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IP filing in multiple jurisdictions: How to navigate contrasting laws

IP filing in multiple jurisdictions: How to navigate contrasting laws

05 July 2022

Differences in legislation concerning intellectual property rights, how they are recognized and how they are enforced among jurisdictions create challenges for IP rights applicants. Lawyers share their best tips with Asia IP.

A look at trademark dilution – and how it impacts brands

A look at trademark dilution – and how it impacts brands

05 July 2022

The more successful the trademark is, the more likely it may become generic, which causes the trademark owner to lose its exclusive right in their trademark. Lawyers share their best practices for avoiding genericide

Artificial Creators: Can Works by AI Warrant IP Protection?

Artificial Creators: Can Works by AI Warrant IP Protection?

30 April 2022

When discussing artificial intelligence, people often focus on how far AI can go. Ivy Choi asks: Are IP regimes in the region ready for a world where AI can be regarded as a creator or inventor?

Startups & Funding: Where do IP and Licensing Fit In?

Startups & Funding: Where do IP and Licensing Fit In?

30 April 2022

Startups need to pay attention to their intellectual property assets. But, they also have limited funds. That is why they aim for much-needed funding, either from angel investors or venture capital (VC) firms.

Preventing high turnover and the significant loss of IP

Preventing high turnover and the significant loss of IP

30 April 2022

In the past two years, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought on a new way of working. As the pandemic begins to fade in many parts of the world, management is increasingly calling staff back to the office, making expensive and lengthy commutes not only a...

Deepfake technology: Can you spot the difference?

Deepfake technology: Can you spot the difference?

30 April 2022

Deepfake technology isn’t just for the dark corners of the internet anymore. With the support of social media, apps that encourage everyone to convincingly copy the faces – and voices – of pop stars and celebrities, or even ordinary people, have beco...

Are Businesses and Legislation Ready for the Coming of the Metaverse?

Are Businesses and Legislation Ready for the Coming of the Metaverse?

31 March 2022

As the proponents of the metaverse continue pushing it forward, Ivy Choi asks whether businesses, brands and IP legislation are prepared for a dive into brave, new virtual worlds.

RCEP and its Implications for the Asia-Pacific

RCEP and its Implications for the Asia-Pacific

31 March 2022

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement has finally come into force

IP in the World of the Metaverse

IP in the World of the Metaverse

31 March 2022

Metaverse has been a buzzword since the rebranding of Facebook to Meta, and Microsoft announcing the inclusion of virtual avatars and immersive meetings in MS Teams – which is already coming to life in the first half of 2022.

The Metaverse is Coming: How can Asia’s Developing Jurisdictions Cope with its IP Issues?

The Metaverse is Coming: How can Asia’s Developing Jurisdictions Cope with its IP Issues?

31 March 2022

Imagine a parallel three-dimensional (3D) virtual world touted as the next-level-internet. Here, people move around as avatars. And here, they can interact, shop, play, watch a concert, take a thrilling ride at a theme park, attend a meeting, even bu...

"Someone should prove them wrong!" Lawyers weigh in on women and the practice of patent law

"Someone should prove them wrong!" Lawyers weigh in on women and the practice of patent law

31 March 2022

The perception persists that women make lousy patent lawyers, particularly in parts of Asia. Patent lawyers – who happen to also be women – dispel that notion to celebrate International Women’s Day

Asian universities climb the rankings: What does it mean for the region’s IP scene?

Asian universities climb the rankings: What does it mean for the region’s IP scene?

28 February 2022

As universities in the region continue climbing in global rankings, Asia IP asked lawyers in China, India, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Vietnam how the apparent surge of educational quality would affect their IP scenes.

Copyright and the developmental challenges of mobile gaming

Copyright and the developmental challenges of mobile gaming

28 February 2022

Gaming was already on the rise, but the pandemic sent the industry into overdrive. IP lawyers in China and India share how they’re coping with laws that haven’t always kept up with technology.

Brain interfacing, copyright and the patent system

Brain interfacing, copyright and the patent system

28 February 2022

Brain interfacing has been gaining traction since Elon Musk’s investment in Neuralink. Lawyers discuss how future brain-computer collaborations might affect copyright and patent laws.

Chatbots: A way to immortalize the dead?

Chatbots: A way to immortalize the dead?

28 February 2022

When Microsoft secured a patent for conversational chatbots to mine data from a person’s social media history, observers wondered how it might affect the person’s intellectual property rights

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