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Macau IP Experts 2022

Macau IP Experts 2022

31 March 2022

Macau will play an important role in the forthcoming Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area. “Macau [will become] a hub for commerce and trade that can facilitate relations between China and Portuguese speaking countries,” Jiang Yi Sheng, chairma...

The Metaverse is Coming: How can Asia’s Developing Jurisdictions Cope with its IP Issues?

The Metaverse is Coming: How can Asia’s Developing Jurisdictions Cope with its IP Issues?

31 March 2022

Imagine a parallel three-dimensional (3D) virtual world touted as the next-level-internet. Here, people move around as avatars. And here, they can interact, shop, play, watch a concert, take a thrilling ride at a theme park, attend a meeting, even bu...

Philippines Drafts Initial Rules on GI

Philippines Drafts Initial Rules on GI

19 May 2022

In order to increase the protection of geographical indications (GI) products in the Philippines, the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) has issued implementing rules and regulations (IRR) on GI.

Fashion world more ready now for metaverse IP issues, says expert

Fashion world more ready now for metaverse IP issues, says expert

19 May 2022

Prof. Dr. Irene Calboli, professor of law at Texas A&M University School of Law in Fort Worth believes the fashion industry is more ready now to face intellectual property issues arising from the metaverse than it was in pre-pandemic times.

IP in the World of the Metaverse

IP in the World of the Metaverse

31 March 2022

Metaverse has been a buzzword since the rebranding of Facebook to Meta, and Microsoft announcing the inclusion of virtual avatars and immersive meetings in MS Teams – which is already coming to life in the first half of 2022.

RCEP and its Implications for the Asia-Pacific

RCEP and its Implications for the Asia-Pacific

31 March 2022

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement has finally come into force

Are Businesses and Legislation Ready for the Coming of the Metaverse?

Are Businesses and Legislation Ready for the Coming of the Metaverse?

31 March 2022

As the proponents of the metaverse continue pushing it forward, Ivy Choi asks whether businesses, brands and IP legislation are prepared for a dive into brave, new virtual worlds.

AI cannot be named as inventor – Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia

AI cannot be named as inventor – Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia

12 May 2022

In April 2022, the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia has ruled that an “inventor” must be a natural person for the purposes of the Patents Act 1990 and the Patent Regulations 1991. And therefore, AI cannot be identified as an inventor in a...

China issued Standards for Judging General Trademark Violations

China issued Standards for Judging General Trademark Violations

11 May 2022

To optimize the management of trademarks and the enforcement against trademark violations, the Chinese National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) issued Standards for Judging General Trademark Violations.

Yingyu Wang joins Simmons & Simmons as partner

Yingyu Wang joins Simmons & Simmons as partner

10 May 2022

Wang was one of the last local Taylor Vinters lawyers in Singapore.

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.

Ting Xiao named partner at DLA Piper in Shanghai

Ting Xiao named partner at DLA Piper in Shanghai

10 May 2022

Xiao leads the firm’s life sciences practice in China.

Lisa Egan joins Mills Oakley as IP partner

Lisa Egan joins Mills Oakley as IP partner

10 May 2022

Former K&L Gates partner, boutique firm owner joins firm in Melbourne.

Joanna Lawrence named partner at Ashurst

Joanna Lawrence named partner at Ashurst

10 May 2022

IP lawyer will be based in Melbourne.

Jessie Buchan named partner at DLA Piper in Sydney

Jessie Buchan named partner at DLA Piper in Sydney

10 May 2022

Buchan is one of 74 lawyers – and one of three in Australia – in firm’s 2022 promotion round.

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