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The 2019 AIPPI Trilateral Meeting in Zhuhai, China

by Richard Yi Li (Secretary General of AIPPI China) The 17th AIPPI Trilateral Meeting was successfully held in Zhuhai, China on June 1, 2019, with more than 130 participants from the three countries. Mr. Tian Lipu, President of AIPPI China, Mr. Kenichi Nagasawa, President of AIPPI Japan, and Mr. Jehyun Kim, President of AIPPI Korea, […] Read More

Changes in Trade Mark opposition proceedings in Spain

by Luis-Alfonso Durán (DURAN-CORRETJER S.L.P. – Spain) As a result of the transposition of the EU Directive, there is a new procedure of trade mark opposition proceedings in Spain. In the following paragraphs we analyse the most important tips: 1.- The new proceedings will apply to any new Spanish trade mark application or designation of Spain […] Read More

USPTO Examination Guidance: Binding or Not

by Kenneth R. Adamo & Eugene Goryunov1 (Kirkland & Ellis LLP – USA) USPTO Examination Guidance are not binding on the PTAB or on federal courts. They are useful training materials but do not have the force of law. The United States Patent & Trademark Office (“USPTO”) issues Examination Guidance “for use by USPTO personnel in evaluating” patent […] Read More

Enforcement lawsuit of 3D trademark in Japan

by Tomoko Honami (KUBOTA – Japan) On December 27, 2018, the Tokyo District Court issued a judgment that acknowledged trademark infringement by R&M JaPan Co., Ltd (“R&M JaPan”), who sold lighting apparatuses similar to the 3D trademark of a lamp shade by Luis Poulsen A/S (“Luis Poulsen”), named “PH-5,” and awarded Luis Poulsen damages of approximately […] Read More

Enactment of New IP Laws

by Sher Hann Chua (Tilleke & Gibbins – Myanmar) Myanmar has finally enacted its long-awaited Trademark Law and Industrial Design Law on January 30, 2019, and its Patent Law was also signed into law on March 11, 2019. The Copyright Bill is expected to be enacted into law soon. A summary of the provisions of the […] Read More