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2018-06-01
The Scope of Well-Known Trade...

【Case】 China's well-known trademark “大益” was registered for numerous products by its former Taiwan distributor. When it’s owner ,TAETEA Group,&n...

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2018-03-29
The Basis for Judging Whether...

[Judgment Sharing TW04] Administrative Judgment Shin-Sarng-Su No.2 of Taiwan Intellectual Property Court (2017)   [Result of Judgment] The trademark in quest...

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2017-12-26
KEY POINTS OF PRINCIPLES OF P...

The Intellectual Property Office published and validated “Principles of Procedural Examination of Trademark Dispute Cases” on Oct-30, 2017. The key points thereof...

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2017-12-13
Business of Intellectual Prop...

On December 7, Mr. Hua He, Deputy Commissioner of the State Intellectual Property Office of the P.R.C., addressed the opening ceremony of the Business of Intellectual Propert...

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2017-10-03
SEVERE PENALTY FOR INTENTIONA...

[Judgement Sharing CN01] Final Civil Judgement No.85 Hu 73 of Shanghai Intellectual Property Court (2017)     Brief Description of the Legal Case &n...

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2017-03-27
Success in Patent Administrat...

Administrative Litigation Case No. 104-85 regarding Taiwan Utility Model Opposition Application No. 98215474N01 entitled “Improved manhole cover structure” Th...

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2016-12-19
How to Calculate Compensation...

Judicial Decision analyzed by Taiwan Intellectual Property Office Summarized, arranged and translated by Medic Ma Patent Engineer How to Calculate Compensation for Pa...

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2015-12-16
In the post-Alice Era the all...

The U.S. Supreme Court released the Alice decision on June 19, 2014. Since then, the standard for the USPTO to examine business method and software patents has changed from t...

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2019-03-05
Statistics section of the Tai...

IPO’s Taiwan Patent Search System offers full-text patent search function for the TW patents, prosecution status and legal status. To improve service quality, TIPO rece...

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2019-03-05
Modified classification of go...

The Nice Classification, 11th Edition, Version 2019 as modified by the World Intellectual Property Organization recently came into force on January 1, 2019. In response, TIPO...

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2018-07-27
Groupon loses $83 million pat...

A patent dispute between IBM and Groupon has ended badly for the local deals company. On Friday, a Delaware jury awarded IBM $83 million in damages for what it viewed as will...

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2018-07-25
Gimme a break? Nestle suffers...

Europe's top court has dealt Nestle a major setback in its effort to trademark the shape of the four-finger KitKat. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) dismissed...

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2018-07-23
TIPO to hold briefings on IPR...

To share with the public what TIPO has been doing, and to communicate more directly with people from all circles, TIPO is to hold its 2018 briefings on IPR affairs on July 3,...

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2018-07-18
Good Momentum for IP Developm...

SIPO held the third quarter (2018) press conference in Beijing on July 10, marking not just its third face-to-face with the press, but its first centralized release of statis...

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2018-07-18
OnePlus “WARP Charge” tradema...

OnePlus stayed “mum” about its fast charging technology called “DASH” at the OnePlus 6 announcement. Usually, its DASH charging is one of the company&...

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2018-07-17
Motorola Solutions Wins Paten...

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 17, 2018--Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) today announced that it has won its patent infringement lawsuit filed against Hytera Mobilfunk Gm...

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2018-07-16
SIPO Deputy Commissioner Liao...

On July 9, SIPO Deputy Commissioner Liao Tao met in Beijing with a delegation led by Josef Dirscherl, General IP Counsel of BMW Group Germany. During the meeting, Liao Tao br...

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2018-07-13
Patent Applications Grow in C...

A total of 751,000 applications for invention patents were handled in China in the first half of 2018 as strong growth in the area continued, according to the State Intellect...

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2018-07-11
Strengthening IPR Protection ...

The State Council Information Office recently published a white paper titled "China and the World Trade Organization". It is the first time for China to publish a w...

