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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.

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.

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.

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.

Complaints from India prompt Google to remove highest no. of content, mostly for copyright issues

Complaints from India prompt Google to remove highest no. of content, mostly for copyright issues

21 September 2021

In its monthly transparency report last month, Google stated it took down an all-time high of 95,680 pieces of content in response to 36,934 complaints from users in India last July.

Malaysia’s IP Experts

Malaysia’s IP Experts

31 August 2021

Asia IP reveals the top 50 IP Experts in Malaysia!

Impacts on the music industry of China’s revised copyright law

Impacts on the music industry of China’s revised copyright law

31 August 2021

Cherry Chunfei Guo says there’s even more for the industry to like about the revision.

Mandopop star Leehom Wang asks fans to stop buying the pirated version of his online singing class

Mandopop star Leehom Wang asks fans to stop buying the pirated version of his online singing class

06 September 2021

Experts in China share the status of this case and the endeavours taken by the local video-sharing websites to curb piracy.

Number of IP Filings In The Philippines Increaes By 20% In First Half

Number of IP Filings In The Philippines Increaes By 20% In First Half

30 August 2021

The total number of IP applications was 22,919. The most significant rise was in utility model (UM) submissions, which increased by 26% from 592 to 744 between January and June of last year.

BTS’ Butter commits no copyright infringement, the group’s label claims

BTS’ Butter commits no copyright infringement, the group’s label claims

23 August 2021

While the ARMY is busy taking the “Permission To Dance” challenge like Elton John recently did, they should be aware of this news as it is not about plagiarism but rather, fake news and dual contract committed by others.

Whang-Od, Nas Daily, and Sharing Cultural Knowledge Through ELearning

Whang-Od, Nas Daily, and Sharing Cultural Knowledge Through ELearning

18 August 2021

According to Arjel P. de Guzman, Founding Director, OPTMARKS, traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions are, in their own right, so much different from the usual subject of intellectual property law.

Football Association of Thailand ordered to pay Siam Sport US$14 million for breach of contract

Football Association of Thailand ordered to pay Siam Sport US$14 million for breach of contract

17 August 2021

The Thai media company cites unfair treatment in commercial rights agreement dispute.

Japan's IP Experts

Japan's IP Experts

31 July 2021

Asia IP reveals the 2021's top 50 IP Experts of Japan!

Level up branding, register for IP protection abroad – Vietnamese firms told

Level up branding, register for IP protection abroad – Vietnamese firms told

09 August 2021

Vietnam’s National Office of Intellectual Property (NOIP) encourages local business enterprises to register their intellectual property assets, including trademarks, in countries where their products are exported to secure protection overseas.

Reality TV shows in copyright infringement skirmish

Reality TV shows in copyright infringement skirmish

05 August 2021

The producers of “Demolition NZ,” a reality TV show from New Zealand, has accused the producers of Australian TV program “Demolition Down Under” of copyright infringement.

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