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NLA approves Enactment of New Copyright Act

BANGKOK, Aug 12 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has voted to pass a new version of the Copyright Act.

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Hitachi Ltd v Singapore Shipping Association and Another

Intellectual property law - Patents

Date: 25 July 2018; Court: IPO Singapore; Citation: [2018] SGIPOS 14; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Hitachi Ltd v Singapore Shipping Association and Another

Intellectual Property Law - Patents

Date: 25 July 2018; Court: IPO Singapore; Citation: [2018] SGIPOS 13; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Adidas loses bid to prevent Taiwan-Based Manufacturer from registering Trademark in Singapore

A Taiwan-based manufacturer has successfully applied for the registration of its trademark of three sloping lines in an inverted pyramid with a circle on one edge. The objection to it filed by the sportswear giant Adidas was dismissed by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore.
Date: 30 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Nanofilm Technologies International Pte Ltd v Semivac International Pte Ltd and Others

Copyright - Infringement; Copyright - Remedies; Employment Law - Contract of service - Breach; Tort - Confidence; Tort - Inducement of breach of contract

Date: 26 July 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 167; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Lutong Enterprise Corp v Adidas International Marketing BV

Intellectual property law - Trade mark

Date: 20 July 2018; Court: IPO Singapore; Citation: [2018] SGIPOS 12; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Staywell Hospitality Pty Limited v Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc and Another

Intellectual property law - Trademark

Date: 17 July 2018; Court: IPO Singapore; Citation: [2018] SGIPOS 11; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Film Producer and Two Others get Leave to Appeal in Copyright Infringement Suit

PUTRAJAYA, July 24 (Bernama) - Local film producer Datuk Yusof Haslam and two others were given the nod to proceed with their appeal against a Court of Appeal's ruling pertaining to alleged copyright infringement of a novel "Aku Bohsia".
Date: 24 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Dr Babor GmbH & Co KG and Another v Sante De Beaute Pte Ltd

Trade marks and trade names - Groundless threat

Date: 12 July 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 159; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Athleta (ITM) Inc v Bigfoot Internet Ventures Pte Ltd

Intellectual property - Trademark- Trademark registration

Date: 02 July 2018; Court: IPO Singapore; Citation: [2018] SGIPOS 10; Source: Singapore Law Watch

ANAC-IP Solon lauds Charter Draft for IP Recognition

A party-list solon representing indigenous peoples lauded the draft charter recently approved by the Consultative Committee (ConCom) for recognizing the welfare and rights of IPs, particularly the provision mandating that seats be reserved for IPs in the legislative department under Article VII.
Date: 09 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc v Drug Houses of Australia Pte Ltd

Civil Procedure - Injunctions; Civil Procedure - Pleadings - Striking out; Patents and Inventions - Infringement - Health Products (Therapeutic Products) Regulations 2016 (S 329/2016)

Date: 27 June 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 149; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Proclamation creating and designating a Parcel of Land as an Information Technology Park

This Proclamation creates and designates an Information Technology Center to be known as the Palayan City Government Center & Central Business Hub located at Barangay Singalat, Palayan City, Nueva Ecija. Proclamation No. 526
Date: 25 June 2018; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 526; Source: Official Gazette

Tencent Holdings Limited v Monster Energy Company

Intellectual property law - Trade mark

Date: 12 June 2018; Court: IPO Singapore; Citation: [2018] SGIPOS 9; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Fox Street Wear Pte Ltd v Fox Head Inc

Intellectual property law - Trade mark

Date: 08 June 2018; Court: IPO Singapore; Citation: [2018] SGIPOS 8; 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 ...

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

Film Producer and Two Others get Leave to Appeal in Copyright Infringement Suit

PUTRAJAYA, July 24 (Bernama) - Local film producer Datuk Yusof Haslam and two others were given the nod to proceed with their appeal against a Court of Appeal's ruling pertaining to alleged copyright infringement of a no ...

Merck KGaA v Leno Marketing (M) Sdn Bhd MyCC Guidelines on Intellectual Property Rights and Competition Law Anti-Fake News Bill: Jail amended to Six years from Ten Years 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

ANAC-IP Solon lauds Charter Draft for IP Recognition

A party-list solon representing indigenous peoples lauded the draft charter recently approved by the Consultative Committee (ConCom) for recognizing the welfare and rights of IPs, particularly the provision mandating tha ...

