27 March, 2018

Asia-Pacific Regional Trade Mark Update - March 2018

Asia-Pacific Regional Trade Mark Update - March 2018

Our Asia-Pacific Regional Trade Mark Update provides a summary of recent trade mark decisions and current trends in trade marks in a number of markets across the region.

Australian Trade Mark Update

Draft Bill proposes key trade mark law changes in Australia

The Australian Government recently released the Exposure Draft of the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 1 and Other Measures) Bill (the Bill).

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Australia Trade Marks Office Case Summaries

We’ve summarised a number of interesting trade mark cases and developments in trade marks in Australia.

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China Trade Mark Update

When One More Bird becomes One Too Many

The China Supreme People’s Court’s 2017 Regulations are expected to bring a more flexible and comprehensive approach when assessing whether there is a conflict between two trade marks, yet their implementation by the Chinese courts has proven to be slow.

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Indonesia Trade Mark Update

Well-Known Mark

In a recent case before the Indonesian Supreme Court, the Indonesian Supreme Court in its decision at the highest stage, confirmed GS Yuasa Corporation’s  ownership of the GS mark – being a well-known mark.

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Myanmar Trade Mark Update

Myanmar Upper House approves new trademark law

The progress of Myanmar’s new trade mark law continues with the Myanmar Upper House recently approving the country’s first formal trademark law.

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New Zealand Trade Mark Update

Monecor (London) Limited v TTT Moneycorp Limited [2018] NZIPOTM 1 (9 January 2018)

The Intellectual Property of New Zealand has held that use of the MONECOR trade mark would be likely to deceive or confuse in light of a prior registration for the MONEYCORP trade mark.

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Thailand Trade Mark Update

Thailand and the Madrid Protocol – everything you need to know

We’ve summarised the rules in the Ministerial Regulations that potential applicants should consider before filing international applications from Thailand or choosing Thailand as a designated country in a Madrid application.

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IP progress recognised as Thailand removed from Priority Watch List

In January 2018, Thailand’s efforts to strengthen its IP system and enforcement processes for counterfeit and pirated goods were recognised with the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) removing Thailand from its Priority Watch List for intellectual property.

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