Japan's IP Experts 202228 February 2022
Japan has long been a favourite jurisdiction for overseas companies to file patent applications. That trend continues, according to a recent report released in late 2021 by the Japan Patent Office, despite a continuing decline in the total number of...
Philippines Launches Incentive Protection Program31 March 2022
The Philippines has launched the Juana Patent and Juana Design Incentive Protection Programs (JPIP) as part of its Women's Month celebrations. The JPIP aims to increase the participation of female inventors and designers in the country's innovation...
2022 IP Profiles Survey28 February 2022
In September, Asia IP will publish the 2022 edition of Asia IP Profiles. This guide is the definitive resource for companies trying to identify the best IP practices in the region, and is based on editorial research, and surveys submitted by leading...
Domain names qualifying as IP rights like trademarks?28 February 2022
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” This Shakespeare line in Romeo & Juliet is good so long as it means name is nothing but a name. However, in the corporate world, acquired and fancy names play a n...
Drawing a parallel between aesthetics and functionality for design protection28 February 2022
Like many counties in the world, India has a strong law for protecting aesthetic creations by way of design registration. The design law protects aesthetic creations and not the functionality. There is often a misconception regarding the eligibility...
The need for IP insurance28 February 2022
Business practices have changed dramatically since those pre-Covid days of just a few years ago. Is this the right time to protect your intellectual assets with IP insurance?
As fintech grows in Asia, are companies ready for its IP challenges?28 February 2022
Fintech has exploded on the world financial scene, pushed to the forefront by the lockdowns of Covid-19. Asia IP examines the IP challenges facing these companies in Asia – and shares how branding can make or break a fintech.
Cryptocurrency and IP28 February 2022
As cryptocurrencies gain traction, some of their creators are learning difficult lessons in the world of intellectual property protection. Just how can crypto be protected?
How live streaming can expose you to charges of copyright infringement28 February 2022
Just about anybody can be a live streamer these days, but posting live streams and other videos on social media can be fraught with danger for those who aren’t aware of the role of copyright and other IP laws.
Chatbots: A way to immortalize the dead?28 February 2022
When Microsoft secured a patent for conversational chatbots to mine data from a person’s social media history, observers wondered how it might affect the person’s intellectual property rights
Brain interfacing, copyright and the patent system28 February 2022
Brain interfacing has been gaining traction since Elon Musk’s investment in Neuralink. Lawyers discuss how future brain-computer collaborations might affect copyright and patent laws.
Copyright and the developmental challenges of mobile gaming28 February 2022
Gaming was already on the rise, but the pandemic sent the industry into overdrive. IP lawyers in China and India share how they’re coping with laws that haven’t always kept up with technology.
Asian universities climb the rankings: What does it mean for the region’s IP scene?28 February 2022
As universities in the region continue climbing in global rankings, Asia IP asked lawyers in China, India, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Vietnam how the apparent surge of educational quality would affect their IP scenes.
Cryptocurrency, CBDC need to straddle data privacy and financial compliance, says finance executive25 March 2022
There is a real tension between data privacy and financial compliance.
India’s Delhi Hight Court notifies IP Division Rules and Rules Governing Patent Suits23 March 2022
The Patent Rules simplify and strengthen the procedures for adjudication of patent infringement cases to make them more effective.