Region: Asia-Pacific

Louis Vuitton fails to prove reputation; Sri Lanka amends IP Act; TikTok owner launches perfume – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Hong Kong authorities stepping up their anti-counterfeiting efforts, Kodak eyeing Indian expansion, ICANN appointing a new CTO, and much more.

21 January 2022

Supreme Administrative Court decision highlights requirements and interpretation of anti-squatting and bad-faith clause

A prior right owner may demonstrate an applicant’s bad faith under Article 30(I)(12) of the Trademark Act if the two parties are competitors in the same industry or are engaged in related fields, even if they have no direct business relationship.

21 January 2022

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

As the novel coronavirus epidemic continues to spread across the globe, WTR provides an updated look at measures that national IP offices have launched in response.

20 January 2022

Good news for brand owners as DIP updates expedited trademark procedures

Changes to the existing ‘Renewal Fast-Track’ programme and ‘First Action Fast-Track’ programme, as well as a new notification on expedited trademark examination, will be welcomed by trademark owners and practitioners.

19 January 2022

Singapore introduces IP Amendment Bill to streamline processes and improve legislative clarity

WTR talks with a local expert on what the implications are for brand owners and any potential roadblocks to implementation.

14 January 2022

Russia to join Geneva Act of Lisbon Agreement, further integrating into global IP system

The move is expected to have significant protection benefits for local and international brands.

14 January 2022

CNIPA’s Criteria for Determination of General Trademark Violations: key points, concerns and missed opportunities

The criteria, listed in 35 articles, define in detail the various types of trademark offences, with the exception of trademark infringement.

13 January 2022

The relationship between retail services and identified goods on trademark applications

The emergence of e-commerce, in which a wide range of goods are readily accessible, is leading to increasing overlap between the sales channels and target consumers of goods or services designated by different marks.

13 January 2022

E-commerce platforms team up with brand owners and government to fight online counterfeiting in Thailand

Recent efforts in Thailand provide a prime example of how stakeholders can work together to combat the growing threat of counterfeits online.

12 January 2022

Delhi High Court: invisible use of trademark as keyword in Google AdWord amounts to use and infringement

This decision of the Delhi High Court deals a major blow to Google, which may have to rethink its Google Ads programme.

12 January 2022

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