Intellectual Property

South Korean pharmaceuticals stepping in the generic market of dry eye treatment, Diquas-S®

Background: In 2015, a Japanese-origin Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (hereafter Santen) obtained a patent right (KR101536885) for a remedy for dry eyes (product name: DIQUAS (registered trademark) ophthalmic solution 3%) from the Korean Intellectual Property Office (hereafter KIPO). Two years later, Sam Chun Dang Pharm (hereafter Sam Chun Dang) and other well-known pharmaceutical companies, such […]

From the plastics present to a sustainable future

In response to growing consumer, governmental and corporate awareness of the need to radically change our approach to plastic usage and disposal, bioplastic has emerged as a potential solution for a more sustainable future. New patent research from Clarivate reveals an immature innovation landscape for bioplastics that is ripe for change. Read the new report. […]

With Q1 in the books, the only constant in the domain industry is change

As the first quarter of 2020 ended, the number of new generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) domain registrations reached approximately 33.2 million. We expect to see additional growth through 2020 as TLDs such as .GAY will complete their launches before the end of the year. Meetings and conferences in the domain industry in 2020 are […]

COVID-19 impacts to patent and trademark offices

Updated March 31, 2021 With a year passing since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 as a pandemic, the majority of PTO offices are no longer operating under suspensions or delays. As a result, we will cease to maintain the list of impacted IP offices and their status. If you have any questions on your […]

Ruling Principles for Direct Infringement by Multiple Parties in China

Affected by the characteristics of network communication, method patents in this technical field usually relate to multiple parties. For example, multiple devices interconnect by means of the interactions among the respective parties. Regarding to the network communication method patents, a situation exists that multiple parties may implement different technical features of one patent claim separately, […]

COVID-19 domains: what’s going on?

Inside the word “emergency” is “emerge”; from an emergency new things come forth. The old certainties are crumbling fast, but danger and possibility are sisters. —Rebecca Solnit, Hope in the Dark As cases of COVID-19 continue to increase at an alarming rate, internet activity contributes its own challenges to the global crisis. The pandemic has […]

See the broader picture: Darts-ip global IP case data is now at your fingertips

Analyzing the litigation and administrative cases relating to a trademark or owner provides valuable insight for making trademark decisions and managing brand risk. Now, that insight is yours with the integration of Darts-ip global case data with CompuMark™ research and protection solutions. A strategic acquisition The recent acquisition of Darts-ip, the global leader in IP […]

2020 Trademark System Trends in South Korea

         The most intuitive way to look at the trends in a country’s trademark system is to find amendments of its’ laws and regulations, to extrapolate what direction the system seems to be moving in. Today, we will look at the revision trends in Korea and how these changes can affect existing cases.          Recently, […]

The latest COVID-19 updates from CompuMark

April 10, 2020 As COVID-19 continues to impact different regions of the world, trademark and patent offices are also being affected. Many offices have adjusted their regular operations in a variety of ways, including suspensions or delays in services. We are actively engaging with many of these offices on a regular basis, and monitoring other […]