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BIP Asia: Philippines to create an efficient, inclusive IP rights system

BIP Asia: Philippines to create an efficient, inclusive IP rights system

02 December 2022

The Philippines will continue intensifying efforts to create not only an efficient and inclusive IP rights system but also an IP regime that is responsive to emerging challenges.

The World Cup: FIFA does battle against IP infringers

The World Cup: FIFA does battle against IP infringers

02 December 2022

With the World Cup’s knockout round set to begin, Espie Angelica A. de Leon looks at another mighty battle in Qatar: FIFA’s fight against IP infringement.

China IP Experts

China IP Experts

29 November 2022

China has reached the top in terms of global patent filings.

Singapore: Importance of the use of a registered mark in a revocation action

Singapore: Importance of the use of a registered mark in a revocation action

21 November 2022

In Singapore, a registered trademark may be susceptible to cancellation if it has not been used within five years from completion of registration, or if such use has been suspended for a continuous period of five years or more

IP infringement and data misuse: The dark side of the dark web

IP infringement and data misuse: The dark side of the dark web

09 November 2022

The internet isn’t just Facebook and cat videos. The Dark Web is full of marketplaces selling counterfeit goods, bank account numbers and fake passports.

IPOS, MinLaw launch public consultation on draft regulations for CMOs

IPOS, MinLaw launch public consultation on draft regulations for CMOs

09 November 2022

The public consultation is part of an ongoing review of Singapore’s copyright regime.

Hope for the best, prepare for the worst: Consequences of winding business down for a brand

Hope for the best, prepare for the worst: Consequences of winding business down for a brand

07 November 2022

Russian courts have demonstrated willingness in numerous cases to protect a trademark even if its owner is based in an “unfriendly” country. But risk of cancellation exists if the brand leaves the market entirely. Evgeny Alexandrov and Alina Grechikh...

What are your IP rights to internet slang and memes?

What are your IP rights to internet slang and memes?

07 November 2022

Internet slang and memes are meant to be fun and entertaining. But when a Hong Kong advertising agency registered a popular Cantonese internet saying as a trademark, netizens were quickly doing their best Grumpy Cat impressions. What rights does the...

Vote now for 2022 Asia IP Awards

Vote now for 2022 Asia IP Awards

31 October 2022

We have sifted through submissions and researched all the major jurisdictions across Asia and the Pacific to put together a shortlist of the 2022 Asia IP Awards. And it’s now your turn to vote.

Vote now for Asia's leading IP firms and practices

Vote now for Asia's leading IP firms and practices

20 October 2022

“Visual effects” and “ocular impression” essential to prove design infringement

“Visual effects” and “ocular impression” essential to prove design infringement

17 October 2022

In a recent judgment passed by Delhi High Court, the court granted injunctive relief to Diageo Brands against Great Galleon Ventures on grounds of infringing Diageo’s registered design; however, no injunction was granted on ground of passing off.

Protecting your ideas under China’s copyright law

Protecting your ideas under China’s copyright law

30 September 2022

As the pillar of the entertainment industry, original ideas receive copyright protection until they evolve into fully-developed forms – movies, novels, advertisements, paintings and more. But what happens when the idea is less than fully formed? Shi...

Asia IP China Strategies 2022

Asia IP China Strategies 2022

31 August 2022

Exclusive updated about the IP scene in China, from experienced local experts.

Empowering youth through IP laws?

Empowering youth through IP laws?

22 September 2022

Young content creators are often better positioned than their parents are to understand how IP laws can help protect their painting, programs and photographs. Lawyers from around the region weigh in whether that results in more awareness of intellect...

Joint authorship and copyright

Joint authorship and copyright

22 September 2022

Copyright law can be tricky to navigate when there’s just one author. Lawyers around the region discuss the pitfalls inherent in joint authorship of a work, and how to keep little problems from becoming big ones. Espie Angelica A. de Leon reports.

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