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Asia Pacific IP Focus 2018

  • Strict rules control patent invalidation procedure in China

    Yanling Zhou of DEQI analyses the rules governing evidence submission and patent document amendment in patent invalidation procedures

  • Public use evidence presents difficulties in invalidation proceedings

    Jun Qiu of Liu Shen & Associates analyses the difficulties of presenting acceptable public use evidence and details the PRB’s requirements for such evidence

  • Trade mark applicants in Asia must consider variety of factors

    Anna Mae Koo and Ann Xu of Vivien Chan & Co examine the different ways to file trade mark applications in Asia, filing requirements and the advantages and disadvantages of various filing methods

  • India’s IP jurisprudence grows by leaps and bounds

    Shrawan Chopra and Vibhav Mithal of Anand and Anand examine recent judicial developments in India concerning a range of issues including contempt of court, summary judgments, local commissioners and royalties for SEPs

  • EI patents offer significant advantages to patent holders

    Kazuyoshi Nishizawa, Fumio Takahashi, Satoshi Furuichi and Yoshikuni Kajii of Shiga International Patent Office examine the benefits of EI patents for patent holders, including the fact that they can be enforced against both AI and non-AI systems

  • ASEAN proposes Pan-ASEAN Trademark System

    Karen Abraham and Ameet Kaur Purba of Shearn Delamore & Co examine ASEAN’s efforts to create a more harmonised IP environment across the region, including through the introduction of the Pan-ASEAN Trademark System

  • Supreme Court rules on trade mark use

    Ignacio S Sapalo and Kristine Sherika P Chy of Sapalo Velez Bundang & Bulilan analyse and critique the recent Supreme Court decision W Land Holdings v Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc which ruled that Starwood made actual use of its trade mark via its website

  • Analysing key South Korean patent cases in 2017 and 2018

    Hyoun Ja Park and Minji Ryan Kim of FirstLaw examine five important patent cases involving scope confirmation trials, price reduction of brand drugs, the prior art use defence, prosecution history estoppel and employer’s liability in the context of non-practised employee inventions

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