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New PCT International Application Filing Fees in Thailand

New PCT International Application Filing Fees in Thailand

The Thai Department of Intellectual Property (“DIP”) has announced new filing fees notice on 8 August 2022 (“Announcement”) with immediate effect to be in compliance with the fees imposed by the International Searching Authorities (“ISA”) and current exchange rate. New PCT International Application Filing Fees The Announcement’s main points are as follows: The International Application Filing Fees including International Filing Fee, Search Fee, and Transmittal Fee for the Thai Receiving Office (“RO”) are updated as per the attached Annex. The late payment fee, [...]

IP week 2022 in Singapore: More support with IP management for startups, SMEs, and young innovators

IP week 2022 in Singapore: More support with IP management for startups, SMEs, and young innovators

On Tuesday, September 6, THE Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (Ipos) introduced initiatives to support inventors in managing their intellectual property (IP) by providing free legal counsel, patent drafting services, training, and other resources. Edwin Tong, the second minister of law, made the statement in his opening remarks at IP Week 2022, a worldwide IP conference hosted in Singapore, “Startups are hothouses for new ideas that could be brought to market, but may lack the expertise to identify and effectively [...]

The Guidance Opinions on Strengthening Intellectual Property Appraisal Work published in China

The Guidance Opinions on Strengthening Intellectual Property Appraisal Work published in China

The CNIPA announced plans to promote the implementation of a comprehensive appraisal system for intellectual property infringement issues and issued the Guiding Opinions on Strengthening Intellectual Property Appraisal Work (hereinafter referred to as the Guiding Opinions). Three guidelines should be followed, according to the Guiding Opinions, in order to improve intellectual property Appraisal work: adhere to the combination of government guidance and industry self-discipline; adhere to the combination of high-quality development and standardized management; and adhere to the combination of theoretical research and [...]

Types of goods or services that can be trademarked in China

Types of goods or services that can be trademarked in China

In the process of trademark prosecution, it is common for the applicant/registrant to restrict or even give up on some of the goods or services associated with a brand in order to gain registration or prevent confusion. This is permitted by jurisdictions like the United States and the European Union, so long as the modification does not increase the extent of the trademark’s protection. In light of the current examination procedure in China, things are less clear-cut. Limitations on the types [...]

Does Vietnam require registration in order to protect a trade secret?

Does Vietnam require registration in order to protect a trade secret?

In the business operations process, trade secret protection is essential and crucial. Does a trade secret need to be registered to be protected in Vietnam? Do trade secrets need to be registered in order to be protected in Vietnam? Industrial property rights in Vietnam refer to the ownership and use of trademarks, trade names, geographical indications, business secrets, industrial designs, layout designs of semiconductor integrated circuits, and trademarks. They also include the right to prevent unfair competition. Industrial property rights are protected [...]

What you should know about IP and NFTs

What you should know about IP and NFTs

The IP asset at stake is fundamental to the success of IP transactions. But what if your business realizes all of a sudden that, despite the fact that employees created the right, it is no longer its property? It’s a common misconception that inventions made by full-time employees belong to the corporation by nature, but this isn’t always the case. Specifically, there are significant changes in the legal implications and practices depending on the type of employee and the [...]

Taiwan's Patent Act's enforcement rules will be amended

Taiwan’s Patent Act’s enforcement rules will be amended

Articles 67 and 80 of the Enforcement Rules of the Patent Act will be amended, according to a recent announcement from the Ministry of Economic Affairs Taiwan Intellectual Property Office. Streamlined processes for recording pledges According to the current version of Article 67, a patent certificate must be provided for the annotation to protect the pledgee’s rights when requesting recordation of pledge establishment of patent rights. However, in other nations, it is not necessary to annotate the promise recordation to the [...]

Social Media Influencers and Intellectual Property

Social Media Influencers and Intellectual Property

It is hardly surprising that social media has developed into a successful industry. Influencers on social media, also known as key opinion leaders (KOLs), are both popular and impactful because they forge close relationships with their followers and have the power to shape how consumers see brands, which in turn affects how they behave when making purchases. They have become a crucial marketing channel as a result for many domestic and international firms. Through their profiles on Instagram, Facebook, [...]

China's Prohibition on Intellectual Property Abuse, Prohibition on Intellectual Property Abuse, Intellectual Property Abuse, Standard essential patents, Provisions on Prohibiting the Abuse of Intellectual Property Rights

China’s Prohibition on Intellectual Property Abuse

The State Administration for Market Regulation issued the Provisions on Prohibiting the Abuse of Intellectual Property Rights to Exclude and Restrict Competition on June 27, 2022 (Draft for Comments). The Draft, intended to implement the Anti-Monopoly Law (the most recent version of which goes into effect on August 1, 2022), defines markets, adds a provision on using intellectual property to form a monopoly with others, strengthens legal liability with fines of up to 10% of last year’s sales, and [...]

Establishment of "R&D markets" as a means of addressing innovation-related abuses, Explanation of the term "potential competitors", merger control regime, China consults on amending six antitrust guidelines

China consults on amending six antitrust guidelines, suggesting additional amendments

The State Administration for Market Regulation, or SAMR, China’s competition regulator, has begun a public consultation over changes to six substantive laws as soon as the country’s Anti-Monopoly Law (Amended AML) amendments were approved last Friday (24 June 2022). Wide-ranging proposed amendments include adding a safe harbor for specific vertical agreements and changing the notification thresholds under the merger control system. The proposed regulations, which are available for comment, include: Provisions of the State Council on Thresholds for Prior Notification of [...]

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