Region: Asia-Pacific

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

SEP holders targeted in proposed Chinese regulatory changes

Consultation on the new rules is open until the end of the month, with current draft seen as much more favourable to licensees than licensors

15 July 2022

China’s SPC streamlines IP jurisdictional rules

China’s IP jurisdiction landscape is not exactly an uncharted territory. Nonetheless, until recently, stakeholders still need all the empirical knowledge they have acquired to navigate the terrain. A new judicial interpretation provides clarity on the geographical range and corresponding threshold of jurisdiction of the courts.

13 July 2022

Toyota and Honda ramp up patent filings as wireless technologies become litigation battlefield

London-based firm Mathys & Squire’s research reveals that Japan is the most popular patenting jurisdiction for auto OEMs

08 July 2022

Lessons from China's $46 billion IP financing market

After over a decade and the involvement of various stakeholders, China achieved $46 billion in IP financing in 2021

08 July 2022

Brand owners should avoid geographic names in marks to prevent confusion around their source

A case involving a trademark registration of the Chinese characters for Milan established that a geographic name is registrable if the mark has additional meanings or if it has acquired, through use, secondary meaning acknowledged by the relevant public.

06 July 2022

Foreign patent grants surge in China

Numbers rebound after declining in 2020, with Samsung, Toyota and Qualcomm leading the way, according to data from the CNIPA

30 June 2022

Delhi High Court reaches landmark decision on patent examination report deadlines

The court’s ruling means that delays in responding to examination reports may be permitted when it is clear that an applicant does not intend to abandon their patent application and an unfavourable result is due to negligence on the part of the prosecuting agent.

29 June 2022

Growing UAM industry will see more NPE activity, says EHang’s vice president

How a Chinese urban air mobility company is preparing for the next big IP battlefield

28 June 2022

Change at the top of Xiaomi’s IP Strategy team

After six years in charge, Paul Lin steps down to go solo, although he will remain an adviser to the Chinese company

23 June 2022

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