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IPOPHL cooperated with APPI to promote IP protection, IPOPHL cooperated with APPI, Patent Agents Qualifying Examinations, Association of PAQE Professionals Inc.

IPOPHL cooperated with APPI to promote IP protection

In order to promote IP protection, the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) has recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Association of PAQE (Patent Agents Qualifying Examinations) Professionals, Inc. (APPI). The cooperation between the 2 renowned organizations will boost IP awareness, education for the young students, along with the development of programs to further strengthen the partnerships with its stakeholders. With the aim to boost IP education and patent agent professionalization, on September 7, IPOPHL Director General [...]

IP Office in Vietnam continues to extend the deadline for applicants due to the raging fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, IP Office in Vietnam continues to extend the deadline for applicants, Further extending the deadline for applicants due to the raging fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, extending the deadline for applicants

IP Office in Vietnam continues to extend the deadline for applicants due to the raging fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic

Due to the raging fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, IP Vietnam issued Notice No. 8181/TB-SHTT (“Notice 8181”) on 9 September 2021 granting further deadline extensions for IP applicants. Previously, on the article IP Office in Vietnam extends deadlines due to the drastic impacts from the fourth wave of the Covid-19 crisis, the National Office of Intellectual Property issued Notice No. 7581/TB-SHTT. According to the notice, the procedures related to the establishment of industrial property rights at the NOIP with [...]

Proposal to change patent registration rights in Vietnam

Proposal to change patent registration rights in Vietnam

On the afternoon of September 14th, 2021, at a meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee, Minister of Science and Technology of Vietnam Mr. Huynh Thanh Dat stated that after 16 years of application, the amendment and supplementation of the Intellectual Property Law has become an urgent requirement, i.e., we need to change patent registration rights in Vietnam. The urgent need to change the IP Law in Vietnam is because Vietnam is no longer a purely “intellectual property user” country, [...]

IP Week @ SG 2021 announced focal development for enterprises in Singapore, focal development for enterprises in Singapore, Improve IP dispute resolution proceedings in Singapore, IP Week @ SG 2021

IP Week @ SG 2021 announced focal development for enterprises in Singapore

During the recent IP Week @ SG 2021, IPOS has announced a strong boost for business enterprises in Singapore. Specifically, the focal development for enterprises in Singapore will be IP resources which will help businesses to create a strong IP protection plan for themselves and emerge stronger in the future, post-pandemic situation. Singapore Intellectual Property Week is one of the world’s leading IP events, bringing together thousands of attendees from dozens of countries and territories, including many leaders, planners, and [...]

New draft standards for determining illegal trademark conduct of CNIPA, draft standards for determining illegal trademark conduct of CNIPA, determining illegal trademark conduct of CNIPA, New draft standards for determining illegal trademark conduct

New draft standards for determining illegal trademark conduct of CNIPA

In August 2021, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) issued Draft standards for determining general illegal trademark conduct (“商標一般違法判斷標準”). At the moment, these standards are still opened for public comments and the consultation on the draft standards will end on 1 October 2021. Mainly bases on the Trademark Law and the Regulation on the Implementation of the Trademark Law, the Standard’s main goal is to strengthen operational guidance on trademark enforcement, unify enforcement standards and optimize the innovation environment [...]

The need to strengthen trade secret’s preservation methods in Vietnam, strengthen trade secret’s preservation methods, Strengthen trade secret’s preservation methods in Vietnam, trade secret’s preservation methods in Vietnam

The need to strengthen trade secret’s preservation methods in Vietnam

In this highly advanced technology era, the protection of a trade secret is not as easy as in the old days where people have to physically ‘steal’ anything anymore. Nowadays, people can just sit in front of a laptop and steal some data half a world away. Accordingly, this calls for some immense increase and fortification of our trade secret’s preservation methods. A trade secret is one of the most important aspects of a business’s success because, without it, that [...]

WTO extends the deadline to apply the TRIPS agreement to Myanmar and other LDC countries, WTO extends the deadline to apply the TRIPS agreement to Myanmar, The impacts of the extension of the TRIPS agreement to Myanmar, WTO extends the deadline to apply the TRIPS agreement

WTO extends the deadline to apply the TRIPS agreement to Myanmar and other LDC countries

The TRIPS Agreement, like other agreements such as the CPTPP, required its member countries to comply with its regulations in a fixed amount of time. However, not all countries have the infrastructure and necessary resources to change their legal foundation at an incredibly tight time frame like that. Accordingly, the WTO has just approved another 13-year extension of the least developed country (LDC) transition period for applying the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). Under the TRIPS [...]

Impacts of China's New Personal Information Protection Law on enterprises, Preparation needed before 1st November, Personal Information Protection Law, Personal Information Protection Law on enterprises

Impacts of China’s New Personal Information Protection Law on enterprises

On August 20th, 2021, China’s Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) has officially passed into law. With this new regulation, China has had its first legal attempt to define personal information (PI) and regulate the storing, transferring, and processing of personal information. The law will come into force on 1 November 2021, only 2 months from now. This means that it will leave a rather tight time frame for enterprises, especially for enterprises that rely heavily on data for their operations [...]

China and Europe collaborate on streamlining the patent application process, China and Europe collaborate on streamlining, China and Europe collaborate on streamlining the patent, collaborate on streamlining the patent application process, The relationship between CNIPA and EPO

China and Europe collaborate on streamlining the patent application process

Recently, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) and the European Patent Office (EPO) have announced that they have finally reached an agreement on the matter of streamlining the patent application process.  Specifically, from July 1, 2021, a copy of the prior application search report made by the CNIPA will not be required anymore when a European patent application or a Patent Cooperation Treaty application claiming priority from an earlier application in China is filed with the EPO enters the [...]

An unprecedented Australian court ruling ruled that AI can be an inventor, unprecedented Australian court ruling, AI can be an inventor, DABUS, artificial intelligence (AI) systems can be legally recognized as an inventor

An unprecedented Australian court ruling ruled that AI can be an inventor

As technology keeps advancing, the problem between AI and the legal system has been more imminent than ever. Will AI have feelings like a human? Then, will AI have the rights like a human and will AI’s creation be patented and will AI be recognized as an inventor? For the last part, according to an Australian court ruling recently, AI can indeed be recognized as an inventor. Recently, an Australian court has given an unprecedented decision that will create history [...]

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