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Jul 09, 2020
Sophie Peat, HSM IP Ltd., Cayman Islands
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New Trinidad & Tobago Trade Marks Law Implemented 25 Ju...


Sophie Peat, HSM IP Ltd., Cayman IslandsThe long-awaited Trade Marks Act, No. 8 of 2015, and accompanying Trade Marks Regulations, 2020, came into effect in Trinidad and Tobago on 25 June 2020. The Act was originally passed in June 2015, but its implementation was delayed pending the finalisation of the accompanying Regulations. The Trade Marks Act, Chap. 82:81 has been repealed. The new official fees and forms are available on the Intellectual Property Office Website. Also, trade mark applications can now be filed electronically and will be published through read more

Jul 08, 2020
Eleni Papacharalambous, Koushos Korfiotis Papacharalambous L.L.C., Cyprus
First published at www.kkplaw.com
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New Trademarks Law and Regulations bring major changes ...


Eleni Papacharalambous, Koushos Korfiotis Papacharalambous L.L.C., Cyprus, First published at www.kkplaw.comThe new Trademarks Law, which amends the already existing Trademarks Law, was published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Cyprus on the 12th of June 2020 and the new Trademarks Regulations, supporting the new Trademarks Law, were published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Cyprus on the 16th of June 2020. The new Trademarks Law and Regulations bring major changes to the already existing procedure for the registration and protection of the Trademarks, simplify the already existing procedures and introduce new procedures.  read more

Jun 25, 2020
Aleksandra Kuźnicka-Cholewa, CMS, Poland
Adriana Zdanowicz-Leśniak, CMS, Poland
First published at www.cms-lawnow.com


Revolution in Enforcement of Intellectual Property Righ...


Aleksandra Kuźnicka-Cholewa, CMS, Poland, Adriana Zdanowicz-Leśniak, CMS, Poland, First published at www.cms-lawnow.comThe new law of 13 February 2020 on the amendment of the Act of 17 November 1964 - Code of Civil Procedure and certain other acts was signed by the Polish President on 19 February 2020. The Act provides for crucial changes in the enforcement of intellectual property rights in Poland, which we have briefly outlined below, the most important of which is the long-awaited introduction of specialised IP courts. Firstly, Poland will finally have its own, broad definition of an ‘intellectual property case’, which will be subject to the competence of the specialised courts. It covers not only cases concerning protection of copyrights and industrial property rights, but also, among others, matters concerning combating and preventing unfair competition and protection of personal rights in certain cases, e.g. relating to advertising or promotion of goods and services, or scientific and inventive activities. In our view, defining IP cases in such a way should be assessed positively as it corresponds to the practice of adjudicating courts which successfully find legal grounds for the above claims in various regulations including the  read more

Jun 11, 2020
Chu Thanh TU, KENFOX IP & Law Office, Vietnam
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Overcoming Relative Ground Refusal Against Internationa...


Chu Thanh TU, KENFOX IP & Law Office, VietnamSIC Holdings Co., Ltd., a Japan-based legal entity, filed an application for international registration seeking protection for a device mark under Int’l Registration No. 1386767 designating Cambodia. The Department of Intellectual Property of Cambodia issued a Notification of Provisional Refusal against the IR No. 1386767. The ground for rejecting International Registration Designating Cambodia exists under the provision of Article 4 (g), the Law concerning Marks, Trade Names and Acts of Unfair Competition of Cambodia. In detail, the proposed mark is deemed  read more

Jun 10, 2020
Laura Morrish, Novagraaf, United Kingdom
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EU: Trademark Grace Periods and Proof of Use


Laura Morrish, Novagraaf, United Kingdom, First published at www.novagraaf.comEarlier this year, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) issued a preliminary ruling as to whether the holder of a national trademark right could pursue damages for infringement of that trademark during the registration grace period when the mark has since been revoked for non-use. The case (AR v Cooper International Spirits LLC, St Dalfour SAS, Établissement and Gabriel Boudier SA) considered the dispute over use of the French trademark for ‘St Germain’, as originally registered by AR in May 2006. AR had discovered in 2012 that Cooper International Spirits was  read more

Mai 14, 2020
Chu Thanh TU, KENFOX IP & Law Office, Vietnam
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Overcoming trademark refusal in Vietnam arising from mu...


Chu Thanh TU, KENFOX IP & Law Office, VietnamIt is no doubt very difficult to overcome a refusal against a trademark which arises from conflicts with earlier mark(s), especially when more than one grounds of rejection are raised. How to overcome multiple grounds of rejection against an applied-for trademark requires in-depth knowledge, expertise and experience from IP practitioners. This trademark case concerned two refusals based on two grounds of rejection (i.e. absolute and relative grounds) arising from Vietnamese intellectual property ('IP Vietnam'), under which the trademark was  read more

Apr 30, 2020
Xiaoming Liu, Chofn IP, China
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Trademark Acquisition Pitfall and Tips in China


Xiaoming Liu, Chofn IP, ChinaTrademark piracy or trademark squatting has been a headache in China for long. Almost all big brands suffered from trademark pirates or squatters. The Chinese Trademark Office (CTMO) and other authorities like the courts have made great efforts to curb the trend, but the effects are not always satisfactory, particularly because of the high threshold for recognizing “bad faith”. The newly revised Chinese Trademark Law, effective as from November 1, 2019, and newly enacted The Rules for Regulating Trademark Registration Applying  read more

HSM IP Ltd.



