In collaboration with 17 other agencies, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) published the Opinions on Accelerating the High-Quality Development of IP Services in December 2022.
By 2030, China should have more than RMB 500 billion (US$ 73 billion) in revenue, 2,000 or more service agencies, and 1.5 million or more practitioners, according to the development goals for IP services put forth by CNIPA.
The Guidelines for Building a Powerful Intellectual Property Nation (2021–2035) and the National Intellectual Property Protection [...]
The Directorate General of Intellectual Property (DJKI) of the Law and Human Rights Ministry has said that it aims to prevent infringement of film intellectual property by increasing public awareness and strengthening legal enforcement.
“We continue to support Indonesian cinema by providing information sessions, collaborating with film communities, and educating the public that the act of pirating films violates the law,” said Anggoro Dasananto, director of copyright and industrial design at DJKI.
DJKI has also stepped up preventative actions against IP [...]
The Japan Patent Office (JPO), the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), and the Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology, and Innovation in Cambodia have all signed an IP agreement, known as the IP Agreement of tripartite commitment among Cambodia, Japan and ERIA with the main purpose of promoting IP awareness and development in Cambodia.
IP Agreement of tripartite commitment among Cambodia, Japan and ERIA
The IP Agreement of tripartite commitment among Cambodia, Japan, and ERIA refers to a [...]
The first to use principle is a concept in intellectual property law that gives preference to the party that first uses a particular trademark or service mark in commerce. In addition, the requirement to use appears in both first to use principle as well as first to file principle. Learning the necessity to prove use/first use in Intellectual Property matter is extremely important and should be noted accordingly.
Proof of first to use
The “first to use” principle is a concept [...]
Philippines has just published a report indicating that this country has once again breaks a new record on IP filings as the economy of the country is on rapid increase.
The number of intellectual property (IP) applications at the IP Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) in 2022 established a new record-high, as the Philippine economy displayed strong economic momentum and IP is leveraged as a capital for resilient growth.
Overall, 48,259 applications were received last year, 2% higher than the previous [...]
The new FTA between Indonesia and Kazakhstan is expected to bring great news to the development of both countries, especially Indonesia as Kazakh suppliers will have the ability to fast transport, export their products into the Indonesia market.
Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Trade and Integration recently stated that the first round of negotiations to conclude a free trade deal between Eurasian Economic Union members and Indonesia had begun.
The aspects to be discussed include the specifics of the proposed agreement, such as [...]
The prince and princess, as well as head of states, powerful countries around the world are not above intellectual property rights. This is a fact established in the modern era of 21st century. This is further proved recently as the former ‘Princess of England’ was in the press again with a new update on the trademark dispute “Archetypes”.
When Meghan Markle sought to trademark the word “Archetypes” in 2022, the duchess made a splash in several international newspapers. However, considering [...]
In Australia, brands may obtain registrations for aspects of packaging, such as colour schemes and design elements. Brand owners can still protect their rights even without registration. However, unregistering rights can only get you so far in Australia as there will be many obstacles that brand owners may find it difficult to pass through when a conflict occurs.
This statement can be made clear through the Brick Lane Brewing Co Pty Ltd v Torquay Beverage Company Pty Ltd in Australia.
This is a [...]
From March 16 to 17, 2022 in Hanoi, NOIP in collaboration with the World Intellectual Property Organization WIPO and the Japanese Patent Office JPO organized an international conference name “The Madrid system for international registration of trademarks for intellectual property offices in Asia – Pacific”.
As an annual activity of countries in the region to promote initiatives, propagate and promote the Madrid system in the region, the international conference on “The Madrid system for international registration of trademarks for intellectual [...]
Following the establishment of the IP Division in the Delhi High Court and the recent IP Division in the Madras High Court of India, many experts expected other areas in India to follow suit, establish more specialized IP Division, for example the Bombay, Calcutta, Karnataka High Court.
In July 2021, the Delhi High Court in India established a dedicated Intellectual Property (IP) Division to hear and decide IP-related disputes. The establishment of this division was a significant development in India’s [...]
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