Insights

A round up of the latest Intellectual Property news.

Thailand – Thai Intellectual Property Department Opposes “Jin Zhentou” Mark in China

Thailand aims to protect “Monthong”, a famous variety of Thai durian products by opposing Chinese trademark application for “Jin Zhentou”.

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Vietnam – Getting Over 52 Billion VND From Market Management Enforcement

In the first half of 2018, Vietnamese authorities detected 2,534 IP infringement cases with total penalty amounting to 52 billion VND.

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S&O Activities: S&O Attends Customs Training in Cambodia

On 27th June 2018, S&O participated in the workshop organized in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, by the General Department of Customs and Excise of Cambodia, for the purpose of training the Cambodian customs officers

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Philippines – The Innovative Plan Replacing Counterfeits In Philippines

New campaign of the authorities aims to suppress counterfeits in notorious Greenhills shopping center in Philippines

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China Achieves Remarkable Success in IPR Protection

China Achieves Remarkable Success in IPR Protection: China achieves 1.38 million patent applications for inventions in 2017, an increase of 14.2 per cent, the highest since 2010

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Enforcement of IP Rulings Gain High Priority

As a part of an amplified effort to ensure the integrity and the development of the rule of law, Chinese judges are giving high priority to the enforcement of monetary judgments and strict punishment for noncompliance. Jiang Ying, a Beijing Intellectual Property Court judge, stated that the great difficulty in implementing verdicts is permanently stopping […]

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China Leads the Charge in Blockchain Technology Patents

Blockchain technology has risen in popularity over the past five years as the technology behind cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. At its base level, it is an open ledger of information that can be used to record and track transactions, which is exchanged and verified on a peer-to-peer (P2P) network. This technology is a […]

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EU and China Commit to Tackle Online Counterfeiting

The European Union, the largest single economy in the world, and China held a conference on 2nd June in order to address the legal, operational and business solutions to tackle Intellectual Property infringements in e-commerce. As two of the world’s leading economies, the EU and China working together in the enforcement of protection for Intellectual […]

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Thailand: DEPA Fund to Help Startups Protecting Their Trademark

Thailand has announced establishing the intellectual property fund within the Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA) in order to help startups which are active on the digital market to protect their innovations and increase their competitiveness

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New Regulations on IP Under the Revised Penal Code in Vietnam

The revised Penal Code came in force on 1 January 2018 with a few amended regulations on IP issues.

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