Region: Asia-Pacific

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

Nike most-valuable apparel brand; China Trademark Association new committees; Take-Two buys Zynga – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at how improved examinations and WIPO event participation are among the CNIPA's five-year efforts, some of the latest law firm promotions, and much more.

11 January 2022

Amendments to strengthen protection afforded to trademark and design applicants

Recent amendments to the Korean Trademark Act and the Design Protection Act will provide more opportunities to remedy mistakes and relax the time limits for certain procedures.

07 January 2022

Google blocks ads from Trademark Terminal operator Abtach following USPTO action

Dozens of allegedly fraudulent low-cost trademark filing websites have been blocked by Google from advertising after a USPTO show-cause order targeting Pakistan-based IT company Abtach, WTR can reveal.

06 January 2022

Court upholds Davidoff’s rights in CHAMPION and dumbbell shape marks

Zino Davidoff SA has prevailed in a dispute with Ramsons Perfumes Pvt Ltd over the use of the mark CHAMPION and a dumbbell-shaped bottle for perfumes.

06 January 2022

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

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

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