Japan set to pass Trademark Law changes2013-12-23

The Japanese government is reportedly poised to pass new legislation that would enable trademark registration for sounds, moving images and colours. A bill, which would legislate for “non-conventional trademarks,” could be passed by Autumn this year, according to Japanese newspaper Yomiuri.

German Café owner wins trademark battle with Apple2013-12-23

It is only a small cafe in the centre of a small German city, but its owner has succeeded where the Beatles failed and won a legal standoff with the US computer giant Apple.

Heineken in trademark dispute with Chinese sewing company2013-12-23

Global beer brewer Heineken has accused a Chinese sewing company of trademark infringement.

Dr. Martens files suit against Chinese laundry2013-12-23

Dr. Martens wants to stomp out copycats. AirWair International Ltd., the Wollaston, England-based manufacturer and marketer of Dr. Martens footwear, has sued Chinese Laundry for illegally selling shoes that it claims look too much like Dr. Martens.

Samsung, LG end patent dispute2013-12-23

South Korean electronic giants Samsung and LG have agreed to end a year-long battle over display technology patents that spawned a series of lawsuits.

Google refuses to blacklist the pirate bay homepage from search results2013-12-23

Google is happy to remove specific links from websites that distribute pirated content from search results but it’s apparently drawing the line at censoring entire websites.

IP Scene (2013-12-18)2013-12-18

Intellectual property protection news around the nation.

Xidian among enterprises leading innovation charge2013-12-18

China Xidian Group Co, one of China's top electronic manufacturers, was recently approved to be a national demonstration enterprise for intellectual property.

Great Wall SUV only auto to win top design award2013-12-18

Recently, Great Wall Motors' Haval H6 SUV won the golden prize for industrial design at the 15th China Patent Awards.

One trashed brand becomes another company's treasure2013-12-18

Once synonymous with contaminated milk, the Sanlu brand is getting a second chance - this time reborn as a trademark for organic grain products.

The J-Innovation

Steve Jobs died the month that the latest Nobel Prize winners were announced. The coincidence lends itself to speculation about inevitability.

Volunteer team bails out busy court

Government supports unique intellectual property fund

IP service providers showcase products

Experts call for standardization of IP services