Month: February 2016

Trademark Protection in China – if everyone could be Disney…

In October 2015, the Chinese State Administration for Industry and Commerce (AIC) announced a special one-year nationwide campaign to

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Your guiding star

A successful and effective company is organized such that the points of the Star Model – Strategy, Structure, Processes,

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Have faith in bad faith?

Swedish furniture retailer IKEA has lost the rights to its trademark in Indonesia. The Indonesian Supreme Court has cancelled

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Revised PACE programme from 1 January 2016

The programme for accelerated prosecution of European Patent Applications (PACE) allows applicants to request that the European Patent Office

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Changes to the European Trademark system

Classification reform – Article 28 (8) As we mentioned in our blog on 18 January 2016, a new regulation

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OEM activities in China do not amount to trademark infringement

The PRC Supreme People’s Court has decided that OEM activities in China do not amount to trademark infringement (however,

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Unitary SPCs in Europe after all?

As readers of this blog know, we at Awapatent are actively following the exciting developments in the creation of

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