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Initiative To Assist SMEs To Expand Globally Launched

Initiative To Assist SMEs To Expand Globally Launched

13 October 2021

To help 100 micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) protect their trademarks and compete in global markets, a program known as Juan For The World (JFTW) was launched.

South Korean startup beats Apple for a patent fight in the United States

South Korean startup beats Apple for a patent fight in the United States

08 October 2021

The winner has not taken the grand prize yet as it still has one more patent to fight for. A Korean attorney foresees what the winner’s next move might be.

Over 220,000 industrial designs from IP Australia now part of EUIPO platform

Over 220,000 industrial designs from IP Australia now part of EUIPO platform

08 October 2021

IP Australia has joined DESIGNview, enabling more than 220,000 industrial designs from the intellectual property office to be part of the online tool’s database of millions of designs from around the world.

Singapore’s amended Copyright Act grants rights over wedding photos to photographers

Singapore’s amended Copyright Act grants rights over wedding photos to photographers

07 October 2021

Creators of photographs, portraits, engravings, sound recordings and films will become the default first owners of the copyright attached to these artworks.

Young people in Malaysia with groundbreaking inventions increasing

Young people in Malaysia with groundbreaking inventions increasing

07 October 2021

Maryam Muzamir who may get to patent her award-winning livestock feed "YAM 2.0" through the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO).

Writers of Taiwanese Song Accused Of Plagiarism

Writers of Taiwanese Song Accused Of Plagiarism

05 October 2021

The successful Taiwanese song "Your Name Engraved Herein," which won Song of the Year at the Golden Melody Awards and is included in the film of the same name, has been accused of plagiarism.

Australia declares support for TRIPS waiver for Covid-19 vaccines

Australia declares support for TRIPS waiver for Covid-19 vaccines

05 October 2021

Trade Minister Dan Tehan confirmed this development to journalists in September 2021.

According to a New Study, Malaysian Companies Likely to Experience Data Breach

According to a New Study, Malaysian Companies Likely to Experience Data Breach

27 September 2021

According to a new poll, 73% of Malaysian businesses believe they will face a data breach affecting consumer data in the next 12 months, according to a global cybersecurity company.

INTA publishes Unfair Competition Laws Quick Guide

INTA publishes Unfair Competition Laws Quick Guide

27 September 2021

On September 14, 2021, INTA’s Board of Directors voted to approve a Board Resolution addressing advances in technology that impact unfair competition.

Divorce, art and copyright

Divorce, art and copyright

27 September 2021

A divorce case between an artist and her husband in New Zealand has got copyright issues thrown into the mix.

Supreme People’s Court of China confirms jurisdiction over SEP global rate setting in OPPO v. Sharp

Supreme People’s Court of China confirms jurisdiction over SEP global rate setting in OPPO v. Sharp

27 September 2021

A local expert discusses the verdict in great detail.

Changes to the Australian Designs Act

Changes to the Australian Designs Act

23 September 2021

Among these is the inclusion of a grace period. During this grace period, applicants may publish their designs and make it public for up to 12 months before applying for protection of said designs.

To address GII laggards, IPOPHL recommends the formation of multi-sectoral organizations

To address GII laggards, IPOPHL recommends the formation of multi-sectoral organizations

23 September 2021

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) has called for better collaboration between government, business, and academia, as well as the creation of multi-sectoral task groups, in response to the Philippines' one-notch drop in the...

Korean Intellectual Property Office sets up special judicial police for technology issues

Korean Intellectual Property Office sets up special judicial police for technology issues

21 September 2021

While this Techno Squad is brand new, the SJP in other areas are not and have actually been going on for over a decade.

Complaints from India prompt Google to remove highest no. of content, mostly for copyright issues

Complaints from India prompt Google to remove highest no. of content, mostly for copyright issues

21 September 2021

In its monthly transparency report last month, Google stated it took down an all-time high of 95,680 pieces of content in response to 36,934 complaints from users in India last July.

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