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Vietnam: Training on using an intellectual property service platform IPPLATFORM

Vietnam: Training on using an intellectual property service platform IPPLATFORM

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: The new trademark law

Myanmar: The new trademark law

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 [...]

Japan refused the AINU trademark of a Chinese citizen

Japan refused the AINU trademark of a Chinese citizen

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 [...]

Singapore: IPOS’s guidelines on non-physical product designs registration

Singapore: IPOS’s guidelines on non-physical product designs registration

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 [...]

Vietnam's Intellectual Property Law Amendment Draft Protecting property rights in a digital environment

Vietnam’s Intellectual Property Law Amendment Draft: Protecting property rights in a digital environment

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 [...]

Thailand: Adapting to the post-pandemic world through e-filling

Thailand: Adapting to the post-pandemic world through e-filing of trademark and patent

Business owners, law firms, and the citizens of the world need to learn to adapt to the new normal of the world with cutting-edge technological developments and the Covid-19 aftermath. The Covid-19 pandemic has caused devastating effects to all industries, especially those directly involved with the product’s manufacturing and transportation. Specifically, the global supply chain and hospitality industry are those that were affected the most. According to numerous reports from across the country, the people of Thailand have had to cope [...]

Singapore introduced a new Draft Copyright Bill to replace the Copyright Act

Singapore introduced a new Draft Copyright Bill to replace the Copyright Act

The Singapore Ministry of Law and the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore have recently launched a public consultation to seek feedback on the draft of a proposed Copyright Bill. This new Draft Copyright Bill is meant to replace the present Copyright Act. The consultation period will end on 1 April 2021. The bill is expected to be enacted in the third quarter of 2021 and to be put into effect 1 month later.  The public consultation The Ministry of Law and [...]

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