Category: Insights

Opinions

China issues Opinions on destroying infringing and counterfeit goods

On August 13, 2020, nine of China’s authorities including the Supreme People’s Court and the State Administration for Market

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Criteria

CNIPA publishes trademark infringement criteria

To help strengthen and guide trademark law enforcement, provide uniform criteria for law enforcement, strengthen the protection of exclusive

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Nobel prize awarded to Crispr-patent tussle party Charpentier and Doudna

The Nobel committee has announced that this year’s prize in Chemistry is awarded to Doudna and Charpentier for their

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EU requires manufacturers to disclose scientific documents during risk assessment for food chain production

The European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) is in charge of the registration into the European Union of novel foods

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boost for brand owners

Boost for brand owners as Denmark introduces Product and Market Surveillance Law

On 4 June 2020 the Danish Parliament passed the Product and Market Surveillance Law, which concerns product safety and

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China Patent Law Update: Second Reading of Draft Amendments

The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress released the second reading of the draft amendments to the PRC

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Amendments to Hong Kong’s Trade Marks Ordinance paves the way for Madrid Protocol

The Trade Marks (Amendment) Ordinance 2020 was gazetted on June 19, 2020. While the Amendment does not introduce any

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Court decisions highlight challenges using copyright to protect designs in Denmark

Two eagerly-awaited decisions from the Danish courts serve as a reminder that registered design rights offer greater protection over

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How to fast track patent applications in China through prioritised patent examination

Xiaofan Chen from AWA Asia’s patent team in Beijing looks at how applicants can streamline the examination of certain

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Upcoming amendments to China’s Copyright Law

Long-awaited amendments to China’s Copyright Law introduce punitive damages for the first time, provide greater powers to the authorities

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