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Drink Firm fails to block Tencent's Trademark

Energy drink manufacturer Monster Energy Company (MEC) failed in its bid to stop China's heavyweight Tencent Holdings from registering its Monster Castle trademark in Singapore.

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Duterte committed to enforce Data Privacy Act: Bong Go

MANILA, May 29 (PNA) - The Duterte administration is committed in implementing the Data Privacy Act to ensure the security and privacy of personal information of Filipinos as the law aims to ensure that the data privacy rights of the citizens are protected, a Malacañang official said Tuesday.
Date: 29 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Merck KGaA v Leno Marketing (M) Sdn Bhd

Intellectual property law – Trade mark – Challenge of trade mark registration before the Registrar of Trade Marks – Appeal to the High Court – Further appeal to the Court of Appeal – Leave to appeal to the Federal Court

Litigation & court procedure – Right of appeal to the Federal Court – Con ...

Date: 07 May 2018; Court: Federal Court; Citation: [2018] MYFC 14; Source: Federal Court Registry

Privacy Commission backs Creation of National ID System

MANILA, May 28 (PNA) - The National Privacy Commission (NPC) is backing the establishment of the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys), an official said on Monday.
Date: 28 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Intellectual Property (Border Enforcement) Bill

This Bill seeks to amend the Copyright Act, the Geographical Indications Act 2014, the Registered Designs Act and the Trade Marks Act, to enhance border enforcement measures for intellectual property rights and to make related amendments to certain other Acts.
Date: 17 May 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: Bill No. 24/2018; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Proclamation creating and designating a Building as an Information Technology Center

This Proclamation creates and designates an Information Technology Center to be known as One Griffinstone, located along Commerce Avenue corner Spectrum, Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. Proclamation No. 483
Date: 08 May 2018; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 483; Source: Official Gazette

Six Major Infrastructure Categories named for Extra Cybersecurity Protection

BANGKOK, May 9 (NNT) - The National Cybersecurity Committee listed six major infrastructure categories for extra cybersecurity protection and planned to deploy 1,000-strong personnel for national cybersecurity measures.
Date: 09 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

SC junks McDonald’s Contempt Case vs Local Burger Chain

MANILA, May 8 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) dismissed the contempt case filed by fast food giant McDonald's Corp. against local burger company L.C. Big Mak Burger Inc. over the latter's usage of the popular "Big Mac" brand.
Date: 08 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

SC junks McDonald’s Contempt Case vs Local Burger Chain

MANILA, May 8 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) dismissed the contempt case filed by fast food giant McDonald's Corp. against local burger company L.C. Big Mak Burger Inc. over the latter's usage of the popular "Big Mac" brand.
Date: 08 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Requesrt for Comments on the proposed Amendments to Office Order 154

Mandatory mediation of IP cases will enhance the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Program of the IPOPHL; and align its procedures with the court system and those of other government quasi-judicial agencies. Also, mandatory mediation will harmonize the procedure of IPOPHL to that of the commercial courts that handle IP infringement, civil and cr ...
Date: 04 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Intellectual Property Office of The Philippines

Asia Pacific Data Protection and Cyber Security Guide 2018

This guide is to review the significant developments in the Asia-Pacific (“APAC”) region over the course of the year 2017 and focusing on the implementation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”) preparations for May 2018.
Date: 03 May 2018; Type: Guide; Source: Asian Business Law Institute

PCCW Media Ltd v M1 Ltd and Others

Copyright - Remedies

Date: 24 April 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 99; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Djunatan Prambudi v PT Profilia Indotech

Date: 06 February 2018; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 7 PK/Pdt.Sus-HKI/2018; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Glamco Co Ltd v Monster Energy Company

Intellectual property - Trade marks

Date: 20 April 2018; Court: IPO Singapore; Citation: [2018] SGIPOS 07; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Yayasan Korpri Banjar v Yayasan Marta Berlian Husada DK

Date: 24 January 2018; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 1314 K/Pdt.Sus-HKI/2017; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

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

Merck KGaA v Leno Marketing (M) Sdn Bhd

Intellectual property law – Trade mark – Challenge of trade mark registration before the Registrar of Trade Marks – Appeal to the High Court – Further appeal to the Court of Appeal – Leav ...

MyCC Guidelines on Intellectual Property Rights and Competition Law Anti-Fake News Bill: Jail amended to Six years from Ten Years Anti-Fake News Law: No qualms for the Innocent more

Myanmar, Swiss Businesses discuss Need for IP, Investment Protection

Members of the local and Swiss business community discussed issues pertaining to Intellectual Property (IP) and investment protection community at the Myanmar-Switzerland Business Dialogue held Tuesday in Yangon.

Heftier Fines proposed for Illegal Video Copying Myanmar backslides on Freedom of Expression: Digital Rights Stakeholders Court allows Case to proceed against Tanintharyi Weekly more

Duterte committed to enforce Data Privacy Act: Bong Go

MANILA, May 29 (PNA) - The Duterte administration is committed in implementing the Data Privacy Act to ensure the security and privacy of personal information of Filipinos as the law aims to ensure that the data privacy ...

