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

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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

Trade Descriptions (Certification and Marking of Halal Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 23 October 2018.
Date: 22 October 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 268 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

House pushes for Free Civil Registration for IPs

MANILA, Oct 23 (PNA) - A bill providing a free and culture-sensitive system of civil registration for Indigenous Peoples (IPs) has hurdled second reading at the House of Representatives.
Date: 23 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

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.
Date: 17 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Megaport (Services) Pty Ltd v Singapore Telecommunications Limited

Intellectual property law - Trade mark

Date: 08 October 2018; Court: IPO Singapore; Citation: [2018] SGIPOS 17; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Better and Easier Intellectual Property Protection in Malaysia from Next Year

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 (Bernama) - Malaysian companies and international entities will see easier filing of Intellectual Property (IP) ownership and better protection of IP rights when the country accedes to the Madrid Protocol next year, said Deputy Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Chong Chieng Jen.
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Laws to protect Intellectual Property, encourage Business in the Works

Businesses in Myanmar still rely on outdated colonial-era laws enacted by the British more than one hundred years ago to protect Intellectual Property (IP) rights.
Date: 09 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Court orders 'Maxxoil' Trade Mark eliminated

SHAH ALAM, Oct 1 (Bernama) - The High Court here today ordered the trade mark “Maxxoil” by Syarikat Shift Holdings Sdn Bhd to be eliminated, effective today.
Date: 01 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Apparel Shop Owner fined RM25,000, for having 1,000 Imitation Jerseys

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 1 (Bernama) - A clothing shop owner was fined RM25,000 or 12 months jail by the Session’ Court here on three charges of possesing 1,245 imitation jerseys of various brands in June.
Date: 01 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Disney Enterprises Inc and Others v M1 Ltd and Others

Copyright - Remedies - Blocking orders

Date: 19 September 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 206; Source: Singapore Law Watch

NBA Properties Inc v Monster Energy Company

Intellectual property law - Trade mark

Date: 05 September 2018; Court: IPO Singapore; Citation: [2018] SGIPOS 16; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Marzuki Tan v Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki (juga berdagang atas nama Toyota Motor Corporation)

Date: 17 July 2018; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 616 K/Pdt.Sus-HKI/2018; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Andri Anis DK v Cecep Sumarno SH S Ip DK

Date: 17 July 2018; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 615 K/Pdt.Sus-HKI/2018; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Copyright (Border Enforcement Measures) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 10 October 2018.
Date: 10 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 556; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

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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House pushes for Free Civil Registration for IPs

MANILA, Oct 23 (PNA) - A bill providing a free and culture-sensitive system of civil registration for Indigenous Peoples (IPs) has hurdled second reading at the House of Representatives.

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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.

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Indonesia urges US to strengthen Economic Cooperation with ASEAN

SINGAPORE, Nov 15 (PNA) (ANTARA News) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has urged the United States of America to strengthen its economic cooperation with the ASEAN member countries based on a win-win solution instead of a zero sum game.

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APEC Ministers prioritize tackling Barriers to ensure Prosperity for All

JAKARTA, Nov 15 (ANTARA News) - Ministers from the 21 APEC economies have convened to align their ideas for improving Asia-Pacific connectivity and deepening economic integration for stronger economic growth that benefits all people in the region.

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Finance Ministry to launch Portal for Auction

JAKARTA, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - The Ministry of Finance will launch a website named lelang.go.id to facilitate people to participate in the auction process as well as make this activity more informative and accessible.

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Corruption: Court allows Tengku Adnan Bail of RM1 Million

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - Former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor who was charged in the Sessions Court here today with two counts of corruption and an alternative charge with accepting bribes of RM3 million in connection with an approval given to a company to raise the ratio plot for development at Jalan Semarak here in 2013 was allowed bail of RM1 million.

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64,632 Malaysians declared Bankrupt over last Five Years

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Department of Insolvency says 64,632 Malaysians aged between 18 and 44 have been declared bankrupt over the last five years.

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SMEs should use funding from Cooperatives for Adoption of Industry 4.0

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can use funding from cooperatives to scale up their business in adopting the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) technology, Minister of Entrepreneur Development, Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof said.

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92,682 Businesses have registered under SST - Lim

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - A total of 92,682 businesses have registered under the Sales and Services Tax (SST) regime as of Oct 23, the Dewan Rakyat heard today.

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Lawyers raise Concerns over Move to cut Fees

In one of the Law Society's biggest townhall sessions, close to 1,000, or one in five, practising lawyers turned up on Monday to discuss with Law Minister K Shanmugam the recommended scale costs they could charge under the proposed civil justice reforms.

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President to conduct Bilateral Meetings and Other Summit Activities

Singapore, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), on the second day of a working visit to Singapore, will hold various bilateral meetings and attend several ASEAN summits with partner countries.

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President Jokowi highlights Indo-Pacific Concept at ASEAN Summit Plenary

SINGAPORE, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo highlighted developments in the concept of Indo-Pacific regional cooperation during the plenary session of the 33rd ASEAN Summit held at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Center in Singapore on Tuesday night.

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Leaders push for modernizing ASEAN at 33rd Summit

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and leaders from other Asean member countries are pushing to modernise and strengthen Asean amid the growing digital revolution, the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said.

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Ministers' Pay Cut to remain in Force - Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 (Bernama) - The 10 per cent salary cut for all Cabinet ministers will remain in force, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today.

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UM bags 13th LAWASIA International Moot Competition

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - A group of University of Malaya (UM) Bachelor of Law (LLB) students emerged as International Champion at the 13th LAWASIA International Moot Competition held early this month.

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Time for BNM to reimpose Financing Quota - HBA

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - It is time for Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) to reimpose financing quota that the banks need to adhere to in order to assist first-time home buyers, said the National House Buyers Association (HBA).

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Non-Lawyers can now boost Legal Knowledge for Work

Working professionals can now build up their legal knowledge in industry-specific areas through courses at the National University of Singapore's (NUS) Law Academy, which caters to both practising lawyers and non-lawyers.

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488K nabbed for Ordinance Violations since June: NCRPO

MANILA, Nov 13 (PNA) - A total of 488,526 individuals have been apprehended for violating local ordinances since June this year, the National Capital Region Police (NCRPO) announced Tuesday.

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Indonesia pushes ASEAN to complete RCEP Negotiation

SINGAPORE, Nov 13 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia`s Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita has pushed ASEAN member countries to complete eight chapters within the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) framework in a bid to meet the negotiation target with its non-ASEAN participants.

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Awaiting ASEAN's Concrete Steps to develop e-Commerce

BOGOR, W JAVA, Nov 13 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita and his counterparts from nine other ASEAN member countries have signed an agreement on e-commerce at the 17th ASEAN Economic Community Council Meeting in Singapore on Monday.

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