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IPOPHL's anti-counterfeiting, piracy measures strengthened with new rules in force

IPOPHL's anti-counterfeiting, piracy measures strengthened with new rules in force

04 March 2021

Electronic, digital or online channels have been expressly included as part of the Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Office's scope in exercising its enforcement functions

Trademark infringement row over logo for campaign to buy New Zealand-made products

Trademark infringement row over logo for campaign to buy New Zealand-made products

02 March 2021

A white supremacist group misused the trademark on social media.

Taylor Swift sued by theme park over trademark infringement

Taylor Swift sued by theme park over trademark infringement

01 March 2021

Does the Utah company really think Swift’s recent album title and merchandise could cause confusion that might lead to erosion of its bottom line, or it simply has some bad blood towards the diva?

Supreme uses image of a revered Thai abbot in its latest collection without permission

Supreme uses image of a revered Thai abbot in its latest collection without permission

01 March 2021

Authorities and Buddhists are demanding the brand to stop.

IPOPHL lauds consolidation of House bills to modernize IP Code, identifies 17 priority areas for amendment

IPOPHL lauds consolidation of House bills to modernize IP Code, identifies 17 priority areas for ame...

01 March 2021

Amendments include steeper fines for infringers and extra patent protection.

PH Approves Accession to Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances, Expanding Filipino Performers’ Global Opportunities

PH Approves Accession to Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances, Expanding Filipino Performers’...

25 February 2021

A development seen to strengthen the protection of Filipinos performers’ intellectual property (IP) rights in a digital age of globalization.

“The White Tiger”: ‘Catfight’ over copyright

“The White Tiger”: ‘Catfight’ over copyright

24 February 2021

As the movie streams on Netflix, two US filmmakers say they have the adaptation rights to the novel on which the film is based.

Patent generation, commercialization now incentivized under BOI’s 2020 Investment Priorities Plan

Patent generation, commercialization now incentivized under BOI’s 2020 Investment Priorities Plan

23 February 2021

Projects to generate and commercialize patented technologies will now enjoy incentives from government as said activities have been added into the Board of Investments’ (BOI) 2020 Investment Priorities Plan (IPP).

Samsung sued for alleged Smart Home Patent infringement in America

Samsung sued for alleged Smart Home Patent infringement in America

22 February 2021

Apparently, the litigation is started by a patent troll.

Thailand-China sign deal promoting Thai fruit export

Thailand-China sign deal promoting Thai fruit export

22 February 2021

This sounds perfect on the bright side but would infringers be then encouraged to put “From Thailand” stickers on all fruits regardless of their true origins?

Singapore’s proposed Copyright Bill

Singapore’s proposed Copyright Bill

22 February 2021

Part 2 of the public consultation for the Draft Bill begins today, Feb. 22

Indonesia’s rising creative economy and IP

Indonesia’s rising creative economy and IP

17 February 2021

President Joko Widodo wants Indonesia to be a global creative economy by 2030. Can its IP ecosystem support this goal?

Chanel Loses Attempt to Block Japanese Trademark Registration of “Gonna Getcha”

Chanel Loses Attempt to Block Japanese Trademark Registration of “Gonna Getcha”

17 February 2021

The decision was handed down by the Opposition Board of the Japan Patent Office (JPO) on October 20, 2020.

Proposed amendments to India's patent rules

Proposed amendments to India's patent rules

17 February 2021

What are the changes, and what impact might they have to India's IP landscape?

India’s Design (Amendment) Rules 2021

India’s Design (Amendment) Rules 2021

16 February 2021

The Rules adopt the Locarno Classification, streamline application, prosecution process for industrial designs.

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