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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

Intellectual Property (Border Enforcement) Act 2018 (Commencement) Notification 2018

This is to notify that Division 1 of Part 1 and 4 along with Sections 87(1), 88(1), 89(1), (2) and (3), 90(1), (2) and (3) and 91 of the Intellectual Property (Border Enforcement) Act 2018 come into operation on 10 October 2018.
Date: 10 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 555; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Trade Marks (Border Enforcement Measures) (Amendment) Rules 2018

These Rules come into operation on 10 October 2018.
Date: 10 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 557; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Element Six Technologies Ltd v IIa Technologies Pte Ltd

Civil Procedure - Discovery of Documents; Patents and Inventions - Experiments

Date: 27 August 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHCR 13; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Cicada Cube Pte Ltd v National University Hospital (Singapore) Pte Ltd and Another Appeal

Patents and Inventions - Ownership

Date: 28 August 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA 52; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Cybersecurity (Confidential Treatment of Information) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 31 August 2018.
Date: 30 August 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 520; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Cybersecurity (Critical Information Infrastructure) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 31 August 2018.
Date: 30 August 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 519; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Cybersecurity Act 2018 (Commencement) Notification 2018

This is to notify that except Sections 24 to 35 and the Second Schedule of the Cybersecurity Act 2018, comes into operation on 31 August 2018.
Date: 30 August 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 518; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Swatch AG (Swatch SA) (Swatch Ltd) v Apple Inc

Intellectual property law - Trade Marks

Date: 14 August 2018; Court: IPO Singapore; Citation: [2018] SGIPOS 15; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Intellectual Property (Border Enforcement) Act 2018

This Act seeks to amend the Copyright Act, the Geographical Indications Act 2014, the Registered Designs Act and the Trade Marks Act, in order to enhance the border enforcement measures for intellectual property rights and to make related amendments to certain other Acts.
Date: 20 August 2018; Type: Federal Act; Citation: No. 29; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Company fined RM50,000 for supplying Counterfeit Goods

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 (Bernama) - A clothing company was fined RM50,000 by the Sessions Court here today on two counts of supplying sportswear and equipment using false trade descriptions.
Date: 17 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

NLA approves Enactment of New Copyright Act

BANGKOK, Aug 12 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has voted to pass a new version of the Copyright Act.
Date: 12 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

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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Company fined RM50,000 for supplying Counterfeit Goods

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 (Bernama) - A clothing company was fined RM50,000 by the Sessions Court here today on two counts of supplying sportswear and equipment using false trade descriptions.

Film Producer and Two Others get Leave to Appeal in Copyright Infringement Suit Merck KGaA v Leno Marketing (M) Sdn Bhd MyCC Guidelines on Intellectual Property Rights and Competition Law 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.

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Indonesia hands over Chairmanship of ASEAN Committee to Thailand

Jakarta, Sept 25 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Ambassador to Kuwait, Tatang Budie Utama Razak, handed over the chairmanship of ASEAN Committee in Kuwait (ACK) for the period of January-June 2018 to ACK Chairman of the next period, Ambassador of Thailand to Kuwait, Dusit Manapan, on Sept 19.

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NLA receives Support from Labor Groups for Enactment of New Labor Protection Law

BANGKOK, Sept 26 (NNT) - Representatives of various labor groups have expressed support for the National Legislative Assembly’s enactment of a new version of the Labor Protection Act.

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House holds Marathon Budget Deliberations to meet October Deadline

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - The House of Representatives is holding marathon deliberations - even extending the plenary session until the wee hours - on the proposed PHP3.757-trillion 2019 national budget to meet its approval deadline by October 12, Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said on Tuesday.

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DOJ awaits BI Comments, Records on Fox Deportation Case

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra has asked the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to file a formal comment on the petition for review of the government's deportation order against Australian missionary nun Patricia Fox.

