Mondaq Asia Pacific: Intellectual Property
Shelston IP
The Government distanced itself from the Report, so it is unclear whether the recommendations will ever be implemented.
King & Wood Mallesons
The Beijing Higher Court has published guidelines of on trademark case law.
Kangxin
I recently attended the FICPI Open Forum in Sorrento, Italy. During the conference, there was a very interesting mock trial session called "Necessary Geographic Extent of Use and Use of a Translation of a Mark", which discussed about whether use of variations of a registered trademark (e.g. change of color, gesture / head direction of the animal device in the mark, translation of words into different languages) would or should be considered sufficient use to overcome non-use cancellation in diff
Kangxin
The case discussed in this article is not a real case, and the patent at issue and the alleged infringing product involved in the case are all discussed on a hypothetical basis.
Kangxin
The latest developments to China Patent Examination Guidelines came into force on October 15th, 2013.
Kangxin
This article analyzes the grounds on which the Beijing Higher Court made the decision and the Supreme Court made the ruling...
Kangxin
With over 1.4 million new trademark applications filed to China Trademark Office in 2011, which number is continuously growing at about 30% annually...
Hogan Lovells
China's new Trademark Law will come into effect on May 1, 2014.
Kangxin
There is a wide array of identifying signs for goods and services beyond conventional words or logos.
Kangxin
It seems that everyone is talking about Trademarks in China. What is the best way to file a trademark?
Rouse
The decision highlights the role that anti-monopoly litigation in China can play in international patent disputes.
Kangxin
In August 2012, China’s State Intellectual Property Office published the amendment proposal for the Patent Law of the People’s Republic of China...
Kangxin
The following cases illustrate the examination criteria for pharmaceutical trademarks.
Kangxin
The author shares with readers some experiences on how to better conduct a China-specific clearance search on the basis of past cases.
Mayer Brown JSM
The existing Copyright Ordinance of Hong Kong is largely modelled on the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 of the UK.
Mayer Brown JSM
Trade mark squatting has always been a nuisance to brand owners in China.
Mayer Brown JSM
China Customs has had its new online intellectual property protection system (New Recordal System) up and running since 1 March 2014.
Carroll, Burdick & McDonough LLP
Foreign brand owners perceive the Chinese trademark system as unjust, and the trademark law as inadequate to protect foreign brands.
Mayer Brown JSM
On 15 January 2014, the Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited (HKIRC) announced a new security service, ".hk LOCK", for domain name owners of ".hk" or ".香港".
Singh & Associates
This is an alert with respect to recent Publication and Notification of Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2014 by the Government of India.
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In today’s intellectual era, India has shown a considerable growth in its research and development.
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Singh & Associates
Patent system is a contract between the inventor and authority whereby the inventor gets exclusive rights for a period of 20 years in return for disclosing full details of the invention.
LexOrbis
Recently the Indian Patent Office published the Indian Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2014 which have come effective from Friday, 28th of February, 2014.
Singh & Associates
A patent is an exclusive right granted to the original inventor for a novel product or a novel process that provides, a unique way of doing something, or which discloses a new technical solution to a problem.
Hunt & Hunt
Most business owners with a website will have heard of the new gTLDs, operated by the custodian of the internet, ICANN.
Singh & Associates
In India the Copyright Act, 1957 grants protection to original expression and computer software is granted protection as a copyright unless it leads to a technical effect and is not a computer program per se.
LexOrbis
Trade secrets, just as other intellectual property rights, can be extremely valuable to a company’s growth and sometimes even critical for its survival.
Singh & Associates
Indian Patent Office has recently made available in its website all the statements of working filed by the patentees for the year 2012.
Duncan Cotterill
An organisation's biggest asset (its key employees) can also be its biggest liability, should they decide to move on.
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