Intellectual Property

Tadashi Kageyama, Senior Managing Director, Kroll As Asian companies move steadily up the value chain, a new problem becomes more and more urgent: protection of information. According to Kroll’s…
November 2014
Intellectual property — patents — short-term patent — construction of patent — whether invalid by reason of insufficiency — test for determining sufficiency P was the registered owner of a Hong Kong…
October 2014
Written by Katherine Wang, Ropes & Gray Regulation The amended Regulation for the Supervision and Administration of Medical Devices (the “Regulation,” also known as the State Council Order No…
September 2014
Written by King & Wood Mallesons’ Trademark Group As expected for years by brand owners, the Chinese Trademark Office has announced new practice regulations and has started to receive multi-…
September 2014
Intellectual property - patents - title - licensee of licence granted by patent owner estopped from disputing licensor’s title and validity of patent - whether licence agreements in respect of “…
August 2014
HTC Corp and others did not violate digital camera patents owned by Apple Inc spinoff FlashPoint Technology to make their smartphones, the US International Trade Commission (“ITC”) said last week.…
March 2014
Sinovel Wind Group Ltd, the power generation company accused by the US government of industrial espionage, announced that it is under criminal investigation by China’s stock markets regulator for…
February 2014
Not long before this year’s first Number 8 Typhoon Warning Signal was hoisted, we spoke with Mr. Ang Kwee Tiang, the Regional Director for the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (“…
September 2013
Trade marks — whether defendants’ case of international reputation and honest use established The plaintiffs (“P1–2”), a large and well-known local coffee and tea manufacturer, supplier, distributor…
June 2013
China has recently accelerated efforts to bring its intellectual property laws in line with other highly innovative countries, but its laws continue to be in transition, legal experts say. US…
May 2013
Infringement —whether likelihood of confusion — whether unfair advantage or detriment to character and repute of marks The plaintiffs sought summary judgment on liability for both trade mark…
March 2013