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Brunei's Patent Examination System to Increase Efficiency Through Agreement with Japan

Brunei's Patent Examination System to Increase Efficiency Through Agreement with Japan

18 December 2017

BruIPO and JPO initiative to improve procedural efficiency.

Bolar Provision Applicability to Exports

Bolar Provision Applicability to Exports

18 December 2017

Analysis of application of Bolar Provision.

IP During Challenging Economic Times

IP During Challenging Economic Times

18 December 2017

The increased realization and dependence on innovation and a strong intellectual property management strategy can be seen in even the smallest of companies up to the biggest multinational corporations in practically any industry as they invest in IP...

Definition of PHOSITA Revisited in a Recent Judgment

Definition of PHOSITA Revisited in a Recent Judgment

18 December 2017

How was the PHOSITA definition interpreted?

Making Scents of Olfactory Marks

Making Scents of Olfactory Marks

18 December 2017

Not only do scents add commercial value to a product, but they can also perform as a distinctive feature of a product. Manish Biala and Ashutosh Upadhyaha explore the use scent marks in Europe, the United States and - perhaps one day - India.

Obviousness – A Vague Phantom

Obviousness – A Vague Phantom

14 November 2017

Biodiversity and the Patent Law – the Indian Scenario

Biodiversity and the Patent Law – the Indian Scenario

14 November 2017

The Use of Survey Evidence in Trademark Disputes

The Use of Survey Evidence in Trademark Disputes

14 November 2017

Survey evidence has traditionally been used in trademark infringement disputes to establish a likelihood of confusion. Over the years, survey evidence has also been relied upon by persons aggrieved by an entry on the Register to establish non-use of...

Accelerated Examination in the Philippines Through PPH Partnership with EPO

Accelerated Examination in the Philippines Through PPH Partnership with EPO

01 November 2017

In recent years, the European Patent Office (EPO) has partnered with several domestic patent offices in Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) programmes, with the aim of speeding up examination processes for corresponding applications filed in participati...

The Law Relating to Divisional Patent Applications – An Overview

The Law Relating to Divisional Patent Applications – An Overview

20 October 2017

Section 10 of the Indian Patents Act provides for the "Contents of a complete specification of a Patent Application," wherein sub-Section 5, it specifically provides the extent to "what can be claimed" as distinguished from "what is disclosed in the...

Recent Advances in the Indian Trademarks Office and the Way Forward

Recent Advances in the Indian Trademarks Office and the Way Forward

19 October 2017

How has the Indian IP office modernized over the last year?

Post-Grant Amendments from Method of Treatment to Swiss-Style – The Singapore Position Clarified

Post-Grant Amendments from Method of Treatment to Swiss-Style – The Singapore Position Clarified

19 October 2017

This is a landmark patent case heard in the Singapore High Court by Justice George Wei.

Insights on Franchising: A Singapore Perspective

Insights on Franchising: A Singapore Perspective

12 September 2017

Singapore is a multiracial and a multicultural country that demands variety in all aspects of its marketplace. Recently, news of the imminent departure of bubble tea franchise Gong Cha from Singapore has directed attention towards a new beverage bran...

Guidelines for Examination of Computer Related Inventions in India

Guidelines for Examination of Computer Related Inventions in India

12 September 2017

The examination of computer related inventions (CRIs) in India has long been under controversy in view of the grey area that exists in the field of patenting of compute related inventions.

Parallel Imports Not to Exhaust Rights if Trademark Ownerships Differ Domestically and Abroad

Parallel Imports Not to Exhaust Rights if Trademark Ownerships Differ Domestically and Abroad

12 September 2017

The relationship between Trademark Ownership and Parallel Imports.

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