Within the next 5 years, the investments between Indonesia and Singapore are predicted to climb by 18 to 22 percent because the Indonesia-Singapore Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) has officially entered into force on March 9, 2021.
The Indonesia-Singapore Bilateral Investment Treaty was signed by Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing and Indonesia’s Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi in 2018. The signing was witnessed by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and President Joko Widodo.
This treaty’s purpose was to replace [...]
Taiwan recently suggests shortening the entire patent dispute proceedings in order to cope with other advanced countries like Germany, Japan, Korea, United States, etc. Specifically, In December 2020, the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) recommended amending the Patent Act.
If the amendments are passed by the legislatures, a new reviewing body titled “the Patent and Trademark Reconsideration and Disputes Review Board” will have the authority to investigate patent invalidation proceedings. It means that the review board can question and deny [...]
The Covid-19 pandemic has driven intellectual property (IP) filings to drop significantly in 2020. To solve the crisis in IP filings, the IP Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) has recently held many meetings with partners in the academy and university. The main focus of these contentions is to urge academe to fuel the recovery of IP filings by elevating the commercialization of the innovations of college students.
Last month, In its KaIPhan with the Innovation and Technology Support Offices (ITSOs [...]
In response to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 epidemic, the Ministry of Finance of Vietnam recently issued Circular No. 45/2020 / TT-BTC dated May 26, 2020 reduction of the registration fee for the use of foreign codes and barcodes and certain industrial property fees (“Circular 45”) as specified in Circular No. 263/2016 / TT-BTC dated November 14, 2016.
According to Circular 45, the following fees as previously specified in Section A of the Schedule attached to Circular 263 will [...]
The Covid-19 pandemic has made critical damages to all major fields in the world. Among them, the Intellectual property area is perhaps one of the most affected. This is because several counterfeiting products have been made to gain profits with cheap sale prices. Moreover, many problems and challenges are arising with the Covid-19 crisis which are fake personal protective equipment (PPE), patent infringing generics, fraudulent vaccine, and testing kits.
The IP enforcement flaw in Thailand
According to the IP law in [...]
With industrial property databases integrated from many sources, the IPPLATFORM platform is an effective tool for government management and intellectual property-related services.
The new intellectual property platform
On April 10 in Hanoi, the seminar “Promoting the exploitation of information and managing industrial property services” was organized by the Vietnam Intellectual Property Research Institute (VIPRI – Ministry of Science and Technology). The seminar focused on the training of S&T departments on how to use the IPPLATFORM platform. This is the platform for [...]
Myanmar has become a member of WIPO since 2001. Before the new trademark law was enacted, there was no law of trademark registration except the trademark’s definition on the Penal Code.
After 3 years, on January 30, 2019, new trademark law was coming into effect by the Parliament. The new law was expected to systematize trademark registration procedures and adhere to International standards for Myanmar to engage in International Treaties of Intellectual Property as well as WTO.
The new law comprises [...]
On March 23, 2021, the Japanese Patent Office (JPO) rejected a trademark application for a Chinese national living in Shenzhen because it used the name of Japan’s indigenous Ainu people.
According to JPO, the AINU application was filed in March 2020 for electronic technology products such as smartphone cases and computer mice. However, this application received heavy criticism from Ainu people – the indigenous Japanese living in Hokkaido. They see this action as a dark strategy to commercialize their culture [...]
The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has released the “Registered Designs Guidelines on Non-Physical Products” to provide applicants with a clearer understanding of registering non-physical products as designs.
On 30 October 2017, Singapore has broadened the scope of designs by including non-physical products as designs in order to support the growth of the local design industry.
This Guidelines will provide an overview of virtual designs and the registration requirements for non-physical products. The key points of the Guidelines are listed [...]
One of the issues that lawyers and delegates attending the seminar “Consultation about the project to amend and supplement several articles of the Law on Intellectual Property” held in Ho Chi Minh City on 12/3/2021 concern is about the intellectual property rights in the digital environment.
Most people expect this revision of the Intellectual Property Law will contribute to improving the efficiency of enforcement of intellectual property rights in Vietnam.
In August 2020, VNG Corporation sued TikTok – a social networking [...]
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