Region: Asia-Pacific

Not just THEOretically but also practically, Delhi High Court helps settle THEOS dispute

The case is interesting in that the court resolved the dispute by issuing directions.

21 September 2022

Thailand issues new rules on customs recordation and seizure of counterfeit goods

Under the new system, trademark and copyright owners will be able to record their IP information with the Customs Department directly.

21 September 2022

Hong Kong and Cambodia sign MoU; USPTO director to co-chair NACIE; WIPO plans UDRP workshop – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Maradona Global Limited revealing brand plans, the Brazil and German IPOs warning of fraud, and much more.

20 September 2022

BOY LONDON: Supreme Administrative Court considers registrability of trademarks containing foreign city name

An official objection on the ground that a trademark is misleading cannot be overcome by submitting evidence showing that the mark has acquired a secondary meaning through longstanding and extensive use.

20 September 2022

Asia-Pacific trends and top filers: 2021

In WTR’s annual Asia-Pacific deep dive, we take a look at major trends in 2021 as well as the top corporate and law firm filers across five key jurisdictions.

15 September 2022

IP-related decrees and circulars to be revised or replaced after amended IP Law is enacted

Soon after the amended IP Law takes effect, the relevant existing statutes. The government must submit new or revised IP-related decrees and circulars by 15 November 2022.

15 September 2022

E-commerce platform’s suggested-seller function leads to finding of passing off

An online seller has scored an important point against a major Indian e-commerce site before the Delhi High Court. The site has a function that suggests users visit other sellers’ pages, which, in this case, promoted the products of unrelated third-party sellers that were taking advantage of the plaintiff’s brand.

15 September 2022

Taiwan IP Office updates examination guidelines for the digital age

New amendments by the Taiwanese IP Office to guidelines on distinctiveness gives brand owners a much greater scope of protection. The changes cover characters, foreign words and compound words, slogans, and shapes and devices of goods or services.

15 September 2022

The metaverse, valuation issues and IP in the age of covid – takeaways from IP Week @ SG 2022

Last week the IP Office of Singapore organised a series of events to celebrate its first in-person IP Week since the start of the pandemic. WTR was on the ground to bring you the key takeaways.

14 September 2022

Lavender wins against ‘unfragrant’ infringer

The decision brings hope to owners of unregistered GIs in Indonesia, who had feared that the new Law on Trademarks and Geographical Indications precluded them from enforcing their rights in the country.

14 September 2022

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