Intellectual Property

Discovery system is expected to be introduced in South Korea

As of December 13th 2019, a high-ranking official of the Korean Intellectual Property Office (hereafter KIPO) argued that the Discovery System should be introduced in South Korea in the field of patent and trade secret infringement in a meeting of the Intellectual Property Strategy Council. The discovery system is to allow the exchange of evidence […]

Supporting you during the COVID-19 pandemic

Dear Valued Customer, At Derwent™, we are committed to helping IP professionals meet their patent research needs in a rapidly evolving, global landscape. This includes helping you navigate the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19). As we continue to see more communities and organizations affected worldwide, we have taken several steps to provide you with the […]

Does Sportscasting Qualify as a “Work” Under Chinese Copyright Law?

Case No.: (2015)京知民终字第1055号, Darts-ip Ref.: darts-900-712-E-zh On March 30, 2018, the Beijing Intellectual Property Court made a final judgement on the copyright infringement dispute between CCTV International Network Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred as “CCTV”) and Baofeng Group Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred as “Baofeng”). The court found Baofeng infringed CCTV’s copyright and ruled in favor of […]

Class 05: Pharmaceutical Trademarks?

Filing Activity Analysis: Supplements on the rise The 11th (2020) Edition of the Nice Classification describes Class 5 as “mainly pharmaceuticals and other preparations for medical or veterinary purposes”. When most people hear the word “pharmaceuticals” in the context of trademarks, they think of traditional areas of medicine such as cancer, vaccines, antibiotics, diabetes and […]

Domain names: the often overlooked IP asset

Statton Hammock, V.P. Global Policy & Industry Development, MarkMonitor, discusses the value of domain names among other types of intellectual property assets. Last month I read an interesting article 1 about companies that own trademarks in a specific color (for example, think of the “Tiffany® blue” or “UPS® brown” or “Post-It Note® yellow”). The substance […]

Fight to protect Hanmi Pharm’s ‘팔팔’ brand

Have you ever heard of a drug called Viagra? It is a drug for the treatment of erectile dysfunction and pulmonary arterial hypertension. There is also a very famous medicine in Korea, and it is Hanmi Pharm’s ‘팔팔’. If you search in a Korean dictionary, the word “팔팔(palpal)” is defined either as: 1. Strong and […]

The court didn’t admit exclusive use of ‘the Hall of Fame’

Have you heard of ‘the Hall of Fame’? The Hall of Fame is a term that began to be used in the Anglosphere, and when you search Google, it is ‘a museum, a group that was established to commemorate people who have performed well in one area, such as sports and art(source: Wikipedia). In short, […]

At the top of innovation ecosystem – more intense, more complex, faster

Ed White, head of analytics for the IP Group of Clarivate Analytics shares key findings from the Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators™ 2020 report. This annual initiative by the Derwent team at Clarivate Analytics measures and ranks facets of patent activity to produce a shortlist of innovating corporations and research institutions that sit at the […]