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Importance of cash-only agreements plummets in IP licensing, according to new LES USA and Canada report

With the effects of the America Invents Act and Supreme Court eligibility decisions biting, the survey finds that deal values are down overall - with NPEs seeing among the sharpest falls

27 September 2022

China trademark filings register first drop in a decade: 2021 in numbers

Applications filed at the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) in 2020 broke records but the country registered no growth in 2021, in contrast to a strong showing in Europe and North America

20 September 2022

Intentional connection, innovation incentives key to growing monetisable patent portfolio

Dolby Laboratories’ director of IP strategy and operations provides best practices for building valuable patent and trademark portfolios against a backdrop of global crises

08 September 2022

Study reveals "unprecedented" flood of opportunistic filings in Russia as foreign brands targeted

Research uncovers nearly 500 trademark applications filed that are identical or similar to famous foreign brands

31 August 2022

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

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