Region: Asia-Pacific

Full Federal Court dismisses Corner Hotel appeal

The decision makes it clear that the test for deceptive similarity involves consideration of the ordinary consumer’s imperfect recollection of the registered trademark.

06 December 2022

LVMH successfully blocks copycat trademark application incorporating its shield device

Word-and-device trademarks have increasingly fallen victims to trademark squatters. However, in a recent case, LVMH has succeeded in preventing the registration of a mark that incorporated the TAG Heuer shield device.

05 December 2022

Use of Beijing IP court’s fast-track pilot for simple administrative trademark cases spikes

Judges have spoken publicly about the need to be innovative to manage growing caseloads and limited judicial resources.

02 December 2022

Trademark consisting solely of colours granted to Korean company for the first time

The Intellectual Property Trial and Appeal Board found that the mark had a unique colour combination that was not commonly found within the industry.

02 December 2022

CNIPA strikes decade-old trademark registrations incorporating Bruce Lee’s image on ground of deceptiveness

It seems that the CNIPA stretched the ground of deceptiveness in this case to serve a good cause.

01 December 2022

Lao Department of Intellectual Property issues country’s first trademark cancellation decision

The decisions constitute a significant development in cancellation proceedings in Laos, and will hopefully build momentum for other types of adversarial proceedings.

01 December 2022

Taiwan's trademark certificates to go digital from January 2023

As part of ongoing efforts to reduce its environmental footprint and modernise its application process, TIPO is overhauling how it issues trademark and patent certificates from early next year.

01 December 2022

Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan “stirs debate” on publicity rights after image misused in ads and scams

An interim injunction granted to Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan against the misuse of his name, image and likeness in promotional campaigns could pave the way for future publicity rights in India.

30 November 2022

A brief look into NFTs in China

Featured in Trademark Litigation: A Global Guide 2023

While the world is beginning to understand and invest in NFTs, China is not far behind global trends, but has its own characteristics.

30 November 2022

China: trademark litigation

Featured in Trademark Litigation: A Global Guide 2023

China has a comprehensive and integrated legal framework for trademark protection based on domestic legislation and international IP treaties and conventions. The Trademark Law and its implementing regulations are the primary sources of law on trademark protection in China.

30 November 2022

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