Region: Asia-Pacific

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

“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

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