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Trademarks

Japan rejects bid from China to use “AINU” trademark for products

Japan rejects bid from China to use “AINU” trademark for products

07 April 2021

A Chinese IP expert thinks the rejection is reasonable as any other country would do the same to protect its indigenous people and knowledge.

IPOPHL extends Juana Make a Mark Program to empower 1,000 more women-led MSMEs

IPOPHL extends Juana Make a Mark Program to empower 1,000 more women-led MSMEs

07 April 2021

The initiative is also part of the recent celebration of National Women's Month

"Fish Selling Bro" files trademark application in China - until someone beats him to it

"Fish Selling Bro" files trademark application in China - until someone beats him to it

07 April 2021

While the case might appear to be over for the "Fish Selling Bro", one lawyer thinks that this is the beginning of a long fight.

Shanghai high court upholds trademark infringement ruling for Fendi

Shanghai high court upholds trademark infringement ruling for Fendi

22 March 2021

A local expert comments on the case and provides tips to global brands on how to better protect their marks in China.

The checkered journey of software secrecy to patents

The checkered journey of software secrecy to patents

28 February 2021

Publishers of software and computer programs have long struggled with how to provide their creations with intellectual property protection. D.P.S. Parmar details the checkered journey of software secrecy to patents.

Domain names and meta tags in trademark infringement

Domain names and meta tags in trademark infringement

22 March 2021

A travel agency in India used ‘Volvo’ in its domain name, meta tags and email ID.

Barcodes as trademarks

Barcodes as trademarks

18 March 2021

A unique trademark infringement suit in India involving barcodes

Pakistan accedes to Madrid Protocol

Pakistan accedes to Madrid Protocol

12 March 2021

This development certainly opens doors for local and foreign trademark owners in Pakistan.

Study shows revenue opportunities are missed when the C-suite does not pay attention

Study shows revenue opportunities are missed when the C-suite does not pay attention

09 March 2021

The proliferation of trademarks and the corresponding increase in infringement present significant challenges and consequences for businesses.

Thailand clarifies approach to examination: Draft Examination Manual released for public comment

Thailand clarifies approach to examination: Draft Examination Manual released for public comment

09 March 2021

You have till tomorrow to provide feedback!

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Archewell and the trademark issue with a Filipino businessman

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Archewell and the trademark issue with a Filipino businessman

09 March 2021

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex intend to oppose a Philippine trademark application filed by a Filipino applicant named Victor Martin J. Soriano for the mark "ARCHEWELL HARVATERA".

Singapore: “Champengwine” application denied due to the grounds of bad faith

Singapore: “Champengwine” application denied due to the grounds of bad faith

28 February 2021

Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne and Institut National de l’Origine et de la Qualité v. Keep Waddling International Pte. Ltd. [2020] SGIPOS 10. Issued September 9, 2020.

The laws of augmented and virtual reality

The laws of augmented and virtual reality

28 February 2021

The worlds of augmented and virtual reality have taken great leaps forward during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Using copyright and trademarks for films and other shows

Using copyright and trademarks for films and other shows

28 February 2021

Without a proper plan to clear the use of intellectual property protected as trademarks or copyrights, filmmakers can easily run afoul of the law.

The universe of IP in space

The universe of IP in space

28 February 2021

Is it time to start taking serious steps to protecting IP rights in outer space?

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