Region: Asia-Pacific

No exclusivity in the word ‘Premier’, says Delhi High Court

The organising body of the Barclays Premier League - the top tier of English football - has scored a victory in India, with the court confirming that Premier SPG and WVG Mills did not have a monopoly over the word ‘Premier’.

12 February 2024

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

Featured in Border and customs protection around the world

In the next part of our regular series, we head to Thailand to understand the challenges of – and best solutions for – brand protection at the nation's borders and ports of entry.

08 February 2024

Premier League appeal victory highlights principles of composite mark comparison

The Delhi High Court has favoured the Football Association Premier League in an appeal brought by textile company Premier Mills. The decision sheds light on the laws that govern the comparison of composite trademarks in India and how they can be applied in disputes.

08 February 2024

Tobacco plain packaging spreads around the world; “no indication” of move to other product categories

A new report has revealed the extent to which health warnings and plain packaging on tobacco products have continued to spread around the globe.

06 February 2024

Brand protection at the Japanese border: strategies from the frontline

We examine brand protection challenges and strategies at the borders and ports of entry in Japan.

06 February 2024

Chinese police IP stats; Canon issues Amazon takedown results; New Balance launches resale platform – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the UK government winning a WINDRUSH trademark dispute, Rivian being ranked the “most-loved” car brand in the United States, and much more.

06 February 2024

Icons of industry: help us to choose this year’s IP Hall of Fame inductees

WTR and IAM have launched their annual search to identify outstanding individuals to induct into the IP Hall of Fame.

06 February 2024

Nothing went south for The North Agency

The decision highlights the limitations of enforcing trademarks registered in a composite form or in a particular stylised form.

06 February 2024

Sika fails to stop Nippon Paint from using disputed get-up involving colours and numeral

The case highlights that the courts are generally reluctant to grant exclusive rights in the use of a particular colour or common numeral.

05 February 2024

KIPO SJP's investigative authority further expanded

Among other things, the KIPO SJP may now investigate unauthorised uses of famous trademarks on unrelated products.

02 February 2024

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