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  • ASEAN: a trade mark owner’s view

    The ASEAN region presents brands and their corporate counsel with challenges as diverse as the region itself, as Russ Jacobs of Starbucks tells Natalie Rahhal

  • How ASEAN countries rank for IP protection

    In the latest of our series of articles on ASEAN, Natalie Rahhal discovers that ratings for many countries in the region have improved, but important differences remain

  • Catching up with Canada: recent trade mark news

    Canada is continuing to amend its intellectual property acts to allow it to join international treaties, plain packaging legislation is being considered, and the Quebec government has proposed legislation to require businesses to use both French and English versions of their outside signage

  • Patent litigation trends in Russia

    Three years on from the launch of Russia’s specialist IP Court, Natalia Gulyaeva reviews some landmark cases and looks at lessons learned

  • Physical markets can be forced to stop sales of fakes - CJEU

    The operator of a physical market is an intermediary under the EU Enforcement Directive, and is subject to the same requirements as the operator of an online marketplace, the Court of Justice of the EU has ruled

  • Blocking order available to IP owners in UK

    The England and Wales Court of Appeal has confirmed that senior courts have jurisdiction to grant an injunction requiring ISPs in the UK to block websites selling counterfeit goods, in a case involving Cartier. The Court also held that ISPs can bear the costs of implementing such orders

  • IPOS open to soft IP for loan applications

    IPOS has approved the first loan application using a patent as collateral, and is opening its financing scheme up to other IP rights. But practitioners have concerns about valuation, as Stephy Tang reports

  • All eyes on ASEAN

    Economic and legal reforms are driving harmonisation within and beyond the ASEAN region, with big implications for IP owners. James Nurton, Stephy Tang and Natalie Rahhal introduce a year-long series of articles

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