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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.

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Better and Easier Intellectual Property Protection in Malaysia from Next Year

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 (Bernama) - Malaysian companies and international entities will see easier filing of Intellectual Property (IP) ownership and better protection of IP rights when the country accedes to the Madrid Protocol next year, said Deputy Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Chong Chieng Jen.
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Laws to protect Intellectual Property, encourage Business in the Works

Businesses in Myanmar still rely on outdated colonial-era laws enacted by the British more than one hundred years ago to protect Intellectual Property (IP) rights.
Date: 09 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Court orders 'Maxxoil' Trade Mark eliminated

SHAH ALAM, Oct 1 (Bernama) - The High Court here today ordered the trade mark “Maxxoil” by Syarikat Shift Holdings Sdn Bhd to be eliminated, effective today.
Date: 01 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Apparel Shop Owner fined RM25,000, for having 1,000 Imitation Jerseys

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 1 (Bernama) - A clothing shop owner was fined RM25,000 or 12 months jail by the Session’ Court here on three charges of possesing 1,245 imitation jerseys of various brands in June.
Date: 01 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Disney Enterprises Inc and Others v M1 Ltd and Others

Copyright - Remedies - Blocking orders

Date: 19 September 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 206; Source: Singapore Law Watch

NBA Properties Inc v Monster Energy Company

Intellectual property law - Trade mark

Date: 05 September 2018; Court: IPO Singapore; Citation: [2018] SGIPOS 16; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Marzuki Tan v Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki (juga berdagang atas nama Toyota Motor Corporation)

Date: 17 July 2018; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 616 K/Pdt.Sus-HKI/2018; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Andri Anis DK v Cecep Sumarno SH S Ip DK

Date: 17 July 2018; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 615 K/Pdt.Sus-HKI/2018; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Copyright (Border Enforcement Measures) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 10 October 2018.
Date: 10 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 556; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Intellectual Property (Border Enforcement) Act 2018 (Commencement) Notification 2018

This is to notify that Division 1 of Part 1 and 4 along with Sections 87(1), 88(1), 89(1), (2) and (3), 90(1), (2) and (3) and 91 of the Intellectual Property (Border Enforcement) Act 2018 come into operation on 10 October 2018.
Date: 10 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 555; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Trade Marks (Border Enforcement Measures) (Amendment) Rules 2018

These Rules come into operation on 10 October 2018.
Date: 10 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 557; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Element Six Technologies Ltd v IIa Technologies Pte Ltd

Civil Procedure - Discovery of Documents; Patents and Inventions - Experiments

Date: 27 August 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHCR 13; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Consultation Paper on Proposed Changes & New Provisions Concerning Trademark Agents, Mediation, Board of Appeal and Other Matters

This is to notify that the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) seeks to revamp the Trade Marks Act 1976 and introduce the Trademarks Bill 2018. In addition to the issues raised during the past public consultations, MyIPO through this consultation paper seeks to gather feedback on the proposed changes and the new provisions.
Date: 05 September 2018; Type: Consultation Paper; Source: Intellectual Property Corporation

Cicada Cube Pte Ltd v National University Hospital (Singapore) Pte Ltd and Another Appeal

Patents and Inventions - Ownership

Date: 28 August 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA 52; Source: Singapore Law Watch

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 ...

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Better and Easier Intellectual Property Protection in Malaysia from Next Year

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 (Bernama) - Malaysian companies and international entities will see easier filing of Intellectual Property (IP) ownership and better protection of IP rights when the country accedes to the Madrid Pro ...

Court orders 'Maxxoil' Trade Mark eliminated Apparel Shop Owner fined RM25,000, for having 1,000 Imitation Jerseys Consultation Paper on Proposed Changes & New Provisions Concerning Trademark Agents, Mediation, Board of Appeal and Other Matters 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.

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SC allows Media Coverage of de Lima Drug Case Trials

MANILA, Oct 17 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) allowed news coverage of Senator Leila de Lima’s trials for alleged drug trading activities before the Muntinlupa City Regional Trial Court (RTC).

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House supports Placement of Migrant Workers through One Channel

Jakarta, Oct 16 (ANTARA News) - Chairman of the House of Representatives` (DPR`s) Commission IX Dede Yusuf supported the placement of Indonesian migrant workers through the One Channel Placement System (SPSK) agreed upon by Indonesia and Saudi Arabia.

