Wyeth’s 16-year battle against bad-faith trademarks in China

In light of the final ruling they won in May 2018, Mr. Zhenkun Fu and Ms. Maggie Yang of Corner Stone & Partners explain the complex case over bad-faith trademarks “Wyeth” and “Wyeth in Chinese”.

Intellectual Property Appellate Board: A route for trademark cancellation in India

Mr. Omesh Puri and Ms. Aprajita Nigam from LexOrbis consider the role of IPAB as a stepping stone in the ever developing and changing IP landscape of India.

The importance of data verification in every IP strategy

Elena Galletti from Brandstock outlines the importance of data verification and presents some of the considerations to make when including data verification in your IP strategy.

Fight against counterfeits in Mexico: Past, present, and future

Victor Ramirez and Fernanda Diaz from OLIVARES give a legal perspective of the legal actions initiated in recent years in Mexico, the reality of these and the possible future that Mexico is facing.

Difficulties and trends on the protection of three-dimensional marks

Dr. Xiuping OU from Jiaquan IP Law reflects on a dispute case of body wash in China that dealt with the difficulties of protection of 3D marks.

Boom in trademarks indicates unprecedented Chinese growth

Robert Reading, Director of Custom & Managed Solutions, CompuMark, a brand of Clarivate Analytics, explores the growth of the Chinese economy in recent years

Mediation and arbitration in Intellectual Property

Vera Albino and Miguel Bibe from Inventa International outline the key features and benefits of using mediation and arbitration instead of lawsuits to settle disputes in Africa.

An update on Mexico’s trademark opposition system

Marisol Balandra from Uhthoff Gomez Vega-Uhthoff gives an in-depth analysis of Mexico’s trademark opposition system since updates and proposed updates were enforced.

Appellations of origin of goods and geographical indications in Russia

Viacheslav Rybchak from Gorodissky & Partners closely considers AOGs and GIs in Russian intellectual property law and how they will be used to stimulate the development of the legal system.

Are you ready for The Amazon Effect? Equipping ourselves to meet the changes in the legal marketplace

Kathryn Szymczyk discusses how The Amazon Effect is already impacting the legal market and how we need to shift our thinking to face this challenge.

ASIA PACIFIC TRADEMARK RANKINGS

A comprehensive list of the most well-respected law firms from the Asia Pacific region in alphabetical country and company order.

Ferrari are being sued by Steve McQueen’s family

Luxury car brand Ferrari are being sued by the family of Steve McQueen - 'the King of Cool' - for making products around the image of the iconic actor. The family claim they should be compensated for the company using his image and profiting off his name. The lawsuit...

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41% UK increase in spirits trademarks

It has been widely reported that the number of trademarks for beer and cider has been on a steady increase in recent years and now City law firm RPC has revealed that the same pattern is taking place with spirits and liqueurs in the UK. According to the...

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