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Feb 06, 2020
Mauricio Serino Lia – Lia e Barbosa IP Lawyers, Brazil
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Brazil and the Madrid Protocol – Brief comments on the ...

Mauricio Serino Lia – Lia e Barbosa IP Lawyers, BrazilAfter many years of preparations and adaptations due to Legal conflicts with the domestic legislation and to the structure of the Brazilian PTO, on October 2nd, 2019, the Madrid Protocol finally entered in force in Brazil. It is therefore now possible to Brazilian companies, natural persons or those with domicile here to use the Madrid System and for Brazil to receive the international applications as a designation from other countries businesses and natural persons. Although most people and IP practitioners are thinking positively about the reflections in Brazil, some discussions are still on the table when speaking about  read more

Feb 06, 2020
Dimitar Batakliev, PETOŠEVIĆ Bulgaria
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Bulgaria: New Law on Trademarks and GIs Brings Importan...

Dimitar Batakliev, PETOŠEVIĆ Bulgaria, First published at www.petosevic.comA new law on trademarks and geographical indications entered into force in Bulgaria on December 17, 2019. It transposes into national legislation Directive (EU) 2015/2436 of the European Parliament and of the Council of December 16, 2015 to approximate the laws of the EU member states relating to trademarks, while the provisions on GIs are aligned with Regulation (EU) No. 1151/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council on quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs. The new law brings significant changes  read more

Dez 05, 2019
Lee Lin Li, Lim Bee Yi and Low Kok Jin, Tay & Partners
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Malaysia: Trademarks Act 2019– What’s New?

Lee Lin Li, Lim Bee Yi and Low Kok Jin, Tay & Partners, First published at coming into force in 1983, the Malaysian Trade Marks Act 1976 is feeling the effects of the passage of time and will at long last be overhauled when the new Trademarks Act 2019 comes into force in late 2019. The bill was presented for first reading in Parliament on 9 April 2019 and was passed after the second reading on 2 July 2019.
While still fresh from the Parliamentary oven, we highlight some significant welcome changes in the new Act especially for the rights holders. It is worth noting that many of the proposed changes mirror or resemble the trademark provisions in other Commonwealth jurisdictions such as the UK Trade Marks Act 1994, the Australian Trade Marks Act 1995 and the Singaporean` Trade Marks Act to name a few.
The new Act will facilitate Malaysia’s accession to the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks (also known as the Madrid Protocol) which allows the filing of a single application to register a trademark in up to 120 countries. The days of Malaysian trademark owners
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Dez 05, 2019
Lee Lin Li, Lim Bee Yi and Low Kok Jin, Tay & Partners
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Malaysia: Trademarks Act 2019– What’s New? (Part 2)

Lee Lin Li, Lim Bee Yi and Low Kok Jin, Tay & Partners, First published at this part two of the article, we highlight the major changes in the new Malaysian Trademark Act 2019 in respect of oppositions, invalidations, infringements and offences.
The new Act provides greater clarity by setting out the circumstances in which a party may oppose a trademark application. These include that the party has prior use of the trademark; that the trademark comes within one of the absolute and relative grounds of refusal in Sections 23 and 24; and that the trademark is identical or similar to a well-known trademark in Malaysia and is to be registered for similar goods or services. Save for the above, the opposition provisions in the new Act remain substantially the same.
With regard to invalidations, the old Act states that an aggrieved person may apply to rectify the trademark register for, among other grounds, any entry made without sufficient cause and any entry wrongfully remaining in the Register. These phrases often give rise to ambiguity
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Nov 19, 2019
Pravin Barthia, ENSafrica, Mauritius
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Mauritius: The Industrial Property Act 2019

Pravin Barthia, ENSafrica, Mauritius, First published at www.ensafrica.comOn 30 July 2019, the Mauritius Parliament passed the Industrial Property Bill 2019, which aims to update and strengthen protection of intellectual property rights in a way that is harmonised to meet the challenges of a globalised industry. The Bill received assent from the Interim President of the Republic of Mauritius on 09 August 2019 and was published in the Gazette on 10 August 2019. The Act shall come into operation on a date to be fixed by Proclamation and different dates may be fixed for the coming into operation of different sections  read more

Okt 21, 2019
Ngo Thu HUONG, KENFOX IP & Law Office, Vietnam
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A trademark-based domain name dispute heard by Court in...

