The 2021 Asia IP Trademark Survey31 May 2021
The top-ranked copyright firms of 2021 - find out who they are now!
Luxury brands answer consumers’ demand for sustainability16 June 2021
The burgeoning second-hard market for luxury goods has brought about branding, sustainability and IP law issues for brand owners.
Strategies against abuse of trademark rights31 May 2021
In today’s fierce competition among brands, the role of the trademark has increasingly attracted people’s attention. However, because the trademark right is exclusive, some parties want to register a trademark not for the actual commercial use; inste...
Updates to trademark enforcement in Asia-Pacific31 May 2021
Trademark lawyers across Asia and the Pacific speak with Johnny Chan about the latest legislative changes in their jurisdictions, as well as the best tips on devising appropriate enforcement strategies before, during and after trials.
Vietnam makes move against trademark applications for local rice varieties in Australia, US09 June 2021
The application stands a slim chance, according to a lawyer, and serves a lesson to Vietnamese SMEs
Tokyo 2020: Will the Olympics win the gold for IP protection?31 May 2021
The Olympic Games bring out the best in the world’s athletes, IP lawyers and counterfeiters. The 2020 Tokyo Games – set to kick-off in July 2021, thanks to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic – might just turn the Olympic rings completely upside down. E...
2021 Asia IP Profiles: Tell us about your firm!31 May 2021
Later this year, Asia IP will publish the 2021 edition of Asia IP Profiles. This guide is the definitive resource for companies trying to identify the best IP practices in the region, and is based on editorial research, and surveys submitted by leadi...
Peppa Pig Recently Recognized as a Trademark in China27 May 2021
This, after a tumultuous journey in which in April 2019, Entertainment One UK Limited, the Peppa Pig owner, discovered a product on the Chinese e-commerce website Pinduoduo dubbed the ‘Creative Cartoon Peppa Pig LED Table Lamp'.
JPO rejects Armani’s opposition in Eagle logo07 May 2021
The Japan Patent Office (JPO) has rejected Armani's opposition to Japanese TM Reg No. 6214148 for V-shaped device labels on apparel in Class 25.
Late filing of evidence in a trademark opposition proceeding, pardoned!30 April 2021
This matter pertains to registration of the mark “BEABA” at the IPOS filed under No. 40201909817Y in the name Biba (Zhejiang) Nursing Products Co., Ltd. (the applicant), and an opposition thereto by BEABA (the opponent).
The launch of oral trials in trademark review and adjudication cases in China30 April 2021
Reforms to China’s trademark review and adjudication system have brought about the use oral trials for the first time. Ling Zhao explains how oral trials will bring both efficiency and transparency to the system.
Asia IP’s editorial team reveals China’s top IP firms, practices30 April 2021
And the winners of the 2021 Asia IP China Awards are...
Trademark applications in Cambodia reaches a high in 202026 April 2021
Trademark applications in Cambodia reached 7,996, a 30% increase over 2019.
From Clothing the Gap to Clothing the Gaps because of “Gap”23 April 2021
Clothing label forced to rebrand after trademark infringement dispute.
Months into the pandemic, what has been the effect on IP registration?31 March 2021
In many countries in Asia, not surprisingly, there has been a steady number or decrease of registrations, but for very different reasons.