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Deferred examination: Patent strategy or business necessity?

Deferred examination: Patent strategy or business necessity?

17 January 2022

With fierce competition growing, the explosion of patenting activity is visible in all patent jurisdictions. Every patent office lacks the infrastructure and examination capacity to deal with this exponential increase in the filing of patent applicat...

In the matter of a trademark application by Health & Happiness Hong Kong Limited, and opposition thereto by Monster Energy Company

In the matter of a trademark application by Health & Happiness Hong Kong Limited, and opposition the...

17 January 2022

The application mark was used in relation to a communications enterprise that provided tailor-made services, including advertising and marketing. The opponent’s core business is in “Monster Energy” brand energy drinks, and is a leader in the beverage...

India’s IP Experts

India’s IP Experts

17 January 2022

We reveal India's leading IP Experts

When should you rebrand?

When should you rebrand?

17 January 2022

The Facebook-to-Meta rebranding rocked the tech world in October 2021. Spurred by perhaps the biggest of all big-name rebranding in recent memory, Espie Angelica A. de Leon asked lawyers from around the region when a company should rebrand.

New IP trends in culture and the arts

New IP trends in culture and the arts

17 January 2022

IP protection is critical to sustaining a flourishing creative economy. Excel V. Dyquiangco examines how copyright law, licensing and NFTs can help artists and others protect their work, while also generating revenue from it.

PH had 2nd biggest share of female applicants for international patents among 74 countries in 2021

PH had 2nd biggest share of female applicants for international patents among 74 countries in 2021

16 March 2022

What qualities do women have that make them valuable inventors and patent right owners?

Platform shuts down after musicians call out site for selling NFTs of their artworks without consent

Platform shuts down after musicians call out site for selling NFTs of their artworks without consent

04 March 2022

“We started the conversation and we’re listening.” These words have been greeting visitors to the non-fungible token (NFT) platform HitPiece after Auckland bass player and music producer Jacob Park discovered an album artwork featuring his face b...

China joins Hague System to make international design protection easier

China joins Hague System to make international design protection easier

28 February 2022

China officially submitted the accession documents to join the Hague System, as well as to join the Marrakesh Treaty, to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) when director general Daren Tang visited the country to attend the opening of...

China Bans Copyright Deals

China Bans Copyright Deals

24 February 2022

Digital music platforms are not permitted to establish exclusive copyright agreements unless there are specific conditions, according to China's copyright administration, which is cracking down on monopolistic activity in the country's private sector

Asia IP’s editorial team reveals India’s top IP firms, practices

Asia IP’s editorial team reveals India’s top IP firms, practices

30 November 2021

And the winners of the 2021 Asia IP India Awards are...

Google officials including CEO, employees face raps for copyright infringement in India

Google officials including CEO, employees face raps for copyright infringement in India

16 February 2022

Police in Mumbai, India filed a First Information Report (FIR) against Google, its CEO Sundar Pichai and other officials and employees on January 25, 2022 for showing a movie on YouTube without permission, thus infringing the rights of its copyright...

IPOPHL and Japanese Organization Team Up To Fight Piracy

IPOPHL and Japanese Organization Team Up To Fight Piracy

09 February 2022

With the recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Content Overseas Distribution Association (CODA), a Japanese organization tasked with combating content piracy and promoting international content distribution, the Intellectual...

Indonesian youth who earned huge sums from his selfies turned NFTs: what are his IP rights?

Indonesian youth who earned huge sums from his selfies turned NFTs: what are his IP rights?

03 February 2022

A computer science student from Semarang, Indonesia became wealthier by more than US$1 million in January after taking a selfie almost everyday for the past five years, converting them into non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and selling them in OpenSea.

Copyright transfer hoists Australian Aboriginal Flag proud and free, with no strings attached

Copyright transfer hoists Australian Aboriginal Flag proud and free, with no strings attached

04 February 2022

The Australian Aboriginal Flag, one of Australia’s official flags, may now be used by all Australians on websites, artworks, clothing items including sports uniforms and sporting venues, digitally or otherwise, for free and without seeking permission...

Muted Vietnamese national anthem in football match raises copyright issues

Muted Vietnamese national anthem in football match raises copyright issues

20 January 2022

A December 2021 football game pitting Vietnam against Laos got the Vietnamese people talking. YouTube channel Next Sports was airing the 2020 AFF Suzuki Cup match live on December 6 when, during the flag-raising segment, Vietnam’s national anthem...

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