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Software Piracy and Intellectual Property in India

Software Piracy and Intellectual Property in India

Over the years, the globe has witnessed rapid advancements in information innovation, various inventions, and digitalization. This progress has also resulted in the rise of crimes and illegal digital activities such as hacking and programming theft. Theft has soiled software companies, posing a threat not only to product makers but also to the product’s customers. The advancement of technology has made it easier for anyone to duplicate projects, reproduce them, and sell them. The use of computer software has made [...]

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New Revised Enhanced Mediation Promotion Scheme (REMPS) of IPOS

The IP Office of Singapore (IPOS) has recently announced the Revised Enhanced Mediation Promotion Scheme (REMPS) starting from the beginning of April 2022.  Revised Enhanced Mediation Promotion Scheme (REMPS) The Revised Enhanced Mediation Promotion Scheme (REMPS) is a funding scheme by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) to cover part of the parties’ mediation costs.  The funding covers: Fees charged by the mediation service provider;  Mediator’s fees;  up to 80% of mediation-related lawyer/agent fees (and mediation-related disbursements charged by the party’s lawyer/agent).  With the REMPS, [...]

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New updates on the 1957 Copyright Act of India

India, as well as the rest of the world, is currently undergoing a significant change in the digital era. However, although most people have adapted to the changes, the same can’t be said about the laws, the regulations, and the foundation that built up India’s society. Accordingly, to be aligned with Digital India and the New Education Policy 2020, as well as the trending of the world, this country needs to have new updates on the 1957 Copyright Act [...]

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The Philippines cooperate with Motion Picture Association to fight against piracy

The IPOPHL has just announced that the Philippines will have deep cooperation with the Motion Picture Association (MPA) to fight against piracy in this country.  For the majority of the Philippines, the people tend to enjoy free movies on the Internet with some advertisements rather than pay real money to watch one.  Although this is beneficiary for them, it is not quite so for the economy of the Philippines and the overall development of society.  This is because not just the immediate [...]

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The IP challenge with the development of mobile gaming in China

Gaming has been one of the most profitable industries in the world. In the first decade of the 21st century, it is PC gaming, or desktop gaming, and other variables such as consoles, WII, etc. that thrives, no matter if the game is offline or online. However, recently, in the second and the beginning of the third decades of the 21st century, it is actually the mobile gaming industry that is slowly becoming the dominant one. This is because [...]

INTA publishes a report on the implementation of China's revised Trademark Law

INTA publishes a report on the implementation of China’s revised Trademark Law

The International Trademark Association’s (INTA) trademark office practices committee’s China subcommittee has released a report on the implementation of China’s revised Trademark Law. It gives crucial insights into the speed and nature of intellectual property rights protection in China since the fourth amendment to the law took effect in 2019. The four-section study took subcommittee members two years to complete and is based on an examination of comments supplied by 100 INTA members – brand owners and practitioners – in [...]

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Conflicts in Prosecco wine GI registration between Singapore and Australia

Wine has always been a delicious but sometimes bitter problem worldwide, particularly revolving around geographical indication. Recently, another conflict has arisen in Prosecco wine GI registration between Singapore and Australia. Prosecco Prosecco is an Italian DOC or DOCG white wine produced in a large area spanning nine provinces in the Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia regions, … While many have mistaken Prosecco to be a type of champaign, it is actually a sparkling wine mostly made in the Veneto region, Italy. Prosecco wines [...]

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New Data Protection Act in Sri Lanka

There has been a lot going on in Sri Lanka at the moment. Recently, the Government of Sri Lanka announced that this country was bankrupt, declaring a temporary suspension of repayment of all external debt. However, despite this news, just a few weeks before, the Government has just issued a new Data Protection Act in Sri Lanka. The Personal Data Protection Act was passed by the Sri Lankan Parliament without a vote after many amendments were made to the original [...]

P63 million worth of potentially counterfeit items were seized in a mall in the Philippines, P63 million worth of potentially counterfeit items, potentially counterfeit items were seized in a mall in the Philippines, P63 million worth of potentially counterfeit items were seized, counterfeit items were seized in a mall in the Philippines,

P63 million worth of potentially counterfeit items were seized in a mall in the Philippines

Recently, a P63 million worth of potentially counterfeit items were seized in a mall in Metro Manila, Philippines by the National Committee on Intellectual Property Rights (NCIPR). The National Committee on Intellectual Property Rights (NCIPR) The National Committee on Intellectual Property Rights (NCIPR) is an interagency body that formulates and implements plans and policies, as well as strengthens the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in the Philippines. The NCIPR is composed of 15 members with the Department of Trade and [...]

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Twitter’s trademark battle in Singapore against a Singaporean tech startup

Twitter has been one of the most popular social media platforms in the entire world. Even the president of the United States or the richest man on Earth got the connection with this platform. However, besides all the commotion, in recent times, Twitter has actually been in a constant battle in Singapore against a Singaporean tech startup. According to a ruling on March 11, 2022, by the principal assistant registrar of Trade Marks Mark Lim, Twitter has won its trademark [...]

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