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International Trademark Association’s Annual Meeting Live+ took place in the United States

The International Trademark Association’s Annual Meeting Live+ took place in the United States from April 30 to May 4. The event comprised both in-person meetings and Live+ meetings to allow flexibility in consideration of the raging Covid-19 pandemic across the globe. Although INTA has been holding the Annual Meeting for nearly one-and-a-half centuries, the 144th time Annual Meeting by INTA in 2022 is still a special event unlike any other throughout the history of this organization with many new features, [...]

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AI can’t be named an inventor in Australia

According to a decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia in April 2022, AI can’t be named an inventor in Australia. The debate over the naming of an AI as an inventor in Australia alone and in the entire world, in general, has been going on for quite some time.  More specifically, the heated discussion was brought by Dr. Thaler over his super AI, DABUS – an “artificial neural system” known as the “device for the autonomous bootstrapping [...]

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India’s IP development path through the publication of the book Chrysalis 

Although The International Trademark Association’s Annual Meeting Live+’s event recently was the one that took all the spotlight in the media, however, little did the people know that next to that event, at a small reception, India’s IP development path through the publication of the book Chrysalis by Safir Anand was slowly simmering.  Safir Anand is the author of Chrysalis and the creative genius behind many leading brands in India proffering inputs on brand strategy, business models, marketing, and commercial insights, blended [...]

Reviewing IP-related mergers in China

Reviewing IP-related mergers in China

The assessment of mergers involving intellectual property rights is not subject to any special restrictions. As a result, competition authorities have the same authority to assess mergers involving intellectual property rights as they do non-intellectual property-related mergers. An assessment of the competitive impact of a merger including intellectual property rights The consideration of the competitive impact of a merger including intellectual property rights by the competition authority follows the same basic principles as mergers that do not include intellectual property. Given [...]

CNIPA Organizes a Regular Press Conference to Discuss IP Culture Development

CNIPA Organizes a Regular Press Conference to Discuss IP Culture Development

The IP culture theme of respecting knowledge, promoting innovation, integrity, law-abiding, and fair competition has thoroughly entered the public’s hearts and offered strong support for China’s transformation into an IP powerhouse. The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) held a regular news conference on March 30 for the first time, introducing IP culture growth and the future project schedule. At the press conference, the reporter learned that the CNIPA has worked diligently over the years to support IP culture growth [...]

Overview: the Chinese patent enforcement process

Overview: the Chinese patent enforcement process

Patent rights can be enforced against infringers by filing a patent infringement lawsuit in civil court or filing a patent law violation allegation with the China National Intellectual Property Administration’s local offices (CNIPA). The local CNIPA office will determine whether there is a violation and if there is, it can order the infringer to terminate the infringement, but it does not have jurisdiction over damages for patent infringement. Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou all have specialized IP courts. In these three [...]

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Report on the Taxation of Trademarks and Complementary Rights in Europe

At the beginning of May 2022, the International Trademark Association (INTA) has just released a Report on the Taxation of Trademarks and Complementary Rights in Europe. The Report aims to give out clear guidance on the tax implications with regards to trademark lifecycle in the European Union, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland. The report was announced during INTA’s 2022 Annual Meeting Live+, taking place virtually and in-person in Washington, DC, April 30-May 4.  With this report, the brand owners, and trademark practitioners [...]

IPOPHL launched the IPOPHL Learning Activities Workspace (ILAW) in the Philippines, IPOPHL launched the IPOPHL Learning Activities Workspace (ILAW) , the IPOPHL Learning Activities Workspace (ILAW) in the Philippines, the IPOPHL Learning Activities Workspace, ILAW,

IPOPHL launched the IPOPHL Learning Activities Workspace (ILAW) in the Philippines

To support the spreading of IP awareness to all people in the entire world, the IPOPHL has recently launched the IPOPHL Learning Activities Workspace (ILAW) in the Philippines. This marks one of the greatest achievements of a Southeast Asia IP Office in regards to an online IP learning system.  ILAW The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) Learning Activities Workspace (ILAW) is the official e-learning platform of the IPOPHL to support its mission to build an inclusive intellectual property system serving [...]

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Raising IP awareness in the young generation in Singapore

The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) and the National Youth Council (NYC) have recently conducted a joint survey called the Singapore IP and Youth survey to obtain a general understanding of how the young generation in Singapore perceives Intellectual Property and all the matters related. Through the survey, it’s clear that we need to raise IP awareness in the young generation in Singapore. Although Singapore is one of the fastest developing countries in the entire world, the young generation [...]

Elusive but effective: merchandising rights in fighting back against trademark squatting in China

Elusive but effective: merchandising rights in fighting back against trademark squatting in China

The Supreme People’s Court of the PRC (“SPC”) has issued a landmark ruling holding that a unique word developed in a fictional work can be protected as a prior right to invalidate a same later trademark registration if it fits specific criteria. Since 2015, two parties have been embroiled in a long-running trademark invalidation dispute. The trademark registrant, Shanghai You Qi Limited, wanted to register the term “Kui Hua Bao Dian” in standard Chinese characters as a mark for services [...]

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