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PitchMark seeks to level the playing field for SMEs and individual creatives

PitchMark seeks to level the playing field for SMEs and individual creatives

19 August 2022

Every creative person has been ripped off at one time or another. A Singapore-based company is seeking to give graphic artists, web designers, copywriters and others a fighting chance against infringement of their creative work. Gregory Glass reports...

Thailand’s first judgment to test ecommerce platform liability for IP infringement

Thailand’s first judgment to test ecommerce platform liability for IP infringement

16 August 2022

With the growth of technology and internet use, consumers are increasingly shifting toward online shopping. Ecommerce platforms have created useful and practical online transactions for products across borders.

Patent Attorney Gauges Ongoing Cochlear, US University Infringement Suit

Patent Attorney Gauges Ongoing Cochlear, US University Infringement Suit

16 August 2022

As Australian biotech company Cochlear and the University of Pittsburgh engage in a patent infringement dispute in an American court, Dr. Simon Potter, a principal at Spruson & Ferguson in Sydney, said it will be interesting to see how the case will...

Notification of crop species in Indian Plant Variety Act: Recent developments

Notification of crop species in Indian Plant Variety Act: Recent developments

15 August 2022

The Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights, 2001 (the PVP Act) is a sui-generis system providing intellectual property rights on the plant varieties developed, in compliance with Article 27(3)(b) of the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectua...

The potential of a pre-grant opposition

The potential of a pre-grant opposition

15 August 2022

The scheme of the Indian Patents Act allows a patent application or patent to be opposed at two levels before the patent office: first at the pre-grant stage by “Any person” and second at the post-grant stage by “Any person interested”.

Twitter, Inc. v. V V Technology Pte Ltd [2022] SGIPOS 4

Twitter, Inc. v. V V Technology Pte Ltd [2022] SGIPOS 4

15 August 2022

A recent decision shows the importance of consumer perception of economic linkages to the likelihood of confusion inquiry.

Digital economy agreement poised to strengthen UK, Singapore as digital hubs

Digital economy agreement poised to strengthen UK, Singapore as digital hubs

15 August 2022

According to Lim Siau Wen, director for intellectual property at Drew & Napier in Singapore, the United Kingdom - Singapore Digital Economy Agreement strengthens both countries’ positions as regional digital hubs.

First-half Philippine IP filings increase, surpassing pre-pandemic levels.

First-half Philippine IP filings increase, surpassing pre-pandemic levels.

12 August 2022

According to the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL), as COVID-19 limitations loosened and IPOPHL strengthened its IP awareness and education campaign, applications for intellectual property (IP) registration surged in the first...

Using your IP to launch your product in a new market

Using your IP to launch your product in a new market

11 August 2022

Intellectual property is central to a product launch in a new market. Excel V. Dyquiangco explains how a well-formulated IP strategy should be set up based on the understanding of the IP types, the target market interest, the competitors and their IP...

IP and data privacy issues companies should think about for M&A

IP and data privacy issues companies should think about for M&A

11 August 2022

As global mergers and acquisitions activity surged towards nearly US$6 million in 2021, IP lawyers are finding a niche in working side-by-side with M&A lawyers. Espie Angelica A. de Leon chats with lawyers about why IP lawyers are increasingly import...

Evolution of scope of amendment of specification under Indian patent law

Evolution of scope of amendment of specification under Indian patent law

11 August 2022

Amending a document is, at times, necessary to preserve the interest of the parties, and the law generally provides provisions for such amendments. Avi Garg and Aakansha Parashar explore the history of how the amendment of documents has evolved with...

3-D Bioprinting: Patentability challenges in India

3-D Bioprinting: Patentability challenges in India

11 August 2022

India has fully embraced 3-D bioprinting, and although the technology is still at a nascent stage, lawyers are already talking about how Indian jurisprudence might develops around patenting of 3-D printed tissues and organs. Espie Angelica A. de Leon...

Indonesia and UAE Sign Free Trade Agreement

Indonesia and UAE Sign Free Trade Agreement

03 August 2022

Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have strengthened their longstanding relationship by signing Bilateral Free Trade Agreement named “Indonesia-United Arab Emirates Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IUAE-CEPA) last July 1, 2022....

The Philippines quickens digital IP objectives

The Philippines quickens digital IP objectives

03 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...

Medical use claims in ASEAN countries

Medical use claims in ASEAN countries

13 July 2022

A method of treatment of human or animal body is either considered a non-patentable subject matter or not capable of industrial application in ASEAN countries. However, some ASEAN countries allow amendments of method of treatment claims to medical us...

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