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Counterfeit Goods Worth P63 Million Seized In Mall

Counterfeit Goods Worth P63 Million Seized In Mall

06 April 2022

The National Committee on Intellectual Property Rights (NCIPR), which has 15 members aconfiscated P63 million worth of potential counterfeit items inside a mall in Metro Manila, Philippines.

Sri Lanka Passes Data Protection Bill - Without A Vote

Sri Lanka Passes Data Protection Bill - Without A Vote

06 April 2022

The Sri Lankan Parliament has passed the Personal Data Protection Bill without a vote after multiple revisions. Legislators and others expressed worries over the proposed Data Protection Authority's influence on individuals' privacy and independence.

IP rights waiver on Covid-19 products: compromise reached

IP rights waiver on Covid-19 products: compromise reached

06 April 2022

Talks about waiving intellectual property rights for Covid-19-related products are seeing positive developments with India, South Africa, the United States and European Union reaching a compromise in March after 18 months of stalled negotiations.

Asia IP Copyright Rankings 2022

Asia IP Copyright Rankings 2022

28 March 2022

The results of the survey are in. Find out which firms stood out from the rest.

Japan's IP Experts 2022

Japan's IP Experts 2022

28 February 2022

Japan has long been a favourite jurisdiction for overseas companies to file patent applications. That trend continues, according to a recent report released in late 2021 by the Japan Patent Office, despite a continuing decline in the total number of...

Philippines Launches Incentive Protection Program

Philippines Launches Incentive Protection Program

31 March 2022

The Philippines has launched the Juana Patent and Juana Design Incentive Protection Programs (JPIP) as part of its Women's Month celebrations. The JPIP aims to increase the participation of female inventors and designers in the country's innovation...

2022 IP Profiles Survey

2022 IP Profiles Survey

28 February 2022

In September, Asia IP will publish the 2022 edition of Asia IP Profiles. This guide is the definitive resource for companies trying to identify the best IP practices in the region, and is based on editorial research, and surveys submitted by leading...

Domain names qualifying as IP rights like trademarks?

Domain names qualifying as IP rights like trademarks?

28 February 2022

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” This Shakespeare line in Romeo & Juliet is good so long as it means name is nothing but a name. However, in the corporate world, acquired and fancy names play a n...

Drawing a parallel between aesthetics and functionality for design protection

Drawing a parallel between aesthetics and functionality for design protection

28 February 2022

Like many counties in the world, India has a strong law for protecting aesthetic creations by way of design registration. The design law protects aesthetic creations and not the functionality. There is often a misconception regarding the eligibility...

The need for IP insurance

The need for IP insurance

28 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?

As fintech grows in Asia, are companies ready for its IP challenges?

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.

Cryptocurrency and IP

Cryptocurrency and IP

28 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?

How live streaming can expose you to charges of copyright infringement

How live streaming can expose you to charges of copyright infringement

28 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.

Chatbots: A way to immortalize the dead?

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

Brain interfacing, copyright and the patent system

Brain interfacing, copyright and the patent system

28 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.