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Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2022 gazetted for LegCo reading on 8 June 2022

The Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2022 (https://www.legco.gov.hk/yr2022/english/brief/citbcr070928_22020525-e.pdf) was gazetted last Friday after the 3-month public consultation.  A very aligned view of IP practitioners and stakeholders is to have the new Copyright provisions enacted as law without any further delay.  The key 5 legislative proposals are: 1. To introduce an exclusive technology-neutral communication right for copyright owners in […]
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OLN IP has once again been shortlisted in ALB IP Rankings 2022 Image

OLN IP has once again been shortlisted in ALB IP Rankings 2022

Our team has been listed as a Tier 1 firm for Copyright / Trademarks and as a Tier 2 firm for Patents in the Asian Legal Business (ALB) “Asia IP Rankings 2022” for Hong Kong. To view the full rankings please click here. OLN IP was established on 1 January 2020, and we are particularly […]
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First case in China penalising bad faith trade mark registration

The Fujian Higher People’s Court issued a judgment on 27 September 2021 awarding Emerson Electric Co (“Emerson”), a US company damages in the amount of RMB1.6 million payable by the defendants (two affiliated Xiamen companies, the main shareholder of the Xiamen companies and the trade mark agent) in China for having registered Emerson’s trade marks […]
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How To Place Custom Paper Sizes And Page Setup

When you have a business with several departments and several workstations scattered around various places, then a frequent method of organizing work is by using custom paper. It helps you organize your
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OLN IP has once again been ranked by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 Image

OLN IP has once again been ranked by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022

We are delighted to announce that OLN IP Services has once again been endorsed by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific directory. OLN IP Services, a member of Oldham, Li & Nie, is ranked for Intellectual Property practice area, with our leading lawyers recommended as follows: Practice head: Benjamin Choi Other key lawyers: Vera Sung, Evelyne Yeung OLN […]
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UAE joining Madrid on 28 December 2021

By Benjamin Choi, Managing Director To brand owners it is a super bonus (or a nice surprise) to be able to designate the United Arab Emirates under the WIPO International Registration of Trade Mark and this is happening right after the Christmas holidays on 28 Dec 2021.  The UAE is for sure one of the most […]
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CEDB released a public consultation paper on updating Hong Kong’s copyright regime on 24 November Image

CEDB released a public consultation paper on updating Hong Kong’s copyright regime on 24 November

By Benjamin Choi, Managing Director The Commerce and Economic Development Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong just released on 24 November 2021 a public consultation paper on updating Hong Kong’s copyright regime.  This is brilliant news to copyright owners and fingers crossed with the passage of the new legislation!  If you may wonder the meaning […]
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Brand valuation in Hong Kong – top tips from the front line

By Benjamin Choi, Managing Director As a leading commercial hub, Hong Kong is often viewed by foreign brand owners as an ideal gateway into Asia. However, local conditions – from the worth placed on family-run business to the impact of sky-high rents – are often under-estimated or misunderstood. Analysis of successful home-grown brands and some not-so-successful […]
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