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Dewan Rakyat passes Trademarks Bill 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 2 (Bernama) - The Trademarks Bill 2019 which would allow individuals or companies to register trademarks such as smell, sound, shape and colour, was passed with amendments by Dewan Rakyat today. Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs deputy minister Chong Chieng Jen said when presenting the bill for the second reading that expansion of the trademark protection scope to non traditional marks was a necessity for the domestic and foreign trade sectors.

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Irawan Gunawan v J Casanova DK

Date: 23 January 2019; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 197 PK/Pdt.Sus-HKI/2018; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Bill of the Trademarks Act 2019

The proposed Act seeks to provide for the registration of trademarks in relation to goods and services and to implement the relevant treaties and for other matters connected therewith.
Date: 11 April 2019; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: DR 10 of 2019; Source: Parliament

Request for Comment on the Draft Rules of Procedure for IPOPHIL Mediation Outside Litigation

This is to notify that the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines invites the public to submit comments/suggestions to the draft Rules on Mediation Outside Litigation not later than 15 April 2019.
Date: 29 March 2019; Type: Circular; Source: Intellectual Property Office of The Philippines

Teddy Tan v Hugo Boss Trade Mark Management GmbH & Co KG

Date: 13 November 2018; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 217 PK/Pdt.Sus-HKI/2018; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

IPOPHL pushes for Registration of Online Sellers

MANILA, Mar 18 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) is pushing for the registration of businesses that are selling their products online to protect intellectual property (IP) rights in the country.
Date: 18 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Personal Data Protection Law is being reviewed - Gobind

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 18 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia through the Personal Data Protection Department is in the midst of reviewing the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) 2010 to ensure it is up-to-date in line with the current developments. Minister Gobind Singh Deo said the review would be premised on the needs for e ...
Date: 18 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Duterte signs Law allowing Simpler Patents for Farmers

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a bill that seeks to ease restrictions on agricultural free patents issued to farmers.
Date: 14 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Public Consultation on Draft Intellectual Property Dispute Resolution Bill

This is to notify that the Ministry of Law (MinLaw) seeks feedback by 5 April 2019 on a draft Intellectual Property (Dispute Resolution) Bill, which contains amendments to primary legislation in order to implement reforms to the Intellectual Property (IP) dispute resolution system.
Date: 11 March 2019; Type: Consultation Paper; Source: Ministry of Law

PT Agel Langgeng v K-Fee System GmbH

Date: 23 January 2019; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 234 PK/Pdt.Sus-HKI/2018; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Kho Tjeng Tjian v J & K Internatural Co Ltd

Date: 19 December 2018; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 248 PK/Pdt.Sus-HKI/2018; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Geographical Indications (Prescribed Goods under Section 10) Rules 2019

These Rules come into operation on 1 April 2019.
Date: 01 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 126; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Geographical Indications Act 2014 (Commencement) Notification 2019

This is to notify that except for Sections 4(6) to (9), 15, 16 and 55 to 76, the rest of the Act comes into operation on 1 April 2019.
Date: 01 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 124; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Geographical Indications Rules 2019

These Rules come into operation on 1 April 2019.
Date: 01 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 125; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Trade Marks (International Registration) (Amendment) Rules 2019

These Rules come into operation on 1 April 2019.
Date: 01 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 128; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Government approves 4186 Trademarks

The Ministry of Commerce increased 269 business trademarks this year, bringing the total number of such registrations at the ministry to 4,186 - and 3,917 last year, its annual report said.

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Irawan Gunawan v J Casanova DK

Date: 23 January 2019; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 197 PK/Pdt.Sus-HKI/2018; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Teddy Tan v Hugo Boss Trade Mark Management GmbH & Co KG PT Agel Langgeng v K-Fee System GmbH Kho Tjeng Tjian v J & K Internatural Co Ltd more

Ministry to bolster Trademark Protection

All commodities produced in Laos will have a trademark under the Madrid Protocol, to create econom mic opportunities and help raise the standard of trade in the country. The Madrid system (officially the Madrid system fo ...

Seek Permission before flying your Drone, Ministry warns NA Members press Government to review Intellectual Property Policy New Law to promote, control Technology Transfer more

Dewan Rakyat passes Trademarks Bill 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 2 (Bernama) - The Trademarks Bill 2019 which would allow individuals or companies to register trademarks such as smell, sound, shape and colour, was passed with amendments by Dewan Rakyat today. Do ...

Bill of the Trademarks Act 2019 Personal Data Protection Law is being reviewed - Gobind Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp and Another v Hovid Berhad more

Request for Comment on the Draft Rules of Procedure for IPOPHIL Mediation Outside Litigation

This is to notify that the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines invites the public to submit comments/suggestions to the draft Rules on Mediation Outside Litigation not later than 15 April 2019.

IPOPHL pushes for Registration of Online Sellers Duterte signs Law allowing Simpler Patents for Farmers Globe backs Bill to block Websites facilitating Online Piracy more

Public Consultation on Draft Intellectual Property Dispute Resolution Bill

This is to notify that the Ministry of Law (MinLaw) seeks feedback by 5 April 2019 on a draft Intellectual Property (Dispute Resolution) Bill, which contains amendments to primary legislation in order to implem ...

