Indonesia Fashion Week: Bad Timing

Indonesia Fashion Week: Bad Timing

Last year I was very much engulfed in the IFW 2012, this year I attended a few shows. The concept is good and you will find every local Indie brand under one roof. There are a lot of runway shows and an award for the most promising young designer. Unfortunately, IFW ...

Ethnic Fabric: IKAT

Ethnic Fabric: IKAT

I recently attended the Trade Expo in Indonesia. I am always amazed at the talent available in this country. One of which is the talent of making ikat. I am in love with this hand woven fabric. It is so versatile and durable. For a great overview of this fabric ...

The Ladies of Fashion Law

The Ladies of Fashion Law

AsianFashionLaw was recently featured on the popular fashion law blog - B.A.F.F.L.E.D. I am so happy that I was included. Many thanks to Victoria and congratulations to all the wonderful ladies who are helping to make this niche so beautiful.   From your legal fashionista,

Knockoffs Can Spark Innovation?

Knockoffs Can Spark Innovation?

A new book by Kal Raustiala and Christopher Sprigman, captivated us recently. The book challenges the accepted notion that imitation is wrong. Regarding fashion, the duo found that copying actually allows the fashion industry to set trends and motivate consumers to buy more clothes.     What is Innovation?  Innovation is the creation of ...

Fast Fashion is an Environmental Hazard!

Fast Fashion is an Environmental Hazard!

Shopaholics please beware that there are consequences for our actions. How many times have you heard the phrase "my shopping is not hurting anyone". I really get annoyed whenever I hear that. Youtube gurus love to say it when they brag about their "hauls". Well, I hope the poster below ...

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Intellectual Property Rights in Asia: Updates from Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand and Singapore

Japan The Intellectual Property High Court in Tokyo recently heard the case of Perfetti Van Melle S. p.A. v Rakuten Co. Ltd. The court addressed the issue of whether Rakuten, a website organised like an “internet mall”, having numerous independent stores and dealers, could be liable for trademark infringement committed by those stores. The court … Read More

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Why You Need a Social Media Policy

Let’s face it – social media is popular and whether you know it or like it, your employees are on it. Some businesses simply prohibit their employees from going on social network sites while at work. This is not realistic, especially with the increase of smart phones in Asia. I don’t think prohibition is the … Read More

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Intellectual Property Developments in Asia: Korea

The Korea-US Free Trade Agreement was recently ratified by both countries. Following this, the Korean government amended the Korean Patent Act. Patent Term Adjustment The amended Korean Patent Act allows a patent term to be extended to compensate for unreasonable delays during the prosecution of a patent, where the delay is caused by the Korean … Read More

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China IP Conundrum Continues: Louis Vuitton v Newera Enterprises Company Limited

Intellectual property issues in China have made headline numerous times this year. Popular brands such as Apple, Michael Jordan and Hermes (to name a few) have experienced just how interesting enforcing trademarks in China can be. Louis Vuitton is now having a hard time with intellectual property infringement in China. LVMH is the well known trademark of the … Read More

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