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INTA conference in Kuala Lumpur to explore brands in changing times

INTA conference in Kuala Lumpur to explore brands in changing times

30 August 2019

Focus on innovation, protection, enforcement and growth.

IPOPHL seeks a mendments to IP Code

IPOPHL seeks a mendments to IP Code

30 August 2019

IP Code enhancements to digital space enforcement.

Singapore trade minister urges nation to redouble IP efforts

Singapore trade minister urges nation to redouble IP efforts

27 August 2019

Chan Chung Sing, minister for Trade and Industry of Singapore said that intangible assets including IP will increasingly drive the next wave of global growth. Because of this Singapore should redouble its efforts.

Indonesian laws cope with the ISD problem

Indonesian laws cope with the ISD problem

31 July 2019

A study conducted by YouGov revealed that 29 percent of online viewers in Indonesia are watching pirated TV programs and videos on demand, using an illegal streaming device called a TV set-top box.

With new copyright law, suite of Myanmar IP legislation ‘is now complete’

With new copyright law, suite of Myanmar IP legislation ‘is now complete’

31 July 2019

Myanmar’s new copyright law was enacted into law on May 24, joining the country’s new trademark law, industrial designs law and patent law, all of which came into affect earlier this year.

Temasek Rice ready to take on global market after grant of plant varieties protection

Temasek Rice ready to take on global market after grant of plant varieties protection

31 July 2019

The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore has granted Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory plant varieties protection for its new Temasek Rice.

INTA trademark administrators, practitioners meeting set for Berlin

INTA trademark administrators, practitioners meeting set for Berlin

31 July 2019

INTA will be holding its Trademark Administrators and Practitioners (TMAP) Meeting in Berlin in September.

Asia features prominently in Baker McKenzie’s luxury and fashion Global Legal Guide

Asia features prominently in Baker McKenzie’s luxury and fashion Global Legal Guide

31 July 2019

“The APAC region has some of the fastest- and highest-growing economies in the world. The luxury and fashion clients tend to invest a lot of resources in the region in order to safeguard their brand names and market shares." – Andrew Sim, partner, Ba...

Aiming for girl power in India’s patents scene

Aiming for girl power in India’s patents scene

31 May 2019

India comes in strong at 7th position among 20 countries with the largest share of international patent applications involving female inventors in 2017. This is based on data released by the World Intellectual Property Office in April 2019.

Free trade zones and fake goods

Free trade zones and fake goods

31 May 2019

The updated “Trends in Trade in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods” report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) sheds light on free trade zones (FTZs) and how they...

INTA study explores Gen Z purchase behaviours, moral compass

INTA study explores Gen Z purchase behaviours, moral compass

31 May 2019

The International Trademark Association (INTA) this month released a comprehensive, multicountry research study that takes a deep dive into the behavior of Gen Z – the largest group of consumers worldwide by 2020 – when it comes to their relationship...

Infringers: Brandgame

Infringers: Brandgame

30 April 2019

Dennis To, legal director at Ralph Lauren in Hong Kong, told attendees at an International Trademark Association roundtable that because of Indonesia’s growing population and middle class – as well as strong domestic consumption – the brand must find...

Crowded waters: Crocs Inc. can’t snap off other fish

Crowded waters: Crocs Inc. can’t snap off other fish

30 April 2019

A series of decisions in India have rejected a claim by Crocs Inc. that the design for its popular, lightweight shoe was infringed.

IP filings up 15 percent in the Philippines

IP filings up 15 percent in the Philippines

30 April 2019

Intellectual property filings in the Philippines, both from Filipinos and foreign nationals, saw an increase of 15 percent in 2018, reflecting the continued growth of the local creative and scientific economy.

Thailand launches customs e-payments

Thailand launches customs e-payments

30 April 2019

New system backed up by MoU with country’s banks.

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