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68 Fort Street, George Town
KY1-1207 Grand Cayman
Cayman Islands (KY)
Tel +1 345 949 4766
Fax +1 345 946 8825
info@hsmoffice.com
www.hsmoffice.com

HSM IP Ltd. provides worldwide intellectual property services. Based in the Cayman Islands and independently owned and operated, our experienced team of attorneys and paralegals deliver first class service to a broad client base which includes major Fortune Global 500 brand owners, international law firms and other specialist IP practices. Our broad perspective, practical approach and international experience allow us to offer clients a unique insight into IP issues internationally. The success and growth of our firm is due to our keen understanding of our clients’ needs for a comprehenisve “one-stop shop” which encompasses a wide range of services from the initial consultation process to searches, registrations, annuity payments and monitoring and renewals. We offer a competitive schedule of fixed fees, inclusive of both disbursements and official fees, which means we can provide clients with an accurate estimate of their project costs before embarking on a global filing programme for their portfolio. We have a wealth of knowledge and specialise in the Caribbean, Central and Latin America and other off shore jurisdictions. Our staff regularly contribute to leading IP publications and we also publish a range of country-specific IP Client Guides which are available on our website.

Koushos Korfiotis Papacharalambous L.L.C.



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20 Costis Palamas str., 'Aspelia' Court
1096 Nicosia
Cyprus (CY)
Tel +357 22 664 555
Fax +357 22 677 485
elenip@kkplaw.com
www.kkplaw.com

KKP LLC is a full–service law firm and its lawyers count more than 30 years of experience and an extensive knowledge of the International, European and Cyprus legal system.

KKP Intellectual Property Law practice is one of the leading practices in Cyprus, headed by our Partner Eleni Papacharalambous, who is recognized by Legal 500 as a Leading Individual in Intellectual Property Law. Our IP Team comprises of IP specialized lawyers and assisting personnel and guarantees the offering of high standard services tailored to each Client’s individual needs.

As members of INTA, MARQUES, PTMG and ECTA, our IP Team regularly participates in Conferences organized by these Associations, enhancing in this way our knowledge on the latest issues and challenges in IP practice.

Experienced in a broad spectrum of sectors, we provide a comprehensive range of services with regards to trademarks, patents, industrial designs, trade names, domain names, counterfeiting, copyrights and all court proceedings relating to these matters.

Our IP team handles a significant number of national, community and international trademark registrations. We are also very experienced in trademark opposition, invalidity and cancellation proceedings. Trade mark searches, renewals and recordal of changes are also amongst the services provided by our IP Department.

It is also worth mentioning that we are very experienced with patent proceedings before the Cyprus Patent Registry, including the validation of European Patents in Cyprus, renewals/payment of annuities, recordal of changes, and the registration of national patents.

KENFOX IP & Law Office



Managing Director HUE Vu Anh

Managing Director HUE Vu Anh
Suite 219, 2nd Floor, Five Floor Building, Lane 109, Truong Chinh Str., Than Xuan District
Hanoi
Vietnam (VN)
Tel + 84 24 3724 5656
Fax + 84 24 3724 5885
info@kenfoxlaw.com
www.kenfoxlaw.com

KENFOX provides a full range of IP related services in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and other Asian countries. We are more flexible than traditional big-law firms and meet each client's needs in a productive and cost-effective manner.

The core team of KENFOX has accumulated rich experience in providing comprehensive legal services with respect to areas of practices that the firm focuses. The members of the firm have extensive experience in handling various national and international/cross-border legal and commercial transactions. As a law firm operating in various jurisdictions, KENFOX has the expertise, resources and strength in depth to meet the most demanding expectations of clients. A large proportion of matters on which the firm is instructed, whether contentious or non-contentious, are multi-jurisdictional. It is KENFOX’s policy to forge non-exclusive associations with laws firms in other jurisdictions noted for their expertise in particular fields and, in so doing, to ensure that the clients have the best advice and representation available.

KENFOX has many years’ experience in planning, coordinating and executing actions to combat IP infringement and piracy. KENFOX has coordinated with Anti-Smuggling and Investigation Department (ASID) of General Department of Vietnam Customs, Economic Police, Market Management Agencies in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and other Asian countries to successfully conduct many raids against traders and manufacturers of counterfeits and infringing trademarked goods, seizing thousands of counterfeit and infringing products.

We invite you to visit our website for further information regarding our firm and its specialists.

Mr Chu Thanh TU, Partner
Commercial, Intellectual property, Litigation

Ms Ngo Thu HUONG, Partner
Intellectual property, Commercial, Technology, Education

Mr Do Van SU, Senior Associate
Patent, Trademark, Industrial Design

CHOFN Intellectual Property



Tingxi HUO

Tingxi HUO
B316 Guangyi Plaza, 5 Guangyi Str., Xicheng
100053 Beijing
China (CN)
Tel +86 10 6213 9699
Fax +86 10 6213 1230
trademark@chofn.cn
www.chofn.com

Mr. Tingxi Huo, former trademark partner and leader of another Chinese IP firm, Peksung’s, trademark team, is now heading Chofn’s trademark team. Chofn, a veritable “one-stop IP shop”, is one of China’s leading firms with 19 offices in 17 cities.

Professional Team:
• 400+ patent attorneys & engineers
• 300+ trademark attorneys
• 40+ litigators
• 1400+ staff

IP Services:
• Prosecution
• Litigation
• Search
• Transaction
• Research & Training
• IP Software

Awards (selective):
• Trademark Agency of Excellence
• Outstanding IP Litigation Team in China
• ASIA IP Expert
• WTR 1000
• WIPR Leaders 2016 China