The Winners of the Asia IP 2021 Awards17 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 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 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, practices30 November 2021
And the winners of the 2021 Asia IP India Awards are...
The dominancy test and likelihood of confusion01 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 reality28 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 disparagement28 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 Lanka26 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 Costume26 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 inventorship26 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 agreement19 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 mechanism31 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?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 India31 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.