Indonesia: GS Yuasa wins trade mark dispute in Supreme Court (MA)
In a Supreme Court decision, Japanese ACCU battery manufacturer, GS Yuasa Corporation (GS Yuasa), prevailed in a trade mark dispute involving a GSJ mark belonging to PT Golden Surya Jaya. In the trial that took place in June 2020, the Supreme Court upheld the Commercial Court's decision to...
In a Supreme Court decision, Japanese ACCU battery manufacturer, GS Yuasa Corporation (GS Yuasa), prevailed in a trade mark dispute involving a GSJ mark belonging to PT Golden Surya Jaya. In the trial that took...
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China Classification
Foreign brand owners can file trade mark applications in China as national applications or International Registrations (IRs) under the Madrid Protocol. There are pros and cons to each route and brand...
Foreign brand owners can file trade mark applications in China as national applications or International Registrations (IRs) under the Madrid...
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Facebook loses “FACEBOOK” trade mark in China
On 20 March 2020, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (“CNIPA”) issued decisions to invalidate two of Facebook’s trade mark registrations in Class 42. This marks a huge setback...
On 20 March 2020, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (“CNIPA”) issued decisions to invalidate two of Facebook’s trade...
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COVID-19 IP office China and Hong Kong (SAR) update: what you need to know for IP matters in China and Hong Kong (SAR)
Spruson & Ferguson is actively monitoring the emerging issue of the Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia (Wuhan virus) and we will provide further updates as the situation evolves.  China Update The State Council in China...
Spruson & Ferguson is actively monitoring the emerging issue of the Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia (Wuhan virus) and we will provide further updates...
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China update: IP section in the China-US trade deal (phase one)
On 15th January 2020, the Governments of the United States of America and the People’s Republic of China signed the phase one documentation of a new Economic and Trade...
On 15th January 2020, the Governments of the United States of America and the People’s Republic of China signed...
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New rules to sanction trade mark filing irregularities in China
The China State Administration for Market Regulation (“SAMR”) announced the enactment of the Rules on Regulating Trade Mark Filing Acts, which was released in the form of SAMR Decree No.17...
The China State Administration for Market Regulation (“SAMR”) announced the enactment of the Rules on Regulating Trade Mark Filing Acts,...
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Colour-Fool? Don’t Miss the Rise of Colour-Combination Marks
China has allowed the registration of colour-combination marks since 2001, but the treatment of such marks is still shrouded by uncertainty, skepticism and sometimes comic confusion to brand owners...
China has allowed the registration of colour-combination marks since 2001, but the treatment of such marks is still shrouded...
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