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Trademarks

IPOS rejects Google opposition to registration of “confusingly similar” mark in Singapore

IPOS rejects Google opposition to registration of “confusingly similar” mark in Singapore

23 February 2024

Google failed on grounds of confusing similarity, anti-dilution, unfair advantage, among others.

Classical trinity of passing off analyzed

Classical trinity of passing off analyzed

31 January 2024

The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) decision in ZERODENSITY YAZILIM ANONIM SIRKETI v. Novel Brands USA LLC clarifies the law of passing off in Singapore and discusses the “classical trinity” test in establishing passing off.

Myanmar’s IP Experts 2023

Myanmar’s IP Experts 2023

30 November 2023

Eight years ago, in 2015, Asia IP visited Yangon, the commercial centre of Myanmar, for the first time, in search of Myanmar’s long-promised (and longer-awaited) suite of intellectual property laws.

Laos’ IP Experts 2023

Laos’ IP Experts 2023

30 November 2023

The government of Laos convened its first Ministerial Conference on Blockchain 4.0 Digital Transformation in Vientiane in May 2023, its first step in advancing the country’s digital transformation through digital technology.

Cambodia’s IP Experts 2023

Cambodia’s IP Experts 2023

30 November 2023

Government officials in Cambodia have been working hard to improve the country’s intellectual property regime.

India’s IP Experts 2023

India’s IP Experts 2023

30 November 2023

Intellectual property filings in India continue to soar, accounting for the sixth-largest number of patent applications globally.

Nepal’s government perceives intellectual property as less prioritized field, says IP lawyer

Nepal’s government perceives intellectual property as less prioritized field, says IP lawyer

17 January 2024

Delay in passing the Comprehensive IP Bill are impacting the country’s outlook for foreign investments

Tilleke & Gibbins joins Drew Network Asia

Tilleke & Gibbins joins Drew Network Asia

28 December 2023

Tilleke brings Drew membership to nine countries, 824 fee earners.

The rise of location-based entertainment: IP and data privacy issues

The rise of location-based entertainment: IP and data privacy issues

30 November 2023

Location-based entertainment is growing in popularity, creating immersive and memorable experiences for consumers. But it also brings about challenges with branding and copyrights.

Steamboat Willie enters into public domain; IP lawyer gives his thoughts

Steamboat Willie enters into public domain; IP lawyer gives his thoughts

15 January 2024

“While the public domain welcomes reinvention of the original Mickey, leveraging his image for commercial purposes or generating content featuring his later incarnations without express permission from Disney remains strictly prohibited,” he said.

Stages of trademark registration in Rospatent and their features

Stages of trademark registration in Rospatent and their features

01 January 2024

In accordance with Paragraph 1 of Article 1492 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation, an application for state registration of a trademark is submitted to the federal executive authority for intellectual property (hereinafter referred to as Ros...

When trademark applications become not ordinary

When trademark applications become not ordinary

31 October 2023

Between the interplay between creativity and practicality in trademark applications, one can find a series of “ridiculous” trademark applications.

Striving to connect and promote: The story of the Taiwan Trademark Association

Striving to connect and promote: The story of the Taiwan Trademark Association

30 September 2023

The Taiwan Trademark Association was formed in the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. As the organization moves into a more normal time, its president says that it will continue to work closely with TIPO to provide professional legal training to tradem...

Consumer interest: In trademark litigation, are consumers the missing party?

Consumer interest: In trademark litigation, are consumers the missing party?

28 September 2023

There is a growing belief that the consumer is a crucial third party missing from the courtroom. Espie Angelica A. de Leon discusses how consumer interest is at stake in trademark litigation and the various ways countries address consumer interest wi...

Dr. Who Water Works Pte Ltd and others v Dr. Who (M) Sdn Bhd and others

Dr. Who Water Works Pte Ltd and others v Dr. Who (M) Sdn Bhd and others

31 October 2023

When IP disputes arise, it is important for the disputing parties to honour settlement agreements. Breaching a settlement agreement may bring about liability under IP law frameworks.