Intellectual Property Law

Top Story

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.

More Top Stories Read More

Other Headlines

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

Call for feedback on IP (Dispute Resolution) Bill

Feedback on the proposed new IP (Dispute Resolution) Bill has been called for by the Ministry of Law, as it will amend several IP Acts, as well as the State Courts Act, to grant the High Court exclusive jurisdiction over most civil IP disputes.
Date: 12 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Sun Electric Pte Ltd v Sunseap Group Pte Ltd and Others

Civil Procedure - Pleadings - Further and Better Particulars; Patents and Inventions - Infringement

Date: 19 February 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHCR 4; Source: Singapore Law Watch

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

Jen, Chi v Guess?, Inc

Intellectual property law - Trade marks

Date: 20 February 2019; Court: IPO Singapore; Citation: [2019] SGIPOS 3; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Navin Trading Pte Ltd v Mahendra Naidu A/L R Manogaran Trading as Sri Sai Traders

Intellectual Property Law - Trade marks

Date: 08 February 2019; Court: IPO Singapore; Citation: [2019] SGIPOS 2; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Singapore Copyright Review Report

The MinLaw and IPOS commenced a comprehensive review of Singapore's copyright system. During the public consultation periods, a wide range of stakeholders responded, including members of the public, individual and corporate creators, local and international organisations, academia, as well as industry and professional associatio ...
Date: 17 January 2019; Type: Regulation; Source: Ministry of Law

Trademark Law and Industrial Design Law enacted

Myanmar has enacted legislation to protect intellectual property (IP)in another step forward for businesses in the country.
Date: 04 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Apple Inc v Swatch Ag (Swatch Sa) (Swatch Ltd)

Date: 15 January 2019; Court: IPO Singapore; Citation: [2019] SGIPOS 1; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp and Another v Hovid Berhad

Intellectual property - Patents

Date: 15 January 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 465; Source: Federal Court Registry

Richard Lityo v Shenzen Comix Group Co Ltd

Date: 08 October 2018; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 832 K/Pdt.Sus-HKI/2018; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

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.

more

Richard Lityo v Shenzen Comix Group Co Ltd

Date: 08 October 2018; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 832 K/Pdt.Sus-HKI/2018; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Law Ministry settles 32 Cases of Intellectual Property Rights Violation Lie Tjie Kiat DK v Ng Tjik Goen DKK PT Supra Teratai Metal v PT Wiharta Prametal DKK 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

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- ...

Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp and Another v Hovid Berhad Pendaftar Cap Dagangan Malaysia v Adabi Consumer Industries Sdn Bhd and Another Trade Descriptions (Certification and Marking of Halal Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 more

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 ...

Duterte signs Law allowing Simpler Patents for Farmers Globe backs Bill to block Websites facilitating Online Piracy IPOPHL eyes to ease Limitation on Accessible Formats more

Call for feedback on IP (Dispute Resolution) Bill

Feedback on the proposed new IP (Dispute Resolution) Bill has been called for by the Ministry of Law, as it will amend several IP Acts, as well as the State Courts Act, to grant the High Court exclusive ju ...

Sun Electric Pte Ltd v Sunseap Group Pte Ltd and Others 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

INDUSTRY UPDATES

MAS scores, sets Benchmark for Others

The Monetary Authority of Singapore's (MAS) enforcement report has revealed how it polices the financial markets under its charge, and is a welcome indicator of the greater openness the market has long sought, as the report mainly focused on market abuse, financial services misconduct, and money laundering-related control breaches.

More Industry Updates Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

PRRD terminates Appointment of GRP Panel Members

MANILA, Mar 20 (PNA) - Malacañang on Wednesday confirmed the termination of the appointments of government peace negotiators with communist rebels "in view of the termination of the peace negotiations" with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF).

More Industry Updates Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Malanjum keeping Mum about his Successor

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 20 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum, who is due for compulsory retirement in April only smiled broadly and chose to remain secretive when asked about his successor.

