Month: July 2017

MYANMAR: NEW TRADEMARK LAW EXPECTED TO BE ENACTED IN 2017

For the past few years, the nation of Myanmar has been proactively working on the implementation of its first ever formal trademark law, keeping in mind that the new law will overhaul the nation’s legal framework to encourage and motivate the industries and businesses to come and invest and grow in the country [1]. The … Continue reading MYANMAR: NEW TRADEMARK LAW EXPECTED TO BE ENACTED IN 2017

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE OF THE PHILIPPINES (IPOPHL) LAUNCHED PATENT PROSECUTION HIGHWAY (PPH) PILOT PROGRAM WITH THE EUROPEAN PATENT OFFICE (EPO)

European Patent Office (hereinafter “EPO”) had launched the Patent Prosecution Highway (hereinafter “PPH”) program on July 1st, 2017 [1]. The PPH Pilot Program is part of the agreement made between Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (hereinafter “IPOPHL”), Director General Atty. Josephine R. Santiago and EPO President, Benoit Battistelli on 5 October 2016 [2] at … Continue reading INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE OF THE PHILIPPINES (IPOPHL) LAUNCHED PATENT PROSECUTION HIGHWAY (PPH) PILOT PROGRAM WITH THE EUROPEAN PATENT OFFICE (EPO)

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Intellectual Property Office Singapore (IPOS) wins Architecture Excellence Award in “Business Architecture”

On July 13, 2017 [1], the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore was declared the winner of the Architecture Excellence Award in the “Business Architecture” category at the Architecture Excellence Awards Night held at Sydney, Australia. The award was presented by iCMG International Award certificates and prizes were given to the winners during the dinner gathering … Continue reading Intellectual Property Office Singapore (IPOS) wins Architecture Excellence Award in “Business Architecture”

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SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DISPUTES UNDER ORDER XIII-A OF CIVIL PROCEDURE CODE

Applicability of order XIII-A of CPC to Intellectual Property Dispute With the objective of streamlining and expediting the disposal of disputes in litigation, the Commercial Courts, Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts Act, 2015 (hereinafter referred to as the “Act”) came into effect on October 23, 2015.  The Act provides for the … Continue reading SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DISPUTES UNDER ORDER XIII-A OF CIVIL PROCEDURE CODE

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Registered Designs (Amendment) Bill of Singapore

Registered Design Act had originally been enacted in 2000 in Singapore. This act has gone through various amendments by formal and informal consolidations in 2001[1], 2005[2], 2012[3], and 2014[4]. Major change has been brought in act in 2001 and 2005 in which this act has been revised. This article includes the proposed reforms that have … Continue reading Registered Designs (Amendment) Bill of Singapore

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Cambodia: Declaration on the procedure for applying to register the brand online

On May 4, 2017 [1] the Ministry of Commerce, Kingdom of Cambodia issued a regulation declaring a new online trademark registration procedure. This new online trademark system was launched on May 25, 2017 [2]. The new e-filing system [3] allows an applicant for easy and quick filing for new trademark applications. This system can be … Continue reading Cambodia: Declaration on the procedure for applying to register the brand online

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2016 – Trademark Act of Thailand – The amendments

The Government of Thailand has made several new amendments in their trademark act [1], which have become effective on July 28 2016. These amendments have brought significant changes in structural policy of Thailand. This includes Thailand’s ratification of the Madrid protocol, which allows an application for registration of sound marks. Other changes introduced via these … Continue reading 2016 – Trademark Act of Thailand – The amendments

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Singapore: The upcoming Intellectual Property centre of Asia

Today, the growth of global economy has become impossible without considering Intellectual Property. In Asia, Singapore is witnessing a huge growth of its Intellectual Property segment and is slowly becoming the focus of Intellectual Property in Asia. Singapore is ranked fourth in the world and top in Asia for having the best IP protection in … Continue reading Singapore: The upcoming Intellectual Property centre of Asia

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Indonesia: Amendments in Geographical Indications law &Trademark law

October 27, 2016 was the day when the Indonesia Government passed the new law related to both trademarks and Geographical Indications [1] which will replace the Old Trademark Law (Law No. 15 of 2001 on Trademarks) and expected to be enacted soon after the assent from the President. Lots of amendments related to registration, protection … Continue reading Indonesia: Amendments in Geographical Indications law &Trademark law

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Cambodia’s Intellectual Property

What is new in store for Cambodia’s Intellectual Property? There are some recent developments in Cambodia as far as the IP of the country is concerned [1]. Out of these developments two of them have been major. The first amendment came into existence on November 25th2016 [2]. The change was that the Cambodian kingdom Government … Continue reading Cambodia’s Intellectual Property

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