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2018-07-05
Facebook filed patent for amb...

Now this seems curious. A company files a patent application for a system that it never intends to use. Why bother? Facebook, the company that filed, has its reasons but firs...

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2018-07-03
Microsoft is trying to patent...

Microsoft has filed a patent that would see the tech firm using machine learning to detect cheating in video games. The patent would see the Big M able to find bad a...

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2018-06-29
China Sees Remarkable Achieve...

As shown in the 2017 China Intellectual Property Development Evaluation Report recently released by Intellectual Property Development and Research Center under the State Inte...

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2018-06-27
Premier Pledges Greater Effor...

Premier Li Keqiang pledged greater efforts to protect intellectual property rights on Monday as he welcomed French enterprises to expand high-tech cooperation with China. ...

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2018-06-27
POCOPHONE, New Xiaomi Phone W...

We are quite familiar with the fact that Xiaomi sells its devices under the popular “Mi” and “Redmi” series. However, as per a new repo...

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2018-06-27
SHIPYARD BREWING LOSES TRADEM...

Portland’s Shipyard Brewing has lost a lawsuit against a Missouri-based brewer Logboat Brewing Co. over its Shiphead beer, having claimed that it had infringed upon its...

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2018-06-27
Yolo Rum Trademark Issued Aft...

DENVER and WASHINGTON, June 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued the Yolo Rum trademark, 5 1/2...

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2018-06-26
Ford patent application lets ...

Now that some seats offer 30-way adjustability, automakers might be forced to think beyond buttons and switches, but Ford's patent application takes it in a str...

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2018-06-25
Microsoft patent hints HoloLe...

Microsoft could be addressing one of HoloLens' pain points in a major way with the headset's next iteration. We already know quite a bit about what to expect from...

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2018-06-21
Dropbox Hits Back at Synchron...

Dropbox's three-patent offensive comes in the wake of Synchronoss' own three-year-old three-patent suit, which is pending in Oakland federal court. Dropbox Inc.&n...

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2018-06-21
GE researcher narrowly misses...

NIskayuna-based biologist now holds 50 patents NISKAYUNA — A molecular biologist at General Electric’s Global Research Center in Niskayuna fell short (and wen...

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2018-06-20
After patent approval, Motoro...

SAN FRANCISCO: Chinese smartphone maker Motorola has reportedly been granted a patent in the US to make a flexible, foldable organic light-emitting diode (OLED) smartphon...

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2018-06-19
As Blockchain Grows, Companie...

The arrival of the smartphone triggered epic intellectual property battles across the world, as companies spent billions of dollars to assert monopolies over the new technolo...

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2018-06-14
Speech by Shen Changyu at the...

Speech by Shen Changyu at the Symposium Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the Promulgation and Implementation of the Outline of the National Intellectual Property Strateg...

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2018-06-14
A Symposium in Memory of the ...

A Symposium in Memory of the Tenth Anniversary of the Promulgation and Implementation of the National Intellectual Property Strategy Compendium is Held in Beijing On the ...

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2018-06-14
Chinese trademark filings flo...

Government subsidies for applications may encourage gaming the system TOKYO -- Chinese trademark applications in Japan, the U.S. and Europe swelled nearly sevenfold&n...

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2018-06-14
Walmart Patent Envisions Bitc...

Retail giant Walmart has won a patent for an on-demand electrical grid that would be powered by bitcoin or another cryptocurrency. The system, outlined in a patent awarde...

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2018-06-12
SIPO Deputy Commissioner He H...

On June 5, SIPO Deputy Commissioner He Hua held a meeting with a delegation led by Ma Hao and Olga Sirakova, the respective President and Secretary General of the Interna...

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2018-06-11
Uber applies for patent that...

While Uber has changed the way that many think about transportation, it’s also changed the way that many drunk people find their way home at night. Rather than haph...

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2018-06-06
Immensa Technology Labs files...

Immensa Technology Labs, a company dedicated to the advancement of 3D printing throughout the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has filed a patent for an additive manufact...

