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India’s Khadi gets trademark in Mexico, UAE and Bhutan

India’s Khadi gets trademark in Mexico, UAE and Bhutan

21 July 2021

KVIC, a statutory body formed by the Government of India in 1957, acquired its latest trademark registration for Khadi in Bhutan on July 9.

IPOPHL and PCAARRD continue to hunt for patents in agricultural R&D

IPOPHL and PCAARRD continue to hunt for patents in agricultural R&D

21 July 2021

"This patent mining initiative is an illustration of how IP may be used in the real world", says Rowel S. Barba, Director General of the IPOPHL.

Lazada partners with Panasonic and Thai police for one of the largest seizures in Southeast Asia

Lazada partners with Panasonic and Thai police for one of the largest seizures in Southeast Asia

21 July 2021

Nearly 100,000 fake batteries seized were intended for sale online.

Amazon launches IP Accelerator program in India

Amazon launches IP Accelerator program in India

14 July 2021

Program will give sellers who are also brand owners access to IP specialists and legal firms.

BTS’ hit, “Life Goes On,” gets plagiarized overseas

BTS’ hit, “Life Goes On,” gets plagiarized overseas

13 July 2021

A South Korean copyright expert predicts whether there would be full-on litigation or quiet settlement based on different jurisprudences of the two countries.

National Intellectual Property Administration and Bank of China partner up for financial cooperation

National Intellectual Property Administration and Bank of China partner up for financial cooperation

13 July 2021

A local trademark expert discusses the pros and cons of the deal.

Singapore, UK begin talks for digital trade agreement

Singapore, UK begin talks for digital trade agreement

13 July 2021

Negotiations for the first digital trade agreement between an Asian country and a European country kicked off on June 28, 2021.

Selling of Unauthorized Streaming Gadgets Declared Illegal by Malaysia's Intellectual Property High Court

Selling of Unauthorized Streaming Gadgets Declared Illegal by Malaysia's Intellectual Property High...

12 July 2021

The Intellectual Property High Court in Kuala Lumpur has ruled illegal the sale, offer for sale, distribution, and/or supply of television boxes or illicit streaming devices (ISDs) that can enable unauthorised access to copyrighted content.

Acceptance of Written Opinion under ASEAN patent work-sharing program comes into force

Acceptance of Written Opinion under ASEAN patent work-sharing program comes into force

09 July 2021

The acceptance of a Written Opinion issued by any participating intellectual property (IP) office under the ASEAN Patent Examination Co-operation (ASPEC) program came into force on June 15, 2021.

India’s High Court of Delhi forms Intellectual Property Division

India’s High Court of Delhi forms Intellectual Property Division

09 July 2021

The High Court of Delhi in India announced on July 6, 2021 that it will form an Intellectual Property Division (IPD) to specifically handle cases related to intellectual property (IP) rights.

Ofinno and Honda complete large patent transaction

Ofinno and Honda complete large patent transaction

06 July 2021

What products does Honda need the patents for and do companies nowadays tend to sell their patents instead of licensing out? Read on to find out the answers.

One of Taiwan’s new Covid-19 vaccines can be a game changer

One of Taiwan’s new Covid-19 vaccines can be a game changer

05 July 2021

A local expert dissects one of the patent applications and provides updates on other vaccines that are currently being developed in the jurisdiction.

Defendant files appeal in copyright infringement case involving ‘80s hit song by Twisted Sister

Defendant files appeal in copyright infringement case involving ‘80s hit song by Twisted Sister

02 July 2021

Australian real estate and mining mogul Clive Palmer filed an appeal last May on the copyright infringement case involving the 1984 hit song “We’re Not Gonna Take It” (WNGTI) by Twisted Sister.

IPOPHL and INTA Sign MOU To Fight Counterfeiting

IPOPHL and INTA Sign MOU To Fight Counterfeiting

02 July 2021

Anti-counterfeiting measures involve enhancing the skills and knowledge of youth, companies, online platforms, and national authorities.

Korean nail company withdraws trademark application over BTS’ term, "Borahae”

Korean nail company withdraws trademark application over BTS’ term, "Borahae”

28 June 2021

Despite the absence of dynamite, "Borahae” is printed on the packaging of the BTS Meal at McDonald's.

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