Category: Insights

WIPO panel finds that Danish start-up Acubit engaged in reverse domain name hijacking

Technology start-up Acubit claimed that Danish trademark rules and practice should assign domain names to the relevant trademark owner.

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China-Norway patent prosecution highway pilot launches

A memorandum between China and Norway will speed up and reduce costs when applying for patents On April 1,

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Why China’s computer software copyright registrations are increasing

Statistics show a sharp rise in copyright registrations for computer software in China, which can provide an additional layer

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China further curbs bad-faith trademark applications

Provisions enacted alongside China’s recently amended Trademark Law seek to effectively regulate bad-faith trademark filings including penalties through the

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Balmain case highlights risk of using specialised public with low distinctive character marks

Balmain’s appeal to the General Court demonstrates that applicants should not rely on a specialised public for goods or services

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Protecting against digital trademark infringement

Over the past few years, digitalisation has brought immense business opportunities with new commerce concepts and marketing possibilities constantly

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German Court finds Unified Patent Court legislation unconstitutional

Today, the court tasked with upholding Germany’s constitution, the Bundesverfassungsgericht, has issued its long-awaited decision on a complaint against

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China’s upcoming amendments to the Patent Law include punitive damages

Last year saw a wave of legislative activity in China. The effects are being felt as different pieces of

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Supreme People’s Court reverses position on OEM trademark use in Honda case

China’s highest court has reversed its stance on trademark use from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in this landmark case

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UK is out of the Unified Patent Court

The United Kingdom’s government has confirmed to industry publication IAM-Media that the country will not be a member of

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