Intellectual Property

Costs – patent infringement – unmeritorious interlocutory application – modern approach to costs In intellectual property proceedings for an interlocutory injunction, the Judge held that Ps were...
February 2017
This article will examine Mr. Justice Carr’s recent judgment in Victoria Plum Ltd v Victorian Plumbing Ltd & Others [2016] EWHC 2911 (Ch), handed down on 18 November 2016. The main...
January 2017
Patents – revocation proceedings – applications for amendment of patents – court’s approach to exercise of discretion – delay alone not fatal to applications In October 2013, P commenced this...
October 2016
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...
April 2016
The high-profile dispute in Tsit Wing (Hong Kong) Co Ltd v TWG Tea Co Pte Ltd all but came to an end with the Court of Final Appeal’s judgment ([2016] HKEC 228, FACV No. 15 of 2015 – to be...
April 2016
Foreign companies with dominant market positions could be increasingly forced to license technology to competitors or face sanctions under China's latest draft antitrust policy guidelines, according...
April 2016
Patents – infringement – joint tortfeasor – whether defendant acted in way which furthered commission of tort by another pursuant to common design – no evidence of knowledge or intention of...
November 2015
The Decision of the Supreme People’s Court on Revising the Several Provisions of the Supreme People’s Court on the Application of Law in the Hearing of Cases of Patent Disputes 2015 took effect on 1...
May 2015
Rebecca Sargent, Registered Foreign Lawyer, Smyth & Co in association with RPC and Maria Petzsch, Trainee, RPC What Happened? Given the volume of IP in the region and Hong Kong’s position as...
May 2015
Felix Tin, Senior Associate, ONC Lawyers The lapsed Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2011 was revised and introduced to the Legislative Council as the Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2014 pending resumption of...
March 2015
Intellectual property – trade marks – infringement – plaintiffs’ registered marks and defendants’ signs included letters “TWG” – assessment of similarity and likelihood of confusion – contextual...
February 2015
Iris Mok, IP Associate, ONC Lawyers Many companies adopt “search engine optimisation” strategies as their marketing tactics to attract online traffic. By doing so, website owners may...
February 2015
In August 2014 the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee (全國人民代表大會常務委員會(全國人大常委會) passed legislation establishing specialist courts in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou to hear...
January 2015
Iris Mok, ONC Lawyers Background On 14 October 2014, Converse Inc. (“Converse”), a well-known US footwear producer, filed lawsuits in New York (the “Complaints”) against...
December 2014
Tadashi Kageyama, Senior Managing Director, Kroll As Asian companies move steadily up the value chain, a new problem becomes more and more urgent: protection of information. According to Kroll...
November 2014
Intellectual property — patents — short-term patent — construction of patent — whether invalid by reason of insufficiency — test for determining sufficiency P was the registered owner of a Hong...
October 2014
Written by Katherine Wang, Ropes & Gray Regulation The amended Regulation for the Supervision and Administration of Medical Devices (the “Regulation,” also known as the State Council...
September 2014
Intellectual property - patents - title - licensee of licence granted by patent owner estopped from disputing licensor’s title and validity of patent - whether licence agreements in respect of “...
August 2014
HTC Corp and others did not violate digital camera patents owned by Apple Inc spinoff FlashPoint Technology to make their smartphones, the US International Trade Commission (“ITC”) said last week....
March 2014