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Possible positive future for copyright from the New Zealand-European Union Free Trade Agreement

Following a four-year negotiation, New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade published the New Zealand-European Union Free Trade Agreement (NZ-EU FTA) on June 30, 2022. In the agreement, the chapter on Intellectual property has some worthwhile note that needs to be taken into account. Specifically, the copyright protection terms for authors, performers, and producers have been extended from 50 to 70 years. With the coming change, the first impact on copyright will be the value of all works published [...]

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Thailand’s Copyright Act is officially in effect

Thailand’s Copyright Act is officially in effect since August 23, 2022. This amendment to the Copyright Act of Thailand is expected to have tremendous impacts on the protection of works as well as the rights of authors, and creators of the protected works within Thailand’s jurisdiction. One of the most important changes in the Copyright Act of Thailand is the update on the legislation in relations to the current counterfeiting market in this country. Thailand is one of the most crowded [...]

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International conflict: Cochlear implant systems patent case between the United States and Australia

An Australian biotech company Cochlear and the University of Pittsburgh have gone to battle it out in an American court over patent infringement. The University of Pittsburgh is a public state-related research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The university is composed of 17 undergraduate and graduate schools and colleges at its urban Pittsburgh campus, home to the university’s central administration and around 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Cochlear is a medical device company that designs, manufactures, and supplies the Nucleus cochlear implant, [...]

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The Philippines to provide support to its creators in the Metaverse

The Metaverse of Meta – Facebook has been one of the most mysterious technology matters in the current digital era. Although the success of Metaverse is still a matter to be debated in the future, the Philippines has taken the necessary measures to enter and integrate into this market. The Philippines has partnered with Stardust Digital Private Ltd., a Singapore-based company that aims to connect creators in the entertainment world to a global audience and creator community, to help local [...]

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Lesson from the wonton noodles trademark case in Singapore

In 2018, an opposition has been filed to a trademark application by sisters Ng Mui Hong and Ng Mei Ling for their restaurant Char Siew Wantan Mee. Ng Mui Hong and Ng Mei Ling are the daughters of the late Ng Ba Eng, who ran the Dunman Road Food Centre hawker stall Eng’s wonton noodles. Ng Ba Eng died of a sudden heart attack in 2013. However, even after death, his reputation through decades of selling pork dumpling noodles is still recognized [...]

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Differences and parallels between brand and trademark

Brand and trademark are two concepts that go hand in hand and are often confused with each other. However, despite certain similarities, the nature of the difference between a brand and a trademark is huge. Definition and concept Trademark is a sign used to distinguish goods and services of different organizations and individuals. A trademark protected in a country’s jurisdiction must have a subject that is a visible sign according to the provisions of the IP law. The law varies between [...]

Canadian Patent Laws amendments

Canadian Patent Laws amendments

The final text for the previously announced amendments to the Patent Rules was registered at the Orders in Council of Canada on June 2, 2022, and it will be published in the Canadian Gazette on June 22, 2022, with many of these provisions taking effect on October 3, 2022. In consideration of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office’s (CIPO) commitment to include Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) provisions into Canadian Patent Law pursuant to the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), these new [...]

Copyright protection extended for 20 years in Canada

Copyright protection extended for 20 years in Canada

Canada has enacted legislation extending copyright protection by 20 years to a “life-plus-70” period after years of discussion and consultation. Bill C-19, the Budget Implementation Act, 2022, No. 1, includes amendments to the Copyright Act that are expected to take effect before the year is over. This action, which follows a 20-year extension to copyright terms for published sound recordings, artists’ performances, and certain audiovisual works that went into effect in June 2015, fulfills a significant commitment made by Canada [...]

The New Patents Act 2022 (Amendment) in Malaysia

The New Patents Act 2022 (Amendment) in Malaysia

The Patents Act Amendment (PAA) amends the Patents Act of 1983, which was approved by the House of Representatives on December 15, 2021, and the Senate on December 22, 2021. The PAA went into effect on March 18, 2022, with the following features: the depositing of microorganisms with the relevant authorities; the inspection of certain documents by the public; and opposition proceedings against a granted patent before the Registrar. The PAA takes into consideration Malaysia’s obligations under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for [...]

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Michael Jackson copyrighted his unique 45-degree stance?

Michael Jackson – an icon of the world music industry has long passed away, but his songs and dances still exist over the years. Music like Smooth Criminal, Beat it, Thriller, etc. will be protected under US copyright law as well as international copyright conventions and treaties such as the Berne Convention. However, is this artist’s 45-degree vertical angle protected by copyright as for the songs above? About Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958, and died [...]

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