Ngo Thu HUONG, KENFOX IP & Law Office, VietnamO.S GmbH is a multinational lighting manufacturer headquartered in Munich, Germany and owner of a series of OSRAM trademarks for lighting apparatus in Vietnam, particularly electric lamps and luminaires; parts of the aforementioned goods; light-emitting diode lamp modules. O.S GmbH detected that two ccTLD and (“Disputed Domain Names”) were registered in 2014 by a natural person in Vietnam, N.D.T and were resolved to the defendant’s active websites. The websites under the Disputed Domain Names were promoting  read more

Okt 10, 2019
Hongxia Wu, CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office, China
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Protection of Well-Known Trademark in China

Hongxia Wu, CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office, China, First published in Asia IP China Strategies GuideIt is often stated that in China a well-known trademark enjoys the broadest protection in a trademark legal system. This article will help you clearly understand how broad the protection scope of well-known trademark is in different circumstances and the related strategies. There is no sole well-known trademark protection law in China. We must explore the actual protection scope from different Chinese laws and judicial interpretations, which may mainly include the Chinese Trademark Law as well as the Interpretation of the Supreme People's Court on  read more

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Rua Cotoxo, 611, Cjs. 127/128
05021000 Sao Paulo
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Tel +55 11 3672 3522 and +55 11 99406 1546
Fax +55 11 3862 3108

Lia e Barbosa Sociedade de Advogados is a law firm specialized in business law with emphasis on the protection and defense of intellectual property rights: trademarks, patents, copyright, technology transfer, know-how, industrial design, business secrets, Confidentiality, contracts/agreements, computer programs, innovation, domain names, business names and issues related to the Internet and new technologies.

Comprising professionals with a large experience, some with more than 25 years, in preventive, advisory, administrative/prosecution and litigation activities for national and international clients, we seek, as a main differential, to offer a personalized advice that privileges the resolution of interests and conflicts with focus on business advocacy, always considering the binomial quality / investment.

The office, located in São Paulo / SP, has carefully selected correspondents to work throughout the national territory and in any countries part of the intellectual property protection systems, with correspondents in approximately 180 countries.

Our members are active members of the main associations dedicated to the study of the subjects related to its area of activity, thus providing information and cutting-edge knowledge in this constantly changing area. In addition, the office has a structure that brings together experienced lawyers, engineers, economists, administrators, designers, experts, referees and teachers depending on the client´s necessity.

KENFOX IP & Law Office

Managing Director HUE Vu Anh

Managing Director HUE Vu Anh
Suite 219, 2nd Floor, Five Floor Building, Lane 109, Truong Chinh Str., Than Xuan District
Vietnam (VN)
Tel + 84 24 3724 5656
Fax + 84 24 3724 5885

KENFOX provides a full range of IP related services in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and other Asian countries. We are more flexible than traditional big-law firms and meet each client's needs in a productive and cost-effective manner.

The core team of KENFOX has accumulated rich experience in providing comprehensive legal services with respect to areas of practices that the firm focuses. The members of the firm have extensive experience in handling various national and international/cross-border legal and commercial transactions. As a law firm operating in various jurisdictions, KENFOX has the expertise, resources and strength in depth to meet the most demanding expectations of clients. A large proportion of matters on which the firm is instructed, whether contentious or non-contentious, are multi-jurisdictional. It is KENFOX’s policy to forge non-exclusive associations with laws firms in other jurisdictions noted for their expertise in particular fields and, in so doing, to ensure that the clients have the best advice and representation available.

KENFOX has many years’ experience in planning, coordinating and executing actions to combat IP infringement and piracy. KENFOX has coordinated with Anti-Smuggling and Investigation Department (ASID) of General Department of Vietnam Customs, Economic Police, Market Management Agencies in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and other Asian countries to successfully conduct many raids against traders and manufacturers of counterfeits and infringing trademarked goods, seizing thousands of counterfeit and infringing products.

We invite you to visit our website for further information regarding our firm and its specialists.

Mr Chu Thanh TU, Partner
Commercial, Intellectual property, Litigation

Ms Ngo Thu HUONG, Partner
Intellectual property, Commercial, Technology, Education

Mr Do Van SU, Senior Associate
Patent, Trademark, Industrial Design