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Trademarks

Transborder reputation: A vacuum in India’s trademark law

Transborder reputation: A vacuum in India’s trademark law

31 August 2021

The trademark law in India is a comprehensive scheme; coupled with the booming industrial landscape, the consumerism prevalent among India’s populace and the overall inviting demeanor of the government towards foreign businesses, India is easily one...

Nippon Paint (Singapore) Co. Pte. Ltd., and opposition thereto by Warrior Pte. Ltd.

Nippon Paint (Singapore) Co. Pte. Ltd., and opposition thereto by Warrior Pte. Ltd.

31 August 2021

These opposition proceedings relate to a dispute on the trademarks between an established supplier of adhesive products for industrial purposes (Nippon Paint (Singapore) Co. Pte. Ltd., or the applicant) and a relatively new entrant into the market (k...

Malaysia’s IP Experts

Malaysia’s IP Experts

31 August 2021

Asia IP reveals the top 50 IP Experts in Malaysia!

Trademark coexistence agreements in China

Trademark coexistence agreements in China

31 August 2021

Trademark coexistence agreements are becoming more common by the year, allowing two identical or similar marks on same or similar goods to coexist in the market. Ray Zhao examines the three competing theories on how to handle such agreements in China...

Trademark protection and brand value in China

Trademark protection and brand value in China

31 August 2021

Trademark protection extends far beyond legal protection. Robert Chan explains how China’s current trademark system is being improved with an eye towards helping companies upgrade their brands and better protect their trademarks.

Perimeter set for application of exhaustion of trademark rights

Perimeter set for application of exhaustion of trademark rights

31 August 2021

With rapid upgrading of electronic products, recycling trademarked products selling the refurbished products with the right owner’s trademark frequently leads to disputes, and has been a growing concern in China. Tim Meng explores this thorny issue.

The Straw Man

The Straw Man

31 August 2021

The “straw man” of the business world is finding increased uses in the world of intellectual property. Espie Angelica A. de Leon explains how – and why – companies in Taiwan and Vietnam are using straw men to obscure their true identities.

Number of IP Filings In The Philippines Increaes By 20% In First Half

Number of IP Filings In The Philippines Increaes By 20% In First Half

30 August 2021

The total number of IP applications was 22,919. The most significant rise was in utility model (UM) submissions, which increased by 26% from 592 to 744 between January and June of last year.

JPO dismisses Mary Poppins

JPO dismisses Mary Poppins

19 August 2021

Disney Enterprises, Inc. filed an invalidation petition against Japanese TM Reg no. 5710595 for the wordmark "Mary Poppins" with the Japan Patent Office (JPO), which found that "Mary Poppins" was not generally known as a source identifier of the ente...

Moment marketing and PV Sindhu’s Olympic moment

Moment marketing and PV Sindhu’s Olympic moment

13 August 2021

Badminton player Pusarla Venkata Sindhu or PV Sindhu of India has been making sports headlines in her country, having won medals in major international tournaments including the World Championships and the Olympic Games.

Sri Lankan Government Has lodged a Complaint with Nike Regarding Personalised Tamil Eelam Sneakers

Sri Lankan Government Has lodged a Complaint with Nike Regarding Personalised Tamil Eelam Sneakers

11 August 2021

After a video clip showing a pair of personalised trainers aroused the ire of officials in Colombo, the Sri Lankan government issued a statement indicating that it had protested to American sportswear company Nike.

Japan's IP Experts

Japan's IP Experts

31 July 2021

Asia IP reveals the 2021's top 50 IP Experts of Japan!

Almost US$300,000 worth of counterfeit auto parts seized in the United States

Almost US$300,000 worth of counterfeit auto parts seized in the United States

10 August 2021

Distracted drivers are not the only vehicle threats on highways — count the proliferation of counterfeit vehicle parts as potential safety hazards as well! Mercedes-Benz taillights are among the nearly 6,000 parts seized.

Level up branding, register for IP protection abroad – Vietnamese firms told

Level up branding, register for IP protection abroad – Vietnamese firms told

09 August 2021

Vietnam’s National Office of Intellectual Property (NOIP) encourages local business enterprises to register their intellectual property assets, including trademarks, in countries where their products are exported to secure protection overseas.

Trademark, copyright and Dr. Seuss’s racism!

Trademark, copyright and Dr. Seuss’s racism!

31 July 2021

Six of Dr. Seuss’s books for children, including And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street and If I Ran the Zoo were recalled pulled from future publication by his estate, over changing societal norms and the way Seuss had portrayed non-whites.

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