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2018-05-31
T-shirt maker sinks rival wit...

T-shirt maker sinks rival with dubious trademark of 150-year-old nautical icon Lawyers told gCaptain to save money and "remove the items to comply with the request.&...

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2018-05-26
Saving money by slashing pate...

Coolpad says that Xiaomi has infringed upon UI type patents, involving interface, applications and icon configuration technologies. Shenzhen-based smartphone maker Coolpa...

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2018-05-25
Samsung stung by $539 million...

The company argued it should only be on the hook for $28 million; expect another appeal. In the endless patent war between Apple and Samsung, Apple has again been awarded...

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2018-05-24
Nintendo 64 Classic may be on...

Trademarks, logos and hope: is another classic Nintendo console making a comeback? When Nintendo first announced it was making miniature versions of its classic game ...

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2018-05-22
Bank of America Patents Block...

Bank of America has won a patent for a way to control access to certain aspects of a permissioned blockchain network, newly published documents show.   The paten...

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2018-03-22
US House bill aims to improve...

A new bill in the US House of Representatives aims to improve protection for patent owners, making patent injunctions easier and invalidation of patents more difficult. I...

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2018-03-22
China to become top patent fi...

A record 243,500 international patent applications were filed last year, a hike of 4.5 percent from a year earlier, the World Intellectual Property Organisation said in its a...

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2018-03-22
China edges Japan as No. 2 fi...

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s intellectual property agency says China has eclipsed Japan in the No. 2 rank among countries filing international patent applications and i...

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2018-03-13
iBio Patent Issues in China o...

NEW YORK, March 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IBIO, INC. (NYSE AMERICAN:IBIO) ("iBio") announced the expansion of its intellectual property portfolio with the issuan...

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2018-03-13
A New Front in Trump's Trade War

President Donald Trump's approach to trade mainly offends allies for no reason, counters imaginary threats, and undermines deals that benefit the...

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2018-03-13
Innolux sues Chinese company ...

Taipei, Feb. 27 (CNA) Innolux Corp., one of the largest flat panel makers in Taiwan, has filed suit in two courts in China against a Chinese competitor for infringing on 17 o...

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2018-03-05
NOVARUM SECURES US PATENT FOR...

Part of BBI Solutions, Novarum has developed image capture technology which transforms a smartphone into a diagnostic reader to deliver accurate test results, of lab-quality,...

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2018-03-05
China has shot far ahead of t...

China wants to become a country of innovation, and lead the world in artificial intelligence in 2030. By one indicator, it’s on its way. China is outdoing the ...

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2018-03-05
Taiwan's Innolux sues Chinese...

Taipei, Feb. 27 (CNA) Innolux Corp., one of the largest flat panel makers in Taiwan, has filed suit in two courts in China against a Chinese competitor for infringing on...

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2018-02-12
Mystic Mac puts the slap into...

En route to the summit of the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA), Conor McGregor has cracked quite a few skulls. What he is finding much harder to crack, however, is the world...

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2018-02-12
NEWS Scotch whisky trademark ...

Scotch whisky will continue to enjoy legal protection from locally produced copies in China after the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) renewed its collective trademark on the ...

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2018-02-12
I-Mei and Lohas Biotech sign ...

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--I-Mei Foods and Lohas Biotech Wednesday jointly hosted a press conference in Taipei to sign an agreement for future cooperation on development of food p...

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2018-02-08
Patent Protection key to US e...

On Monday the Senate confirmed Andre Iancu as director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, an office that most Americans barely know exists but that will deeply influenc...

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2018-02-08
China’s first court decision ...

Patent protection for software in China is fairly strong, and as this blog has chronicled over the last few years it has gotten stronger still. But when it comes to...

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2018-02-08
TIPO’s Draft Amendments to th...

The Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (hereinafter referred to as “TIPO”) proposed a draft of Patent Act Amendment (hereinafter referred to as “Draft&rdqu...

