ARISE GI Booklet Jul 2019
ARISE+ IPR, in coordination with the national Intellectual Property (IP) offices of the ASEAN Member States, publishes a booklet on ASEAN Geographical Indications (GIs) procedures and products. GIs are signs which identify a product as originating in a particular region or locality, where a given quality, reputation or other characteristic of the product is essentially attributable to its...

Essential patent
Back in the last year, we’ve seen the advent of waterdrop notches to fix the design crime made by Apple and its original iPhone X in 2017. This year, however, it was time for the pop-up camera screens to gain traction in the market. Since the demand for bezel-less screens isn’t going anywhere, seems that the next year will be marked by the arrival of under-display cameras. The Chinese firms...

Huawei
Huawei topped the patent application table last year according to WIPO, the World Intellectual Property Organisation. But Tokyo analysts Patent Result says that only 21% of the 5,405 patent applications made by Huawei last year could be regarded as highly innovative, reports the Nikkei. Patent Result asseses patents by a number of criteria including originality, actual technological...

Xiaomi
Ericsson confirmed to IAM that Xiaomi and Ericsson have signed a global patent license agreement, and the two sides ‘shook hands’ at the Delhi High Court in India. So far, the patent litigation of Xiaomi and Ericsson has come to an end. Patent litigation of Ericsson and Xiaomi dates back to 2014. Ericsson filed a lawsuit on December 5, 2014, prosecuting Xiaomi for infringement. On December...

Madrid Agreement
Entry into force of the 2020 version of the eleventh edition of the Nice Classification 1. A new version of the eleventh edition of the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks (“Nice Classification”) will enter into force on January 1, 2020. This new version is available on the website of the World Intellectual Property Organization...