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Drink Firm fails to block Tencent's Trademark

Energy drink manufacturer Monster Energy Company (MEC) failed in its bid to stop China's heavyweight Tencent Holdings from registering its Monster Castle trademark in Singapore.

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Duterte committed to enforce Data Privacy Act: Bong Go

MANILA, May 29 (PNA) - The Duterte administration is committed in implementing the Data Privacy Act to ensure the security and privacy of personal information of Filipinos as the law aims to ensure that the data privacy rights of the citizens are protected, a Malacañang official said Tuesday.
Date: 29 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Merck KGaA v Leno Marketing (M) Sdn Bhd

Intellectual property law – Trade mark – Challenge of trade mark registration before the Registrar of Trade Marks – Appeal to the High Court – Further appeal to the Court of Appeal – Leave to appeal to the Federal Court

Litigation & court procedure – Right of appeal to the Federal Court – Con ...

Date: 07 May 2018; Court: Federal Court; Citation: [2018] MYFC 14; Source: Federal Court Registry

Privacy Commission backs Creation of National ID System

MANILA, May 28 (PNA) - The National Privacy Commission (NPC) is backing the establishment of the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys), an official said on Monday.
Date: 28 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Intellectual Property (Border Enforcement) Bill

This Bill seeks to amend the Copyright Act, the Geographical Indications Act 2014, the Registered Designs Act and the Trade Marks Act, to enhance border enforcement measures for intellectual property rights and to make related amendments to certain other Acts.
Date: 17 May 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: Bill No. 24/2018; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Proclamation creating and designating a Building as an Information Technology Center

This Proclamation creates and designates an Information Technology Center to be known as One Griffinstone, located along Commerce Avenue corner Spectrum, Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. Proclamation No. 483
Date: 08 May 2018; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 483; Source: Official Gazette

Six Major Infrastructure Categories named for Extra Cybersecurity Protection

BANGKOK, May 9 (NNT) - The National Cybersecurity Committee listed six major infrastructure categories for extra cybersecurity protection and planned to deploy 1,000-strong personnel for national cybersecurity measures.
Date: 09 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

SC junks McDonald’s Contempt Case vs Local Burger Chain

MANILA, May 8 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) dismissed the contempt case filed by fast food giant McDonald's Corp. against local burger company L.C. Big Mak Burger Inc. over the latter's usage of the popular "Big Mac" brand.
Date: 08 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

SC junks McDonald’s Contempt Case vs Local Burger Chain

MANILA, May 8 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) dismissed the contempt case filed by fast food giant McDonald's Corp. against local burger company L.C. Big Mak Burger Inc. over the latter's usage of the popular "Big Mac" brand.
Date: 08 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Requesrt for Comments on the proposed Amendments to Office Order 154

Mandatory mediation of IP cases will enhance the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Program of the IPOPHL; and align its procedures with the court system and those of other government quasi-judicial agencies. Also, mandatory mediation will harmonize the procedure of IPOPHL to that of the commercial courts that handle IP infringement, civil and cr ...
Date: 04 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Intellectual Property Office of The Philippines

Asia Pacific Data Protection and Cyber Security Guide 2018

This guide is to review the significant developments in the Asia-Pacific (“APAC”) region over the course of the year 2017 and focusing on the implementation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”) preparations for May 2018.
Date: 03 May 2018; Type: Guide; Source: Asian Business Law Institute

PCCW Media Ltd v M1 Ltd and Others

Copyright - Remedies

Date: 24 April 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 99; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Djunatan Prambudi v PT Profilia Indotech

Date: 06 February 2018; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 7 PK/Pdt.Sus-HKI/2018; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Glamco Co Ltd v Monster Energy Company

Intellectual property - Trade marks

Date: 20 April 2018; Court: IPO Singapore; Citation: [2018] SGIPOS 07; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Yayasan Korpri Banjar v Yayasan Marta Berlian Husada DK

Date: 24 January 2018; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 1314 K/Pdt.Sus-HKI/2017; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Ministry to bolster Trademark Protection

All commodities produced in Laos will have a trademark under the Madrid Protocol, to create econom mic opportunities and help raise the standard of trade in the country. The Madrid system (officially the Madrid system fo ...

Seek Permission before flying your Drone, Ministry warns NA Members press Government to review Intellectual Property Policy New Law to promote, control Technology Transfer more

Merck KGaA v Leno Marketing (M) Sdn Bhd

Intellectual property law – Trade mark – Challenge of trade mark registration before the Registrar of Trade Marks – Appeal to the High Court – Further appeal to the Court of Appeal – Leav ...

MyCC Guidelines on Intellectual Property Rights and Competition Law Anti-Fake News Bill: Jail amended to Six years from Ten Years Anti-Fake News Law: No qualms for the Innocent more

Myanmar, Swiss Businesses discuss Need for IP, Investment Protection

Members of the local and Swiss business community discussed issues pertaining to Intellectual Property (IP) and investment protection community at the Myanmar-Switzerland Business Dialogue held Tuesday in Yangon.

