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Rice maker overturns trade mark in Malaysia

26/06/2013
A Malaysian court has invalidated a trade mark for a type of Indian rice in one of the first cases in the country to deal with geographical indications

Numeral marks held to be confusingly similar

26/06/2013
In Companhia Muller de Bebidas v Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM) (Case T-472/08, September 3 2010), the General Court has reversed a decision of the Board of Appeal of OHIM in which the latter had found that there was no likelihood

PCT, Madrid and development top WIPO agenda

26/06/2013
Delegates from WIPO member states will gather in Geneva at the end of this month for the annual General Assemblies – with a proposal to reduce PCT fees, reforms to the Madrid Protocol and a report into WIPO's working practices at the top of the agen

Avoiding China’s litigation time limits

26/06/2013
Challenging jurisdiction could be an effective way for defendants to delay patent litigation in China, according to speakers at Managing IP’s Asia-Pacific IP Forum this week

An EU perspective on ACTA

26/06/2013
Secretive negotiations are underway for an international anti-counterfeiting deal. But what will ACTA mean for Europe? Marlous Stal-Hilders of Nederlandsch Octrooibureau explains

How to deal with customs in Asia

26/06/2013
Preparation, promotion and patience are three key requirements when working with Customs, according to speakers at the Asia-Pacific IP Forum

US report on China’s indigenous innovation slammed

26/06/2013
A US International Trade Commission report that attacked China’s indigenous innovation policies has been criticised by IP practitioners in the country

Workshop on “Valuating intellectual property and technology transfer”

26/06/2013
In two days of November 04- 05, 2010, in Hanoi Vietnam Office of Intellectual Property (VOIP) - Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) coordinated with ASEAN projects to protect Intellectual Property Rights (ECAP III) to organize the Workshop on &ldquo