Geographical Indications (Prescribed Goods under Section 10) Rules 2019 Geographical Indications Act 2014 (Commencement) Notification 2019 Geographical Indications Rules 2019 more

Cabinet approves Thailand’s Accession to WIPO Copyright Treaty

BANGKOK, Oct 17 (NNT) - The Cabinet has approved the proposal for Thailand to accede to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Copyright Treaty.

NLA approves Enactment of New Copyright Act Six Major Infrastructure Categories named for Extra Cybersecurity Protection Digital Entrepreneurs urged to get Copyrights more

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Labour Ministry opens Automation Center

BANGKOK, Jul 17 (NNT) - On efforts to push the Thai industrial sector into the 4.0 era, human resources must be capable of operating technology and automated systems, especially in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) development project. To achieve this goal, the Ministry of Labour has established a human resources development center on automation and robots at the Institute for Skills Development 3, located in Chonburi.

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Guidebook on Parliamentary Constituencies launched

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof today launched Wakil Kita di Parlimen, a 228-page guidebook containing relevant information on all the 222 parliamentary constituencies.

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Students among Plaintiffs in Lawsuit over Sungai Kim Kim Pollution

JOHOR BAHRU, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Thirty-four students are among 171 individuals who are suing the Johor state government, Menteri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian and 10 others over the pollution in Sungai Kim Kim near Pasir Gudang last March.

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Mandalay Region Hluttaw approves New High Court Judge

Mandalay Region Hluttaw was unanimously appointed a new regional high court judge on the second day of the second session of the hluttaw after being nominated by the regional chief minister.

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DOJ forms Special Team to probe Kidapawan Broadcaster's Slay

MANILA, Jul 12 (PNA) - Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Friday said he has ordered a special investigation team to look into the killing last Wednesday of radio commentator Eduardo Dizon who was gunned down on the way home in Kidapawan City, Cotabato.

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New BSP Deputy Governor sworn in

MANILA, Jul 12 (PNA) - Francisco G. Dakila Jr. received his oath of office as Deputy Governor for Monetary and Economics Sector (MES) in ceremonies administered by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno on Thursday.

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Chief Justice heads Penang Honours List

GEORGE TOWN, Jul 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat heads the list of 877 recipients of state honours and honorary medals in conjunction with the 81st birthday of the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Penang Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas.

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Prosecution failed to serve Summons on Shahrizat's Children, Court sets new Mention Date

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 12 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today set Aug 5 for mention of a lawsuit filed by the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) against two children of former Women, Family and Community Development Minister Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil in connection with several offences allegedly committed by their company.

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Free Legal Service to be provided for the Poor

Legal aid groups will provide free legal services to poor people and those in need of legal assistance across the country in an effort to support the rule of law and restore public trust in the judiciary.

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Bill to increase Sabah State Seats to be tabled on July 17

KOTA KINABALU, Jul 11 (Bernama) - Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal is confident the Bill for the additional 13 seats, to increase the number of state seats from 60 to 73, will be approved when it is tabled in Parliament on July 17.

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SolGen asks SC to dismiss Writ of Kalikasan Suit on WPS

MANILA, Jul 9 (PNA) - Solicitor General Jose Calida on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court (SC) to dismiss the petition filed against government agencies, which seeks unspecified action on the disputed areas in the West Philippine Sea.

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IRB records 486,360 Cases of Voluntary Tax Declaration

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 8 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB) has recorded 486,360 cases of voluntary tax declaration under the special voluntary declaration programme (PKPS) as of June 23.

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Sugar Tax: SME Traders can file Postponement Appeal

PARIT BUNTAR, Jul 7 (Bernama) - Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) traders affected by the sugar tax on sweetened drinks which came into effect this month, can file a postponement appeal to the relevant authorities.

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Sarawak Government has not Officially responded on the RM1 Loan Offer - MOF

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 6 (Bernama) - The Sarawak state government has yet to provide any official feedback to the Federal government on the proposed loan offer, amounting to RM1 billion, which will be allocated for repairs of dilapidated schools in the state.

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Government offers Tax Incentives, grants to boost Participation in Expo 2020 Dubai

PUTRAJAYA, Jul 5 (Bernama) - The government has approved tax incentives and grants to encourage potential participating and contributing companies in the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai.

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PCC approves New Clark City Power Distribution Deal

MANILA, Jul 3 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved the proposed joint venture between the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and the consortium of Manila Electric Company (Meralco) and its Japanese partners to develop a power distribution system in New Clark City.

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Airbnb wants clearer Guideline on Tourism Tax

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 2 (Bernama) -- Online hospitality service brokerage company, Airbnb Inc urged the government to provide a clearer guideline on tourism tax for its type of business.

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Malcontento to take oath as New Prosecutor General on July 2

MANILA, Jul 1 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said newly appointed Prosecutor General Benedicto Malcontento may assume office as soon as he takes his oath Tuesday.

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