Asian laws find common ground

Asian countries have been particularly prolific in the past few years
with the introduction of new (or amended) trademark legislation. China, Hong
Kong and India have all adopted an array of trademark laws and regulations that
will see mark owners in these countries enjoy broader rights and simplified
procedures. Singapore was the latest to amend its trademark legislation by implementing
last July an act that shares many features with its neighbours' new laws. Ai-Leen
Lim and Angeline Lee of Colin Ng & Partners in Hong Kong discuss some of
these statutes' common features.

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