Region: Asia-Pacific

Connections: the making of a memorable and effective IP conference

In this week’s Saturday opinion, WTR reflects on the opportunities that the APAA conference and INTA Annual Meeting have provided Asia-based IP practitioners this year.

25 November 2023

Brand protection at the Taiwanese border: insights and strategies from the front line

Featured in Border and customs protection around the world

In the next stop of our journey to understand the challenges of brand protection at the borders and ports of entry in various countries, we head to the Taiwan border.

23 November 2023

Respondent’s activity defeats ‘.au’ DRP

Brand owners should investigate public sources of information about a domain name registrant as much as possible before filing a complaint under the ‘.au’ DRP.

23 November 2023

Hitachi unsuccessful in HITASI opposition

The JPO found that it was unlikely that the relevant consumers would believe that goods bearing the mark HITASI originated from Hitachi Ltd, even though HITACHI is a famous trademark.

22 November 2023

How to protect an assignee from an assignor’s bad faith: lessons from recent cases

Since 2021, over 4,000 trademark right assignments have failed to receive approval from the CNIPA on the grounds that the trademark rights had been acquired in bad faith.

21 November 2023

Brand protection at the Malaysian border: insights and strategies from the front line

Featured in Border and customs protection around the world

In the next edition of our ongoing series, we head to Malaysia to understand the challenges of – and best solutions for – brand protection at the borders and ports of entry.

20 November 2023

Determining the similarity of conflicting marks: insights from TIPO decision in Louis Vuitton opposition

The decision provides guidance for determining well-known status and the likelihood of confusion between conflicting marks.

20 November 2023

Hungry Jack’s prevails over McDonald’s; INTA elects 2024 president; Disney to launch NFT platform – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the “largest-ever” seizure of counterfeit goods in the United States, Korean Customs preparing a counterfeits watch list, and much more.

17 November 2023

Revealed: media industry’s leading law firm representatives

WTR data analysis uncovers the law firms responsible for protecting the world’s most valuable media brands.

16 November 2023

Brand protection at the Myanmar border: insights and strategies from the front line

Featured in Border and customs protection around the world

We take readers on a journey to Myanmar to understand the challenges of brand protection at the borders – and how to overcome them.

16 November 2023

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