IT & Telecoms
The metaverse takes virtual meetings – and everything else – a step beyond Zoom13 September 2022
Patentability of AI-related patent applications30 August 2022
As the use of artificial intelligence increases, examiners are increasingly being asked to determine whether AI-related applications can be patented. Asia IP compares the patentability of AI-related applications across China, the United States and Eu...
The Philippines quickens digital IP objectives03 August 2022
At the recently concluded 63rd Assemblies of the Member States of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Rowel S. Barba, director general of the Intellectual Property (IP) Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL), called for increased support...
Thailand IP Experts 202205 July 2022
Thailand has made significant progress in strengthening the protection of intellectual property in the country, the government has told the United States. The conversation, held on the sidelines during bilateral talks during this year’s APEC Minister...
Indonesia IP Experts 202204 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...
New Zealand IP Experts 202230 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 Australia30 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 202230 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 202230 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.
ASCI guidelines for advertising and promotion of virtual digital assets and services24 June 2022
A lack of structural framework for regulation of virtual digital assets, such as NFTs and cryptocurrencies, and the advertisement of such in India, has resulted in ambiguous and opaque advertisements.
Rob Flaws joins Baker Botts in Dubai as special counsel19 May 2022
Flaws joins after serving in-house with African telecoms company MTN.
Nicholas Blackmore promoted to partner at Kennedys in Melbourne19 May 2022
Blackmore also leads firm’s IT & Privacy practice in Hong Kong.
Macau IP Experts 202231 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...
IP in the World of the Metaverse31 March 2022
Metaverse has been a buzzword since the rebranding of Facebook to Meta, and Microsoft announcing the inclusion of virtual avatars and immersive meetings in MS Teams – which is already coming to life in the first half of 2022.
Are Businesses and Legislation Ready for the Coming of the Metaverse?31 March 2022
As the proponents of the metaverse continue pushing it forward, Ivy Choi asks whether businesses, brands and IP legislation are prepared for a dive into brave, new virtual worlds.