IP protection at the 2023 Hangzhou Asian Games22 September 2023
The Games’ emblem, slogan and mascots have earned the “special symbol” tag
A deep dive into trademark confusion31 July 2023
The likelihood of confusion remains the main reason for the refusal or invalidation of a trademark due to similarity. Excel V. Dyquiangco explains the different kinds of confusion, including the legal guidelines on how two similar trademarks can co-e...
Thai social media furious over dessert trademark, restaurant apologizes21 September 2023
The incident happened when Lukkaithong Thai Royal Restaurant uploaded a picture of a popular dessert on its Facebook page.
Shortlist revealed for 2023 Asia IP Awards14 September 2023
We have researched all the major jurisdictions across Asia and the Pacific to put together a shortlist of the 2023 Asia IP Awards. And it’s now your turn to vote.
Colour trademark applications: Include a colour swatch or not?14 September 2023
What can be done when the shade of green on an energy drink doesn't match that on the trademark registration?
How intellectual property moves in signatures and poses31 July 2023
From Michael Jackson to Amitabh Bachchan to Ronaldo to Elvis, the potential commercial value of a celebrity’s signature poses and movements is substantial. Excel V. Dyquiangco explains why it is essential to register those poses in order to protect t...
Cambodia adopts single multi-class trademark application system06 September 2023
On August 1, 2023, Cambodia’s Ministry of Commerce’s Intellectual Property Department issued Announcement No. 2501 for trademark applicants.
Clarivate names Top 100 new brands of 202324 August 2023
The world of brands is changing, with the East growing in prominence in new brand creation: An increasing number of the best-protected global brands are coming from China, Japan and South Korea.
Has your mark acquired a secondary meaning?01 June 2023
There is often a thin line between a generic mark with a secondary meaning and one without. Lawyers share with Espie Angelica de Leon the difference, and explain when marks – including Taipei 101 – are eligible to register for protection
China explains new rules on suspending trademark review31 August 2023
CNIPA issues new internal rules allowing for the suspension of trademark applications.
Cambodia issues announcement for mark owners to submit statement of use or non-use on time31 August 2023
According to Announcement No. 2652, failure to submit affidavit of use will invalidate the trademark.
Pakistan’s Trade Mark Amendments Act 2023: President Arif Alvi gives assent31 August 2023
Act contains a chapter on international registration of trademarks under the Madrid Protocol.
Google’s use of trademarks as keywords makes it liable for infringement – Delhi HC31 August 2023
Delhi High Court issues ruling over trademark infringement case involving keyword-based advertising.
Holiday Inn marks recognized as well-known marks in Nepal28 August 2023
The Department of Industry has recognized Holiday Inn and related marks to be well-known marks in Nepal.