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IPOPHL partners with pharmaceutical association for anti-counterfeiting measures

IPOPHL partners with pharmaceutical association for anti-counterfeiting measures

19 April 2024

This is to better safeguard the public from fake medications and create a local climate that supports more accessible, high-quality healthcare innovations.

Thailand celebrates Songkran; plans to enlist other regions as IP festivals

Thailand celebrates Songkran; plans to enlist other regions as IP festivals

17 April 2024

Apart from Songkran in Bangkok, Thailand is preparing to enlist 15 other provinces as IP festivals.

Seller of illegal streaming devices at popular shopping centre in Singapore charged in court

Seller of illegal streaming devices at popular shopping centre in Singapore charged in court

17 April 2024

More targeted approach to address illegal streaming in SG may work better, says IP lawyer.

India’s Copyright Office issues record number of registration certificates for FY 2023-2024

India’s Copyright Office issues record number of registration certificates for FY 2023-2024

12 April 2024

36,729 copyright applications filed, around 45,000 disposed

Managing IP in conflict zones, an IP lawyer weighs in

Managing IP in conflict zones, an IP lawyer weighs in

11 April 2024

“Is there a legal framework for IP prosecution and enforcement? If so, are there effective institutions in place to prosecute and enforce the protection of IP?” asked Yu.

South Korea significantly increases prison sentences for stealing or leaking technology secrets

South Korea significantly increases prison sentences for stealing or leaking technology secrets

11 April 2024

The amended legislation also adds more assessment criteria to the process of authorizing foreign corporations’ mergers and acquisitions of Korean businesses.

IP Australia adopts Madrid Goods and Services list for trademark applications

IP Australia adopts Madrid Goods and Services list for trademark applications

08 April 2024

Madrid List offers multiple benefits, including for first-time trademark applicants.

India’s Draft Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2024 notified

India’s Draft Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2024 notified

05 April 2024

Among others, examination timeline now down from 48 to 31 months, speeding up patent registration.

Uzbekistan joins Hague Agreement on Industrial Designs

Uzbekistan joins Hague Agreement on Industrial Designs

05 April 2024

This move facilitates the registration of industrial designs and makes them more accessible to enterprises looking to grow internationally.

The Philippines celebrates National Intellectual Property Month

The Philippines celebrates National Intellectual Property Month

05 April 2024

The theme for the IP Month is “IP and SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).”

IP Australia launches new patent search tool

IP Australia launches new patent search tool

05 April 2024

Patent professionals give their assessment of the Australian Patent Search platform.

From Nykaa to Cycle, Titan to Abbott, Anand and Anand secures well-known status for 11 marks

From Nykaa to Cycle, Titan to Abbott, Anand and Anand secures well-known status for 11 marks

02 April 2024

Noida-based Anand and Anand has secured well-known status for 11 marks belonging to various leading Indian and international companies – all on the same day.

Sri Lanka, Thailand sign agreement to enhance IP rights

Sri Lanka, Thailand sign agreement to enhance IP rights

28 March 2024

With this move, Sri Lanka hopes to mitigate its worst financial crisis.

UAE can now register their trademarks in different formats, according to senior official

UAE can now register their trademarks in different formats, according to senior official

28 March 2024

Abdulla Al Saleh, under-secretary of foreign trade and industry at the Ministry of Economy, said that the UAE has updated its outdated intellectual property rules in 2021 with a brand-new framework.

Cambodia PM urges ministry to fortify efforts to IP rights

Cambodia PM urges ministry to fortify efforts to IP rights

25 March 2024

He also urged them to update the pertinent legislative framework to reflect advancements in technology.