Thailand – Court Cases Cast Doubt On Well-Known Status

Despite guidelines from the Thai Courts on determining the identicalness and confusing similarity between trade marks seeking registration and prior marks: one statutory provision remains unclear. The Thai Trademarks Act’s prohibition of marks identical or confusingly similar to well-known marks, Section 8, read with Section 8 (10) provides that: “A mark registered or not, which […]

New Rules In The Philippines

The Supreme Court of the Philippines announced new Rules of Procedure for IP rights cases on October 18 2011. The Rules took effect on 8 November 2011 and govern new and pending civil and criminal actions for IPR violations lodged before the Special Commercial Courts designated by the Supreme Court.  The Rules aim to eliminate […]