Month: May 2017

International Patent Drafting Competition

Patents are a major area of business proficiency nowadays and recently in India too, it has become as important as marketing, finance, corporate governance, and manufacturing economics. India’s growing R&D operations have taken a beating due to lack of in-house professionals to file patents applications. Even then, the numbers clearly indicate that there is a … Continue reading International Patent Drafting Competition

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Exclusions in Patentable Subject Matter in Malaysia

Malaysia’s Patent Act similar to other countries jurisdictions excludes certain subject matter from protection under patent. Such subject matter is defined under section 13(1) of Malaysia’s Patent Act. The Malaysian patent law uncovers some of the non-patentable subject matter relevant to the life sciences industry in Malaysia. This non-patentable subject matter in Malaysia affects the … Continue reading Exclusions in Patentable Subject Matter in Malaysia

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MyIPO allocates Fund for students

A fund of RM 500,000 has been allocated by the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) for school and university students in the country to register their Intellectual Properties (IP), said Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin.[1] The ministry had been strongly encouraging the students to be creative and to patent … Continue reading MyIPO allocates Fund for students

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IPOS launches S$1 billion Innovation Fund and upgrades Intellectual Property Masterplan!

Reportedly[1], the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has announced that Singapore is launching a S$1 billion (US$717 million approx.) innovation fund to help companies with strong intellectual property strategies to grow and expand overseas. The Makara Innovation Fund, a partnership between IPOS and local private equity firm Makara Capital, will invest S$30 to S$150 … Continue reading IPOS launches S$1 billion Innovation Fund and upgrades Intellectual Property Masterplan!

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IPOS chief chairs UN copyright committee

Mr. Daren Tang, Chief Executive, Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), assumed the Chairmanship of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)[1] Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR), at its 34th Session in Geneva. As Chair, he will help steer the SCCR’s discussions on developments to the global copyright regime through his two-year stint. … Continue reading IPOS chief chairs UN copyright committee

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IPOPHL unanimously recommended for appointment as International Authority on Patent

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) has received unanimous international endorsement to be designated as an International Searching Authority and International Preliminary Examining Authority[1] (ISA/) under the Patent Cooperation Treaty, an agreement administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). In her presentation, IPOPHL Director General Josephine Santiago noted that the IPOPHL has … Continue reading IPOPHL unanimously recommended for appointment as International Authority on Patent

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Meta-tagging vis-à-vis Trade Mark Misuse: An overview

Introduction: For most of our questions, we rely on the internet for answers. While the debate on the reliability of information received on the internet continues, an equally enthralling race of which website will be the first to grab a searching consumer’s attention has begun.  With companies and organizations willing to pay a leg and … Continue reading Meta-tagging vis-à-vis Trade Mark Misuse: An overview

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Digital Rights Management & Its Interaction with Net Neutrality

The online platform offers ample opportunity for infringement of copyrights and it is but natural for copyright holders to react apprehensively and clamor for absolute regulation of the digital copyright market. However, the virtual world is a whole different ball game where standard rules fail to achieve the desired objective. Therefore, a mechanism was developed … Continue reading Digital Rights Management & Its Interaction with Net Neutrality

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Cartier International AG and Ors.  Vs.  Gaurav Bhatia and Ors.

Citation: 226 (2016) DLT 662 Introduction As per a study conducted in 2016 by OECD (Organisation Economic Cooperation and Development) and the European Union’s Intellectual Property Office, India ranks amongst the top five exporters of counterfeit products. Inspite of the legislative authorities providing stringent anti-counterfeit laws that award both civil and criminal remedies to the … Continue reading Cartier International AG and Ors.  Vs.  Gaurav Bhatia and Ors.

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World IP Day celebrated by BIPF

In celebration of World Intellectual Property Day, Bangladesh IP Forum (BIPF) held a boot camp, “Volunteer for Intellectual Property” (VIP), on May 2, 2017 at the Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban of University of Dhaka to raise awareness on the importance of intellectual property rights (IPR). On the fourth year this preparation has been … Continue reading World IP Day celebrated by BIPF

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