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Overview of dealing with infringement of intellectual property rights in Vietnam, infringement of intellectual property rights in Vietnam, intellectual property rights in Vietnam, dealing with infringement of intellectual property rights in Vietnam

Overview of dealing with infringement of intellectual property rights in Vietnam

Despite the fact that Vietnam has concentrated on protecting intellectual property rights (“IPR”), there are still many examples where individuals/organizations have “accidentally or purposefully” infringed on others’ IPR. Using trademarks, trade names, or other identification indications without the owner’s consent is an example of infringement. What is the Vietnamese legal framework for dealing with intellectual property infringement? Requesting that infringing organizations/individuals cease their actions When the infringing acts and the infringer have been identified, the IPR owner can send a formal [...]

Keynotes learned from the Champagne trademark battle, Champagne trademark battle, IP battle of champagne, Champagne legal problem

Keynotes learned from the “Champagne” trademark battle

Champagne has always been one of the most favored drinks in the history of mankind. However, not all things that are too famous and good are ‘good’. As the decisions relating to the IP conflicts of champagne have come to a close, we now take a closer look at the keynotes learned from the “Champagne” trademark battle. In the IP field, when something is too famous, there will be many parties that like to use that famous in order to [...]

IP legal problems with OEM product exports from China, OEM product exports from China, Original Equipment Manufacturing - OEM, IP legal problems with OEM product exports from China

IP legal problems with OEM product exports from China

China has been increasing its efforts on the inspection of OEM products as there have been many IP legal problems with OEM product exports from China. Accordingly, individuals/organizations conducting businesses in China should take extra caution in recent times.  Original Equipment Manufacturing – OEM Although these terms are not very well known in public, however, both the terms OEM and ODM are very familiar in the industrial manufacturing industry. OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturing, and ODM stands for Original Design [...]

The issue of trademark registration with hemp and cannabis products in Thailand, Cannabis and hemp in Thailand, Cannabis and hemp, Role of cannabis and hemp in IP field in Thailand

The issue of trademark registration with hemp and cannabis products in Thailand 

As the world develops, there is also the need to amend the current regulations that might not too suitable for the developing world. Within the IP world in Thailand, there is currently a problem with some of the plants that are not compatible with the law of this country, specifically hemp and cannabis and its products. Cannabis and hemp have been forbidden in many countries due to their lethal products and their effect on society.  However, in Thailand, from 2019 until [...]

Update on trademark registration and trademark re-filing, New Trademark Registration under the Old Law, the New Trademark Law 2019 , Re-filing Registered Trademarks under the New Trademark Law 2019, Re-filing under Myanmar New Trademark Law 2019, Myanmar New Trademark Law 2019, New Trademark Law 2019 in Myanmar, refiling trademark law in Myanmar, trademark in Myanmar, Myanmar trademark law, new Myanmar trademark law

Myanmar: Update on trademark registration and trademark re-filing

As of December 2021, this note provides an update on Myanmar’s trademark law and practice in connection to the registration of new trademarks and the re-filing of previously registered and used trademarks. As you may be aware, Myanmar previously lacked a trademark law. Previously, all trademarks in Myanmar had to be registered by filing a Declaration of Ownership of Trademark with the Myanmar Registrar. Of note, all trademarks registered previously have not undergone substantive examination. A new Trademark Law was passed [...]

CNIPA: Strategic suggestions on trademark protection of enterprises

CNIPA published Guidelines on Trademark Protection and Enforcement in China on November 23, 2021, which included the following strategic recommendations for enterprise trademark protection: After trademark registration, make standardized use of trademarks The trademark registrants must standardize the use of registered trademarks to retain the exclusive right of registered trademarks and avoid infringement concerns. In general, businesses should pay attention to the following factors: The trademark registrant must, in principle, preserve the trademark pattern similar to that mentioned in the trademark registration [...]

Registering the mark “And Then There Were None” after more than 80 years since the publication date, And Then There Were None, Registering the mark “And Then There Were None”, Agatha Christie

Registering the mark “And Then There Were None” after more than 80 years since the publication date

Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None” is her most popular works published more than 80 years ago. However, when Agatha Christie Limited, the company set up by the author herself which is now being operated by her great-grandson files for the trademark registration of the words, they got denied repeatedly … until now.  Recently in the case of Agatha Christie Limited v. Registrar Of Trade Marks, the Delhi High Court has granted trademark protection to the mark “AND THEN [...]

The problem with the ‘Patent Landscape’ technique, Patent Landscape, the patent landscape technique, ‘Patent Landscape’ technique

The problem with the ‘Patent Landscape’ technique

In the IP field, we often hear the term ‘patent landscape’ as a method to provide the necessary data about a specific patent. However, is this method really that effective? What is the problem with the ‘patent landscape’ technique? Patent landscape A patent landscape is an analysis of patent data that reveals business, scientific and technological trends. Landscape reports typically focus on a single industry, technology, or geographic region. According to WIPO, patent landscape reports (PLRs) provide a snapshot of the patent [...]

The dispute surrounding the mark “HORIZON” in Singapore, Problems about the "HORIZON" trademark, HORIZON, HUMAN HORIZONS,

The dispute surrounding the mark “HORIZON” in Singapore

“HUMAN HORIZONS” and “HORIZON” are really similar and it makes people think that they are from the same company. However, the problem is that it is not. The 2 marks are actually from different companies – technology company Human Horizons Holdings Co., Ltd. (HUMAN HORIZONS) and Louis Vuitton Malletier (HORIZON), thus creating the dispute surrounding the mark “HORIZON” in Singapore. Although the technology company Human Horizons Holdings Co., Ltd. has the word “Human Horizons” as its company name, now they [...]

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