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Urfee Roomi promoted to partner at Sujata Chaudhri IP Attorneys

Urfee Roomi promoted to partner at Sujata Chaudhri IP Attorneys

10 May 2022

Noida-based lawyer is the growing firm’s second partner.

Graham Lovett joins Akin Gump in Dubai

Graham Lovett joins Akin Gump in Dubai

08 April 2022

Disputes partner regularly appears before DIFC Courts.

Singaporean tech startup tries to register bird logo, loses trademark battle against Twitter

Singaporean tech startup tries to register bird logo, loses trademark battle against Twitter

08 April 2022

Singaporean technology startup VV Technology lost its trademark battle against Twitter after principal assistant registrar of Trade Marks Mark Lim ruled on March 11, 2022 that the mark it was trying to register is visually similar to that of the glob...

2022 IP Profiles Survey

2022 IP Profiles Survey

28 February 2022

In September, Asia IP will publish the 2022 edition of Asia IP Profiles. This guide is the definitive resource for companies trying to identify the best IP practices in the region, and is based on editorial research, and surveys submitted by leading...

The Winners of the Asia IP 2021 Awards

The Winners of the Asia IP 2021 Awards

17 January 2022

You have spoken. The verdict is in. And the winners are...

The Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Renaissance clarifies the legal test for the infringement of trademarks

The Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Renaissance clarifies the legal test for the infringement o...

17 January 2022

On January 19, 2022, India’s apex court delivered its decision in Renaissance Hotel Holdings Inc v. B Vijaya Sai & Ors., Civil Appeal, 404 of 2022, setting the law on the tests to determine trademark infringement, holding that when a defendant uses a...

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...

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...

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.

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