In Sun Pharma Laboratories Ltd v Ajanta Pharma Ltd, the Delhi High Court has held that the strict similarity test for pharmaceutical brands set forth in Cadila also applies to nutraceutical brands.
A Singapore boutique cake shop has successfully defended its registration for the mark THE PATISSIER (the French word ‘pâtissier’ means ‘pastry chef’) for a range of goods and services relating to bakery products.
The Malaysian Parliament has tabled a new Trademarks Bill 2019 which could bring about significant changes to the existing regime for trademark protection and enforcement in the country.
The Southeast Asian country already had a thriving economy, but it is now directly benefiting from the trade war between the US and China as companies like Apple consider relocating production lines.
Uzbekistan has adopted a new law which introduces fines for the infringement of copyright and related rights, patents, utility models, industrial designs and company names, and doubles the existing fines for trademark infringement.
In proceedings involving the ‘Hao Yao Shi’ logo mark, the Chinese Trademark Review and Adjudication Board has agreed for the first time to conduct an oral hearing for an appeal in a non-use cancellation action.
The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore has launched a new IP insurance offering, which includes coverage for trademark-related risk. The move is the latest in a trend that is set to continue in the coming months.
Chinese technology giant Huawei is reportedly stepping up development of an alternative operating system. Should it be forced to launch this platform, it could have a direct impact on future trademark enforcement programmes.
As we near the halfway point of the year, the WTR platform has had just over 163,000 users. Analysis of the data reveals the regions and cities that are hotspots for interest in trademarks.
In an exclusive article, digital brand consultant Steven Ustel reveals the scale of counterfeiting on TikTok and its Chinese equivalent Douyin – and recommends ways for brand owners to mitigate the risks on the platforms.
In Sensis Pty Ltd v Senses Direct Mail and Fulfillment Pty Ltd, the Federal Court of Australia has found that Senses Direct infringed the SENSIS trademark by using SENSES DIRECT in relation to marketing and advertising services.
The industry is still in its early days, but it is growing by leaps and bounds. Brands such as Coca-Cola and Champion have already jumped into the ring to capitalise on this marketing opportunity, but teams need help getting their portfolios up to scratch to better grow their businesses.
In a world first, IP Australia is using blockchain technology to create a “digital representation” of trademark registrations. We speak with the registry’s CIO, Rob Bollard, to find out more.
In our latest round-up, we look at highlights from the USPTO’s anti-counterfeiting conference, Alibaba’s plan to use blockchain technology for its IP protection system, and much more.
On 23 April 2019 the National People’s Congress approved amendments to the Trademark Law and Anti-unfair Competition Law, among others. The speedy approval of these amendments demonstrates China’s dedication to strengthening the protection of IP rights.