Region: Asia-Pacific

Weider keeps Morinaga’s IN mark out of register

US nutrition company Weider has successfully relied on rights in its IN word mark in an action for a declaration of invalidity of Morinaga’s registered IN logo in Singapore.

06 January 2022

EUIPO and KIPO ranked most innovative IP offices in the world

In newly-released exclusive research, the EU and Korean IP offices have been named as the most innovative IP agencies in the world.

05 January 2022

WTR’s annual IP Office Innovation Ranking reveals the trademark agencies at the cutting edge

Featured in Special Report 2021 Q4: Next generation innovation at IP offices

Our key findings from this year’s exclusive research project analysing the noncore tools and services offered by the world’s top 60 IP offices shows positive momentum – but there is still much to be done to close the innovation gap.

05 January 2022

IP Office Innovation Ranking 2021

Featured in IP office Innovation

05 January 2022

USPTO welcomes new TPAC members; INTA files amicus brief; Match and Muzmatch set for court battle – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Fanatics acquiring Topps trading cards for $500 million, Disney losing its Winnie the Pooh exclusivity, and much more.

04 January 2022

Chinese courts sanction copycat fragrance using iconic Chanel N°5 trade dress

This case highlights that the registrability of a 3D trademark and the prerequisites for invoking trade dress protection are different matters governed by different laws.

04 January 2022

A sense of optimism around the post-pandemic future: a year in trademarks

As 2021 draws to a close, George Chan, partner and head of the Simmons & Simmons (Beijing) Intellectual Property Agency, assesses the China trademark landscape.

31 December 2021

Why cooperation and public outreach is key for expanding innovation at IP offices

In a unique preview of an upcoming WTR Special Report, we present three exclusive extracts from major trademark office leaders on how they are using public outreach and collaboration to further their message.

30 December 2021

The fight against counterfeits online: perspectives from an e-commerce platform

Andy Chua, senior vice president of the Lazada IP Rights Protection Team, reveals how Southeast Asia’s leading e-commerce platform protects IP rights online while meeting rights holders’ needs for efficiency and responsiveness.

22 December 2021

Spider-Man comic trademark battle; UKIPO denies New Zealand manuka honey GI; CIPO backlog appears to stabilise – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at WIPO launching a new global awards programme, Cincinnati Customs and Border Protection officers seizing fake jewellery and scarves, and much more.

17 December 2021

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