Exclusions in Patentable Subject Matter in Malaysia

Malaysia’s Patent Act similar to other countries jurisdictions excludes certain subject matter from protection under patent. Such subject matter is defined under section 13(1) of Malaysia’s Patent Act. The Malaysian patent law uncovers some of the non-patentable subject matter relevant to the life sciences industry in Malaysia. This non-patentable subject...

MyIPO allocates Fund for students

A fund of RM 500,000 has been allocated by the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) for school and university students in the country to register their Intellectual Properties (IP), said Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin.[1] The ministry had been strongly encouraging the students to...

IPOS launches S$1 billion Innovation Fund and upgrades Intellectual Property Masterplan!

Reportedly[1], the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has announced that Singapore is launching a S$1 billion (US$717 million approx.) innovation fund to help companies with strong intellectual property strategies to grow and expand overseas. The Makara Innovation Fund, a partnership between IPOS and local private equity firm Makara Capital,...

IPOS chief chairs UN copyright committee

Mr. Daren Tang, Chief Executive, Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), assumed the Chairmanship of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)[1] Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR), at its 34th Session in Geneva. As Chair, he will help steer the SCCR’s discussions on developments to the global copyright...

IPOPHL unanimously recommended for appointment as International Authority on Patent

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) has received unanimous international endorsement to be designated as an International Searching Authority and International Preliminary Examining Authority[1] (ISA/) under the Patent Cooperation Treaty, an agreement administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). In her presentation, IPOPHL Director General Josephine Santiago...

Cartier International AG and Ors.  Vs.  Gaurav Bhatia and Ors.

Citation: 226 (2016) DLT 662 Introduction As per a study conducted in 2016 by OECD (Organisation Economic Cooperation and Development) and the European Union's Intellectual Property Office, India ranks amongst the top five exporters of counterfeit products. Inspite of the legislative authorities providing stringent anti-counterfeit laws that award both civil...

World IP Day celebrated by BIPF

In celebration of World Intellectual Property Day, Bangladesh IP Forum (BIPF) held a boot camp, “Volunteer for Intellectual Property” (VIP), on May 2, 2017 at the Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban of University of Dhaka to raise awareness on the importance of intellectual property rights (IPR). On the fourth...

Bangladesh puts to motion GI Registration for Comilla delicacy Rasmalai, textile Khadi

The process to get Geographic Indication (GI) registration of two famous Bangladeshi products, Comilla's dessert Rasmalai and textile Khadi, has started. Comilla Deputy Commissioner Jahangir Alam has said the district administration has chosen the products and started to find their original producer. "We have started discussions with the producers," he...

Myanmar – IP Law Developments

Background Myanmar has no devoted law on trademarks. In Myanmar, registration of a trademark is possible through “Declaration of Ownership of Trademark” in the Office of the Registration of Deeds under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation and Assurances. The Inspector General of Registration supports this process under the...

Design Registration in Vietnam

TYPES OF DESIGNS: Industrial Design: An industrial design means a specific appearance of a product embodied by three-dimensional configurations, lines, colors, or a combination of these elements. Layout-Design: A layout-design of semiconductor integrated circuit (hereinafter referred to as layout-design) means a three-dimensional disposition of circuit elements and their interconnections in...

Patent Filing Procedure: Vietnam

Step 1: Filing: Who may apply: Article 86 and 89: Authors who have created inventions with their own efforts and expenses Organizations or individuals who have supplied funs and material facilities to authors in the form of job assignment or hiring unless otherwise agreed by the involved parties. Foreign nationals...

Trade Mark Filing in Vietnam

Vietnam became a member of the TRIPS agreement on January 11th, 2007. Vietnam has a commendable intellectual property (IP) framework which includes several multilateral agreements and other relevant bilateral trade agreements. Having regard to the pace and growth of local and global economy, Vietnam enacted the Law on Intellectual Property...

Division Bench of Delhi HC stays restoration of Monsanto license agreements with Nuziveedu Seeds

In the light of the recent order by Division Bench of Delhi High Court, this is an update to author’s prior blog dated April 5 2017 pertaining to the legal dispute between Nuziveedu Seeds and Mosanto. US-based agro major Monsanto Technology LLC and Hyderabad-based seed manufacturer Nuziveedu seeds had been...

Liability of online market portals vis-à-vis trademark infringement in the cyberspace

With the emergence of globalization and sharp advancement of technologies, our society and its knowledge making has also changed steadily. The scope and range of knowledge has expanded and is only a click away, due to the expansion of digital connectivity. However with every pro come the cons. Infringements of...