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Muted Vietnamese national anthem in football match raises copyright issues

Muted Vietnamese national anthem in football match raises copyright issues

20 January 2022

A December 2021 football game pitting Vietnam against Laos got the Vietnamese people talking. YouTube channel Next Sports was airing the 2020 AFF Suzuki Cup match live on December 6 when, during the flag-raising segment, Vietnam’s national anthem...

Report Says That China Has Around 700,000 Patent Inventions In 2021

Report Says That China Has Around 700,000 Patent Inventions In 2021

18 January 2022

The China National Intellectual Property Administration (NIPA) said at a recent conference that 696,000 inventive patents were approved in 2021.Shen Changyu, the NIPA's director, presented the conference with a work report outlining recent developmen...

Kazakhstan creates roadmap for IP improvement

Kazakhstan creates roadmap for IP improvement

17 January 2022

Kazakhstan has created an intellectual property further development roadmap for the next three years. This was announced by Vice Minister of Justice Akerke Akhmetova in December 2021.

IP Amendment Bill announced at Singapore Parliament

IP Amendment Bill announced at Singapore Parliament

14 January 2022

Minister Edwin Tong SC, Singapore’s Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Second Minister for Law announced the Intellectual Property Amendment Bill (IPAB) at the Singapore Parliament on January 12, stressing that economic growth is increasingly...

IPOPHL Jumps To 9th Place In World Ranking

IPOPHL Jumps To 9th Place In World Ranking

12 January 2022

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) has jumped from 24th to 9th place in the World Trademark Review's (WTR) 2021 IP Office Innovation Ranking, making it the only developing nation with an IP office in the top ten out of 60 of...

Copyright awareness on 1st Philippine Copyright Summit

Copyright awareness on 1st Philippine Copyright Summit

06 January 2022

The first-ever Philippine International Copyright Summit (PICS), hosted by the Intellectual Propoerty Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) has attracted over 2.5 million visitors and helped promote copyright as a tool to aid the creative economy's reco...

China Releases 2021-2022 Outline for Building a Powerful Intellectual Property Country

China Releases 2021-2022 Outline for Building a Powerful Intellectual Property Country

05 January 2022

On January 4, 2022, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) released the 2021-2022 Outline for Building a Powerful Intellectual Property Country and the Annual Promotion Plan for the Implementation of the 14th Five-Year Plan w...

US Ambassador to Pakistan vows to strengthen IP protection, digital economy

US Ambassador to Pakistan vows to strengthen IP protection, digital economy

04 January 2022

Intellectual property protection and digital economy regulations are two areas which United States Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Armin Blome vowed to work on going forward as he proceeds to enhance US - Pakistan ties. He said the two countries ai...

WTO discussions on TRIPS waiver of patent rights stalled

WTO discussions on TRIPS waiver of patent rights stalled

29 December 2021

Just when things were beginning to turn rosy, developments involving the proposed TRIPS waiver of patent rights for Covid-19 drugs, vaccines and devices have once again taken a downturn.

Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None” on its way to trademark registration in India

Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None” on its way to trademark registration in India

24 December 2021

Patent landscaping may not be useful in assessing patentability, says IP lawyer

Patent landscaping may not be useful in assessing patentability, says IP lawyer

22 December 2021

Vietnam now a member of WIPO’s Copyright Treaty

Vietnam now a member of WIPO’s Copyright Treaty

16 December 2021

IPOS rejects tech company’s application to register mark after Louis Vuitton opposition

IPOS rejects tech company’s application to register mark after Louis Vuitton opposition

15 December 2021

NanoMalaysia and MyIPO Ink Partnership On Technology Program

NanoMalaysia and MyIPO Ink Partnership On Technology Program

14 December 2021

NanoMalaysia Berhad (NMB) and the Malaysian Intellectual Property Corporation (MyIPO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC) initiative.

Hong Kong startups featured in Business of IP Asia Forum

Hong Kong startups featured in Business of IP Asia Forum

10 December 2021

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