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Irawan Gunawan v J Casanova DK

Date: 23 January 2019; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 197 PK/Pdt.Sus-HKI/2018; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Bill of the Trademarks Act 2019

The proposed Act seeks to provide for the registration of trademarks in relation to goods and services and to implement the relevant treaties and for other matters connected therewith.
Date: 11 April 2019; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: DR 10 of 2019; Source: Parliament

Request for Comment on the Draft Rules of Procedure for IPOPHIL Mediation Outside Litigation

This is to notify that the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines invites the public to submit comments/suggestions to the draft Rules on Mediation Outside Litigation not later than 15 April 2019.
Date: 29 March 2019; Type: Circular; Source: Intellectual Property Office of The Philippines

Teddy Tan v Hugo Boss Trade Mark Management GmbH & Co KG

Date: 13 November 2018; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 217 PK/Pdt.Sus-HKI/2018; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

IPOPHL pushes for Registration of Online Sellers

MANILA, Mar 18 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) is pushing for the registration of businesses that are selling their products online to protect intellectual property (IP) rights in the country.
Date: 18 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Personal Data Protection Law is being reviewed - Gobind

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 18 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia through the Personal Data Protection Department is in the midst of reviewing the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) 2010 to ensure it is up-to-date in line with the current developments. Minister Gobind Singh Deo said the review would be premised on the needs for e ...
Date: 18 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Duterte signs Law allowing Simpler Patents for Farmers

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a bill that seeks to ease restrictions on agricultural free patents issued to farmers.
Date: 14 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Public Consultation on Draft Intellectual Property Dispute Resolution Bill

This is to notify that the Ministry of Law (MinLaw) seeks feedback by 5 April 2019 on a draft Intellectual Property (Dispute Resolution) Bill, which contains amendments to primary legislation in order to implement reforms to the Intellectual Property (IP) dispute resolution system.
Date: 11 March 2019; Type: Consultation Paper; Source: Ministry of Law

PT Agel Langgeng v K-Fee System GmbH

Date: 23 January 2019; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 234 PK/Pdt.Sus-HKI/2018; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Kho Tjeng Tjian v J & K Internatural Co Ltd

Date: 19 December 2018; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 248 PK/Pdt.Sus-HKI/2018; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Geographical Indications (Prescribed Goods under Section 10) Rules 2019

These Rules come into operation on 1 April 2019.
Date: 01 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 126; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Geographical Indications Act 2014 (Commencement) Notification 2019

This is to notify that except for Sections 4(6) to (9), 15, 16 and 55 to 76, the rest of the Act comes into operation on 1 April 2019.
Date: 01 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 124; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Geographical Indications Rules 2019

These Rules come into operation on 1 April 2019.
Date: 01 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 125; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Trade Marks (International Registration) (Amendment) Rules 2019

These Rules come into operation on 1 April 2019.
Date: 01 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 128; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Government approves 4186 Trademarks

The Ministry of Commerce increased 269 business trademarks this year, bringing the total number of such registrations at the ministry to 4,186 - and 3,917 last year, its annual report said.

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Irawan Gunawan v J Casanova DK

Date: 23 January 2019; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 197 PK/Pdt.Sus-HKI/2018; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Teddy Tan v Hugo Boss Trade Mark Management GmbH & Co KG PT Agel Langgeng v K-Fee System GmbH Kho Tjeng Tjian v J & K Internatural Co Ltd more

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

Bill of the Trademarks Act 2019

The proposed Act seeks to provide for the registration of trademarks in relation to goods and services and to implement the relevant treaties and for other matters connected therewith.

Personal Data Protection Law is being reviewed - Gobind Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp and Another v Hovid Berhad Pendaftar Cap Dagangan Malaysia v Adabi Consumer Industries Sdn Bhd and Another more

Request for Comment on the Draft Rules of Procedure for IPOPHIL Mediation Outside Litigation

This is to notify that the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines invites the public to submit comments/suggestions to the draft Rules on Mediation Outside Litigation not later than 15 April 2019.

IPOPHL pushes for Registration of Online Sellers Duterte signs Law allowing Simpler Patents for Farmers Globe backs Bill to block Websites facilitating Online Piracy more

Cabinet approves Thailand’s Accession to WIPO Copyright Treaty

BANGKOK, Oct 17 (NNT) - The Cabinet has approved the proposal for Thailand to accede to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Copyright Treaty.

