Licensing & Franchising
To Franchise or to License?11 September 2012
There are no hard and fast rules in determining whether franchising or licensing would be a better strategy to expand a business in Malaysia. So, to franchise or to license? Chew Kherk Ying and Esther Low explore the pros and cons of each.
Don’t Forget Your Foreign Filing License11 September 2012
Many countries now require inventors to obtain a foreign filing license before applying for a patent concerning national security. Anuradha Salhotra explains how the procedure works.
Technology Licensing in Thailand28 August 2012
Investors are upbeat about Thailand, and technology transfer is on the increase both by way of licensing in of needed foreign technology and by outright acquisition of foreign technology. Alan Adcock reports from Bangkok.
Industrial Protection28 August 2012
For some products, securing industrial design protection may not be cost effective, but for any product where the visual appearance provides all or part of the brand identification to the consumer, design protection is as critical as tradem...
Avoiding Mistakes28 August 2012
When an intellectual property licensing agreement works, it’s a thing of beauty, but when it goes wrong, it often goes very wrong. Gregory Glass reports on common mistakes rights owners make when licensing their intellectual property.
Face to Face: Francis Gurry28 August 2012
In an exclusive interview with Asia IP, Francis Gurry, director general of the World Intellectual Property Organization, speaks with Gregory Glass about licensing in Asia, and what challenges license holders face.
Should My Bioscience Startup Move Out of the Academic Lab?23 August 2012
If your bioscience research has yielded strong results and you have some interest from investors, it may be time to move your IP out of the lab and into the corporate world. Jennifer Berrent, Joshua Fox and Inga Goldbard explain when it mig...