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Singapore 2018 Budget presents initiatives to encourage innovation

31 May 2018 by Managing Intellectual Property

Wu Zhexuan Singapore finance minister Heng Swee Keat delivered the Budget Statement to Parliament on February 19 2018

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The importance of notice in patent infringement cases

31 May 2018 by Editha Hechanova

The IP Code of the Philippines does not expressly state that patented products must bear patent markings which serve to notify the public and competitors that products are patented. However, Section 80 of the IP Code provides that “damages cannot be recovered for acts of infringement committed before the infringer knew, or had reasonable grounds to know of the patent.

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The importance of transparency in the new code

31 May 2018 by Joanne Martin

A new Code of Conduct for Trans-Tasman Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys (the code) came into effect on February 23 2018 to address two issues

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The TTAB addresses issue preclusion and ex parte appeals

31 May 2018 by Karen Artz Ash

The US Supreme Court’s ruling in B&B Hardware, Inc v Hargis Industries, Inc provided that courts were obligated to give preclusive effect to decisions made by the US Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) if the ordinary elements of issue preclusion are met

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Unregistered trade marks in Kenya and the OAPI

31 May 2018 by Wayne Meiring

The recent Kenyan High Court decision of Fibrelink Limited v Star Television Productions Limited is important. This is because it confirms that it is possible to oppose a trade mark application in Kenya on the basis of a common law or unregistered mark.

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Malaysia: Recent developments in trade mark law and practice

22 May 2018 by Azlina Aisyah Khalid

Azlina Aisyah Khalid analyses recent developments in Malaysia, including record trade mark filing, a case involving allegations of abandonment and the latest on legislation

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China: A new trend of trade mark infringement in the sports industry

20 May 2018 by Managing Intellectual Property

Some sports brands have been targeted by infringers using similar marks. Ason Zhang and Andrew Lu discuss recent cases and suggest strategies for combating this

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Brazil: Two effective ways to protect your trade mark rights

18 May 2018 by Isabella Cardozo

Isabella Cardozo, Hannah Fernandes and Rafael Rocha of Daniel Legal and IP Strategy evaluate the benefits of judicial appeals and stress the importance of agreements which are effective in Brazil

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The Stars in intellectual property work (2018)

17 May 2018 by Managing Intellectual Property

This year's publication features the highly recommended intellectual property practitioners in more than 50 jurisdictions

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Managing IP's Top 250 Women in IP 2018

16 May 2018 by Managing Intellectual Property

This year’s leading female intellectual property practitioners in Asia, Americas and EMEA