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17 Apr 2015

IP Newsletter

Cannot Sing Along!
Gold Typhoon Entertainment Limited v Legend World Asia Group Limited (Phonographic Performance (South East Asia) Limited as Third Party) HCA1931/2012 – Court of First Instance

The plaintiff, Gold Typhoon Entertainment Limited, is the owner of the copyrights of karaoke music videos (“KMVs”) of local popular songs in Hong Kong. The defendant is operating a karaoke pub known as Vegas Club in which karaoke music videos are performed.

17 Apr 2015

IP Newsletter

Juicy Can or Juicy Can’t ?
ABG Juicy Couture, LLC. V Bella International Limited & Anor HCA1764/2008 – Court of First Instance

The plaintiff, ABG JUICY COUTURE, LLC., is the owner of a business which designs and markets contemporary casual apparel and fashion accessories primarily for young ladies, which promoted and used the word marks “JUICY” and “JUICY COUTURE” in U.S.A. since 1996 and were registered by the plaintiff in 2000. The marks were used alone or incorporated with some elements of design on the fashion products and related retail services. The plaintiff further claims that the fashion goods were marketed and promoted under the “JUICY COUTURE” brand as a US brand with emphasis on its origin on Los Angeles and/or California.

17 Apr 2015

IP Newsletter

Coffee and Tea – WHOSE???
Tsit Wing (Hong Kong) Company Limited & Anor v TWG Tea Company PTE Ltd & Anor CACV 191/2013 – Court of Appeal

The plaintiffs were part of “Tsit Wing Group”, a large and famous Hong Kong coffee and tea manufacturer, supplier, distributor and retailer, which owned the trade marks “TW” and “TWG” registered in Hong Kong in 2006 and used them over a number of fast food chains, tea houses, hotels and cafes and western restaurants. The plaintiffs also supplied products directly to corporate end-users such as banks, accounting firms and law firms and sold its products in supermarkets and convenience stores.