Intellectual Property newsletter - Edition 1/2023

Welcome to the KPMG Intellectual Property newsletter on developments in the world of copyright, patents, trademarks, designs, domains and other Intellectual Property rights (“IPRs”). KPMG firms are proud of their global network of IP lawyers, business advisors and other IP experts enabling KPMG professionals to offer an international service to clients in this area.


Virtual assets are becoming increasingly important. We analyse the opportunities arising from the new regulations for the financial services market in Hong Kong. 
We continue our series on trade secrets and provide insights into the protection of this important part of a company's intellectual property in general. On a national level, we discuss some important aspects of trade secret protection and other intellectual property rights that should be considered before entering the Vietnamese market.
Sporting events are not only for entertainment, but more importantly, they are an important industry. We examine how closely sports are intertwined with the various aspects of intellectual property. 
Another important topic in this newsletter is copyright: we analyse whether the amendment to the Czech Copyright Act really improves the situation of publishers vis-à-vis online platforms, report on a judgement of the Barcelona Regional Court on the ownership of the exploitation rights to a TV quiz embedded in a TV programme and take a closer look at the possibilities of copyright protection for choreographies.
You will also find more news from the world of intellectual property in this issue.