Are Businesses and Legislation Ready for the Coming of the Metaverse?31 March 2022
As the proponents of the metaverse continue pushing it forward, Ivy Choi asks whether businesses, brands and IP legislation are prepared for a dive into brave, new virtual worlds.
RCEP and its Implications for the Asia-Pacific31 March 2022
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement has finally come into force
IP in the World of the Metaverse31 March 2022
Metaverse has been a buzzword since the rebranding of Facebook to Meta, and Microsoft announcing the inclusion of virtual avatars and immersive meetings in MS Teams – which is already coming to life in the first half of 2022.
The Metaverse is Coming: How can Asia’s Developing Jurisdictions Cope with its IP Issues?31 March 2022
Imagine a parallel three-dimensional (3D) virtual world touted as the next-level-internet. Here, people move around as avatars. And here, they can interact, shop, play, watch a concert, take a thrilling ride at a theme park, attend a meeting, even bu...
Asian universities climb the rankings: What does it mean for the region’s IP scene?28 February 2022
As universities in the region continue climbing in global rankings, Asia IP asked lawyers in China, India, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Vietnam how the apparent surge of educational quality would affect their IP scenes.
Copyright and the developmental challenges of mobile gaming28 February 2022
Gaming was already on the rise, but the pandemic sent the industry into overdrive. IP lawyers in China and India share how they’re coping with laws that haven’t always kept up with technology.
Brain interfacing, copyright and the patent system28 February 2022
Brain interfacing has been gaining traction since Elon Musk’s investment in Neuralink. Lawyers discuss how future brain-computer collaborations might affect copyright and patent laws.
Chatbots: A way to immortalize the dead?28 February 2022
When Microsoft secured a patent for conversational chatbots to mine data from a person’s social media history, observers wondered how it might affect the person’s intellectual property rights
How live streaming can expose you to charges of copyright infringement28 February 2022
Just about anybody can be a live streamer these days, but posting live streams and other videos on social media can be fraught with danger for those who aren’t aware of the role of copyright and other IP laws.
Cryptocurrency and IP28 February 2022
As cryptocurrencies gain traction, some of their creators are learning difficult lessons in the world of intellectual property protection. Just how can crypto be protected?
As fintech grows in Asia, are companies ready for its IP challenges?28 February 2022
Fintech has exploded on the world financial scene, pushed to the forefront by the lockdowns of Covid-19. Asia IP examines the IP challenges facing these companies in Asia – and shares how branding can make or break a fintech.
The need for IP insurance28 February 2022
Business practices have changed dramatically since those pre-Covid days of just a few years ago. Is this the right time to protect your intellectual assets with IP insurance?
New IP trends in culture and the arts17 January 2022
IP protection is critical to sustaining a flourishing creative economy. Excel V. Dyquiangco examines how copyright law, licensing and NFTs can help artists and others protect their work, while also generating revenue from it.
When should you rebrand?17 January 2022
The Facebook-to-Meta rebranding rocked the tech world in October 2021. Spurred by perhaps the biggest of all big-name rebranding in recent memory, Espie Angelica A. de Leon asked lawyers from around the region when a company should rebrand.
The intersection of EVs and IP17 January 2022
Makers of electric and autonomous vehicles are innovating at breakneck speed and trying to exploit their patent portfolios to the fullest. Excel V. Dyquiangco reports on the intersection of EVs and intellectual property law.