Region: Asia-Pacific

Maradona trademark dispute; Afghanistan IP office resumes operations; Ghana joins Geneva Act – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Chinese buying agent WeGoBuy launching an offer to users of a counterfeits forum, PepsiCo being ordered to cease use of its ‘Rise’ name, and much more.

09 November 2021

IP Court decision highlights evidence of use required to defend against non-use cancellation action

This decision of Taiwan’s IP Court demonstrates what type of evidence is required to prove trademark use when the mark at issue is used on a website that does not have a ‘.tw’ top-level domain.

09 November 2021

Brand Tracker: key data insights into the trademark activity of the world’s major companies (May – August 2021)

Samsung seeks greater protection for its UTG brand, while Microsoft focuses on core name and products.

05 November 2021

“Disgusting fraud” – USPTO targets Trademark Terminal operator Abtach with scathing show-cause order

In one of the biggest anti-fraud crackdowns in its history, the USPTO has issued a show-cause order to Pakistan-based company Abtach Ltd.

04 November 2021

Squid Game streamer dilemma; Meta PCs changes name to Facebook; Walmart and Gap reunite – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at counterfeiting increasing by 56% in the Philippines, all the latest law firm moves, and much more.

02 November 2021

Philippines businessman plans Archewell launch in US, vows to block Duke and Duchess of Sussex

A small business owner who last year became embroiled in a trademark dispute with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has told WTR he plans to launch his Archewell Cosmetics brand in the US.

02 November 2021

Spruson & Ferguson Australia becomes country’s largest IP firm as combination confirmed

In a major move, Shelston IP and Spruson & Ferguson have officially joined forces to create Spruson & Ferguson Australia.

01 November 2021

Register tracker: trademark trends in Asia (May – August 2021)

Major Asia markets are faring better than Europe and North America from a trademark filings perspective.

29 October 2021

Delhi High Court: Section 124 does not bar continuation of passing-off suit during pendency of rectification petition

The Delhi High Court has clarified that a passing-off suit is not covered by the scope of Section 124 of the Trademarks Act and need not be stayed during the pendency of rectification proceedings.

29 October 2021

Inside China’s evolving approach to tackling bad-faith trademarks

The authorities and legislative bodies in China have been implementing a range of measures to tackle the rampant problem of bad-faith applications targeting third-party brands. However, for rights holders, the nuance is all important.

28 October 2021

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