China Intellectual Property Protection Centres established in Liaoning, Jilin and Changchun22 June 2021
What do they actually do? Are they clustered in certain areas and are we expecting more soon? More importantly, will lawyers’ power be belittled if they are seemingly “almighty”? A local expert has the answers.
Thailand’s Commercial Minister commands agencies to strengthen IP protection15 June 2021
Relevant parties listen and take action at once!
What to expect in the 1st Philippine Copyright Summit10 June 2021
The summit, hosted by the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) will be held on the week of November 22, 2021.
Updates to trademark enforcement in Asia-Pacific31 May 2021
Trademark lawyers across Asia and the Pacific speak with Johnny Chan about the latest legislative changes in their jurisdictions, as well as the best tips on devising appropriate enforcement strategies before, during and after trials.
The one with the Friends reunion piracy09 June 2021
The recently-concluded “Friends'' reunion was one of the most-watched specials in all of history. Naturally, given the massive popularity of the show, procuring a license to air the same was on cards by almost all the video content platforms.
A sea change in Singapore’s data privacy law31 May 2021
Singapore’s Personal Data Protection (Amendment) Bill 2020 was passed on November 2, 2020. The amendments to the PDPA bring about much-needed updates to align Singapore’s data privacy regime with international standards and best practices.
The value of trade secrets31 May 2021
Many companies are unaware that a single new production technique or formulation results in a trade secret that can be protected. Excel V. Dyquiangco looks into some of the common mistakes made by manufacturers when it comes to protecting their trade...
IP tips when crowdsourcing ideas31 May 2021
Crowdsourcing ideas is nothing new, but it may be becoming more common, Excel V. Dyquiangco reports. What steps do you need to take to protect yourself before taking the plunge and asking for a deluge of crowdsourced ideas?
Is there a hole in the rule of law in Hong Kong? A debate on the National Security Law31 May 2021
It has been a year since China passed the National Security Law in Hong Kong, and experts have debated whether Hong Kong is still a place where the rule of law applies. Espie Angelica A. de Leon reports on a recent webinar examining the health of Hon...
Regular blocking injunction or dynamic injunction?31 May 2021
In a world that has gone digital, regular blocking injunctions require an ISP to block websites and other online locations with infringing content so that they will not be accessible by internet users. Espie Angelica A. de Leon speaks with lawyers wh...
Tokyo 2020: Will the Olympics win the gold for IP protection?31 May 2021
The Olympic Games bring out the best in the world’s athletes, IP lawyers and counterfeiters. The 2020 Tokyo Games – set to kick-off in July 2021, thanks to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic – might just turn the Olympic rings completely upside down. E...
Ten products now up for GI registration in Pakistan02 June 2021
These products include Pakistan’s strongest exports, from mangoes and oranges to precious gemstones.
America seizes almost US$1 million worth of Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Louis Vuitton knockoffs25 May 2021
A local expert discusses this enforcement action in detail.
Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected counterfeit luxury goods17 May 2021
Was the seizure made in sheer fluke or not? Also, why is the city often used as a “pit stop” for re-export of knockoff? A local IP expert has the answers.