The LEGO Group rarely puts itself under the spotlight by talking about litigation but it made an exception by commenting on its recent victories against two Chinese infringers. The IP lawyers behind said victories are from our Shanghai office and its associated office, Hogan Lovells Fidelity, in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone. Two Chinese toy makers (the “defendants”) were jointly
In China, trade dress protection provides exclusive rights over a certain product get-up that acts as an indicator of origin. In order to qualify for protection, a trade dress must have a unique quality, rather than being common or generic, so that it can be distinguished from the get-up of other products in the market.
Our Intellectual Property team in Asia is celebrating a run of success taking home the following 5 awards across our offices in China, Japan and Vietnam: International IP Firm of the Year (China Law & Practice Awards); Best in IP (Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Award); Japan Trademark Firm of the Year (Asia IP) (Earlier this year we also
Good design is a lot like clear thinking made visual.” – Edward Tufte Like design aiming at visualizing clear thinking, this newsletter gives you a fascinating overview of the current legal landscape of design law and related areas – providing you an overview of recent case law and new legal developments from around the world. With
IP: streamlined and modernized On 25 February 2016, the Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council issued a new draft of the amended Anti-Unfair Competition Law (“Draft“) for public comment. The Draft entails an important overhaul of the current law, which was first enacted in 1993. It aims to bring the Anti-Unfair Competition Law (“AUCL“)
In an Order on 17 February 2016 (Shoe Branding Europe v adidas in Case C-396/15 P*) the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”), Europe’s highest Court, confirmed a decision of the General Court upholding adidas’ opposition against Shoe Branding’s Community trademark (“CTM”) application for two stripes positioned on a shoe. The Order confirmed