Region: Asia-Pacific

CNIPA recognises distinctiveness of Tommy Hilfiger’s ‘TH’ interlocking pattern

Following an initial refusal, the CNIPA has found on review that Tommy Hilfiger’s new monogram had intrinsic distinctiveness and could act as a source identifier.

13 November 2023

Moncler wins big in China; Vinted launches authentication service; Allen & Overy suffers data breach – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at imported goods on undergoing enhanced authentication, a brand protection start-up securing seed funding, and much more.

10 November 2023

Anytime Fitness unsuccessful in opposition against ANYTIME 24 for fitness services

The JPO concluded that there was no likelihood of confusion between the figurative mark ANYTIME 24 and the earlier mark ANYTIME FITNESS.

10 November 2023

How to litigate in China: an eight-step guide from gold-ranked firms

Partners at firms rated gold for enforcement and litigation in China in the WTR 1000 offer strategies and top tips for the Chinese domestic market.

09 November 2023

Understanding the legislation that governs non-use cancellation attacks

Non-use cancellations can be major a pitfall for trademark rights holders, making it more critical than ever that they be aware of the complexities surrounding the procedures for these attacks.

09 November 2023

IPOPHL to boost mediator roster; Canada trademark opposition changes; EUIPO launches GI hub – IP office updates

In this latest update, we look at Gaza deadlines being suspended, the Estonian office seeking a native word for IP, and much more.

08 November 2023

Trademark applications to be published directly after being received by IP Vietnam

The move is good news for trademark owners and practitioners, who will have access to more up-to-date information.

08 November 2023

Friends, diversity and intimate discussions: four days with the APAA

Key takeaways and highlights from APAA’s 2023 annual meeting in Singapore, which saw nearly 1,400 attendees from 65 jurisdictions.

08 November 2023

Apostille procedure marks new era for foreign companies litigating in China

China’s new apostille procedure should streamline the formality requirements for foreign rights holders commencing litigation in the country.

07 November 2023

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

In the next instalment from our new series on brand protection at national borders and ports of entry, we head to Indonesia.

06 November 2023

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