More Industry Updates Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

MP Noh Omar expelled from Dewan Rakyat for Three Days

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 19 (Bernama) - Tanjung Karang MP Tan Sri Noh Omar has been expelled from the Dewan Rakyat for three days from today.

More Industry Updates Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

ICC Prosecutors to be deported if they Probe Drug War

MANILA, Mar 18 (PNA) - Prosecutors of the International Criminal Court (ICC), who will enter the Philippines to investigate the Duterte administration’s war on drugs, may be deported, Malacañang said on Monday.

More Industry Updates Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Selangor wants tougher Environmental Laws

SHAH ALAM, Mar 17 (Bernama) - The Selangor government wants to enforce more stringent laws to address issues related to environmental pollution in the state, said Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari.

More Industry Updates Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Rosmah's Graft Case transferred to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 15 (Bernama) - The High Court here today allowed the prosecution's application to transfer from the Sessions Court to the High Court the case involving two graft charges filed against Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who is the wife of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

More Industry Updates Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

IBP condemns Slay of another Lawyer in DavNor

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) on Thursday urged authorities to take action on the latest killing of a lawyer, Rex Jasper Lopoz, who was gunned down last March 13 in front of a shopping mall in Tagum City, Davao del Norte.

More Industry Updates Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

IPOPHL brings IP-focused MCLE Program to Cebu

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) will be mounting the 2019 edition of the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) this March in Cebu, to expand its education drive and reach out to IP practitioners in the Visayas.

More Industry Updates Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

ASEAN aims at creating Future Digitally-Skilled Youths

Jakarta, Mar 14 (ANTARA) - Seven ASEAN member states, through the ASEAN Digital Innovation Programme initiated by the ASEAN Foundation in collaboration with Microsoft, aim to create digitally-skilled youths prepared to tackle challenges of the digital workspace in future.

More Industry Updates Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Tanintharyi Landholders sued under New Law

Local government officials and companies are already using the recently amended land law to remove villagers from disputed land, according to lawyers in southern Myanmar.

More Industry Updates Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

SC to facilitate Greater Investor Inclusiveness

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) - Opening local corporate bonds and sukuk to retail investors who meet the requirements set are among the steps taken by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) to promote investors inclusiveness in the local market.

More Industry Updates Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

SC aims Further Expansion of Islamic Capital Market, says Chairman

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission (SC), the regulatory body of the capital market, aim to foster growth that is premised on long-term value creation by intensifying efforts to further expand the Islamic capital market as well as the closely-linked sustainable finance segment.

More Industry Updates Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

National E-Document Exchange Platform launched

Hanoi, Mar 12 (VNA) - The Government Office held a ceremony in Hanoi on March 12 to launch the National E-Document Exchange Platform, a move towards a digital government and economy.

More Industry Updates Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Cabinet approves 5Bn Baht Agro Subsidies

BANGKOK, Mar 13 (NNT) - The weekly Cabinet meeting has allocated another five billion baht to support rice agriculture during the current production year.

More Industry Updates Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

CJ seeks to remove Parts of Hamid Sultan's Affidavit

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 13 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum today filed an application to remove parts of the supporting affidavit filed Court of Appeal Judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer in the lawsuit by the late Karpal Singh’s daughter, claiming that it was outrageous, insulting and an attack to the Judiciary.

More Industry Updates Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Up to PM to shortlist Candidates for CJ's Post - Liew

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 12 (Bernama) - The Law Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today said that he has no information about the candidates shortlisted to be appointed as the new Chief Justice to replace Tan Sri Richard Malanjum who will retire from the post next month.

More Industry Updates Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Sabah helps Children without Documents through Legalization Program

KOTA KINABALU, Mar 12 (Bernama) - Children born in Sabah and categorised as foreigners even though one of their parents were local residents, will be given aid through a legalisation programme which will ensure a better future for them.

More Industry Updates Read More