Region: Asia-Pacific

Fight of the air carriers – High Court grants injunction to stop AirAsia from selling competitor tickets on its app

The injunction prevents continued sales of Malaysia Airlines and Firefly tickets on the AirAsia SuperApp, while the court decides on the unauthorised use of trademarks on electronic platforms.

23 August 2023

Scotch Whisky protected in Hong Kong; Pornhub accuses kebab shop of confusion; fake Wilko websites – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the UKIPO launching a second digital service consultation focusing on trademarks, and much more.

22 August 2023

“Small but mighty”: Treasury Wine Estates’ China enforcement success story

WTR’s Food, Beverages and Tobacco Team of the Year reflects on the fruits of its labour.

18 August 2023

Tesla prevails in China; Pfizer urges collaboration; WIPO launches masters degree in IP – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at China proposing strengthened rights protection, IP Australia releasing guidance for classifying emerging technologies, and much more.

18 August 2023

Chrysler successful in invalidation proceedings against JEEPER

After a failed opposition in 2022, Chrysler has obtained invalidation of the mark JEEPER for hand tools based on its earlier JEEP mark.

18 August 2023

IACC welcomes anti-counterfeiting resolution; fault lines over right to repair law; next EUIPO director looks to the future – legislation and policy watch (August 2023)

WTR’s monthly column tracks trademark and related policy developments, including the progress of major bills, from around the world.

17 August 2023

Delhi High Court ruling stresses that brands can still be deemed likely to deceive the public despite offering different services

The Delhi High Court has passed a permanent injunction against New Balance Immigration for its use of a name and domain that is deceptively similar to New Balance Athletics. Although these brands do not operate in the same or even similar markets, the court found that there was significant likelihood of confusion, and that the defendant’s adoption of the name was neither honest nor carried out in good faith.

17 August 2023

Delhi High Court: Times Group has no exclusive rights over NOW

The dispute highlights the risks of suppressing and misrepresenting material facts and of taking a contrary stand before the registry and the courts.

16 August 2023

Pakistan amends Trademarks Act; Credit Suisse branding to be phased out; Google ads decision upheld – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the Mongolian IP office and the USPTO pledging cooperation, a security company launching an anti-cyber-attack tool for law firms, and much more.

15 August 2023

Casio successfully registers 3D shape of ‘G-Shock’ watch

The JPO Appeal Board has found that the 3D shape of the Casio ‘G-Shock’ watch has acquired distinctiveness through substantial use over 40 years.

15 August 2023

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