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Vivien Chan & Co

12 Jul 2017
Registering 3D trademarks for product designs

Obtaining three-dimensional (3D) trademark registration in Hong Kong through use has generally proved to be a difficult task. Brand owners are often unable to provide evidence to show that the general public can recognise the shape of the 3D trademark as the badge of origin for its designated goods. Full text

12 Apr 2017
Product-by-process claims

If the exact molecular structure and mechanisms of a drug pharmacology are not known at the time of patent application, the product can be described using process methodology, also known as 'product by process'. Full text

05 Apr 2017
Hong Kong adopts 11th Edition of the International (Nice) Classification

The Hong Kong Trademark Registry has now adopted the 11th Edition of the International (Nice) Classification for the specification of goods and services. Full text

29 Mar 2017
Cautionary tale involving letters of undertaking: Gap’s woes in Hong Kong

In a recent copyright infringement claim brought by Morn Creations Limited (MCL) against Gap Limited, the Hong Kong High Court examined the proper relief in copyright infringement cases where liability has been established. Full text

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