China SPC to establish a Specialised IP Court at the National Level
On 26 October 2018, the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) issued a Decision to introduce a new IP Court of Appeals at the national level within...
On 26 October 2018, the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) issued a Decision to introduce a...
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Descriptive Composite Marks – Are They Worthwhile?
One of the most common questions people usually ask is what type of mark to file for? A business will often use all three types of mark. For instance, their...
One of the most common questions people usually ask is what type of mark to file for? A business will...
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China Update: Digital platform switched for SINO-US priority document exchange
Starting from September 1, 2018, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will switch to the World Intellectual Property Organization...
Starting from September 1, 2018, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) and the United States Patent and Trademark...
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China Update: “Small is beautiful” – the potential need for additional focused claims
In our newsletter of March 16, 2017 we reported on the recent changes in the Guidelines for Examination http://www.spruson.com/china-revises-guidelines-for-patent-examination/ . In one paragraph we speculated that there is a...
In our newsletter of March 16, 2017 we reported on the recent changes in the Guidelines for Examination http://www.spruson.com/china-revises-guidelines-for-patent-examination/...
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IPOS becomes a Supplementary International Search Authority
The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has recently become the ninth IP office recognised by WIPO as a Supplementary International Search Authority (SISA). IPOS is also the only...
The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has recently become the ninth IP office recognised by WIPO as a...
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Spruson & Ferguson appoints seven new Principals
Spruson & Ferguson is pleased to announce the appointment of seven new Principals across the firm as part of the 2018 promotions.
Spruson & Ferguson is pleased to announce the appointment of seven new Principals across the firm as part of...
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Charitable work and a dispute about a smile
OPERATION SMILE, INC. v BEAM INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION LIMITED (formerly known as OPERATION SMILE - CHINA MEDICAL MISSION LIMITED) HCA 1026/2015 In a recent judgment, the Hong Kong High Court decided whether,...
OPERATION SMILE, INC. v BEAM INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION LIMITED (formerly known as OPERATION SMILE - CHINA MEDICAL MISSION LIMITED) HCA...
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