Brunei's Patent Examination System to Increase Efficiency Through Agreement with Japan18 December 2017
BruIPO and JPO initiative to improve procedural efficiency.
Bolar Provision Applicability to Exports18 December 2017
Analysis of application of Bolar Provision.
IP During Challenging Economic Times18 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 Judgment18 December 2017
How was the PHOSITA definition interpreted?
Making Scents of Olfactory Marks18 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.
The Use of Survey Evidence in Trademark Disputes14 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 EPO01 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 Overview20 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 Forward19 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 Clarified19 October 2017
This is a landmark patent case heard in the Singapore High Court by Justice George Wei.
Insights on Franchising: A Singapore Perspective12 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 India12 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.