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Serena Lim

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Hong Kong: How do I draft my arbitration agreement for IP disputes?

In our earlier article, we discussed the implications of the Arbitration (Amendment) Ordinance 2017 and the factors to consider when deciding whether to settle Intellectual Property Right (“IPR”) disputes by arbitration. Since arbitration can only take place with the consent of all parties, a crucial first step is to create a valid, enforceable arbitration agreement

Long-awaited Trademark Law of Myanmar to be announced this year

Trade mark owners worldwide should watch out for the long-awaited first modern Trademark Law in Myanmar – very likely to come into force anytime in the coming months. On 15 February 2018, the Upper House of the Myanmar Parliament passed the long awaited Trademark Bill, Patent Bill, Industrial Design Bill and Copyright Bill in an

2018 Spells a new beginning for IP arbitration in Hong Kong

Arbitration (Amendment) Ordinance 2017 comes into effect The long-awaited Arbitration (Amendment) Ordinance 2017 (the “Amendment Ordinance“) is finally applicable to arbitrations commenced on or after 1 January 2018 or to arbitrations commenced prior to this date if the parties themselves choose to apply the amendments to their arbitrations. By introducing sections 103A to 103J into

Updates to Hong Kong Arbitration Ordinance: third party funding and IP rights

Yesterday, on 14 June 2017, two sets of amendments to Hong Kong’s arbitration law were passed to clarify that: third party funding of arbitration, mediation and related proceedings is permitted under Hong Kong law, and disputes over intellectual property rights (“IPRs“) can be resolved through confidential arbitration and that it is not contrary to the

Hong Kong: Update – Proposed application of Madrid System of international registration

For a long time, brand owners wishing to secure registered trade mark rights in Hong Kong have had to do so by obtaining registrations through the Hong Kong Trade Marks Registry. Even though China is a contracting party to the Madrid Agreement and Madrid Protocol (which allows for international registration of trade marks through the

Movement in Hong Kong – First movement mark accepted for registration

The Trade Marks Registry has recently accepted a movement mark for registration in Hong Kong. Subject to any opposition being filed, we will see Hong Kong’s first registration for a movement mark in May 2016[1]. This will be the first registration for a movement mark since the Hong Kong Intellectual Property Department published a new