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Enforcement rules of Taiwan’s Patent Act to be amended

Revisions to the rules will have the effect of simplifying procedures for recordation of pledges, as well as relaxing applications for re-issuance or renewal of patent certificates.

24 August 2022

Limitation of goods or services for trademark registration in China

Brand owners are advised to weigh up their business needs when deciding whether to file a national application with the CNIPA or for international registration through the Madrid Protocol (designating China).

24 August 2022

Nestlé, Coca-Cola most valuable brands as food and beverage industry bounces back from covid

Food brand values have returned to pre-pandemic levels, according to a new report

18 August 2022

Musk v Twitter is a reminder that brands must be prepared for targeting by passionate fan bases

The unfolding legal dispute between the ubiquitous social media giant and the billionaire with 100 million followers is set to become the legal battle of the year when it hits court in October

13 August 2022

Indian government moves to clear trademark backlog and speedily resolve disputes

Local experts welcome initiative to dispose of IP disputes at a record pace

12 August 2022

Judicial Yuan announces draft amendments to the Intellectual Property Case Adjudication Act

New amendments encompass 40 new articles, alongside revisions to 41 others. They aim to enhance protection of trade secrets and strengthen communications between the IP Court and the IP Office, among other goals.

03 August 2022

How ResMed uses IP to build business value

Michael Pinczuk and his colleague Keira Moore explain that deep thinking about strategy and communication have paid dividends for the leading medtech company

29 July 2022

Creating consistency across civil and invalidity actions involving a single design patent

A case in China involving a leading toy brand operator demonstrates the importance of employing consistent criteria when assessing the similarity of patent designs during infringement and invalidation proceedings.

27 July 2022

Qingdao IP Tribunal clarifies the criteria of exhaustion in cases of product modification

The ruling in a civil suit against Wuxi Smile IoT Ltd establishes that, when considering whether modified genuine products constitute trademark infringement, whether the alleged acts are detrimental to a trademark owner’s legitimate rights is the key issue.

20 July 2022

The companies with biggest trademark portfolios in Europe, China and the US

L’Oréal, Tencent, Disney and Unilever are among the entities that lead the way, according to exclusive data analysis undertaken by IAM's sister publication WTR

15 July 2022

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