Region: Asia-Pacific

Live updates: IP offices implement measures in wake of coronavirus crisis

WTR provides an updated look at measures that national IP offices conducted in response to the covid-19 pandemic.

24 November 2022

Faster trademark adjudication using Beijing IP Court’s pilot programme

Recent statistics show that around 3,000 cases have been resolved under the pilot programme from August 2021 to October 2022.

23 November 2022

Delhi High Court exercises extra-territorial jurisdiction over website allowing transactions from India in TATA case

The Delhi High Court allowed Tata Sons Private Limited’s appeal and granted ex parte ad interim injunctions restraining the respondents from using the well-known mark TATA for their cryptocurrency.

21 November 2022

Six counterfeit hotspots in Pakistan that brand owners must be aware of

Featured in Physical marketplace counterfeit hotspots

In this update from our series on marketplaces around the globe that are reportedly notorious for being counterfeit havens, we head to Pakistan.

16 November 2022

Prior use, concurrent use and concurrent registrations - no defence to trademark opposition in Australia

The decision confirms that the arguments available to an applicant in defending an opposition based on prior reputation are very limited.

16 November 2022

New e-commerce and pharmaceuticals alliance established to tackle counterfeits

Confirmed partners include Amazon, Carousell, Indiamart, Interpol, JD, Lazada, Mastercard and Meta, with the Pharmaceutical Security Institute driving the initiative.

14 November 2022

Tackling cross-border online infringement: key takeaways from Mary Kay v Alibaba

Brand owners need to take great care when devising their enforcement and litigation strategies when it comes to online platforms. Deacons’ Charmaine Koo and Alibaba Group's senior legal counsel Iris Li share some key takeaways from the decision that has solidified Hong Kong’s stance on cross-border online infringement.

10 November 2022

“Food, glorious food”: cooking up trademark rights in India

No law currently outlines protection of culinary intellectual property in India, so restaurants and chefs must instead rely on two palatable alternatives to enforce their IP rights.

10 November 2022

China publishes timeline for actions to strengthen trademark protection

The timeline assigns deadlines from as early as December 2022, through to the end of 2025, for activities based on 2019 “Opinions on strengthening intellectual property protection”.

07 November 2022

Vans’ enforcement strategy: claiming punitive damages against small to medium-sized infringers

Vans’ approach to enforcement in China notably includes targeting small to medium-sized infringers. A recent example of the company’s enforcement strategy comes from Rui’an in Zhejiang Province.

04 November 2022

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