Region: China

Register Tracker Asia-Pacific: January-April 2022

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Filing activity has continued to fall at every major Asian register this year, as data reveals a shifting focus away from international filings by Chinese applicants.

20 June 2022

Technology must evolve to fight IP infringement on China’s e-commerce platforms, report claims

New research into China’s e-commerce industry reveals how technology must develop to tackle online IP infringement.

16 June 2022

Collaboration; information sharing; effective communication – takeaways from WTR Connect: Asia Anti-Counterfeiting

Insights from the WTR Connect: Asia Anti-Counterfeiting event, with expert speakers from brands including Amazon, ASICS, Dyson and LEGO Group.

10 June 2022

Hirshfield confirms USPTO departure; Chinese trademark agency fined; INTA calls for action on fakes – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the UKIPO marking the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, the USPTO re-opening the National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum, and much more.

10 June 2022

The Emerson case: a new approach to tackling bad-faith trademark squatting in China?

It is the first time that a Chinese court has established that pure trademark squatting - without actual trademark use - can constitute unfair competition.

08 June 2022

Malaysia counterfeit seizures; USPTO to terminate Rospatent functions; CNIPA releases annual report – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Amazon not being liable for third-party counterfeits, the EUIPO teaming up with exhibition and events associations, and much more.

07 June 2022

What you should know before valuing your IP in China

In the final instalment of a four-part series, WTR investigates the IP valuation industry in China, and issues that foreign companies should be aware of.

30 May 2022

CNIPA rejects malicious trademarks; USPTO seeks TPAC nominations; VerifyMe enters UK market – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at FAW-Volkswagen Audi being accused of video plagiarism in China, the Israeli IP office seeking positive trademark stories, and much more.

27 May 2022

Chinese NFTs: understanding the risks to capitalise on the opportunities

The NFT environment in China comes with unique complexities. Rouse Consultancy’s Holly White reflects on the risks and opportunities.

26 May 2022

IP financing in Asia – why so few loans and what can we do about it?

In the second article of a four-part series, WTR investigates IP financing in Asia to find out why it is not more prevalent and how stakeholders are addressing the challenges.

20 May 2022

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