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Indonesia IP Experts 2022

Indonesia IP Experts 2022

04 July 2022

Nearly 90 percent of businesses in Indonesia’s creative economy lack intellectual property protection, Vice President Ma’ruf Amin said on World Intellectual Property Day in April. “In fact, collaboration, synergy schemes, as well as alignment of...

TRIPS and international pressure on high-income countries to accept TRIPS waiver

TRIPS and international pressure on high-income countries to accept TRIPS waiver

30 April 2022

In the wake of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, there is an ever-growing urgent need to supply vaccines, new medicines and testing kits, protective clothing etc. With almost 5.9 million lives lost to the Covid-19 pandemic in the last two years (as per...

New Zealand IP Experts 2022

New Zealand IP Experts 2022

30 April 2022

New Zealand has been in the headlines of IP-focused publications and the mainstream media this year, particularly since the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) ruled recently that artificial intelligence cannot be an inventor.

IP Experts 2022 Australia

IP Experts 2022 Australia

30 April 2022

Kangaroos, koalas, the Outback and Bondi Beach dominate the thoughts of those of us not fortunate enough to live down under. (As do, to be fair, the thoughts of deadly creatures like insects and spiders who will happily kill you just for looking at t...

Pakistan IP Experts 2022

Pakistan IP Experts 2022

30 April 2022

Atta-ur-Rahman, former chairman of Pakistan’s Higher Education Commission and president of the Network of Academies of Science of OIC Countries, writing in Pakistan’s The International News, acknowledged recently that Pakistan is challenged by its te...

Hong Kong IP Experts 2022

Hong Kong IP Experts 2022

30 April 2022

With China’s forthcoming Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area well on its way to fruition, Hong Kong-based lawyers will continue to play a key role in the development of intellectual property in the region.

Deepfake technology: Can you spot the difference?

Deepfake technology: Can you spot the difference?

30 April 2022

Deepfake technology isn’t just for the dark corners of the internet anymore. With the support of social media, apps that encourage everyone to convincingly copy the faces – and voices – of pop stars and celebrities, or even ordinary people, have beco...

Preventing high turnover and the significant loss of IP

Preventing high turnover and the significant loss of IP

30 April 2022

In the past two years, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought on a new way of working. As the pandemic begins to fade in many parts of the world, management is increasingly calling staff back to the office, making expensive and lengthy commutes not only a...

Daimler AG v. Vivo Mobile Communication Co., Ltd.

Daimler AG v. Vivo Mobile Communication Co., Ltd.

30 April 2022

The case concerns an opposition in Singapore by Daimler AG (the opponent) to a trademark application by Viva Mobile Communication Co. (the applicant) to register (the application mark). The opponent had opposed the application on two grounds: namely,...

Startups & Funding: Where do IP and Licensing Fit In?

Startups & Funding: Where do IP and Licensing Fit In?

30 April 2022

Startups need to pay attention to their intellectual property assets. But, they also have limited funds. That is why they aim for much-needed funding, either from angel investors or venture capital (VC) firms.

Global document solutions provider taps Anaqua platform for patent portfolio

Global document solutions provider taps Anaqua platform for patent portfolio

29 June 2022

Osaka-based global document solutions provider Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. has selected Anaqua’s AQX Corporate platform for integrated management of its extensive patent portfolio.

Artificial Creators: Can Works by AI Warrant IP Protection?

Artificial Creators: Can Works by AI Warrant IP Protection?

30 April 2022

When discussing artificial intelligence, people often focus on how far AI can go. Ivy Choi asks: Are IP regimes in the region ready for a world where AI can be regarded as a creator or inventor?

WHEN IP GOES TO WAR

WHEN IP GOES TO WAR

30 April 2022

The Russia-Ukraine war has impacted many parts of the global economy, from rising fuel prices to looming food shortages. Excel V. Dyquiangco examines the story that the mainstream media misses: the coming battle over intellectual property.

The Protection of Traditional Knowledge Bill, 2022

The Protection of Traditional Knowledge Bill, 2022

30 April 2022

India is a goldmine of traditional knowledge which, put in simple words, is ancient wisdom handed down from generation to generation, and organically imbued in one’s daily life. Every time we sit cross-legged while eating for better digestion, s...

Betty Pig Application in the Philippines May Raise Some Issues?

Betty Pig Application in the Philippines May Raise Some Issues?

21 June 2022

A recent review of trademark application filings before the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) reveals two applications filed for the mark “Betty Pig”. Application No. 4/2022/513528 is a composite mark consisting of the stylized...