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Singapore: Where “Champengwine” is not a misuse of geographical indication, but is still blocked by “Champagne”

Singapore - November 24 2020 This article looks at the recent decision by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) in the Matter of a Trade Mark Application by Keep…

Indonesia: GS Yuasa wins trade mark dispute in Supreme Court (MA)

Indonesia - November 24 2020 In a Supreme Court decision, Japanese ACCU battery manufacturer, GS Yuasa Corporation (GS Yuasa), prevailed in a trade mark dispute involving a GSJ…

Diana Sofyan Balowo

Myanmar’s new trade mark registration system: soft opening period to commence on 1 October, 2020

Myanmar - September 9 2020 The Ministry of Commerce of Myanmar issued Order 63/2020 on 28 August 2020 announcing that the new Myanmar Office of Intellectual Property (“OIP”) is…

Amy Chan

Singapore Fast Track Programme to include trade mark and registered design applications

Singapore - September 8 2020 The Intellectual Property of Singapore (IPOS) has announced that the SG Patent Fast Track programme will be expanded to encompass trade mark and…

Amy Chan

China Classification

China - August 18 2020 Foreign brand owners can file trade mark applications in China as national applications or International Registrations (IRs) under the Madrid Protocol…

Charis Lam