Improving Taiwan’s patent search application environment and local patent portfolios11 July 2022
The Taiwan Intellectual Property Office has completed two significant projects which will improve the patent search environment there, as well as improve local patent portfolios and abilities. Russell Horng explains.
What we should know from the first NFT infringement case in China08 July 2022
For the owners of brands and copyrights, the metaverse, which has suddenly become hot in the past two years, shows a new and untapped huge market. In particular, the emergence of NFTs – non-fungible tokens – has really opened the imagination space fo...
Asia IP Trademark Rankings 202207 July 2022
The results of the survey are in. Find out which firms stood out from the rest.
Vietnam’s Amended Intellectual Property Law ratified07 July 2022
On June 16, 2022, the National Assembly of Vietnam ratified the amended Intellectual Property Law which puts the country on equal footing with the US, UK and other countries as far as legal frameworks for IP protection and enforcement go.
When trademarks are used as a war strategy06 July 2022
Modern-age warfare is not limited to conventional forms of attack. Nations have recognized that traditional weaponry cannot be enough in weakening enemy nations. Thus, governments are developing strategies to create economic blockades against bellige...
Tips for brand owners to navigate India’s IP landscape06 July 2022
To attract investment from companies and IP holders to manufacture and distribute their products in India and to assure brand owners that their rights are safeguarded, the Indian government has taken several steps to streamline enforcement procedures...
Lessons for advertisers from Audi’s ad plagiarism scandal in China05 July 2022
A marketing attempt by Audi to impress the Chinese consumers with an advertisement embracing Chinese traditions backfired, when the ad was accused of plagiarism. Starring Hong Kong superstar Andy Lau, the ad consisted of a monologue about Xiaoman, th...
A look at trademark dilution – and how it impacts brands31 July 2022
The more successful the trademark is, the more likely it may become generic, which causes the trademark owner to lose its exclusive right in their trademark. Lawyers share their best practices for avoiding genericide
IP filing in multiple jurisdictions: How to navigate contrasting laws05 July 2022
Differences in legislation concerning intellectual property rights, how they are recognized and how they are enforced among jurisdictions create challenges for IP rights applicants. Lawyers share their best tips with Asia IP.
Thailand IP Experts 202205 July 2022
Thailand has made significant progress in strengthening the protection of intellectual property in the country, the government has told the United States. The conversation, held on the sidelines during bilateral talks during this year’s APEC Minister...
Affixing a brand to a venue: How complicated can it get?04 July 2022
Affixing a brand name to a theatre, coliseum or stadium is becoming more common, and is already very much prevalent in many parts of Asia. Lawyers in the region reveal the legal aspects of just what goes into securing such naming rights.
Indonesia IP Experts 202204 July 2022
Nearly 90 percent of businesses in Indonesia’s creative economy lack intellectual property protection, Vice President Ma’ruf Amin said on World Intellectual Property Day in April. “In fact, collaboration, synergy schemes, as well as alignment of...
TRIPS and international pressure on high-income countries to accept TRIPS waiver30 April 2022
In the wake of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, there is an ever-growing urgent need to supply vaccines, new medicines and testing kits, protective clothing etc. With almost 5.9 million lives lost to the Covid-19 pandemic in the last two years (as per...
New Zealand IP Experts 202230 April 2022
New Zealand has been in the headlines of IP-focused publications and the mainstream media this year, particularly since the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) ruled recently that artificial intelligence cannot be an inventor.
IP Experts 2022 Australia30 April 2022
Kangaroos, koalas, the Outback and Bondi Beach dominate the thoughts of those of us not fortunate enough to live down under. (As do, to be fair, the thoughts of deadly creatures like insects and spiders who will happily kill you just for looking at t...