Region: Asia-Pacific

Prosecco recognised in New Zealand; Better Call Saul trademark dispute; EUIPO new API platform – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the Delhi High Court restraining a manufacturer for infringing a trademark owned by Cadbury, and much more.

05 August 2022

No two ways: Nestlé blocks opposition by a2 Milk

The registrar concluded that the elements ‘Atwo’ in Nestlé’s mark and ‘A2’ in a2 Milk’s mark did not constitute a common element.

05 August 2022

“A progressive step” – Indian government launches unprecedented drive to resolve trademark disputes

The Indian trademark registry has launched a major new initiative that aims to dispose of IP disputes at a record pace, including through the addition of 30 dedicated hearing officers.

04 August 2022

Hells Angels succeeds in trademark infringement claim against Redbubble for a second time

The court rejected Redbubble's argument that the fact that it took steps to prevent infringement of third-party rights should mean that injunctive relief should not be granted.

04 August 2022

Inside Manolo Blahnik’s 22-year trademark battle

DLA Piper, the legal adviser to Manolo Blahnik, recounts a trademark battle that spanned 22 years but ended with Blahnik winning the fight to register his brand in China.

03 August 2022

Brands celebrate Euros win; Myanmar issues trademark forms; Hello Kitty NFTs – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Iraq issuing a six-month grant to provide missing documents, INAPI naming the first companies to use the Madrid System in Chile, and much more.

02 August 2022

Amendments to the Rules and Regulations on Inter Partes Proceedings take effect

The amendments pursue the IPOPHL’s objectives to modernise the rules and procedures for the adjudication of IP cases, and to ensure accessibility of services, resiliency and cost efficiency.

01 August 2022

Intellectual Property Law further amended – what you need to know

This update highlights the main points of interest for trademark owners and practitioners, including the introduction of a formal opposition procedure.

29 July 2022

“We are often betting on the future”: ResMed’s approach to IP protection and business collaboration

ResMed’s Michael Pinczuk and Keira Moore tell WTR how the patent and trademark teams collaborate for success.

27 July 2022

Supreme Court elevates copyright infringement to a serious non-bailable offence

New interpretation of copyright law makes infringement a cognisable, non-bailable offence for which an individual can be arrested. The effect of this strong ruling on creative freedom remains to be seen.

27 July 2022

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