Region: Asia-Pacific

10 counterfeit hotspots in China that brand owners should be aware of

Featured in Physical marketplace counterfeit hotspots

In the latest instalment in our regular series on marketplaces around the globe that are reportedly notorious for being counterfeit havens, we head to arguably the world’s main focal point for fake goods: China.

13 September 2022

How IP offices are keeping up with AI, the metaverse and technological challenges

The rise of the metaverse, the need to increase diversity in the IP ecosystem and utilising AI better were on the agenda last week when leaders from the US and Asian IP offices convened.

12 September 2022

Pinduoduo enters US market; brands pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II; Heineken acquires Beavertown – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the French IP office announcing a multi-day outage of online trademark services, Hermès preparing for the metaverse, and much more.

09 September 2022

IP owners and e-commerce platforms team up against counterfeiters in Southeast Asia

Participating platforms in new initiative are AliExpress, Carousell, Lazada, Tencent, TikTok and Tokopedia.

09 September 2022

How letters of consent for similar marks could serve China’s national interests

As the view towards letters of consent shifts, Anna Li, Monica Fang and George Chan of Simmons & Simmons assess their current evidentiary value in China by analysing all recently published decisions from the Beijing Intellectual Property Court and Beijing High Court.

08 September 2022

Fakes around the world: WTR launches hubs focused on physical and online counterfeit hotspots

WTR launches two hubs for our exclusive insights on brand protection intelligence focused on physical and online marketplaces.

08 September 2022

China Customs’ “Batch of Typical Cases of IP Infringement” highlights importance of customs recordal

The “Batch of Typical Cases” serves as an important reminder to rights holders that recordal with Customs is a powerful tool to protect brands in China.

07 September 2022

The consequences of (and uncertainty over) trademark invalidations in China

Questions remain over whether Chinese rights holders, having successfully invalidated an infringing trademark, can obtain compensation for the damage suffered during the previous lifespan of the mark.

05 September 2022

Nike settles John Geiger suit; COCOELLA mark cancelled; Bed Bath & Beyond cuts private label brands – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the outgoing UKIPO head reflecting on the past and future, thousands of bags of fake rice being seized in Kenya, and much more.

02 September 2022

Delhi High Court restrains use of PUMA for GPS and anti-theft devices

Following a joint compromise application capturing the terms of a settlement between the parties, the Delhi High Court has decreed a trademark infringement suit involving Puma in favour of the sports giant – and made some interesting observations while doing so.

01 September 2022

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