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2018-01-26
US Commerce Secretary Ross sa...

US trade authorities are investigating whether there is a case for taking action over China's infringements of intellectual property, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said....

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2018-01-26
Top 10 differences in patent ...

Patent owners are increasingly looking outside the United States in order to enforce their patent rights. Many would argue that the Inter Partes Review process and various US...

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2018-01-26
Vegas Golden Knights Face Tra...

Las Vegas’s NHL expansion team might be at the head of the conference pack, but the rights to its name are in dispute once again. The Vegas Golden Knights face oppo...

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2018-01-26
US game publisher Activision ...

SHANGHAI, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese court ruled that Activision Publishing Co. won a trademark lawsuit over a Chinese film distributor. The people's court in Pudo...

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2018-01-26
China Update: High damage awa...

In December 2016 a decision of the Beijing IP Court received wide attention as it potentially signaled increased damage awards in China patent cases. The decision by the Cour...

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2018-01-26
U.S. not starting trade war, ...

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - The United States is not starting a trade war but trying to level the playing field of global commerce and fend off Chinese protectionism, incl...

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2018-01-26
ITRI Named a 2017 Clarivate A...

HSIHCHU, Taiwan – The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) was named a 2017 Clarivate Analytics Top 100 Global Innovator today (Jan. 25, 2018). The annual re...

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2018-01-17
Brain Power Pays Off With Jap...

Intellectual property is generating soaring revenue for Japan, jumping by 74 percent over the past five years to a record in 2017, according to the latest government data. ...

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2018-01-17
Patent Search 101: Why US Pat...

Inventors will frequently ask why they need to spend the money on a US patent search, and all too frequently believe patent searches are unnecessary. There are various iterat...

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2018-01-17
United States Army Files Trad...

The United States Army has been threatening to file a trademark claim over the Vegas Golden Knights’ branding, and yesterday they finally did so, submitting a...

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2018-01-17
Trademark Pollution: millions...

Yes, another issue of pollution is arising in China, the trademarks’ pollution. Unofficial but reliable data recently released testify an incredible number of trademark...

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2018-01-17
Samsung Liable for Infringing...

On Thursday, January 11th, reports indicated that China’s Shenzhen Intermediate Court had entered a ruling in favor of Chinese smartphone maker Huawei&nb...

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2018-01-17
Japan’s intellectual property...

Intellectual property is generating soaring revenue for Japan, jumping by 74 percent over the past five years to a record in 2017, according to the latest government data. ...

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2018-01-17
UK/Taiwan Talks Smooth Way fo...

In recent discussions between UK and Taiwan, centred on setting up new sector dialogues on trade in agriculture and energy, Ministers also agreed terms that will make it easi...

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2018-01-17
Ring selling fake hi-end bran...

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taichung police today (Jan. 11) raided a warehouse in Beitun District and arrested three suspects in connection with the production of fake luxury goo...

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2018-01-17
Taiwan and China Introduce th...

On December 27, 2017, Taiwan’s Congress passed an amendment to its Pharmaceutical Affairs Act to introduce the patent linkage system. Similarly, on May 12, 2017, China&...

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2018-01-08
VW's Amarok pickup appears in...

The filing, dated November 22 and spotted by Motrolix, is broadly worded to cover automobiles, scale models, retail services and other business categories. Foreign a...

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2018-01-08
ClearOne Awarded New Patent f...

ClearOne (NASDAQ: CLRO), a global provider of audio and visual communication solutions, announced today that it has been awarded a new patent relating to ClearOne's ...

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2018-01-08
China sees double-digit incre...

 China made 1.38 million invention patent applications in 2017, a 14.2 percent increase year on year, an intellectual property official said here Thursday. Of the to...

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2018-01-08
Trump reportedly targeting Ch...

President Donald Trump will unveil plans for an aggressive trade crackdown over the coming weeks, according to a report by Politico. The White Ho...

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2018-01-08
Following Trump's report, Chi...