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IPOPHL to roll out Green Lane for Trademark Applications

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) is set to roll out a ‘green lane’ for trademark applications that will slash the average processing time for registration, which currently takes about eight months to be approved.

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BSP warns Public against Frauds, Scams

LEGAZPI CITY, Sept 25 (PNA) - The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on Tuesday warned the public against frauds and scams, in the wake of the fast approaching holiday season.

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Corporate Income Tax cuts won't lead to Job Losses

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - Finance Undersecretary Karl Chua said the removal of certain incentives under the proposed tax reform measure will not result in job losses.

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Yangon Court allows Trial to resume in Celebrity Slaying

Yangon Region High Court decided on Monday to let the trial go ahead in the murder of Facebook celebrity Aung Ye Htwe and cancel the order by the district court to withdraw the case.

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Fundamental Freedoms must be aligned with International Standards - Dewan Rakyat Speaker

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25 (Bernama) - Parliamentarians have to ensure that the Federal Constitution and laws relating to freedom of expression, access to information and press freedom are in line with international human right standards, said Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof.

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SME Mart to assist Entrepreneurs Market Products Overseas

SHAH ALAM, Sept 24 (Bernama) - SME Mart, an initiative introduced by Dewan Ekonomi Usahawan Malaysia (DEUM) will serve as a platform for Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) entrepreneurs to sell their products on both the local and international market.

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SGX proposes New “trade at close” Session for Securities Market

Singapore Exchange (SGX) is seeking public feedback on the proposed introduction of a new trading session for the securities market, the “trade at close” (TAC), which will take place after the closing auction routine ends.

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PHL Officials to brief UK Investors on Opportunities in Infra, Other Sectors

A Duterte Cabinet delegation led by Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III will embark on a three-day mission to London this week to brief British investors on the vast business opportunities in the country’s infrastructure, energy and tourism sectors and explore ways to expand economic cooperation between the Philippines and the United Kingdom.

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DOF thanks House for Final OK of Corporate Tax Reform Bill

The Department of Finance (DOF) has thanked the House of Representatives for approving on third and final reading the bill seeking to lower the corporate income tax (CIT) and correct the convoluted incentives system for businesses, as it expressed optimism that the Senate would pass a similar measure soon enough to enable the people to reap the benefits of a fair, transparent and accountable tax system in the form of more investments and jobs.

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PH Ambassador to Bahrain participates in a Roundtable on International Labor Standards

MANAMA, Sept 24 - Philippine Ambassador to Bahrain Alfonso A. Ver participated in a roundtable discussion on various International Labor Organization’s (ILO) conventions on foreign workers with the ILO Direct Contact Mission to Bahrain on 18 September 2018.

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HK Business Seminar puts Spotlight on Investment Opportunities in PH

HONG KONG, Sept 24  - Top-level government officials reassured potential investors in Hong Kong that the Philippines under President Rodrigo Duterte is working “non-stop” to ensure that the necessary policies, fiscal measures and legal framework relating to ease of doing business and investments are in place.

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MAS outlines Enforcement Approach to deter, detect and investigate Breaches of Rules and Regulations

Singapore, Sept 24 - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has published an Enforcement monograph to provide greater clarity and transparency into how MAS deters, detects, investigates and takes action against breaches of the rules and regulations it administers. The monograph outlines how MAS’ Enforcement Department works together with the other financial sector oversight functions in MAS to uphold Singapore’s reputation as a clean and trusted financial centre.

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International Maritime Community re-affirms Co-operation in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore

More than 180 participants from around 80 maritime administrations and organisations, as well as embassies in Singapore, attended the 11th Co-operation Forum this morning, where they reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen cooperation in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore (SOMS).

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Chartered Accountant and Lawyer among those who joined Scheme as Proxy Decision-Makers

Lawyer Haryadi Hadi, 35, decided to be a professional deputy as he has wealthy clients who are single, childless or have strained ties with their loved ones and they cannot find anyone to be their proxy decision-makers should they become mentally incapacitated.

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