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WTR looks back at major trends in the Asia-Pacific region from the past 12 months.
11 January 2023
WTR’s monthly column tracking trademark and related policy developments, including the progress of major bills, from around the world.
05 January 2023
WTR presents insights from representatives at major IP offices across the Asia-Pacific region to share their highlights from 2022 and what trademark practitioners should look out for in the coming months.
08 December 2022
The decision makes it clear that the test for deceptive similarity involves consideration of the ordinary consumer’s imperfect recollection of the registered trademark.
06 December 2022
The decision confirms that the arguments available to an applicant in defending an opposition based on prior reputation are very limited.
16 November 2022
The primary judge correctly found that Puma's PROCAT mark is deceptively similar to Caterpillar's CAT marks, and that use of the PROCAT mark would cause deception or confusion because of Caterpillar's reputation in its CAT marks.
22 September 2022
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
Australia allows defensive trademarks. However, the small number of currently registered defensive marks (around 0.04% of the total number of registered marks) indicates that this system remains underused by Australian and international brands.
24 August 2022
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
ResMed’s Michael Pinczuk and Keira Moore tell WTR how the patent and trademark teams collaborate for success.
27 July 2022
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