Region: Asia-Pacific

“We are a company with a heart”: how agro-solutions giant UPL balances innovation with sustainability

UPL’s first lead global trademark counsel reveals how one of the world’s biggest agricultural solutions companies protects its reputation for innovation in sustainability.

15 December 2021

Cognac house Martell wins Rmb5 million in damages from Chinese copycats

This case is notable because the controlling shareholder was found jointly and severally liable with the accused companies as a result of receiving payments from buyers of the infringing products.

15 December 2021

A tasty “no” to Champagne bars

Two recent decisions of the Thai registrar of trademarks represent a major win for the Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne and GI owners in general.

15 December 2021

USPTO issues advice to fraud victims with suspended trademark applications

The USPTO has confirmed that thousands of trademarks linked to an allegedly fraudulent Pakistan-based company are now suspended and issued a guidance for victims.

14 December 2021

USPTO invalidates over 15,000 trademarks in stark warning to fraudulent filers in China

The USPTO has taken “unprecedented action” against a China-based entity, Huanyee Intellectual Property Co Ltd, for repeated violations of US trademark rules of practice.

13 December 2021

Jamaica joins the Hague System; CNIPA plans Olympic campaigns; dramatic drop in suspended ‘.uk’ domains – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at WIPO launching a new podcast series, the Brazilian government creating geographical indication seals, and much more.

10 December 2021

Beijing High Court grants well-known trademark status to Unilever’s OMO mark

Such recognition will be conducive to future trademark enforcement actions by Unilever in China.

09 December 2021

How the Constitutional Court has tried to shine light on parallel imports and exhaustion

Resolution 8-P tackles the thorny issue of parallel imports and attempts to provide guidance on why they should not be treated in the same way as counterfeit products.

09 December 2021

Purpose-driven brands, communicating the IP message and 360-degree marketing: takeaways from IPBC Australasia

IPBC Australasia, hosted by IAM and WTR, took place last week, with brand leaders discussing protection and enforcement strategies.

08 December 2021

The fight against bad-faith trademark applications: establishment of an IP Credit Management System

Recently published draft regulations provide, for the first time, specific details on how dishonest actions taken by applicants or IP service providers can lead to them being designated as ‘dishonest entities’ by the CNIPA.

07 December 2021

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