Privacy Commission backs Creation of National ID System Proclamation creating and designating a Building as an Information Technology Center SC junks McDonald’s Contempt Case vs Local Burger Chain more

Drink Firm fails to block Tencent's Trademark

Energy drink manufacturer Monster Energy Company (MEC) failed in its bid to stop China's heavyweight Tencent Holdings from registering its Monster Castle trademark in Singapore.

Intellectual Property (Border Enforcement) Bill Asia Pacific Data Protection and Cyber Security Guide 2018 PCCW Media Ltd v M1 Ltd and Others more

Six Major Infrastructure Categories named for Extra Cybersecurity Protection

BANGKOK, May 9 (NNT) - The National Cybersecurity Committee listed six major infrastructure categories for extra cybersecurity protection and planned to deploy 1,000-strong personnel for national cybersecurity measures.

Digital Entrepreneurs urged to get Copyrights Administrative Court rules in favor of Thai TV Co Drones to be registered by 9 January or Owners face Legal Penalty: NBTC more

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Emergency Decree to be lifted in More Areas

BANGKOK, June 24 (NNT) - The National Security Council (NSC) is considering withdrawing the Emergency Decree in more areas of the restive south after last week’s revocation of the special law in two districts.

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Chiang Mai Justice Office offers Guidance to Youth

CHIANG MAI, June 23 (NNT) - The Chiang Mai Justice Provincial Office is offering guidance to local youth to induce participation in preventing and solving the problem of crime in society.

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EC Member calls for use of Special Law to determine Constituencies

BANGKOK, June 23 (NNT) - The Election Commission (EC) has called on the government and the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to utilize Article 44 of the provisional constitution to speed up preparations for primary elections.

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Excise Department to take Tax Measure to encourage use of B20 Biodiesel

BANGKOK, June 22 (NNT) - The Excise Department is taking a tax measure to encourage the use of B20 biodiesel.

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Duterte appoints new CA Justice

MANILA, June  22 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Dorothy Montejo-Gonzaga as associate justice of the Court of Appeals (CA).

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President to issue Online Licensing System

Denpasar, Bali, June 24 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said the government will soon issue an integrated licensing system through "online single submission" to speed up the process of business licensing.

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Journalists banned from Trial of Thamrin Bombings' Defendant

Jakarta, June 22 (ANTARA News) - Journalists reporting on the verdict on accused Oman Rahman involved in the Thamrin bombing in 2016 were banned from the main courtroom in the South Jakarta district court where the trial proceedings were ongoing.

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Temporary Work Visit Passes revoked from 11th Year

PUTRAJAYA, June 22 (Bernama) - The Immigration Department has denied a newspaper report that the Home Ministry (KDN) was withdrawing the approval of extending the Visit Pass (Temporary Employment) or PLKS for the second and subsequent years approved by the previous government.

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French Judiciary pursuing Scorpene Corruption Scandal - Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR, June 22 (Bernama) - Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today met French Ambassador Frédéric Laplanche who disclosed that the French judicial system is pursuing the 1 billion-euro Scorpene submarine corruption scandal.

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Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus appointed as the Bank Negara Malaysia Governor

His Majesty Yang di-Pertuan Agong has on 19 June 2018 granted his royal consent to the recommendation of YAB Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad to appoint Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus as the new Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia.

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Actions against Companies in Enforcement Operation targeting Machinery Safety and Amputation Hazards

The Ministry of Manpower mounted a two-month enforcement operation in April and May 2018 targeting machinery safety to address hand and finger injuries at the workplace. 380 inspections were conducted at 350 companies in the manufacturing, construction and marine sectors.

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House unveils New Website

The House of Representatives has unveiled its new website house.gov.ph., in its effort to bring legislation closer to the public. The website is easily navigable and uses simple, easy-to-understand language to engage the public and encourage interest in legislation.

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Agreement on curbing Illegal Drug use through Preventive Education signed in New York

The Philippine Consulate General in New York witnessed the signing of a landmark Memorandum of Agreement between non-profit organization Friends Indeed USA Inc., and Philippine-based non-government organization People’s Volunteer Against Illegal Drugs on 27 May 2018 at Astoria World Manor, Queens, New York City.

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Philippines Champions Small and Medium Entrepreneurs at APEC Senior Officials Meet

The Department of Foreign Affairs championed Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSMEs) at the Second Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM2) of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

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DOJ-OOC continues Conduct of Judicial Training on Cybercrime for the ASEAN Prosecutors and Judges

The Department of Justice - Office of Cybercrime (DOJ-OOC), in partnership with the Supreme Court of the Philippines and the Global Action on Cybercrime Extended (GLACY+) Project, is set to conduct the Advanced Judicial Training Course on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence for Judges, Magistrates and Prosecutors for the ASEAN Region in Cebu, Philippines on 19-22 June 2018.

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