Copyright infringement, software piracy at the heart of case won by diamond tech firm04 January 2023
Five companies in Surat, India were found guilty of infringing, illegally using pirated software.
Singaporean photographer loses in Luxembourg plagiarism trial against local painter23 December 2022
IP lawyer from Singapore weighs in on copyright issue
Philippines Reports Counterfeiting and Piracy, Complaints Decline In 202221 December 2022
As compared to last year, the Philippines reports a 40% drop of counterfeiting and piracy reports.
Hong Kong lawmakers pass Copyright (Amendment) Bill10 December 2022
Hong Kong lawmakers pass Copyright (Amendment) Bill
Singapore: Corporate names, domain names and social media handles serve as evidence towards trademar...30 November 2022
(the subject mark) under, amongst others, Class 37 for certain services in relation to flooring and maintenance.
2022 India IP Awards31 October 2022
Intellectual property owners have been overwhelmingly positive about the changes they’ve seen to India’s IP regime over recent years.
Did Chrissy Teigen copy Auckland cake shop’s trade dress for baking kits?05 December 2022
IP lawyer says it’s hard to prove that packaging is deceptively similar.
BIP Asia: Philippines to create an efficient, inclusive IP rights system02 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 infringers02 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.
Singapore: Importance of the use of a registered mark in a revocation action31 October 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 web30 September 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 CMOs09 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 brand30 September 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?30 September 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...