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese government on Tuesday criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to label Beijing a strategic rival and called on Washington to &q...

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2018-01-08
As men go quad crazy, women's...

When the sprightly youngster with the blonde hair and brilliant smile stepped onto the ice at the White Ring in Nagano, she knew it would take a flawless program to win Olymp...

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2018-01-08
Allergan cutting 1,000 jobs i...

NEW YORK (AP) — Allergan will eliminate about 6 percent of its workforce as part of a cost-cutting move while it prepares for generic competition on several lucrative d...

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2017-12-18
U.S. welcomes steps by Thaila...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Thursday welcomed “corrective actions” by Thailand to improve intellectual property protecti...

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2017-12-18
Vulgar Clothing Trademark Des...

A U.S. appeals court ruled that “FUCT” can be trademarked, saying federal reviewers were wrong to deny that protection over the term’s vulgarity. Follow...

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2017-12-18
A Modest Patent Proposal

With homage to Jonathan Swift (born 350 years ago this month) and his eloquent satires, it is a melancholy object to many companies merely wanting to do business and individu...

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2017-12-18
Trade tussle with China tests...

The yawning divergence between the political economies of China and the west has once more become the sub-text of crucial efforts to avert a surge in trade protectionism. ...

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2017-12-18
French candymakers win Chines...

Revenge is sweet for the makers of France’s traditional calisson candies, who have won a months-long legal battle with a businessman who trademarked the product’s...

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2017-12-18
WIPO Stats on Patent Applicat...

On Wednesday, December 6th, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) released statistics on worldwide filing activities for patent, trademark and in...

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2017-12-18
Taiwan's 'New Southbound Poli...

Taiwan’s Tsai administration scored a victory for the “New Southbound Policy” this week, as Taiwan and the Philippines inked an updated investment deal in M...

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2017-12-18
Taiwan, UK sign MOU on biolog...

Taipei, Dec. 2 (CNA) Taiwan and the United Kingdom signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) during their 20th round of trade talks in London Dec. 1 to facilitate the proces...

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2017-11-27
US puts pressure on SA to aba...

American economist Joseph Stiglitz has pleaded with the South African government to resist US pressure to squash the plans for far-reaching intellectual property (IP) policy ...

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2017-11-27
Apple Files for the Figurativ...

Apple unveiled Core ML at their WWDC in June, a software framework for letting developers deploy and work with trained machine learning models in apps on all of App...

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2017-11-27
Solicitor General Tells SCOTU...

On November 27th, the U.S. Supreme Courtwill hear oral arguments in Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC. The case, which stems from ...

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2017-11-27
China must enhance protection...

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - It is strategically important for China’s economy that the country enhances protection of intellectual property rights, the state news agency Xinhu...

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2017-11-27
The ABCs of China Design Patents

Design patents are increasingly becoming an essential component of our clients’ China IP portfolios. They’re reasonably priced, don’t take that long to...

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2017-11-20
A simple way to make America ...

A relatively simple way to boost the economy and make America even greater is to fix a patent system gone awry. In recent years, major changes to intellectual property policy...

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2017-11-20
Patent professionals reassure...

A delegation of intellectual property officials is seeking to tempt Chinese businesses to hire UK attorneys by reassuring them that Brexit will have no impact on the European...

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2017-11-20
From Internet Novel to Screen...

Romance, mystery, and martial arts — these are some of the most important ingredients that went into one of the year’s biggest initial public offerings (IPOs) of ...

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2017-11-20
Garmin® fleet 700 series expa...

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the Garmin fleet™ 700 tablet series for fleet management solutions and telematics. The...

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2017-11-20
Taiwan’s Giga Solar paste pro...

Taiwan’s leading conductive paste manufacturer Giga Solar Materials Corporation has agreed to pay patent licensing fees to rival, DuPont Photovoltaic’s. DuPon...

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2017-11-13
US Senate tax plan puts multi...