NLA approves Enactment of New Copyright Act Six Major Infrastructure Categories named for Extra Cybersecurity Protection Digital Entrepreneurs urged to get Copyrights more

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Ex-CJ speaks out against Lawyers' Tendency to seek Postponements

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 16 (Bernama) - Former Chief Justice Tun Zaki Azmi has spoken out against the tendency by certain defence lawyers to seek postponements of cases being heard in court.

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New Competition Commission already under Fire

Myanmar’s professed commitment to competition reform has come under fire after the government packed the new Competition Commission with bureaucrats serving under a minister.

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NA Deputies give Opinions on Revised Labour Code

Hanoi, Jun 12 (VNA) - The revised Labour Code will the focus during the sitting of lawmakers on June 12 in the ongoing 7th session of the 14th National Assembly.

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Ability to pay Taxes Online a Boon for Vietnam’s Import-Export Businesses

Hanoi, Jun 6 (VNS/VNA) - Around 99 percent of import and export tax payments in Ho Chi Minh City are made online, according to the customs department.

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OWWA joins Urban Poor Caravan

MANILA, Jun 8 (PNA) - The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) will be joining the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP) caravan to inform the public of its programs on overseas employment.

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Palace declares June 24 Holiday in Manila

MANILA, Jun 6 (PNA) - Malacañang has declared June 24 as a special, non-working holiday in the City of Manila in celebration of its 448th founding anniversary.

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Legal Profession faces inherent Risks not Exclusive to NUPL

MANILA, Jun6 (PNA) - A state lawyer of the Office of the Solicitor General said Thursday the legal profession faces "inherent risks not exclusive to the National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL)".

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DOJ forms Panel to probe Jacky Co Case

MANILA, Jun 6 (PNA) - A prosecution panel has been assigned for the preliminary investigation on the complaints filed against alleged Chinese drug lord Jacky Co and others implicated in the smuggling of PHP1.8 billion worth of illegal drugs into the country.

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Myanmar still short of Judges, says Supreme Court

The number of judges in the country is just two thirds of the number required, according the 2018 annual report of the Union Supreme Court.

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RCI on Judicial Misconduct is what People Want - Dr Mahathir

PUTRAJAYA, Jun 5 (Bernama) - The government agreed to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on judicial misconduct because this is what the people want, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

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CJ stresses Importance of beefing up Legal Education

MANILA, Jun 3 (PNA) - Chief Justice Lucas P. Bersamin emphasized the commitment of his administration to leave no stone unturned in reforming the country's legal education system.

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Double Pay for Workers on June 5

MANILA, Jun 3 (PNA) - Private sector workers, who will report to duty on Wednesday, June 5, will be paid twice their regular daily wages, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Monday.

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Complaints via Whatsapp: RTD issues More than 200 Notices

KUALA LUMPUR, June 3 (Bernama) - More than 200 notices have been issued by the Road Transport Department (RTD) as result of consumer complaints via the Whatsapp application during the three days enforcement operation, in conjunction with Adilfitri, which began on May 29.

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Online Trader benefits from Industrial Revolution 4.0

KOTA BHARU, Jun 2 (Bernama) - The Industry Revolution 4.0, which is occurring all over the world, has given huge benefit to online traders in marketing their products to consumers.

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Vietnam attends ASEAN Plus Three, EAS SOMs

Bangkok, May 30 (VNA) - Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung, who is head of the country’s SOM ASEAN, attended the ASEAN Plus Three SOM and East Asia Summit (EAS) SOM, which were held within the framework of the ASEAN Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM) in Bangkok on May 30.

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JBC sets Public Interviews for SC Aspirants

MANILA, May 31 (PNA) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has released the schedule of the public panel interview of hopefuls vying for a Supreme Court (SC) post, to be vacated by Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo who will compulsorily retire on July 29.

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Mohd Roze Shaari is New Intelligence/Operations Deputy Director

KUALA LUMPUR, June 1 (Bernama) - Bukit Aman's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has a new Intelligence/Operations deputy director.

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Give Mandatory Counselling, Community Service Sessions to Road Bullies - MCPF

KUALA LUMPUR, May 31 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) has suggested that compulsory counselling and community service sessions be meted out to individuals detained for dangerous driving and road rage.

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