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Peter Leung

Location: Hong Kong
Company: Managing IP
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  • Thu, 10 December 2015

    What effect will the TPP have on your country?

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership has been finalised. Is the IP chapter all that it's cracked up to be?

  • Mon, 09 November 2015

    Why China watchers need to pay attention to IP

    Developments at China's IP courts may signal bigger changes to the country's evolving commercial legal system

  • Wed, 04 November 2015

    The latest around the Asia-Pacific

    Check out Managing IP's latest supplements on the newest developments in the Asia-Pacific region

  • Mon, 20 July 2015

    Join Managing IP's upcoming Asia events

    In August and September, Managing IP will be hosting events in Singapore and Shanghai that will explore some of the biggest IP developments from around the world and featuring some of the most respected experts in the region

  • Thu, 21 May 2015

    Turning a corner on the new gTLDs

    Amidst the controversy about the dot-sucks domain, some brand owners appear to be seeing the new gTLDs as more than just another frontier to defend

  • Fri, 03 April 2015

    A focus on China

    As international businesses settle into their long term China strategies, intellectual property becomes increasingly important. Download our China Focus for insights onto the increasingly mature but complex Chinese IP system

  • Wed, 25 February 2015

    A trip to Beijing

    The Beijing IP Court reflects the city's rapid development - reflections on a recent visit

  • Tue, 24 February 2015

    Meet the Managing IP team: Peter Leung

    Peter Leung is Managing IP's Hong Kong-based Asia editor. But he's about to make a big move ...

  • Tue, 10 February 2015

    Has China’s “skin in the game moment” arrived?

    The common wisdom has been that economic development will lead to increased demand for IP protection among Chinese companies and consumers. Have we reached that point yet?

  • Fri, 30 January 2015

    Alibaba's counterfeits spat may signal e-commerce shift

    Criticisms from Chinese regulators directed at Alibaba may be part of a larger move to regulate e-commerce

  • Tue, 16 December 2014

    How goes the trade mark filing race?

    Which country is the leading filers of trade marks? And what does it mean?

  • Wed, 12 November 2014

    Did the APEC summit lay the groundwork for future IP developments?

    No big IP-related announcements came out of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing. Should businesses be worried?

  • Thu, 09 October 2014

    Are utility models a key part of India’s economic strategy?

    During his election campaign earlier this year, India Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised to “embark on the path of IPRs and Patents in a big way”. This week, the government begins to reveal some of its plans

  • Mon, 06 October 2014

    The worldwide problem of commercialisation

    Much like their counterparts in Europe and the US, organisations in Asia are searching for ways to monetise intellectual property. One institution offers a useful model

  • Mon, 22 September 2014

    Is Alibaba China’s biggest brand?

    Alibaba’s record-breaking IPO is a coming-of-age story for Chinese brands

  • Mon, 04 August 2014

    GlaxoSmithKline's China bribery case may have serious consequences for IP enforcement

    The arrest and upcoming trial of British journalist-turned-investigator Peter Humphrey highlights concerns about the ambiguous legal status of private investigators, a key part of the IP protection landscape in China

  • Tue, 29 July 2014

    How would you streamline your IP system?

    Australia’s IP office is seeking public comments on how to reduce red tape. What bureaucratic and regulatory inefficiencies do you face and how would you fix the system in your jurisdiction?

  • Fri, 18 July 2014

    What is innovation and how do you measure it?

    Today, WIPO released its highly-publicised Global Innovation Index. Some examples from the Asian data show that innovation is hard to measure and maybe even harder to define

  • Mon, 30 June 2014

    Can intellectual property ever be non-political?

    In his interview with Managing IP earlier this month, former SIPO commissioner Tian Lipu said that IP disputes should be treated as a matter between private parties rather than a political argument. But as the importance of IP grows, is this even possible?

  • Wed, 11 June 2014

    Outstanding achievement award – Tian Lipu, former commissioner of SIPO

    Tian Lipu, the former commissioner of SIPO, will receive Managing IP’s lifetime achievement award at the China International IP Forum 2014 on June 12 in Beijing

  • Wed, 04 June 2014

    Are TPP supporters talking to themselves?

    Opponents of the Transpacific Partnership are increasingly vocal and making their concerns heard. But are supporters of the trade treaty missing the point?

  • Thu, 22 May 2014

    Are big changes coming in India?

    Narendra Modi, the new Prime Minister of India, and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have promised to “embark on the path of IPRs and Patents in a big way”. What will this mean for rights owners?

  • Fri, 16 May 2014

    The internet can be a ridiculous place

    The Wild West nature of the Web is its greatest strength, and brand owners should accept the messiness, including dot-sucks

  • Thu, 08 May 2014

    Is the next big Chinese brand coming?

