Macau IP Experts 202231 March 2022
Macau will play an important role in the forthcoming Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area. “Macau [will become] a hub for commerce and trade that can facilitate relations between China and Portuguese speaking countries,” Jiang Yi Sheng, chairma...
The Metaverse is Coming: How can Asia’s Developing Jurisdictions Cope with its IP Issues?31 March 2022
Imagine a parallel three-dimensional (3D) virtual world touted as the next-level-internet. Here, people move around as avatars. And here, they can interact, shop, play, watch a concert, take a thrilling ride at a theme park, attend a meeting, even bu...
Philippines Drafts Initial Rules on GI19 May 2022
In order to increase the protection of geographical indications (GI) products in the Philippines, the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) has issued implementing rules and regulations (IRR) on GI.
Fashion world more ready now for metaverse IP issues, says expert19 May 2022
Prof. Dr. Irene Calboli, professor of law at Texas A&M University School of Law in Fort Worth believes the fashion industry is more ready now to face intellectual property issues arising from the metaverse than it was in pre-pandemic times.
IP in the World of the Metaverse31 March 2022
Metaverse has been a buzzword since the rebranding of Facebook to Meta, and Microsoft announcing the inclusion of virtual avatars and immersive meetings in MS Teams – which is already coming to life in the first half of 2022.
RCEP and its Implications for the Asia-Pacific31 March 2022
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement has finally come into force
Are Businesses and Legislation Ready for the Coming of the Metaverse?31 March 2022
As the proponents of the metaverse continue pushing it forward, Ivy Choi asks whether businesses, brands and IP legislation are prepared for a dive into brave, new virtual worlds.
AI cannot be named as inventor – Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia12 May 2022
In April 2022, the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia has ruled that an “inventor” must be a natural person for the purposes of the Patents Act 1990 and the Patent Regulations 1991. And therefore, AI cannot be identified as an inventor in a...
China issued Standards for Judging General Trademark Violations11 May 2022
To optimize the management of trademarks and the enforcement against trademark violations, the Chinese National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) issued Standards for Judging General Trademark Violations.
Lisa Egan joins Mills Oakley as IP partner10 May 2022
Former K&L Gates partner, boutique firm owner joins firm in Melbourne.
Asia IP’s editorial team reveals China’s top IP firms, practices for 202206 May 2022
Steadily improving protection of intellectual property rights has been a key element of China’s rise to become one of the world’s top economies. Foreign and domestic investment alike has risen as rights owners have become increasingly confident about...
INTA president touts association’s return to meeting in person05 May 2022
Vink, intellectual property director at MF Brands Group in Geneva – makers of Lacoste, Gant, Aigle, Tecnifibre and The Kooples – attributed the good cheer at INTA’s Annual Meeting Live+ in Washington to the sense of community among its members.
INTA releases Report on the Taxation of Trademarks and Complementary Rights in Europe03 May 2022
The International Trademark Association (INTA) on Monday, May 2, released its Report on the Taxation of Trademarks and Complementary Rights in Europe. Focused on the tax implications within the trademark lifecycle in the European Union, the United Ki...
Publicity rights: IP issues arising from fame02 May 2022
“What’s in a name?” Nowadays, there could be ample commercial value in a name, if the person is famous. In industries such as entertainment and sports, there are countless cases in which the celebrity makes a fortune out of their name, image, or like...