Category: Intellectual Property

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 matter in Malaysia affects the … Continue reading Exclusions in Patentable Subject Matter in Malaysia

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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 be creative and to patent … Continue reading MyIPO allocates Fund for students

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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, will invest S$30 to S$150 … Continue reading IPOS launches S$1 billion Innovation Fund and upgrades Intellectual Property Masterplan!

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Meta-tagging vis-à-vis Trade Mark Misuse: An overview

Introduction: For most of our questions, we rely on the internet for answers. While the debate on the reliability of information received on the internet continues, an equally enthralling race of which website will be the first to grab a searching consumer’s attention has begun.  With companies and organizations willing to pay a leg and … Continue reading Meta-tagging vis-à-vis Trade Mark Misuse: An overview

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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 year this preparation has been … Continue reading World IP Day celebrated by BIPF

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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 told bdnews24.com on February 14th. … Continue reading Bangladesh puts to motion GI Registration for Comilla delicacy Rasmalai, textile Khadi

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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 section 18(f) of the Registration … Continue reading Myanmar – IP Law Developments

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Enhancement of IP protection in Vietnam via new Penal code

July 1, 2016, was the day when the new Penal Code 2015 came into existence by replacing the then current Penal Code. The new Penal Code brought a number of transformations as far as trademarks and other IP‘s are concerned. The new Penal Code has enhanced the capability of brand holders in enforcing their trademark … Continue reading Enhancement of IP protection in Vietnam via new Penal code

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Trademark Law Bangladesh: An Abridgment

Bangladesh is a signatory to the Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement under the World Trade Organization (WTO), which came into force in 1995. TRIPS aim at harmonizing the intellectual property laws with most of the world. Hence, all the signatories of the agreement have a uniform IP law subject to minor … Continue reading Trademark Law Bangladesh: An Abridgment

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Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and Patenting of Biological Inventions in India – Part I (Section – 6)

The Biological Diversity Act of 2002 (BDA) is a piece of Indian legislation which came into being in response to compliance with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), to which India is a ratified member. In fact, India has taken the lead among developing and developed nations both in introducing a substantive legislation in conformance … Continue reading Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and Patenting of Biological Inventions in India – Part I (Section – 6)

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