In SRAM LLC v Huan Schen Sdn Bhd, the Malaysian Court of Appeal has seemingly expanded the concept of ‘use’ of a trademark to include extra-territorial use.
Brand and IP associations have used the comment period for the next USTR Notorious Markets List to call for the inclusion of WeChat. It comes at a time of heightened tension between the US government and Chinese tech companies.
Have your say as part of the nomination process for the WTR Industry Awards 2020 and next edition of WTR 300: The World’s Leading Corporate Trademark Professionals.
The General Department of Vietnam Customs has issued Official Letter No 5189/TCHQ-GSQL, which gives strict directions to customs departments at both the central and provincial level to inspect and control imported and exported goods.
WIPO has recently announced that its Arbitration and Mediation Centre has been appointed by the Cyberspace Administration of China to administer domain name disputes under ‘.cn’ and ‘.中国’, the ccTLDs for China.
In our latest round-up, we look at Huawei filing a lawsuit against a rival Chinese mobile maker, POW! Entertainment hitting back over Stan Lee lawsuit, Alt Legal acquiring MarkTend, and much more.
Amendments to China’s Trademark Law are due to take effect on 1 November 2019. The changes should aid the authorities in their bid to crack down on malicious filings and trademark hoarding.
World Trademark Review takes a deep dive into the top Asia-Pacific trademark offices and how they are modernising their systems to better protect applicants and streamline procedures. While this has positively affected filing levels, economic performance and domestic businesses will be key going forward.
The Autumn 2019 edition of WTR, revealing the top filers at key registries across Asia, and the eighth edition of Pharmaceutical Trademarks: A Global Guide are now published.
The Australian government is considering whether to compulsorily acquire the rights to use the Aboriginal flag on public policy grounds. The debate raises questions over whether similar moves could occur in other jurisdictions.
Continuing our deep data dive into filing activities at the top Asia-Pacific registries, we explore why, despite a recent decline in filings at Intellectual Property India, registration figures have skyrocketed.
In the fight against unfair marketing practices, businesses operating in Russia would be well advised to understand the correlation between unfair advertising and unfair competition and to take account of the relevant legal provisions so as to build up an effective enforcement strategy.
Recent amendments to China’s Anti-unfair Competition Law have seen legal compensation rise from Rmb3 million to Rmb5 million, which goes some way to addressing the significant cost of stopping infringement.
Kicking off a deep data dive into filing activities at the top Asia-Pacific registries, we reveal why a number of changes to the South Korea trademark system have helped to better protect applicants and brand owners, creating one of the most stable registers in the region.
In a dispute between two Russian cosmetics manufacturers, the IP Court has suspended the proceedings and sent a request for clarification to the Constitutional Court concerning Article 1483 of the Civil Code.