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Judgment identifies limits to the exclusive use of well-known trademarks

Hong Kong - December 21 2012 In a recent judgment (Stichting BDO & another v. Banco De Oro Unibank Inc & another), the Hong Kong High Court issued a reminder that the reputation attached to a well-known trademark is not limitless but must be viewed in the context of the relevant goods or services.v. Banco De Oro Unibank Inc & another), the Hong Kong High Court issued a reminder that the reputation attached to a well-known trademark is not limitless but must be viewed in the context of the relevant goods or services.

Kenny K. S. Wong.

Hong Kong passes new law to curb unfair trade practices

Hong Kong - August 16 2012 Hong Kong legislators passed amendments to the Trade Descriptions Ordinance which create new offences and strengthen enforcement against unfair trade practices

Kenny K. S. Wong.

Shadow company losing passing off case and paying the price

China, Hong Kong - May 4 2012 In a recent case Wyeth LLC v Wyeth (China) Limited (HCA 7/2010), the Hong Kong court found the defendant was set up to pass off the plaintiff's goodwill in the Wyeth trade marks (English and Chinese).

Kenny K. S. Wong.

Another Hong Kong forum host found liable for defamation - lessons to be learned

Hong Kong - April 10 2012 Following the recent Court of Appeal decision in Oriental Press Group Limited v. Fevaworks Solutions Limited, the Hong Kong court found another host of an Internet forum to be liable for defamatory statements posted by anonymous users.

Juliana M.S. Lee, Kenny K. S. Wong.

The iPad saga continues and rolls bigger

China - February 29 2012 There might just be one too many stories on the troubles that foreign companies or individuals are facing in China over their brands or names.

Kenny K. S. Wong.