Proclamation creating and designating a Parcel of Land as an Information Technology Park Establishment of New Equivalent Amount in USD of the Search Fee charged by the Japan Patent Office Duterte committed to enforce Data Privacy Act: Bong Go more

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CJ Bets face JBC Grilling Over Income, Properties in SALN

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - The contents of the Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth were among the issues raised by members of the Judicial Council (JBC) in Thursday's public interview for aspirants vying for the Chief Justice post.

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Reyes, Tejano-Ang Wrap up JBC Interview for CJ Post

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - Supreme Court Associate Justice Andres Reyes Jr., and Judge Virginia Tejano-Ang of the Regional Trial Court Branch 1 in Tagum City, Davao del Norte were the last two aspirants for Chief Justice who went under questioning by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Thursday.

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De Castro to revive Key Reform Projects once picked as CJ

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - Despite her imminent retirement from the judiciary in less than two months, Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro on Thursday said she will be able to introduce reforms in the Supreme Court (SC) once named Chief Justice.

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Bersamin: No Pressure Felt from Gov't in Rulings on Cases

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin on Thursday said he has never felt any pressure from other government branches in rendering decisions on various cases.

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Court of Appeal Judge reprimanded by His Superior over Dissenting Judgment

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 (Bernama) – A Court of Appeal Judge has today disclosed that he had been reprimanded by a top judge for writing a dissenting judgment in unilateral conversion of M.Indira Gandhi case two years ago.

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Judicial Activism has Led to Renaissance in Administrative Law, says Academician

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 (Bernama) – There is more judicial activism now which has led to a renaissance in administrative law, according to an academician.

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Cabinet acknowledges Progress in Thailand-Myanmar Cooperation in fighting Drug Trade

BANGKOK, Aug 15 (NNT) - The Cabinet has acknowledged progress made in Thailand’s cooperation with Myanmar in tackling drug problems in the border area.

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NLA whip to decide on proposed Amendment of EC Act - VP Surachai

BANGKOK, Aug 15 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly whip will be the person responsible for the ultimate decision to proceed with a proposed amendment of the Election Commission Act, says the legislature’s Vice President Surachai Liengboonlertchai.

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CA confirms Poll Exec, Foreign Service, Military Officers' Appointment

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Marlon Casquejo and several foreign service and military officers hurdled the Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday.

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House installs Yap, Pichay as New Deputy Speakers

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Wednesday elected two new deputy speakers following the ascension of Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to the speakership.

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Five CJ bets to face JBC Interview Thursday

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - The five candidates for the post of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (SC) will walk into the line of fire with their Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) interview set on Thursday.

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IRD to build ICT System enabling Tax Payments

Taxpayers may soon be able to pay their dues to the government via mobile banking, said U Min Htut, director general of the Internal Revenue Department (IRD).

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Law Enforcement remains weak: Deputy Minister

Laos has enacted over 100 laws since national liberation in 1975, but law enforcement remains weak, a senior official has admitted.

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Exercise of Freedom must be in accordance to Federal Constitution - Eddin Syazlee

JOHOR BAHRU, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The exercise of individual’s right to freedom, be it freedom of religion or speech, must be done in accordance to the provisions in the Federal Constitution, says Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Eddin Syazlee Shith.

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International Malaysia Law Conference 2018

The 4-day International Malaysia Law Conference (“IMLC”) 2018, the flagship biennial event of the Malaysian Bar themed “Raising the Bar: Innovate. Integrate. Emulate.” is underway.

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IMLC 2018: Change of Government an impetus for strengthening the Rule of Law, says Sultan Nazrin Shah

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The recent change of government in Malaysia has given a fresh impetus to strengthen the rule of law in the country, the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah said today.

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1Mine urges Government to postpone SST

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The government has been urged to postpone implementation of the Sales and Services Tax (SST) come Sept 1 until a directive on the newly passed tax law is clearly outlined.

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Seizure of Equanimity made according to Legal Procedures - Liew Vui Keong

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong told the Dewan Rakat today that the seizure of the superyatch Equanimity was made according to Malaysian procedures and laws.

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