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Mai 14, 2020
Chu Thanh TU, KENFOX IP & Law Office, Vietnam
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Overcoming trademark refusal in Vietnam arising from mu...


Chu Thanh TU, KENFOX IP & Law Office, VietnamIt is no doubt very difficult to overcome a refusal against a trademark which arises from conflicts with earlier mark(s), especially when more than one grounds of rejection are raised. How to overcome multiple grounds of rejection against an applied-for trademark requires in-depth knowledge, expertise and experience from IP practitioners. This trademark case concerned two refusals based on two grounds of rejection (i.e. absolute and relative grounds) arising from Vietnamese intellectual property ('IP Vietnam'), under which the trademark was  read more

Apr 30, 2020
Xiaoming Liu, Chofn IP, China
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Trademark Acquisition Pitfall and Tips in China


Xiaoming Liu, Chofn IP, ChinaTrademark piracy or trademark squatting has been a headache in China for long. Almost all big brands suffered from trademark pirates or squatters. The Chinese Trademark Office (CTMO) and other authorities like the courts have made great efforts to curb the trend, but the effects are not always satisfactory, particularly because of the high threshold for recognizing “bad faith”. The newly revised Chinese Trademark Law, effective as from November 1, 2019, and newly enacted The Rules for Regulating Trademark Registration Applying  read more

Apr 29, 2020
Haiyu Li, Chofn IP, China
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Customs Recordation—Cost-Effective to Enforce IP


Haiyu Li, Chofn IP, ChinaIn China, intellectual property rights can be enforced at the border by the General Administration of Customs of China (GACC), the national authority empowered. According to the GACC’s regulations and the law, the Chinese Customs at different levels primarily protect trademarks, copyrights, patents, Olympic symbols and world expo symbols. In practice, the Customs are normally more efficient and experienced in protecting trademarks registered in China. The other types of intellectual property, either too small or too  read more

Apr 02, 2020
Andrej Bukovnik, Bukovnik & Kulbaba IP Guardians, Belgium
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Amendments to the Slovenian Intellectual Property Act


Andrej Bukovnik, Bukovnik & Kulbaba IP Guardians, Belgium, First published at LinkedInOn 5 March 2020, the Slovenian Parliament finally adopted amendments to the Industrial Property Act, transposing into the national legislation Directive (EU) 2015/2436 of the EU Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2015 to approximate the laws of the Member States relating to trade marks. The amendments to the Slovenian IP Act will come into force on 29 March 2020 and introduced major changes to trademark protection and related proceedings in Slovenia. The amendments remove the graphical representation read more

Mrz 19, 2020
R. Nelson Godfrey, Gowling WLG, Canada
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Five significant developments following the June 2019 c...


R. Nelson Godfrey, Gowling WLG, Canada, First published at www.gowlingwlg.comThe last 12 months have been an exciting time in Canadian trademark law. In June 2019, the most significant changes in decades were implemented to Canada’s Trademarks Act and Trademarks Regulations. The changes implemented in June 2019 have been well documented, and include higher class-based filing fees and shorter registration terms, mandatory Nice classification, the implementation of the Madrid Protocol, and the removal of filing bases and the requirement to file Declarations of Use of proposed read more

Feb 20, 2020
Sara Radić, PETOŠEVIĆ Serbia
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Serbia Adopts New Trademark Law, Introduces Opposition ...


Sara Radić, PETOŠEVIĆ Serbia, First published at www.petosevic.comOn January 24, 2020, the Serbian National Assembly adopted a new trademark law, which enters into force on February 1, 2020 and introduces the trademark opposition system, which will exist alongside the current ex officio examination on absolute and relative grounds. If the application successfully passes the examination on absolute and relative grounds, it will be published in the Serbian IPO’s Official Gazette. Interested parties can file an opposition based on relative grounds for refusal within three months from the application’s publication  read more

Feb 20, 2020
Anca Draganescu-Pinawin, IP Counsel, Novagraaf, Switzerland
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How to build an IP enforcement strategy that reflects, ...


Anca Draganescu-Pinawin, IP Counsel, Novagraaf, Switzerland, First published at www.novagraaf.comBackcountry.com, a leading e-tailer of outdoors, recreational products, undertook an aggressive IP rights enforcement campaign in 2019 against several smaller businesses that had filed trademarks which included the term ‘backcountry’. Under intense pressure and with the prospect of expensive, protracted legal battles, several of these businesses felt forced to rebrand. In other situations, this would be considered a success for the enforcing trademark holder, but in this instance, the strategy did not strengthen Backcountry.com’s  read more

KENFOX IP & Law Office



Managing Director HUE Vu Anh

Managing Director HUE Vu Anh
Suite 219, 2nd Floor, Five Floor Building, Lane 109, Truong Chinh Str., Than Xuan District
Hanoi
Vietnam (VN)
Tel + 84 24 3724 5656
Fax + 84 24 3724 5885
info@kenfoxlaw.com
www.kenfoxlaw.com

KENFOX provides a full range of IP related services in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and other Asian countries. We are more flexible than traditional big-law firms and meet each client's needs in a productive and cost-effective manner.

The core team of KENFOX has accumulated rich experience in providing comprehensive legal services with respect to areas of practices that the firm focuses. The members of the firm have extensive experience in handling various national and international/cross-border legal and commercial transactions. As a law firm operating in various jurisdictions, KENFOX has the expertise, resources and strength in depth to meet the most demanding expectations of clients. A large proportion of matters on which the firm is instructed, whether contentious or non-contentious, are multi-jurisdictional. It is KENFOX’s policy to forge non-exclusive associations with laws firms in other jurisdictions noted for their expertise in particular fields and, in so doing, to ensure that the clients have the best advice and representation available.

KENFOX has many years’ experience in planning, coordinating and executing actions to combat IP infringement and piracy. KENFOX has coordinated with Anti-Smuggling and Investigation Department (ASID) of General Department of Vietnam Customs, Economic Police, Market Management Agencies in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and other Asian countries to successfully conduct many raids against traders and manufacturers of counterfeits and infringing trademarked goods, seizing thousands of counterfeit and infringing products.

We invite you to visit our website for further information regarding our firm and its specialists.

Mr Chu Thanh TU, Partner
Commercial, Intellectual property, Litigation

Ms Ngo Thu HUONG, Partner
Intellectual property, Commercial, Technology, Education

Mr Do Van SU, Senior Associate
Patent, Trademark, Industrial Design

CHOFN Intellectual Property



Tingxi HUO

Tingxi HUO
B316 Guangyi Plaza, 5 Guangyi Str., Xicheng
100053 Beijing
China (CN)
Tel +86 10 6213 9699
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Mr. Tingxi Huo, former trademark partner and leader of another Chinese IP firm, Peksung’s, trademark team, is now heading Chofn’s trademark team. Chofn, a veritable “one-stop IP shop”, is one of China’s leading firms with 19 offices in 17 cities.

Professional Team:
• 400+ patent attorneys & engineers
• 300+ trademark attorneys
• 40+ litigators
• 1400+ staff

IP Services:
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Awards (selective):
• Trademark Agency of Excellence
• Outstanding IP Litigation Team in China
• ASIA IP Expert
• WTR 1000
• WIPR Leaders 2016 China