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The United Kingdom – Singapore Digital Economy Agreement

The UK-Singapore Digital Economy Agreement (DEA) is one of the world’s most innovative trade agreements. This Agreement covers the digitized trade in services and goods across the economies of the 2 countries. There are many important contents regulating data privacy and other digital aspects in this Agreement. According to the official website of the United Kingdom’s government, as 2 of the most advanced digital trading nations, the UK and Singapore have reached a ground-breaking international deal that is deeper and [...]

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, [...]

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Elon Musk’s conflict over snack food trademark

Elon Musk is not known for being the leading pioneer in the snack and the food industry. However, a few years ago, one of his companies – The Boring Company (TBC – Elon Musk) entered into a small conflict over the snack food trademark with another company called The Boring Company (LLC). The 2 companies with a similar name but with entirely different fields of operation have clashed in a trademark battle that will be explained in the article. On [...]

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Mcdonald’s trademark dispute over the McFungi mark

McDonald’s is nearly every person’s most recognizable fast food brand in the entire world, in line with KFC, Jollibee, Burger King, etc. However, with the brand getting more and more famous, conflicts with other brands are inevitable. In recent years, Mcdonald’s has entered into a trademark dispute over the McFungi mark.  As a matter of fact, McFungi is not even in the fast food or even food industry. It is actually a clothing store that sells clothes, accessories, etc.  McFungi is [...]

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Regulations on industrial property representation services in Vietnam

To be licensed to practice industrial property representation services in Vietnam, organizations need to meet the conditions specified in the Law on Intellectual Property of Vietnam. So, what are the necessary conditions for conducting industrial property representation services in Vietnam? According to the provisions of Article 154 of the consolidated document 07/VBHN-VPQH 2019 on the consolidation of the Intellectual Property Law of Vietnam, an industrial property representation service business organization needs to meet the following conditions: Being an enterprise, cooperative, law-practicing [...]

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Solutions when having merchandise seized by the China Customs

If you are a brand owner and just recently received the news that your merchandise has been seized by China Customs, what are the methods, or solutions you can do to protect your merchandise, and more importantly, your reputation? China is the largest market in the entire world. Therefore, it’s no strange thing that businesses from all over the world want to enter this market and sells their merchandise here.  However, entering China’s market is not as easy as it used [...]

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New regulations for computer program examinations in Vietnam

Computer programs are protected by copyright law in Vietnam. However, there are some computer programs protected by patent law. This is made clear in the recent Vietnam Guidelines for Patent Examination (Guidelines). So, what are the new regulations for computer program examinations in Vietnam? The regulations on computer programs are detailed in Article 5.8.2.5 of the Vietnam Guidelines for Patent Examination (Guidelines). Specifically, the computer program-related invention is a type of “invention made by the computer”. This term refers to objects related [...]

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Strange trademark case in the United States

There has been a recent strange trademark case in the United States that could likely change the entire Intellectual Property system of this country.  Sports teams each have a unique logo that made them unique, representing the spirit of the team and the university they are in. Penn State (Penn State University) is famous for its proud Pozniak Lion attire featuring a white lion in a blue background. However, without their consent, Vintage Brand has been selling numerous products, mainly shirts, featuring [...]

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Changes to industrial design in the new Vietnam IP Law

The new Vietnam IP Law has many important changes. One of those was about the regulations on industrial design – one of the type of Intellectual Property asset in Vietnam. In this article, we will brief about the changes to industrial design in the new Vietnam IP Law. Automatic registration of industrial designs According to the new Vietnam IP Law, every organizations that that are assigned to manage scientific and technological tasks using State budget will have the right to register [...]

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New changes on patents in the new Vietnam IP Law

There are many new changes on patents in the new Vietnam IP Law. In this article, we will list the most notable changes in patents. Novelty requirement The term “novelty,” which was loosely defined in the previous IP Law, is now explicitly defined in the 2022 IP Law of Vietnam. Article 60.1, for example, divides prior art into two types of disclosure: non-patent literature and patent documents, and an invention is considered novel if it does not fall into one of [...]

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