Yuanhe, Twelve Tables merge to create formidable IP firm19 May 2022
Yuanhe, Twelve Tables merge to create formidable IP firm Kirk Xing, Hairuo Zhang to lead the merged firm.
Anirban Mohapatra promoted to partner at Cyril Amarchand19 May 2022
Bengaluru-based Mohapatra advises on TMT, data privacy matters.
Singapore: Revision in IP practice and official fees from April 29, 202231 March 2022
The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has announced certain changes to IP practices, as well as a general increase in official fees.
Indonesia To Establish IP Strategy30 May 2022
In its preparation for establishing the National Intellectual Property Strategy, Indonesia has bolstered efforts to encourage initiatives from parties such as business players, micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), and universities, as well as...
Philippines IP Experts 202231 March 2022
IP filings in the Philippines increased by 11.6 percent in 2021 to a total of 46,496, recovering significantly from the 2020 drop as lighter quarantine restrictions last year reignited business and IP-related activities, the Intellectual Property Off...
"Someone should prove them wrong!" Lawyers weigh in on women and the practice of patent law31 March 2022
The perception persists that women make lousy patent lawyers, particularly in parts of Asia. Patent lawyers – who happen to also be women – dispel that notion to celebrate International Women’s Day
IP lawyer says Bangladesh Patent Act 2022 will raise country’s ranking in Global Innovation Index25 May 2022
A.B.M. Shamsud Doulah, senior partner and head of the intellectual property section at Doulah & Doulah in Dhaka, said their firm believes the Bangladesh Patent Act 2022 will improve Bangladesh’s ranking in the Global Innovation Index and promote fore...
Macau IP Experts 202231 March 2022
Macau will play an important role in the forthcoming Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area. “Macau [will become] a hub for commerce and trade that can facilitate relations between China and Portuguese speaking countries,” Jiang Yi Sheng, chairma...
The Metaverse is Coming: How can Asia’s Developing Jurisdictions Cope with its IP Issues?31 March 2022
Imagine a parallel three-dimensional (3D) virtual world touted as the next-level-internet. Here, people move around as avatars. And here, they can interact, shop, play, watch a concert, take a thrilling ride at a theme park, attend a meeting, even bu...
Philippines Drafts Initial Rules on GI19 May 2022
In order to increase the protection of geographical indications (GI) products in the Philippines, the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) has issued implementing rules and regulations (IRR) on GI.
Fashion world more ready now for metaverse IP issues, says expert19 May 2022
Prof. Dr. Irene Calboli, professor of law at Texas A&M University School of Law in Fort Worth believes the fashion industry is more ready now to face intellectual property issues arising from the metaverse than it was in pre-pandemic times.
IP in the World of the Metaverse31 March 2022
Metaverse has been a buzzword since the rebranding of Facebook to Meta, and Microsoft announcing the inclusion of virtual avatars and immersive meetings in MS Teams – which is already coming to life in the first half of 2022.
RCEP and its Implications for the Asia-Pacific31 March 2022
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement has finally come into force
Are Businesses and Legislation Ready for the Coming of the Metaverse?31 March 2022
As the proponents of the metaverse continue pushing it forward, Ivy Choi asks whether businesses, brands and IP legislation are prepared for a dive into brave, new virtual worlds.
AI cannot be named as inventor – Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia12 May 2022
In April 2022, the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia has ruled that an “inventor” must be a natural person for the purposes of the Patents Act 1990 and the Patent Regulations 1991. And therefore, AI cannot be identified as an inventor in a...