Transborder reputation: A vacuum in India’s trademark law31 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.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...
Trademark coexistence agreements in China31 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 China31 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 rights31 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 Man31 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 Half30 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 Poppins19 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 moment13 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 Sneakers11 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.
Almost US$300,000 worth of counterfeit auto parts seized in the United States10 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 told09 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!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.