Mondaq Asia Pacific: Intellectual Property
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Michael Jordan, the legendary NBA star, has finally established his rights in his Chinese name after 5 years of intensive administrative and appeal proceedings in China.
Watson & Band Law Offices
In the legal field, there are at least three circumstances relevant to trademark similarity.
Watson & Band Law Offices
W&B's case involving the online game Hearthstone can serve as a useful example in answer to this question.
CCPIT Patent & Trademark Law Office
According to the latest statistics by the Supreme People's Court (SPC) of China, China's courts concluded totally 147,000 IPR cases in the first instance in 2016.
Watson & Band Law Offices
In the infringement case concerning the Chinese TV drama The Legend Of Miyue, the Plaintiff and the Defendant focused their dispute on whether, by listing Jiang Shengnan as the original screenwriter and Wang Xiaoping as lead writer...
Watson & Band Law Offices
A derivative work is a work, based on an original work, which adds new original expression while retaining the basic expression of the original work as well.
Watson & Band Law Offices
The right to maintain the integrity of work is a copyright-related personal right.
Watson & Band Law Offices
The right of adaptation refers to the right to alter a work to create a new original work.
Watson & Band Law Offices
From a legal perspective, the key to the question of whether a programming model can be copyrighted is whether it is protected under China's Copyright Law, which in turn boils down to a fundamental question:
Watson & Band Law Offices
"IP" has been popping up as a new buzzword as films and TV dramas based on novels or computer games became blockbusters -- including The Ghouls, adapted from Ghost Blows Out the Light.
Watson & Band Law Offices
Under most circumstances, one needs to obtain authorization for copying the written work, pictures (including photographs) or videos of another party and reproducing it somewhere else.
CCPIT Patent & Trademark Law Office
Chinese Trademark Office announced on March 30, 2017 that since April 01, 2017, the official fees will be reduced by 50% for the following trademark matters:
Watson & Band Law Offices
Referencing material from other sources is an act that is allowed and encouraged by the law, while plagiarism, by contrast, is illegal.
Watson & Band Law Offices
Suppose you hosted a famous U.S. New Age band called "Two-ß", consisting of five female artists. One is an Asian DJ and the others are Latinos playing the guitar, the violin, the piano...
Watson & Band Law Offices
In other words, under a non-exclusive license, the licensor as well as several licensees can use the registered trademark at the same time.
Khurana and Khurana
Qualcomm and the Chinese consumer electronics company Meizu recently announced that they had signed a licensing deal with each other.
Watson & Band Law Offices
First of all, it is especially important to retain a professional agency to conduct pre-trial evidence collection.
Watson & Band Law Offices
The basic function of a trademark is to distinguish the source of the goods or services.
Beijing Sanyou Intellectual Property Agency Ltd.
SIPO decides to make the following amendments to Guidelines for Patent Examination.
Reinhold Cohn & Partners
On 27 October 2016, the State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO) published, for comments by the public, proposed draft revisions to its current Examination Guidelines...
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CK Birla Group, the parent company of Hindustan Motors, an Indian Automotive Manufacturer based in Kolkata, India, issued a statement on February 11...
With increased globalization and the growth of information technology, the import of technical know-how, acquisition of software and technical services is not very uncommon in developing economies like ours.
S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates
On November 1, 2016, the nation was shocked when the face of ‘The Newshour', Mr. Arnab Goswami stepped down as the Editor-in chief of its parent news channel Times Now.
Khaitan & Co
The Trade Marks Rules, 2017 (New Rules), which repeals the Trade Marks Rules, 2002 (Repealed Rules), have come into effect from 6 March 2017.
Singhania & Partners LLP, Solicitors and Advocates
Draft of the Trademark (Amendment) Rules, 2015 proposing amendment to Trade Marks Rules, 2002 was issued by Ministry of Commerce and Industry on November 19, 2015...
S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates
The Bombay High Court has recently refused to grant an injunction on trade mark infringement and passing off where the only basis for the application for injunction was the existence of phonetic similarity...
A trade mark with the status of a "well-known" significantly improves the extent of protection as it provides the proprietor, the exclusive right to the trade mark against all unlawful users thereof, regardless of the differences in the field of business, goods or services.
Singh & Associates
Global drug manufacturers represented by the Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI) have sought ‘legislative review' of the section 3(d) of the Indian Patents Act and a redefining of the ‘efficacy criteria'.
Section 48 of the Patents Act, 1970 prescribes the rights of patentees, which on conferment of patent, vest exclusively in the patentee.
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