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.
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.
In our latest news digest, we look at the rise of sonic brands, how brand investment in influencers is on the rise, ICE sending out a warning before the NBA finals, the New Zealand IP Office warning of scam letters, and much more.
Recent changes in China’s IP enforcement landscape have resulted in the newly formed Food and Drugs Crime Investigation Bureau taking on responsibility for IP crime investigations.
The International Chamber of Commerce Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy has released a series of recommendations on how Vietnam can better protect intellectual property. With a blueprint in place, political will for change will now be key.
In our latest news digest, we look at an anti-monopoly committee in Uzbekistan clamping down on a Coca-Cola copy, the BBC drawing ire for perceived slogan nabbing, and much more.
In Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation v Jain, the Bombay High Court has decided to make an example of the defendants and imposed hefty costs of Rs50 million.
Chinese social network TikTok is growing rapidly, with over 1 billion downloads in the past 12 months. For rights holders, it is a platform that needs to be on the radar, with research from WTR finding issues that brand owners should be aware of.
Alibaba has released its IP Protection Annual Report, revealing that it provided 1,624 IP-related leads to law enforcement in 2018. Speaking to WTR, Alibaba Group's Matthew Bassiur reveals some of the company's ambitious future brand protection plans.
Jack Chang, special counsel to the chair of L Brands International and one of the founders of the Quality Brands Protection Committee, provides insight into working more effectively with Chinese authorities in IP crime cases.
The 2019 edition of Anti-counterfeiting – A Global Guide, which provides trademark and brand protection professionals with critical guidance on anti-counterfeiting laws, procedures and strategies, is now available to view online.
Customs plays a pivotal role in intercepting incoming shipments of counterfeit and pirated goods en route to the Thai market. A special feature of the Customs Act BE 2560 (2017) gives customs officials the authority to intervene ex officio to detain and seize suspicious counterfeit and pirated goods.
The Penal Code sets out punishments for cheating, counterfeiting and possession of instruments for making counterfeits, among other things. The code’s provisions can be invoked in criminal actions, in addition to the provisions of specific statutes.