    China has long been attractive to international brands looking to sell to its increasingly affluent consumers. When will Chinese brands return the favour?

  • Fri, 25 April 2014

    IP courts: the next step in China’s IP evolution?

    Plans to set up specialised IP courts in China appear to be picking up steam. What changes will they bring to China’s IP system?

  • Mon, 07 April 2014

    Keeping up with China

    From design patent protection for graphic user interfaces to the evolution of transitional phrases in patents to the continual challenge of trade mark squatters, the wide range of topics covered in this year’s China IP Focus reflects the rapid pace of change in the world’s largest market

  • Tue, 04 March 2014

    What would the ideal patent system look like?

    Hong Kong is set to announce the results of its tender for advisers to its patent system overhaul. When building a patent system (nearly) from scratch, what features would you include?

  • Thu, 20 February 2014

    Will brands flock to non-Latin alphabet gTLDs?

    One of the more highly touted features of the newest round of gTLDs is the ability to have non-Latin alphabet addresses. However, it is unclear whether trade mark owners are interested

  • Fri, 14 February 2014

    IP in India: beyond the headlines

    The debate over pharmaceutical patents and how they relate to the public interest draws a lot of attention, but IP in India is much more than that - as our India IP & Innovation Forum later this month will show

  • Tue, 11 February 2014

    Why hasn’t the US brought its TRIPS case against India?

    Last night, US Trade Representative Michael Froman announced he will file a WTO complaint related to domestic content requirements in India’s solar programme. However, rights holders are asking: where is the drug patent-related complaint?

  • Fri, 07 February 2014

    Do you need an international firm in China?

    International law firms have long positioned themselves in China as the purveyors of high-end legal work that can help foreign rights holders navigate the complex legal environment there. However, as the IP legal market matures, international law firms see themselves in increasing competition with not just each other, but domestic players as well

  • Thu, 23 January 2014

    Do plain packs actually help counterfeiters?

    Opponents of plain packaging say that the scheme ultimately benefits counterfeiters by making it easier to produce fakes, but a report commissioned by the tobacco companies don’t support this argument

  • Mon, 20 January 2014

    Was the InterDigital arrest controversy just a misunderstanding?

    China has made considerable strides at increasing transparency in its legal and IP system, but the Huawei-InterDigital dispute shows that much improvement still is needed

  • Thu, 09 January 2014

    Is SIPO taking a different tack?

    Will the new head of SIPO bring a different perspective to the world’s largest patent office?

  • Fri, 03 January 2014

    FRAND looms large in the Year of the Horse

    Changes to core IP laws in Asia will keep practitioners and rights owners busy this year, but competition law may be the hottest area of all

  • Mon, 09 December 2013

    What is a good measure of IP progress?

    We live in a world of quantifiable results and data-driven decision making. What are some of the best metrics for measuring IP improvement?

  • Tue, 03 December 2013

    IP litigation is a big deal in Asia

    As businesses turn their attention to Asia, it’s inevitable that there is a corresponding increase in the number of IP disputes. This year, what were some of the most important cases around the region?

  • Fri, 29 November 2013

    What are IP journalists doing wrong?

    Increased interest in intellectual property has not necessarily resulted in a better understanding of IP rights or stronger support for them. How can the media help?

  • Fri, 22 November 2013

    Superman and The King live on; five around the web

    This week’s roundup features Microsoft v Acacia, plans for a Chinese IP court and Starbucks’ trade mark victory in Thailand

  • Mon, 18 November 2013

    How China is bucking the trend on R&D spending

    A new report from WIPO shows that China’s R&D spending is increasing rapidly. Is China making good on its promise to become an innovation-driven economy?

  • Thu, 14 November 2013

    The TPP and the ghosts of treaties past

    Yesterday, Wikileaks released what is purported to be a negotiation copy of the IP chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). As the opposition mobilises, can the TPP avoid ACTA’s fate?

  • Tue, 12 November 2013

    Will trade deals stymie IP progress?

    Bilateral trade deals are an increasingly popular tool for rights holders for securing higher levels of IP protection, but will the proliferation of such agreements give parties too much power to block legislation?

  • Fri, 01 November 2013

    India rejects another compulsory licence

    India’s first compulsory licence last year sparked worries that it would be the first of many and accusations that the country was engaging in discriminatory practices against international rights holders. However, rejections of further compulsory licences tell a different story

  • Thu, 10 October 2013

    Text me maybe: the new sales channels used by counterfeiters

    In Hong Kong and China, brand owners and their investigators scour street markets and the internet to track down counterfeits. However, sellers are also hawking their goods through other channels

  • Wed, 09 October 2013

    Do we even need IP marketplaces?

