Japan rejects bid from China to use “AINU” trademark for products07 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 MSMEs07 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 it07 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 Fendi22 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 patents28 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 infringement22 March 2021
A travel agency in India used ‘Volvo’ in its domain name, meta tags and email ID.
Barcodes as trademarks18 March 2021
A unique trademark infringement suit in India involving barcodes
Pakistan accedes to Madrid Protocol12 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 attention09 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 comment09 March 2021
You have till tomorrow to provide feedback!
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Archewell and the trademark issue with a Filipino businessman09 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 faith28 February 2021
Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne and Institut National de l’Origine et de la Qualité v. Keep Waddling International Pte. Ltd.  SGIPOS 10. Issued September 9, 2020.
The laws of augmented and virtual reality28 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 shows28 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.