Heftier Fines proposed for Illegal Video Copying Myanmar backslides on Freedom of Expression: Digital Rights Stakeholders Court allows Case to proceed against Tanintharyi Weekly more

Duterte committed to enforce Data Privacy Act: Bong Go

MANILA, May 29 (PNA) - The Duterte administration is committed in implementing the Data Privacy Act to ensure the security and privacy of personal information of Filipinos as the law aims to ensure that the data privacy ...

Privacy Commission backs Creation of National ID System Proclamation creating and designating a Building as an Information Technology Center SC junks McDonald’s Contempt Case vs Local Burger Chain more

Drink Firm fails to block Tencent's Trademark

Energy drink manufacturer Monster Energy Company (MEC) failed in its bid to stop China's heavyweight Tencent Holdings from registering its Monster Castle trademark in Singapore.

Intellectual Property (Border Enforcement) Bill Asia Pacific Data Protection and Cyber Security Guide 2018 PCCW Media Ltd v M1 Ltd and Others more

Six Major Infrastructure Categories named for Extra Cybersecurity Protection

BANGKOK, May 9 (NNT) - The National Cybersecurity Committee listed six major infrastructure categories for extra cybersecurity protection and planned to deploy 1,000-strong personnel for national cybersecurity measures.

Digital Entrepreneurs urged to get Copyrights Administrative Court rules in favor of Thai TV Co Drones to be registered by 9 January or Owners face Legal Penalty: NBTC more

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Government under rising pressure to correctly tax Ride-Hailing Companies

Since June 13, ride hailing companies operating in Yangon have been obliged to pay income and commercial tax to the Yangon government under the law, U Myint Thaung, regional minister of Planning and Finance said in parliament.

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PM Prayut: Death Penalty is Legitimate and most People agree

BANGKOK, June 20 (NNT) - The Prime Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, has voiced support for the execution of convicted murderers.

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Government welcomes Opinions about Implementation of Thailand 4.0 Policy

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The government continues efforts to implement the Thailand 4.0 policy while welcoming opinions from all sides on helping to achieve its goal.

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On World Refugee Day, De Lima files Bill to protect Refugees and Stateless Persons

In observance of World Refugee Day, Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima today filed a measure seeking to promote and protect the rights of refugees and stateless persons in the country and prescribe a fair procedure for their status determination and eligibility.

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MoF invites Feedback on proposed changes to the Income Tax Act

The Ministry of Finance have invited interested parties to provide feedback on the draft Income Tax (Amendment) Bill 2018 from 20 June to 11 July 2018.

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Labor Ministry aims to find Jobs for 100,000 Unemployed Graduates

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The Labor Minister, Pol. Gen. Adul Sangsingkeo, said the Ministry of Labor aims to find jobs for about 100,000 unemployed graduates within three months.

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Ex-President Aquino sued over DAP Mess

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has indicted former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III for usurpation of legislative powers in connection with the alleged anomalous Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

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Duterte appoints CA, Sandiganbayan Associate Justices

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed new associate justices at the Court of Appeals (CA) and Sandiganbayan. Duterte appointed Emily Aliño-Geluz as CA Associate Justice and Georgina Dumpit Hidalgo as Sandiganbayan Associate Justice.

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Panelo on Sereno ouster: ‘The Law may be harsh, but it is the Law’

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - “The law may be harsh, but it is the law.” Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo made this remark following the Supreme Court’s decision affirming the quo warranto petition, which ousted Ma. Lourdes Sereno as Chief Justice.

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Carpio to decline Nominations as Next CJ

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio on Wednesday said he would decline all nominations for the top judiciary post, stressing that he doesn't want to benefit from the quo warranto petition which ousted Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno.

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SC begins Oral Arguments on Same-Sex Marriage

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday started the oral argument on the petition filed last May 2015 challenging the validity of provisions of the Family Code limiting marriage to heterosexual couples.

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PCC to draft List of Fair Competition Violators

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) announced that it will soon generate a list of industries within the manufacturing sector that violate laws on fair competition.

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Government announces New MIC Appointments, U Thaung Tun as New Chair

The Union government on Saturday officially announced changes in the ranks of the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC).

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Laos, Vietnam strengthen Digital Cooperation

Laos and Vietnam have agreed to cooperate in the field of digital information technology after reaching an agreement in Vientiane on Tuesday at the Lao Blockchain Forum.

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Special Committee to monitor Prices after Zero GST

KOTA KINABALU, June 20 (Bernama) - An activist on human rights and consumerism in Sabah today suggested the setting up of a special committee to ensure traders and wholesalers in Sabah reduce or maintain the low price of their goods following the abolishment of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) last June 1.

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