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Singapore maintains eighth ranking in latest global innovation index

Singapore maintains eighth ranking in latest global innovation index

21 September 2021

As an innovative economy, Singapore ranked first in the Innovation Input SubIndex and attained the top position for two new indicators relating to capital raising and financing – Venture Capital Investors and Venture Capital Recipients.

China Threatens To Ban eCommerce Sites for IP Violations

China Threatens To Ban eCommerce Sites for IP Violations

16 September 2021

IPOPHL signs MoU to promote patent professionalization and IP awareness

IPOPHL signs MoU to promote patent professionalization and IP awareness

13 September 2021

IPOPHL Director General Rowel S. Barba and APPI President Editha R. Hechanova signed the MOU in a virtual ceremony on September 7, laying out the areas of collaboration and activities that both parties would pursue over the following four years.

China’s e-commerce law amendments can shut Alibaba, Taobao, Tmall, JD, etc if they flout IP rules

China’s e-commerce law amendments can shut Alibaba, Taobao, Tmall, JD, etc if they flout IP rules

10 September 2021

Two local experts dissect the deal in detail.

Reduced patent fees for all recognized educational institutions announced in India

Reduced patent fees for all recognized educational institutions announced in India

09 September 2021

This means a recognized university, college or school applying for a patent will only have to pay Rs 84,900 lakh (US$1,159) for filing publication and renewal, as compared to the original fee of Rs 4,24,500 lakh (US$5,794).

Mandopop star Leehom Wang asks fans to stop buying the pirated version of his online singing class

Mandopop star Leehom Wang asks fans to stop buying the pirated version of his online singing class

06 September 2021

Experts in China share the status of this case and the endeavours taken by the local video-sharing websites to curb piracy.

Additional IP resources for Singaporean enterprises announced during IP Week

Additional IP resources for Singaporean enterprises announced during IP Week

31 August 2021

More IP resources for business enterprises in Singapore were announced during the recently-concluded IP Week @ SG 2021.

Hong Kong Customs combats counterfeiting activities involving goods bound for the United States

Hong Kong Customs combats counterfeiting activities involving goods bound for the United States

30 August 2021

A Chinese and an American expert comment on the enforcement endeavours of their jurisdictions.

Number of IP Filings In The Philippines Increaes By 20% In First Half

Number of IP Filings In The Philippines Increaes By 20% In First Half

30 August 2021

The total number of IP applications was 22,919. The most significant rise was in utility model (UM) submissions, which increased by 26% from 592 to 744 between January and June of last year.

The role of IP offices in Asia’s pandemic-riddled business landscape

The role of IP offices in Asia’s pandemic-riddled business landscape

24 August 2021

What can business enterprises in Asia do to overcome the effects of a Covid 19 resurgence and stay strong?

BTS’ Butter commits no copyright infringement, the group’s label claims

BTS’ Butter commits no copyright infringement, the group’s label claims

23 August 2021

While the ARMY is busy taking the “Permission To Dance” challenge like Elton John recently did, they should be aware of this news as it is not about plagiarism but rather, fake news and dual contract committed by others.

Indian government report states it wants the IPAB back

Indian government report states it wants the IPAB back

20 August 2021

In July 2021, India’s Parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce released a report outlining proposed reforms for the country’s intellectual property regime.

JPO dismisses Mary Poppins

JPO dismisses Mary Poppins

19 August 2021

Disney Enterprises, Inc. filed an invalidation petition against Japanese TM Reg no. 5710595 for the wordmark "Mary Poppins" with the Japan Patent Office (JPO), which found that "Mary Poppins" was not generally known as a source identifier of the ente...

Whang-Od, Nas Daily, and Sharing Cultural Knowledge Through ELearning

Whang-Od, Nas Daily, and Sharing Cultural Knowledge Through ELearning

18 August 2021

According to Arjel P. de Guzman, Founding Director, OPTMARKS, traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions are, in their own right, so much different from the usual subject of intellectual property law.

IP Week @ SG 2021: focus on harnessing IP for post-pandemic recovery

IP Week @ SG 2021: focus on harnessing IP for post-pandemic recovery

18 August 2021

Global IP thought leaders will discuss intellectual property strategies to drive economic recovery at Singapore’s annual signature IP conference, IP Week @ SG 2021, to be held from August 24-25, 2021.

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