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Indonesia’s IP office partners with FBI to address counterfeiting, creates new IP Task Force

Indonesia’s IP office partners with FBI to address counterfeiting, creates new IP Task Force

19 October 2021

In September 2021, Indonesia’s Directorate General of Intellectual Property (DGIP) launched an IP Task Force to strengthen IP protection and enforcement in the country.

Sharp and OPPO sign a cross-licensing agreement

Sharp and OPPO sign a cross-licensing agreement

19 October 2021

Sharp and OPPO have announced that they have struck a deal on worldwide cross patent licensing, which covers both parties' terminal devices and include patents for communication technologies.

Warner Media exec stresses role of IP protection in online platforms as AIPPI World Congress opens

Warner Media exec stresses role of IP protection in online platforms as AIPPI World Congress opens

19 October 2021

There is an ongoing debate in the European Union and other jurisdictions about the responsibility of online platforms and a major aspect of the discussion is the protection of intellectual property rights.

Huawei is China's leading patent inventor

Huawei is China's leading patent inventor

18 October 2021

The top patent inventors and private companies R&D investment list for 2021 was released on October 11th by the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce. Huawei, together with three other private businesses, was named the top patent inventor in...

Initiative To Assist SMEs To Expand Globally Launched

Initiative To Assist SMEs To Expand Globally Launched

13 October 2021

To help 100 micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) protect their trademarks and compete in global markets, a program known as Juan For The World (JFTW) was launched.

South Korean startup beats Apple for a patent fight in the United States

South Korean startup beats Apple for a patent fight in the United States

08 October 2021

The winner has not taken the grand prize yet as it still has one more patent to fight for. A Korean attorney foresees what the winner’s next move might be.

Over 220,000 industrial designs from IP Australia now part of EUIPO platform

Over 220,000 industrial designs from IP Australia now part of EUIPO platform

08 October 2021

IP Australia has joined DESIGNview, enabling more than 220,000 industrial designs from the intellectual property office to be part of the online tool’s database of millions of designs from around the world.

Singapore’s amended Copyright Act grants rights over wedding photos to photographers

Singapore’s amended Copyright Act grants rights over wedding photos to photographers

07 October 2021

Creators of photographs, portraits, engravings, sound recordings and films will become the default first owners of the copyright attached to these artworks.

Young people in Malaysia with groundbreaking inventions increasing

Young people in Malaysia with groundbreaking inventions increasing

07 October 2021

Maryam Muzamir who may get to patent her award-winning livestock feed "YAM 2.0" through the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO).

Writers of Taiwanese Song Accused Of Plagiarism

Writers of Taiwanese Song Accused Of Plagiarism

05 October 2021

The successful Taiwanese song "Your Name Engraved Herein," which won Song of the Year at the Golden Melody Awards and is included in the film of the same name, has been accused of plagiarism.

Australia declares support for TRIPS waiver for Covid-19 vaccines

Australia declares support for TRIPS waiver for Covid-19 vaccines

05 October 2021

Trade Minister Dan Tehan confirmed this development to journalists in September 2021.

According to a New Study, Malaysian Companies Likely to Experience Data Breach

According to a New Study, Malaysian Companies Likely to Experience Data Breach

27 September 2021

According to a new poll, 73% of Malaysian businesses believe they will face a data breach affecting consumer data in the next 12 months, according to a global cybersecurity company.

INTA publishes Unfair Competition Laws Quick Guide

INTA publishes Unfair Competition Laws Quick Guide

27 September 2021

On September 14, 2021, INTA’s Board of Directors voted to approve a Board Resolution addressing advances in technology that impact unfair competition.

Divorce, art and copyright

Divorce, art and copyright

27 September 2021

A divorce case between an artist and her husband in New Zealand has got copyright issues thrown into the mix.

Supreme People’s Court of China confirms jurisdiction over SEP global rate setting in OPPO v. Sharp

Supreme People’s Court of China confirms jurisdiction over SEP global rate setting in OPPO v. Sharp

27 September 2021

A local expert discusses the verdict in great detail.

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