Patent Apps by Country
Each year, innovators file thousands of international patent, trademark and industrial design applications to protect their intellectual property across multiple countries. In 2019, China 🇨🇳 became the top filer of international patent applications, followed by the U.S. 🇺🇸, Japan 🇯🇵, Germany 🇩🇪, and the Republic of Korea 🇰🇷 Watch video and see what countries made it to the top 10 spots for...

IP Office of Vietnam
IP Viet Nam issued Notification No. 5277/TB-SHTT dated 31 March 2020 on application of legal provisions relating to time limits for applicants affected by Covid-19 and transactions between applicants and the Intellectual Property Office of Viet Nam Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) caused by a novel coronavirus has occurred globally with rapid spread and severely affected to all aspects of...

The intellectual property framework in Laos continues to evolve with the recent Decision on Trademarks and Trade Names No. 2822/MOST, dated December 7, 2019, which was published in January and took effect on February 11, 2020. The decision brings more clarity to the mark registration process, and it had been particularly anticipated since the May 2018 publication of the Amended Law on...

Covid-19
On March 31, 2020, Vietnam issued Directive No. 16/CT-TTg of the Prime Minister of Vietnam, setting out a wide range of social distancing measures, which we covered in an earlier client alert (click here for details). Following this nationwide announcement, local authorities in various provinces and cities have released their own guidance on implementation of measures for preventing and...

Gilead
Gilead Sciences and the U.S. government are locked in a public dispute over an HIV prevention drug, and now Gilead has lost its first attempt to invalidate patents owned by the federal government. The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (PTO) turned away Gilead’s attempt to strike up a review of two patents the government owns protecting the use of Gilead’s...