A new Singapore High Court decision involving the use of the term ‘tartan’ on whisky bottles has clarified the limits of the country’s 1999 Singapore Geographical Indications Act. Talking exclusively to WTR, the Scotch Whisky Association describes the decision as “very welcome”.
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.
The recent boom in economic activity across Asia has been reflected by a significant increase in the number of IP applications filed in the region – and the IP Office of Singapore is leading the way in innovation.
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.
The IP Office of Singapore has rejected adidas’ opposition against a device mark on multiple grounds, holding that adidas’ earlier mark had only a normal level of inherent technical distinctiveness.
The decision of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore in Tencent v Monster Energy sheds some light on whether partial oppositions are allowed under the Trademarks Act.
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 trademark industry have descended on Seattle for INTA’s 2018 Annual Meeting. The World Trademark Review team is on the ground, and we present a daily round-up of event highlights and observations.
The rules governing franchise agreements vary greatly across Asia. Here, we look at the different legislation related to enforcement and termination in Singapore and Malaysia.
The IP adjudicator has upheld Guccio Gucci SpA’s opposition to the registration of the figurative mark GUCCITECH in Class 11 under Sections 8(2)(b), 8(4) and 8(7)(a) of the Trademarks Act.
In the first of a two-part series, we outline the legislative framework for franchising in nine jurisdictions across Asia and South America.
The Polo/Lauren Company has failed to invalidate the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club's registration for a composite mark containing the word 'polo' and the device of a polo player.
WIPO has released its latest report into global IP activity, revealing a significant rise in filing activity. Most of the growth can be attributed to China’s continued domination.