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...
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...
Pakistan IP Experts 202230 April 2022
Atta-ur-Rahman, former chairman of Pakistan’s Higher Education Commission and president of the Network of Academies of Science of OIC Countries, writing in Pakistan’s The International News, acknowledged recently that Pakistan is challenged by its te...
Deepfake technology: Can you spot the difference?30 April 2022
Deepfake technology isn’t just for the dark corners of the internet anymore. With the support of social media, apps that encourage everyone to convincingly copy the faces – and voices – of pop stars and celebrities, or even ordinary people, have beco...
Pakistani artists need more copyright, IP education – IP lawyer02 June 2022
Intellectual property lawyer Sana Shaikh Fikree, senior associate at Vellani & Vellani in Karachi, said that although Pakistani artists including those in the entertainment industry are starting to be aware of their IP rights including copyright, a l...
Attempt to misappropriate Sholay watered down by Delhi High Court02 June 2022
Sholay, the title of an iconic film, cannot be held devoid of protection, the Delhi High Court said, while restraining a US-based company and others from misappropriating the film name. The court also slapped costs of Rs2.5 million (US$32,200) on the...
Macau IP Experts 202231 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...
IP in the World of the Metaverse31 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.
Yingyu Wang joins Simmons & Simmons as partner10 May 2022
Wang was one of the last local Taylor Vinters lawyers in Singapore.
Lauren Hurcombe named partner at DLA Piper in Hong Kong10 May 2022
Hurcombe focuses on complex technology transactions and commercial outsourcing arrangements.
INTA president touts association’s return to meeting in person05 May 2022
Vink, intellectual property director at MF Brands Group in Geneva – makers of Lacoste, Gant, Aigle, Tecnifibre and The Kooples – attributed the good cheer at INTA’s Annual Meeting Live+ in Washington to the sense of community among its members.
Safir Anand launches U.S. release of Chrysalis at ambassador’s reception04 May 2022
Safir Anand marked the United States release of his book Chrysalis at a reception held adjacent to the International Trademark Association’s Annual Meeting Live+ yesterday in Washington. Hosted by Ambassador T.S. Tirumurti, the Permanent Representat...