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Industry 4.0 to put Indonesia among Top 10 Economies

Jakarta, Oct 17 (ANTARA News) - The fourth industrial revolution, also known as industry 4.0, is expected to make Indonesia one of the top 10 economies in the world in 2030, Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto said.

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Government encourages SMEs to go Digital

Jakarta, Oct 16 (ANTARA News) - The government encourages national small and medium enterprises or SMEs to take advantage of the digitalization era by using online networks to expand their businesses.

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WIPO Director General Conferred the Order of Sikatuna

World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Director General Dr. Francis Gurry has received the highest Presidential honour of diplomatic merit in recognition of his extraordinary efforts to sustain and strengthen WIPO’s relations with the Philippine government, through the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL).

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PH Ambassador Promotes ASEAN Trade, Tourism in Spain

MADRID, Oct 16 (DFA) - To raise awareness about ASEAN and promote ASEAN trade and tourism in Spain, Philippine Ambassador to Spain Philippe J. Lhuillier and the other ASEAN Ambassadors in Madrid paid a courtesy call on the Spanish Minister for Industry, Trade, and Tourism Maria Reyes Maroto Illera.

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BOC, PCG Ink MOA for Strengthened Joint Anti-Smuggling Operations

The chiefs of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Philippine Coast (PCG), on Monday, October 15 signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) which provides them guidelines in the conduct of anti-smuggling joint operations within the country’s borders.

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PH Showcases Best Practice on Anti-Poverty

NEW YORK, Oct 12 (DFA) - The Philippines underscored the crucial need to use the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) as an alternative measure of poverty during the High-level side-event on “Using the Multidimensional Poverty Index to guide innovative policies in all its dimensions” held on the sidelines of the 73rd Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly High Level Week held at the UN Headquarters in New York on 25 September 2018

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21 Law Firms vow to create more chances for Young Lawyers

Twenty-one law firms, including Drew & Napier and Tan Rajah & Cheah, have pledged to provide more opportunities for young lawyers to represent their clients in court.

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Thailand hosts ASEAN Disaster Assessment and Mitigation Training Course

BANGKOK, Oct 16 (NNT) - Thailand is hosting the latest ASEAN training course on regional disaster assessment and mitigation to ensure timely assistance, and enhance the reach and capability of the region’s relief efforts.

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Del Castillo to head JBC Search for Next CJ

MANILA, Oct 16 (PNA) - Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo will sit at the helm of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) in screening aspirants for the vacancy in the Supreme Court (SC) following the retirement of Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro, JBC ex-officio member and Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said Tuesday.

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SC reorganizes Three Divisions as Hernando assumes Post

MANILA, Oct 16 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC), under Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio, has reorganized the membership in its three divisions following the entry of its newest member, Associate Justice Ramon Paul Hernando.

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Non-infra Programs face Cancellation if Oil Excise Tax suspended

MANILA, Oct 15 (PNA) - Some of the Duterte administration's non-infrastructure expenditures scheduled for 2019 face possible cancellation if the implementation the oil excise tax's second tranch is put on hold due to soaring world crude prices, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said.

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SIAC signs Memorandum of Understanding with the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) has announced that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) to promote international arbitration as a preferred method of dispute resolution for resolving international disputes.

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Duterte will ‘definitely’ Order Oil Excise Tax Suspension

MANILA, Oct 15 (PNA) - Malacañang on Monday confirmed that President Rodrigo R. Duterte will soon order the temporary suspension of the second tranche of excise tax on fuel, but has yet to decide whether it will heed a senator's suggestion to suspend it "now or sooner."

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Indonesia's proposal on Tuna Labeling approved by Asean Ministers

Jakarta, Oct 15 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia`s proposal on the ASEAN Tuna Eco-Labeling (ATEL) policy has been approved and endorsed at the ASEAN Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF) meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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IMF-WB - Indonesia to use OECD Recommendations to set up Policies

Nusa Dua, Bali, Oct 14 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia will use a recommendation on tourism development from the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation Development) as one of the references in setting up policies.

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Deterrent Punishment must be imposed if Death Sentence to be abolished - AADK

BANGI, Oct 15 (Bernama) - The National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) urged the government to decide on appropriate punishment for drug offences, if the mandatory death sentence to be abolished, says its director-general Datuk Seri Zulkifli Abdullah.

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