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Globe backs Bill to block Websites facilitating Online Piracy

MANILA, Jan 10 (PNA) - Globe Telecom and the international Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) have come out in support of a Senate bill aiming to deter online piracy in the country by blocking Internet websites that illegally distribute copyrighted material like videos, music and gaming.

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IPOPHL eyes to ease Limitation on Accessible Formats

MANILA, Jan 4 (PNA) - More persons with disabilities (PWDs), not only the blind or visually-impaired, may soon have wider access to alternative information materials as the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) eyes relaxing certain rules on copyright protection, thus, liberalizing the mass production of materials in "accessible ...
Date: 04 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

PH accedes to the Marrakesh Treaty

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) has secured wider access to novels, textbooks, and other printed materials currently limited in distribution and production by copyright law, for more than three million visually-impaired Filipinos. On December 18, 2018, the Philippines deposited its instrument of accession to the Ma ...
Date: 03 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Intellectual Property Office of The Philippines

Fung Shing Company Limited v Bitwave Pte Ltd

Intellectual property law - Trademark

Date: 17 December 2018; Court: IPO Singapore; Citation: [2018] SGIPOS 21; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Moneymax Jewellery Pte Ltd v Cartier International AG

Intellectual property law - Trademark

Date: 20 December 2018; Court: IPO Singapore; Citation: [2018] SGIPOS 22; Source: Singapore Law Watch

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.
Date: 27 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Phnom Penh Post

Law Ministry settles 32 Cases of Intellectual Property Rights Violation

Jakarta, Dec 27 (ANTARA News) - The Law and Human Rights Ministry settled 32 cases of intellectual property rights violation throughout 2018.
Date: 27 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Lie Tjie Kiat DK v Ng Tjik Goen DKK

Date: 15 May 2018; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 380 K/Pdt.Sus-HKI/2018; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

PT Supra Teratai Metal v PT Wiharta Prametal DKK

Date: 17 July 2018; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 606 K/Pdt.Sus-HKI/2018; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Intercontinental Exchange Holdings Inc v Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc

Intellectual property law - Trade mark

Date: 29 November 2018; Court: IPO Singapore; Citation: [2018] SGIPOS 20; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Singapore grants First Accelerated FinTech Patent through IPOS’ FinTech Fast Track Initiative

Singapore, Dec 6 - The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has granted the first accelerated patent under its FinTech Fast Track initiative (金融科技专利优速) to Voyager Innovations, a technology company based in ASEAN. While patent grants typically take at least two to four years, and in many cases even longer, the fast track patent granted t ...
Date: 06 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Intellectual Property Office of Singapore

Tan Buck Hai v United U-LI Projects Pte Ltd

Intellectual property law - Trade mark

Date: 16 November 2018; Court: IPO Singapore; Citation: [2018] SGIPOS 19; Source: Singapore Law Watch

House pushes for free civil registration for IPs

MANILA, Nov 16 (PNA) - The House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved on final reading this week a measure providing a free and culture-sensitive system of civil registration for Indigenous Peoples (IPs).
Date: 16 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Monster Energy Company v Glamco Co Ltd

Trade Marks and Trade Names - Registration criteria - Conflicts with earlier marks

Date: 05 November 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 238; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Public Consultation on Intellectual Property Dispute Resolution Reforms

The Ministry of Law (MinLaw) appointed a committee to review and make recommendations on the IP dispute resolution system in Singapore (the IPDR Committee) and this Committee made their final report containing its recommendations (the IP Report). Separately, the Chief Justice established the Civil Justice Commission (CJC) in 2015 and MinLaw establi ...
Date: 26 October 2018; Type: Consultation Paper; Source: Ministry of Law

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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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 ...

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Globe backs Bill to block Websites facilitating Online Piracy

MANILA, Jan 10 (PNA) - Globe Telecom and the international Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) have come out in support of a Senate bill aiming to deter online piracy in the country by blocking Internet websites that illegall ...

IPOPHL eyes to ease Limitation on Accessible Formats PH accedes to the Marrakesh Treaty House pushes for free civil registration for IPs 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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Judge unconvinced by Rapist’s Excuse

A supreme Court judge labelled a 72-year-old man’s excuse that police threats were the reason he confessed to raping a minor in Kampong Chhnang province in 2013 as “unreasonable”.

