Archive: July, 2012

Rehau Polymers Prevails in a Trademark Dispute

Rehau Polymers Prevails in a Trademark Dispute

The Shanghai No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court recently entered the final decision for a trademark dispute raised by Rehau China, ordering the defendant Shanghai Ruihao Pipeline Co., Ltd. to indemnify 380,000 yuan in damages. Rehau China ended this four-year legal battle on a triumphant note. Established in August 2002, Rehau China is a leading system […]

Le Coq Sportif Triumphs in a Trademark Dispute

Le Coq Sportif Triumphs in a Trademark Dispute

The group buying websites now become the focus of attention due to selling counterfeits these days. Several industry top dogs such as Ao Meimei, Accessories Group, 58 Group, Gaopeng and Dida make the infamous list. Discovering the Zouxiu website under Shenzhen Zouxiu Ltd. and Dida website under Beijing Jinridushi company selling the counterfeit products infringing […]

TIPO Preparing to Add Criminal Liability in the Amendment to Trade Secret

TIPO Preparing to Add Criminal Liability in the Amendment to Trade Secret

To strengthen the protection of trade secrets, the Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has begun preparing a draft amendment to the current Trade Secret Act, providing that severe infringement of trade secrets will be subject to criminal penalties. The current Trade Secret Act was promulgated on January 17, 1985, […]

The Indian Patent Office has acquired online access to the International Bureau (IB)

The Indian Patent Office has acquired online access to the International Bureau (IB)

Тhe IPO has issued a public notice dated July 2, 2012 notifying that the Indian Patent Office has acquired online access to the International Bureau (IB) of World Intellectual Property Organization. Thus the process of filing PCT National Phase Applications has been simplified, as the Applicant is now not required to file multiple copies of […]

Trademark

Trademark

According to Article 23 I (13) of the Trademark Act, a trademark application shall be rejected if the proposed trademark is identical or similar to a registered trademark or a proposed trademark of a preceding application that is designated for use on identical or similar goods or services thereof and hence likely to cause confusion […]

The Prescription for a Patentee to Claim for Damages

The Prescription for a Patentee to Claim for Damages

According to Paragraph 1 of Article 197 of the Civil Code in Taiwan, the claim for the injury arising from a wrongful act shall be extinguished by prescription, if not exercised within two years from the date when the injury and the person bound to make compensation became known to the injured person. The same […]

SUPREME COURT EXPRESSES INTEREST IN STANDARD OF REVIEW FOR CLAIM CONSTRUCTION

SUPREME COURT EXPRESSES INTEREST IN STANDARD OF REVIEW FOR CLAIM CONSTRUCTION

SUPREME COURT EXPRESSES INTEREST IN STANDARD OF REVIEW FOR CLAIM CONSTRUCTION  Today, the Supreme Court indicated an interest in reviewing whether claim construction is a purely legal question. This is a very important issue of which you should be aware.  Why is this a very important issue? Whether claim construction is a purely legal question […]