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Penicillin – The greatest discovery in the history of mankind

In the annals of human progress, certain inventions and discoveries have revolutionized the way we live, work, and understand the world around us. Among these, few have had as profound an impact on humanity as penicillin. Discovered in 1928 by Alexander Fleming, this humble antibiotic has saved countless lives, transforming medical science and healthcare forever. Penicillin’s ability to combat bacterial infections marked the dawn of a new era in medicine, where once-deadly diseases became treatable, and the average human lifespan [...]

Google fails to oppose grMail trademark in Singapore in close similar to Gmail, Google fails to oppose grMail trademark in Singapore , Google fails to oppose grMail trademark ,

Google fails to oppose grMail trademark in Singapore in close similar to Gmail

Google’s attempt to block the registration of the trademark “grMail” by Green Radar in Singapore has been unsuccessful, as the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) rejected its opposition. Green Radar, an IT security company, applied for the registration of “grMail” under Trade Mark No. 40202109944T in Classes 42 and 45 on April 29, 2021. These classes cover services related to electronic monitoring and security. Google, holding the trademark for Gmail in several countries, opposed the registration on November 9, 2021, [...]

PepsiCo loses the appeal on the protection of potato plant used to create potato chips in India, PepsiCo loses the appeal on the protection of potato plant , appeal on the protection of potato plant used to create potato chips in India,

PepsiCo loses the appeal on the protection of potato plant used to create potato chips in India

On January 9, 2024, the Delhi High Court overturned a ruling from July 5, 2023, which had dismissed PepsiCo’s appeal to reverse an earlier decision revoking the protection for its potato plant variety FL 2027, known commercially as FC5. This variety, characterized by its lower moisture and sugar content, is particularly suitable for potato chip production and is utilized by PepsiCo for its Lay’s brand potato chips. PepsiCo initially applied to register FL 2027 in India on February 18, 2011, [...]

Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines collaborates with the Brunei Darussalam IP Office for patent service, Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines collaborates with the Brunei Darussalam IP Office, Philippines collaborates with the Brunei IP Office for patent service,

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines collaborates with the Brunei Darussalam IP Office for patent service

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) and the Brunei Darussalam IP Office (BruIPO) have joined forces to extend the latter’s search and examination services to its patent applications. This collaboration leverages IPOPHL’s effective procedures and over 76 years of experience in providing patent services. Formalized through a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed by BruIPO Registrar Attorney General Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Ahmad Bin Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Bakti Di-Raja Dato Laila Utama Haji Awang Isa and [...]

Qatar starts to receive patent appeal applications, Qatar to receive patent appeal applications, Qatar starts to receive patent appeal ,

Qatar starts to receive patent appeal applications

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry in Qatar has announced the commencement of operations for the Grievance Committee for Patent Appeals, starting from February 4, 2024. This committee is now accepting appeal applications for unfavourable decisions (refusals) of patent applications. According to Article 7 of Law No. 30/2006, applicants have a window of 15 days from the date of receiving the Patent Office decision to lodge an appeal with the Committee. Furthermore, decisions made by the Appeals Committee are final [...]

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Notable points at INTA 2024

The International Trademark Association (INTA) 2024 Annual Meeting, set to take place in Atlanta, Georgia from May 18-22, promises to be a major event for professionals in the intellectual property (IP) and trademark fields. The event is themed around “The Business of Innovation” and features a comprehensive educational program with over 100 speakers and moderators, including 40 brand representatives. The program is structured into two main tracks—IP and Innovation, and Business—each with several thematic journeys to help attendees tailor their [...]

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Notable aspects of the new patent search tool of Australia

IP Australia introduced a new patent search tool called the Australian Patent Search (APS) on March 20, 2024. This platform is currently running alongside its predecessor, the AusPat search tool, which has been in use since the mid-2000s. APS, featuring a more modern interface, is set to fully replace AusPat by the end of 2024. APS offers both Quick search and Structured search features. According to Frazer McLennan, a patent information professional at Spruson & Ferguson in Sydney, the ability [...]

Myanmar initiates trademark application publication under new law, Myanmar initiates trademark application publication, trademark application publication under new law of Myanmar,

Myanmar initiates trademark application publication under new law

On May 1, 2024, Myanmar began the long-anticipated publication of trademark applications as per the Trademark Law 2019. This new process allows third parties to oppose published trademarks within 60 days, citing reasons based on absolute or relative grounds for refusal outlined in the law. Darani Vachanavuttivong, Managing Partner and Managing Director at Tilleke & Gibbins, noted that Myanmar’s Intellectual Property Department (IPD) had started accepting re-registrations for old marks during a “soft opening” period on October 1, 2020. The formal [...]

Vietnam issues first criminal sentence for online copyright infringement, Vietnam issues first criminal sentence, first criminal sentence of Vietnam for online copyright infringement,

Vietnam Issues First Criminal Sentence for Online Copyright Infringement

On April 23, 2024, the People’s Court of Hanoi made history by delivering Vietnam’s inaugural criminal sentence for online copyright infringement. Le Hai Nam, the individual behind the piracy platform BestBuy IPTV, received a suspended jail term of 30 months. His platform offered unauthorized streams of Premier League football matches, along with movies and TV shows, to viewers both within Vietnam and internationally. Alongside the suspended sentence, Nam was fined D100 million (US$3,930) and ordered to pay D300 million (US$11,770) in [...]

Uzbekistan is out of US watchlist on copyright violations, Uzbekistan is out of US watchlist , US watchlist on copyright violations,

Uzbekistan is out of US watchlist on copyright violations

Uzbekistan has been removed from the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Watch List in the Special 301 Report for 2024, highlighting significant progress in intellectual property (IP) enforcement and protection. This marks a notable achievement in the country’s ongoing efforts to align with international IP standards. Key Advancements in IP Enforcement Amendment to Customs Code: In February 2024, Uzbekistan amended its Customs Code to grant customs authorities the ex officio power to halt and confiscate imports and exports of counterfeit goods. This [...]

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