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Customs Department offers Online Payment Services

BANGKOK, Jan 16 (NNT) - Businesses needing to make payments to the Customs Department can now do so through online banking.

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January 21 Special Non-Working Day in ARMM, Two Other Cities

MANILA, Jan 17 (PNA) - Malacañang has declared Jan. 21, 2019 (Monday), a special non-working day in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), Isabela City, and Cotabato City for the plebiscite of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL).

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White Paper on Defence to be tabled in Parliament this Year

KOTA KINABALU, Jan 17 (BERNAMA) - The Ministry of Defence will table a White Paper on Defence which will detail the tasks and roles of the Malaysian Armed Forces, said Defence Deputy Minister Senator Liew Chin Tong.

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Chief Justice calls for Government Audit on Rights of Indigenous People

KOTA KINABALU, Jan 17 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum today proposed that the government conduct an audit on the rights of the indigenous people to ensure that they are in line with the United Nations declaration.

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Rape victim testifies that Sex with Convicted Man was ‘Consensual’

A man who was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment for a 2007 rape asked the Appeal Court on Tuesday to release him on bail as he was suffering from mental illness.

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PRRD appoints new Sandiganbayan Associate Justice

MANILA, Jan 16 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed former Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) judge Ronald Moreno as Associate Justice of the Sandiganbayan.

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Foreign Ministry continues Ban on UN Special Rapporteur Lee

THE government said it would not rescind its ban on UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee from entering Myanmar, despite her recent request, a Foreign Ministry official said Monday.

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Pay the Minimum Wage or face Legal Action, Employers told

Employers in Laos will be subject to legal action if authorities discover they are failing to pay their workers the minimum wage.

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DLT introducing Electronic Licenses

BANGKOK, Jan 15 (NNT) - The Department of Land Transport (DLT) has officially begun to introduce electronic drivers licenses, launching a downloadable application that can digitally hold driver authorizations and vehicle details.

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DOLE vows Aid for Workers displaced by Hanjin Bankruptcy

MANILA, Jan 15 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday vowed to assist 3,800 workers of Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines (HHIC-Phil) who might be affected after the South Korean shipbuilder declared bankruptcy and applied for rehabilitation.

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Over 100 Medicine Brands for Treatment of Diabetes, Hypertension, High Cholesterol now cheaper under TRAIN Law

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has submitted to the Department of Finance (DOF) a list of over 100 medicines with their corresponding generic names and brands for the treatment and prevention of diabetes, hypertension and high-cholesterol, the sale of which are now exempted from the payment of the value-added tax (VAT) beginning Jan. 1 as provided under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN).

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Tax Academy eyeing Campuses in Tagaytay, New Clark City

The Department of Finance (DOF) is planning to set up permanent campuses of the Philippine Tax Academy (PTA) in Tagaytay City in Cavite and New Clark City at the Clark Special Economic Zone in Pampanga.

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Courts urged to speed up Judicial Reform

Hanoi, Jan 14 (VNA) - General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam and President Nguyen Phu Trong has stressed the need for courts at all levels to speed up judicial reform and improve the quality of judgment to minimise inaccurate verdicts and overlooking criminals.

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No Passport Data lost, breached: Government Printer

MANILA, Jan 14 (PNA) - No passport loss nor breach has occurred in the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), APO Production Unit Inc. (APUI), the current Philippine e-passport maker said Monday.

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Complaint Boxes for Iskandar Puteri Schools to tackle Crimes

ISKANDAR PUTERI, Jan 14 (Bernama) - The Iskandar Puteri District police have suggested for the district’s schools to provide boxes for information or complaints to tackle various crimes involving students.

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Tax Amnesty Programme aims to reduce People's Burden, says IRB

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 (Bernama) - The Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme (SVDP) is a clear indication of the government's desire to reduce the burden of the people through taxation, Inland Revenue Board (IRB) chief executive officer Datuk Seri Sabin Samitah said.

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Tengku Abdullah to be proclaimed as New Sultan of Pahang on January 15

PEKAN, Jan 12 (Bernama) - The Regent of Pahang Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah will be proclaimed as the sixth Sultan of Pahang, succeeding Sultan Ahmad Shah, on Jan 15.

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