Region: Asia-Pacific

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

The landscape of IP valuation in Asia – who, where and how much

In the first of a four-part series, WTR delves into the IP valuation landscape in Asia to understand why there are so few IP valuers and why it is so expensive.

19 May 2022

Myanmar changing to ‘first to file’ for trademarks - what you need to know and do

Any businesses with existing trademark protection in Myanmar should take steps to ensure that a new application is filed within the priority period to maintain their rights.

19 May 2022

Bait-and-switch SEO technique exploits brands and violates Fair Trade Act

An online retail platform manipulating internet search algorithms to drive traffic to its website has been found to violate the Fair Trade Act and to be “taking a free ride on the competitor’s business efforts”.

19 May 2022

Uprooting the entire counterfeiting network by chasing online sellers: case study of recent success by US golf anti-counterfeiting group

The case exemplifies the success of the US Golf Manufacturers Anti-counterfeiting Working Group’s long-term anti-counterfeiting programme.

17 May 2022

Use it or lose it: inside EHang’s brand protection strategy

Chinese autonomous aerial vehicles maker EHang explains why it set up an IP department and offers other start-ups lessons from its brand protection strategy.

13 May 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.

12 May 2022

Amendments that will benefit trademark and design applicants enter into force

These amendments are expected to benefit applicants by providing more opportunities to remedy errors and relaxing time limits for certain procedures.

11 May 2022

CNIPA notice on malicious trademark registrations: key takeaways

The most significant aspect of the notice is the abolition of awards and subsidies for the registration of trademarks, which have long been suspected of contributing to the high levels of malicious trademark registrations in China.

09 May 2022

Uzbekistan’s first GI law: what you need to know

It is expected that more geographically related signs and names will be registered, as the GI registration procedure is less rigid and time-consuming than for appellations of origin.

09 May 2022

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