Multinational companies that generate significant non-US profits from intellectual property would be hit by a new US tax regime under a plan from Senate Republicans that...

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2017-11-13
Moosehead locks antlers with ...

Canada's largest independent brewery is once again charging at a smaller competitor in a trademark dispute over its moose-themed names and logos. Moosehead Breweries ...

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2017-11-13
Smart Systems decision a sad ...

On Wednesday, October 18th, a judicial panel in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuitdecided a case which affirmed a lower court’s holding that a series of ...

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2017-11-13
Toray files patent infringeme...

Intellectual property and patent protection has become increasingly critical to companies doing business in China, where IP theft is a big problem. On May 25 of this year...

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2017-11-13
China Trademarks: Anatomy of ...

Labbrand, a leading Chinese brand consultancy, recently published an article discussing the naming work they’d done on behalf of Haribo, the German confectionery. ...

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2017-11-13
UPDATE 1-China uncovers almos...

BEIJING, Nov 9 (Reuters) - China has detected more than 1,560 cases of intellectual property infringement involving goods exported to the United States during two joint China...

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2017-11-13
Abroad, intellectual property...

In 2017, the World Economic Forum’s assessed the competitive landscapes of 137 economies across the globe. The U.S. ranked second out of 137 in overall compet...

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2017-11-13
Special Edition Red Bull Cans...

Today, Red Bull Energy Drink unveils limited edition Street Fighter cans featuring five characters in honor of Street Fighter’s 30th Anniversary, exciting generations o...

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2017-11-13
Apple filed for a Patent in T...

Last month Patently Apple posted a patent report titled "Apple invents a new Six Lens Imaging Camera System Designed to Eliminate the Flare Phenomenon." On Thursday...

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2017-11-06
Adidas opposes another US tra...

German sportswear company Adidas has opposed another trademark at the US Patent and Trademark Office, claiming that the mark infringes Adidas’s ‘three-s...

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2017-11-06
Infringers handed new tools t...

Sir, In his response (Letters, November 1) to Rana Foroohar’s welcomed Big Read article (October 17) on how changes to the patent system in the US are stifling innovati...

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2017-11-06
How to Protect Your Business ...

Last year, Michael Jordan finally received a favorable verdict from the Supreme People’s Court in China. The verdict came after a long drawn out legal battle against Qi...

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2017-11-06
NetScientific’s Glycotest sub...

Having IP protection for HCC Panel in China is an important milestone for Glycotest, with the country having a notoriously high liver cancer death rate Glycotest, a portf...

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2017-11-06
Weakened Trump Looks to the ‘...

Shortly after Donald Trump’s surprise election win, Barack Obama gave some advice to President Xi Jinping in the final minutes of their last meeting as leaders of the w...

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2017-11-06
Chinese mainland allows Taiwa...

BEIJING, Oct. 30 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese mainland will offer more professional opportunities for Taiwan lawyers by allowing them to handle a wider range of civil cases starti...

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2017-11-06
Alibaba tops Taiwan patent fi...

Second was Qualcomm with 135 applications and third was Intel with 110. Applied Materials Inc was fourth with 108 applications, Tokyo Electron was fifth with 87 filings a...

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2017-10-20
In US, New Legal Ploy May Pro...

It had been a bad three months for Allergan, Inc. The drug maker’s stock price had fallen over 20 percent, as the company faced two legal challenges to the patents on i...

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2017-10-20
Apple sued over 'Animoji' tra...

In a complaint lodged with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, plaintiffs emonster k.k. and Enrique Bonansea, a U.S. citizen living in ...

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2017-10-20
Intellectual Discovery dispos...

Korean sovereign patent fund Intellectual Discovery (ID) has continued its recent trend of selling assets to US licensing entities, with the disposal of a package of 15 US pa...

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2017-10-20
Slow and Steady: US Intellect...

Over the past weeks the nature of U.S. complaints over Chinese violations of intellectual property have become clearer. In particular, one of the violations the Sec...

