Is it Easier to Invalidate a Utility Model Patent than an Invention Patent?23 January 2019
How easy is it to invalidate a Utility Model Patent?
St. John Ambulans Malaysia v. PJ Uniform Sdn Bhd (SAHC 22NCvC-148-02/2013) (Civil Appeal No. B-02(NC...23 January 2019
Application of Goodwill in a trademark case.
Singapore's Tobacco Plain Packaging Law: The Effect on Intellectual Property Rights30 November 2018
Singapore has announced the "plain packaging" law for tobacco products sold within the country form 2020 onwards. This means that the packaging of all tobacco products sold in Singapore will be stripped of colour, brand images and other promotional i...
Postponement Regimen on ‘Patent Working Requirements’ introduced by the Ministry of Law and Human Ri...14 November 2018
New law requires holders to "work" their patents in Indonesia.
Blockchain: Patentability and Philosophy14 November 2018
The potency, pervasiveness and relevance of Blockchain.
Application of Patent Examination Guidelines in Invalidation Procedures13 November 2018
Clarification of China's Patent Examination Guidelines.
A Bird's Eye View of Recent Judicial Developments13 November 2018
India rises in intellectual property rankings.
Lights, Camera, Action! Laws Protecting Child and Animal Actors13 November 2018
Emma Watson, Macaulay Culkin, Lindsay Lohan, Drew Barrymore and Shirley Temple are all celebrities who were once known as child actors. Children are used for kids’ TV shows, adverts and corporate videos to give their products a special feel. Similarl...
Laos - Trademark, Patent and Design Opposition Procedures Now Available02 October 2018
New legislation introduces great number of IP reforms.
Climate Change and Protection of Biodiversity in Malaysia02 October 2018
Climate change, including global warming, is no doubt a pressing global issue. This is an issue that is inextricably linked with the protection of biodiversity. As per a statement made by Patricia Espinosa, the United Nations (UN) Climate Change Exec...
Changes to the IPR (Imported Goods) Enforcement Rules, 200702 October 2018
The Central Bureau of Indirect Taxes and Customs (previously the Central Bureau of Excise and Customs) released Notification No. 56/2018 dated June 22, 2018, to amend the IPR (Imported Goods) Enforcement Rules, 2007 (hereinafter referred to as Enforc...
Consideration on Technical Effect Under Priority System23 August 2018
The priority system originating from the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property plays an important role in the patent law of almost every country. The priority system allows the applicant to have enough time (12 months for inventi...
Landmark Judgment: India’s First Judgment on Standard Essential Patents23 August 2018
Long-awaited judgment on standard essential patents.
Singapore: IPOS Launches FinTech Fast Track (FTFT) Initiative for Financial Technology Patent Applic...26 July 2018
In line with Singapore's vision to harness infocomm technologies, networks and big data to create tech-enabled solutions for its citizens, an initiative called Smart Nation Singapore, the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has launched...
What is a Scope of a Functional Limitation in China?26 July 2018
Functional limitations are allowed in China to provide a broad scope of protection for patentees. From the perspective of China Patent Office, technical features defined by function in a claim shall be construed as covering all the means that are cap...