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IP attorneys, agents in Nepal must seek continuing legal education, says Kathmandu lawyer

IP attorneys, agents in Nepal must seek continuing legal education, says Kathmandu lawyer

17 June 2022

Continuing legal education (CLE) is a must for all professionals, including intellectual property attorneys and agents, in order to improve Nepal’s IP system, according to Ram Chandra Subedi, founding and managing partner at Apex Law Chamber in Kathm...

Mohini V. joins Remfry & Sagar’s equity partnership

Mohini V. joins Remfry & Sagar’s equity partnership

19 May 2022

Gurugram firm also promotes seven others in 2022 partnership round.

Rob Flaws joins Baker Botts in Dubai as special counsel

Rob Flaws joins Baker Botts in Dubai as special counsel

19 May 2022

Flaws joins after serving in-house with African telecoms company MTN.

Nicholas Blackmore promoted to partner at Kennedys in Melbourne

Nicholas Blackmore promoted to partner at Kennedys in Melbourne

19 May 2022

Blackmore also leads firm’s IT & Privacy practice in Hong Kong.

Yuanhe, Twelve Tables merge to create formidable IP firm

Yuanhe, Twelve Tables merge to create formidable IP firm

19 May 2022

Yuanhe, Twelve Tables merge to create formidable IP firm Kirk Xing, Hairuo Zhang to lead the merged firm.

Anirban Mohapatra promoted to partner at Cyril Amarchand

Anirban Mohapatra promoted to partner at Cyril Amarchand

19 May 2022

Bengaluru-based Mohapatra advises on TMT, data privacy matters.

Singapore: Revision in IP practice and official fees from April 29, 2022

Singapore: Revision in IP practice and official fees from April 29, 2022

31 March 2022

The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has announced certain changes to IP practices, as well as a general increase in official fees.

Indonesia To Establish IP Strategy

Indonesia To Establish IP Strategy

30 May 2022

In its preparation for establishing the National Intellectual Property Strategy, Indonesia has bolstered efforts to encourage initiatives from parties such as business players, micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), and universities, as well as...

Philippines IP Experts 2022

Philippines IP Experts 2022

31 March 2022

IP filings in the Philippines increased by 11.6 percent in 2021 to a total of 46,496, recovering significantly from the 2020 drop as lighter quarantine restrictions last year reignited business and IP-related activities, the Intellectual Property Off...

"Someone should prove them wrong!" Lawyers weigh in on women and the practice of patent law

"Someone should prove them wrong!" Lawyers weigh in on women and the practice of patent law

31 March 2022

The perception persists that women make lousy patent lawyers, particularly in parts of Asia. Patent lawyers – who happen to also be women – dispel that notion to celebrate International Women’s Day

IP lawyer says Bangladesh Patent Act 2022 will raise country’s ranking in Global Innovation Index

IP lawyer says Bangladesh Patent Act 2022 will raise country’s ranking in Global Innovation Index

25 May 2022

A.B.M. Shamsud Doulah, senior partner and head of the intellectual property section at Doulah & Doulah in Dhaka, said their firm believes the Bangladesh Patent Act 2022 will improve Bangladesh’s ranking in the Global Innovation Index and promote fore...

Macau IP Experts 2022

Macau IP Experts 2022

31 March 2022

Macau will play an important role in the forthcoming Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area. “Macau [will become] a hub for commerce and trade that can facilitate relations between China and Portuguese speaking countries,” Jiang Yi Sheng, chairma...

The Metaverse is Coming: How can Asia’s Developing Jurisdictions Cope with its IP Issues?

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...

Philippines Drafts Initial Rules on GI

Philippines Drafts Initial Rules on GI

19 May 2022

In order to increase the protection of geographical indications (GI) products in the Philippines, the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) has issued implementing rules and regulations (IRR) on GI.

Fashion world more ready now for metaverse IP issues, says expert

Fashion world more ready now for metaverse IP issues, says expert

19 May 2022

Prof. Dr. Irene Calboli, professor of law at Texas A&M University School of Law in Fort Worth believes the fashion industry is more ready now to face intellectual property issues arising from the metaverse than it was in pre-pandemic times.