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2017-10-20
Make China Trademarks a Priority

I am not a big fan of filing Madrid Protocol applications for China. In certain situations, they can work well, but when they don’t work (which is fairly often, especia...

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2017-10-20
As many in U.S. remain skepti...

Recently, the Hoover Institution Working Group on Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Productivity(Hoover IP2) issued a revised working paper providing an update...

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2017-10-20
Qualcomm fine leads to Taiwan...

Taiwan’s economic ministry appears to be of a different opinion to the country’s competition watchdog regarding a recent fine levied on Qualcomm, Reuters&nbs...

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2017-10-20
ast week’s $773 million fine ...

Last week’s $773 million fine against Qualcomm from the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission is being questioned by a separate executive government agency in that cou...

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2017-09-29
U.S. trade body will probe Sh...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed to probe certain Wi-Fi enabled devices and their parts after Japan’s Sharp Corp accused China&...

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2017-09-29
China's crackdown on intellec...

China’s  commerce ministry said on Thursday that its months-long crackdown on intellectual property rights violations was not a response to probes by oth...

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2017-09-29
Microsoft extends its patent ...

Early this year, Microsoft announced the Azure IP Advantage program, a program through which Microsoft will use its patent portfolio to help protect their cloud customer...

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2017-09-29
Trump Calls for an Investigat...

President Trump recently signed an executive memorandum intended to catalyze an investigation into China’s alleged theft of U.S. intellectual property (IP). The order i...

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2017-09-21
Huawei Pay To Launch On Andro...

The Huawei Pay Android service may be coming to the United States, as suggested by a new trademark application which the Chinese original equipment manufacturer submitted to ...

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2017-09-21
Allergan pays Native American...

Washington — Allergan’s decision to pay a Native American tribe $15m a year rather than let one of its blockbuster drugs be scrutinised by the US Patent and Trade...

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2017-09-21
The Trump Administration is I...

Several weeks ago, the Trump administration formally launched a “Section 301” investigation into the “theft of intellectual property” by China.  ...

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2017-09-21
China launches campaign to pr...

China has launched a four-month campaign to protect the intellectual property rights of foreign businesses, a move that may alleviate a major concern among foreign investors ...

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2017-09-21
Does China Have Too Many Trad...

The United States and China are the two busiest jurisdictions in the world for trademarks, with radically different approaches. The USPTO requires applications to be narrow i...

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2017-09-21
Google deepens smartphone ope...

Google is set to deepen its smartphone manufacturing operations with an agreement to buy assets from the struggling Taiwanese hardware maker HTC. The purchase highlights ...

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2017-09-08
United States: Stone-Cold Cir...

Addressing the issue of whether willfulness is required to award profits in trademark cases, and continuing a circuit split on the issue, the US Court of Appeals for the Nint...

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2017-09-08
In-N-Out files trademark suit...

On Monday, August 30th, national fast food chain In-N-Out Burger filed a lawsuit alleging federal trademark infringement and other claimsagainst fellow fast fo...

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2017-09-08
A better US patent system wil...

Imagine that you are the founder of a small biotech company. You have spent millions of dollars and years of time developing a new diagnostic test for a blood disease. You ar...

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2017-09-08
Specialized Intellectual Prop...

China’s attempt to emerge as a key Intellectual Property (IP) hub began in 2008 with its formulation of the Outline of National IP Strategy (“IP Strateg...

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2017-09-08
Practical Tips on Trademark M...

China has its own laws and rules relating to trademarks, different from those of the United States. Fail- ure to note the discrepancies might result in trouble or losses. We ...

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2017-09-08
China's patent operations mor...

BEIJING - The number of China's patent operations stood at more than 170,000 in 2016, a year-on-year increase of nearly 20 percent, according to the latest data from the ...

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2017-09-08
Taiwan moving to deepen high-...

As part of its efforts to enforce the "Reconnect USA" policy, a delegation organized by Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) had signed six memoranda of...

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2017-08-31
Opthea secures U.S. patent fo...

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