The growing menace of unlicensed and spurious drugs: A brief overview31 July 2019
How is India combating the sale of unlicensed drugs?
Lutong Defeats the Slippery Slope of Adidas31 May 2019
Taiwan-based Lutong Enterprise Corp. and Adidas International Marketing, competitors from different ends of the world, crossed swords over the use of their respective marks before the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (Adidas International Ma...
Patentability of Computer Related or Implemented Inventions (CRIs or CIIs) in Singapore, Indonesia,...30 April 2019
Patent legislation and practice in the patentability assessment of computer related or implemented inventions differ from country to country. “Computer Related Inventions” (CRIs) or “Computer Implemented Inventions” (CIIs) has been given an explicit...
Malaysia’s Trademark Legislation Goes Under the Knife30 April 2019
Malaysia was one of the 12 countries to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) back in 2016. Given the significance of the intellectual property chapter in the TPPA, the ratification of this treaty was seen to be very important, as it wo...
Trademark for Public Pee Arises Morality Concern30 April 2019
Registering a trademark contrary to public policy/morality?
Interpretation of Rules 610 and 611 of the Philippines’ Revised IRR for Patents and IPOPHL BOP Memor...08 April 2019
Following the issuance of Memorandum 18-003 on September 17, 2018 by Lolibeth R. Medrano, the director of the Philippine Bureau of Patents (BOP), patent applicants can now file a voluntary divisional application (VDA) based on an earlier divisional a...
Singapore: Sunseap Group Pte Ltd & 2 Ors v. Sun Electric Pte Ltd29 March 2019
In Sunseap Group Pte Ltd v. Sun Electric Pte Ltd  SGCA 4 (Sunseap v. Sun Electric), the Court of Appeal, on January 10, 2019, in overturning the decision of the High Court, held that the High Court has original jurisdiction to hear patent revoc...
The Proposed Draft Geographical Indications Act in Singapore31 January 2019
As part of Singapore’s obligations under the European Union-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA), Singapore is currently in the midst of enhancing the scope of protection afforded to GIs. The Geographical Indications Act 2014 (GI Act 2014) was pas...
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.