    There is a lot of talk about the future of IP marketplaces, but not all rights holders are convinced of the benefits

  • Thu, 26 September 2013

    Hong Kong pushes forward with IP hub strategy

    Last week, key members of Hong Kong’s government introduced the basic outline of its IP trading hub strategy. Does this signal the next stage toward the city’s ambitions, or that it is falling behind?

  • Fri, 13 September 2013

    Weekly roundup: music-and-IP edition

    This week’s roundup of stories from around the IP world features an inventor claiming to have patents covering podcasting and playlist navigation, and a study expressing doubts about the efficacy of graduated response programmes in preventing internet piracy

  • Thu, 05 September 2013

    To fight trolls, do we need more than good patents?

    There is considerable debate about devising policies to deal with patent trolls without killing innovation. Is the solution as simple as higher quality patents?

  • Wed, 07 August 2013

    What's the difference between public interest and protectionism?

    The Obama administration’s veto of the ITC’s ban on iPhone 4 imports has sparked accusations about protectionist policies. Are these claims justified?

  • Fri, 02 August 2013

    Weekly web round-up: US IP investment, Customs team-up and the joys of radio station ownership

    Some of the best stories about the IP world this week include analysis of the contribution IP makes to US GDP, China’s latest campaign against fakes (no steamrollers thus far), the latest chapter in the ASCAP-Pandora spat and India’s thoughts on the US patent system

  • Thu, 01 August 2013

    Parallel imports – good for printers, bad for medicine?

    A report from the House of Representatives looks at why tech companies charge higher prices in Australia and ways to encourage parallel imports to address this. What does this mean for differential pricing schemes around the world?

  • Thu, 25 July 2013

    How to build an IP marketplace

    Proponents of IP exchanges envision a day where creators of intellectual property can connect with investors in a frictionless marketplace, but many sellers still need help joining the game

  • Mon, 15 July 2013

    China’s IP reforms are picking up steam

    After a relatively slow year for changes in China’s IP system, practitioners are expecting things to pick up pace again

  • Fri, 12 July 2013

    What new revenue sources do you see?

    Copyright holders, barring some setbacks, have been successful in securing stricter legal protections for their works, but one report argues that it hasn’t yielded any tangible results

  • Thu, 20 June 2013

    Will we see globe-trotting patent trolls any time soon?

    As the calls for action against patent trolls gain momentum in the US, will NPE-related litigation increase elsewhere?

  • Mon, 10 June 2013

    Intellectual property and political rights

    Attempts by rights holders to increase IP protections online have faced stiff opposition often chalked up to misinformation and misunderstandings, but it may be more than that

  • Wed, 29 May 2013

    Intellectual property with Chinese characteristics

    Advanced economies raising alarms over the state of IP protection in growing markets are nothing new, but what happens when the object of criticism is poised to become the world’s largest economy?

  • Tue, 23 April 2013

    Why Aereo encourages the wrong kind of innovation

    The Aereo decision may be a technically correct application of US copyright law, but the line drawn seems to be a distinction without a difference for all parties involved

  • Mon, 15 April 2013

    Where is Asia’s IP hub?

    In the race to become Asia’s IP centre, Singapore appears to be taking the lead, but like all matters in the global marketplace, you can never rule out China

  • Tue, 02 April 2013

    Will the Glivec decision slow innovation?

    In the aftermath of the Glivec decision, multinational pharmaceutical companies are concerned about the status of the patent protection in India and are issuing dire warnings about impediments to drug development. Is there really cause for worry?

  • Thu, 21 March 2013

    Intellectual Discovery, non-racist trade marks, Huawei vs ZTE, and costly Aussie medicines

    Today’s news roundup include sovereign patent funds, racially charged trade marks, Huawei and ZTE’s patent battle in Europe, and why Australian medicines are so expensive

  • Fri, 15 March 2013

    On virtual disasters and consumer expectations

    Technologists often deride copyright holders for failing to move past antiquated business models. Last week’s disastrous launch of the latest entry in the SimCity computer game franchise shows how difficult it can be to get new business models to meet the expectations of customers.

  • Mon, 25 February 2013

    The utility of utility models

    Has anyone been willing to defend the utility model patent lately? Once touted as a way for developing IP regimes to take baby steps toward innovation, the “petty patent” has come under fire recently for allegedly lowering patent quality and clogging up the system to prevent breakthrough advances.

  • Thu, 04 October 2012

    What will attract rights holders to IP marketplaces?

    There is a lot of talk about the future of IP marketplaces, but not all rights holders are convinced of the benefits

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