In our latest round-up, we look at the art of avoiding brand hate, Hasbro acquiring Peppa Pig owner, the INTA holding its first roundtable event in Israel, and much more.
In our latest round-up, we look at the Lazada Group joining Alibaba’s IP protection platform, UKIPO granting its first multimedia mark, new Benelux director general begins, and much 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.
The Trademarks Act is the main legislation governing trademark infringement and anti-counterfeiting in Singapore. Part VI of the act criminalises the counterfeiting of a registered trademark, falsely applying a registered trademark to goods or services, and making or possessing an article used for counterfeiting.
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has released its latest notorious markets list, with Alibaba’s Taobao platform included for the third consecutive year.
In our latest round-up, we look at consumers being frustrated by “disjointed” brand experiences, an Oregon-based clothing retailer in a trademark fight against Under Armour, brands in an age of political division, and much more.
In our latest round-up, we look at a new report showing 70% of Kenyans use counterfeit products, a new system developed to identify fake logos, the Spanish football league scoring a piracy win, and much more.
In our latest round-up, we look at the JPO offering a souvenir certificate for long-time rights holders, fashion brands stepping up their tech game, a new director at the Tunisian IP Office, and much more.
In an exclusive interview, the tobacco giant's Manager of Illicit Trade Prevention talks to WTR about the importance of anti-counterfeiting efforts as the company transitions to a smoke-free future.
The Intellectual Property (Border Enforcement) Bill, which was recently introduced in Singapore’s Parliament, aims to strengthen border enforcement measures against goods which infringe IP rights, among other objectives.
The EUIPO has released a new report, compiling research since 2013, to present a comprehensive and updated picture of the scope and impact of IP rights infringement in the European Union.
The Singapore High Court has found a freight company not liable for the transport of counterfeit goods from China. The landmark decision is bad news for rights holders.
Time is running out for rights holders to have their say on proposed changes to the Singaporean customs regime. Designed to increase the country’s attractiveness as a transshipment hub, one industry expert has warned that the proposed amendments to the Customs Act could have the opposite effect, and create enforcement gaps that could be exploited by those engaged in counterfeiting and other illicit activities.
The High Court has reversed the decision of a registrar and allowed an application for CAESARSTONE to proceed to registration, after considering whether competing marks were similar and whether CAESAR was well known in Singapore.
The Economist’s Intelligence Unit and the European Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (EuroCham SG) today released a report measuring Asia-Pacific jurisdictions by the extent to which they enable illicit trade, including counterfeiting and piracy. Singapore itself has a somewhat disappointing placing, just outranking China and beaten by its larger neighbour Malaysia; while Hong Kong’s high placement is somewhat at odds with other measures of its contribution to the global counterfeiting trade.