China: Compliant Use of Product Labels06 May 2011
With the rapid growth of the Chinese economy, more and more investors from around the world are focusing their attention upon the Chinese market. Chinese laws and regulations regarding product labels are intricate, and when entering into the Chinese...
Indonesia’s Improving IP Regime21 August 2012
With a newly-installed IP Arbitration Board and a rewritten trademark law looming, might Indonesia find itself with an improving global reputation on intellectual property rights protection? Gregory Glass reports.
Cloud Computing and the Great Firewall of China21 August 2012
Cloud computing continues to be an area of significant interest and investment for many companies. Jingzhou Tao and Gregory Louvel explain what you should consider before going to the cloud in China.
When Will Copyright Come to your Assistance in Australian Courts?13 October 2009
The Australian Courts have demonstrated their appetite to refine the threshold which will be applied to subsistence of copyright questions. Jane Owen and Justin Senescall explain why Australian practitioners and copyright owners alike are anxious to...
Calm Amid the Storm29 March 2010
Although Thailand has been wracked by political confrontation, the intellectual property environment has generally improved. The embattled government of Abhisit Vejjajiva, who became prime minister at the end of 2008 after a parliamentary vote, has m...
IP Rights Enforcement in Thailand: Does it Really Work?29 March 2010
Despite a solid legal and administrative infrastructure and a good working relationship between IP rights holders and local enforcement authorities, enforcing intellectual property rights remains a challenge in Thailand.
Do OEM Products Made for Export Infringe Trademarks in China?31 August 2010
In a surprising and much debated decision, the Shanghai Higher People’s Court has recently upheld the Shanghai Intermediate Court’s decision that OEM products do not infringe a registered trademark in China if they are merely manufactured...
Right Here, Right Now: New Zealand’s Major Events Management Act in Force01 September 2010
With the 2011 Rugby World Cup looming, New Zealand’s Major Events Management Act is being put to the test, protecting words and emblems related to the event. Ian Finch and Ben Cain explore what companies can, and cannot, do when it comes to the...