions by indigenous Australians.

Nokia and Samsung sign patent licensing agreement

Nokia and Samsung sign patent licensing agreement

29 March 2021

The deal covers use of the Finnish behemoth’s inventions in video standards.

Over US$635,000 worth of counterfeit luxury items seized at Chicago

Over US$635,000 worth of counterfeit luxury items seized at Chicago

29 March 2021

While they all come from Thailand, a lawyer of The Land of Smiles thinks her country is not to blame.

600+ allegedly counterfeit Louis Vuitton (LV) goods seized in The Philippines

600+ allegedly counterfeit Louis Vuitton (LV) goods seized in The Philippines

29 March 2021

The seizure operation went viral online as it took place in the middle of a live selling event with hundreds of viewers.

TIPO Recommends Amending Patent Act

TIPO Recommends Amending Patent Act

25 March 2021

Changes aim to make Taiwan's patent dispute system more similar to counterparts in other jurisdictions including Germany, Japan, Korea, and the United States.

Domain names and meta tags in trademark infringement

Domain names and meta tags in trademark infringement

22 March 2021

A travel agency in India used ‘Volvo’ in its domain name, meta tags and email ID.

International Trademark Association board adopts resolutions to strengthen anticounterfeiting enforcement

International Trademark Association board adopts resolutions to strengthen anticounterfeiting enforc...

22 March 2021

INTA calls for increased enforcement capabilities and innovative legal frameworks.

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