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Dispute Resolution

The dominancy test and likelihood of confusion

The dominancy test and likelihood of confusion

01 November 2021

The KOLIN mark has been the subject of two landmark decisions in the Philippines, including the recent one promulgated on February 9, 2021, G.R. No. 228165, uploaded on the Supreme Court website on June 15, 2021, docketed as Kolin Electonics Co., Ltd...

Date of design registration: Understanding versus reality

Date of design registration: Understanding versus reality

28 October 2021

The Honorable High court of Karnataka was dealing with an appeal arising out of order dated March 6, 2020, passed by the city civil court in Bengaluru, in a civil suit bearing No. O.S. 235/2019. In 2019, Greenchef Appliances Limited instituted a suit...

Comparative advertising: Drawing the fine line between puffery and disparagement

Comparative advertising: Drawing the fine line between puffery and disparagement

28 October 2021

Comparative advertisement refers to a marketing and promotional strategy whereby an entity’s products or services are presented as superior in comparison to a competitor’s by drawing the advantages of one’s products over the competitors’ products eit...

India seeks exclusive trademark right for basmati rice in Sri Lanka

India seeks exclusive trademark right for basmati rice in Sri Lanka

26 October 2021

The basmati rice saga involving India, Pakistan and intellectual property rights continues as India applied for exclusive trademark registration

Japanese Patent Office Refuses Request To Register Demon Slayer Costume

Japanese Patent Office Refuses Request To Register Demon Slayer Costume

26 October 2021

The Japanese Patent Office issued a "Notice of Reasons for Refusal," stating that the trademark could not be registered because the Tanjirou Kamado design resembles a "checkerboard pattern." Shueisha (Demon Slayer manga publisher) responded in writin...

Employment agreements and compensation in multi-jurisdictional inventorship

Employment agreements and compensation in multi-jurisdictional inventorship

26 October 2021

Employment agreements for multi-jurisdictional inventorship should be carefully thought through to avoid disputes, said Dan Altman, a partner at Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear in California.

Sharp and OPPO sign a cross-licensing agreement

Sharp and OPPO sign a cross-licensing agreement

19 October 2021

Sharp and OPPO have announced that they have struck a deal on worldwide cross patent licensing, which covers both parties' terminal devices and include patents for communication technologies.

The fast-track to patent dispute resolution: The administrative adjudication mechanism

The fast-track to patent dispute resolution: The administrative adjudication mechanism

31 August 2021

Often considered a fast-track to resolution of a dispute over patent ownership, China’s administrative adjudication mechanism has proved to be an efficient and efficacious way to resolve patent infringement issues. Chengda Li explains how it works –...

Can you protect your IP with an NDA?

Can you protect your IP with an NDA?

31 July 2021

“Prevention is better than cure,” and it is always beneficial to first bring into being the NDA, as they have game-changing power.

The IPAB abolition: Insights from India

The IPAB abolition: Insights from India

31 July 2021

When the Intellectual Property Appellate Board was suddenly abolished in April, lawyers across India were taken by surprise. Espie Angelica A. de Leon finds out just what lawyers are thinking of its abolition in this eulogy to the IPAB.

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

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

30 April 2021

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

Indonesia's IP Experts 2021

Indonesia's IP Experts 2021

31 March 2021

And the top IP lawyers in Indonesia this year are...

The Philippines' IP Experts 2021

The Philippines' IP Experts 2021

31 March 2021

Who are the top IP experts in the Philippines?

Determination of jurisdiction when an arbitration clause is part of a contract

Determination of jurisdiction when an arbitration clause is part of a contract

28 February 2021

Siddhast Intellectual Property Innovations Pvt. Ltd v. The Controller General of Patents Designs Trademarks (CGPDTM)

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.

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