Category: Patents

The Budding Patent Law in Myanmar

Myanmar, also known as Burma, a least developed country in mainland South-East Asia, is still in its embryonic phase of Intellectual Property Laws. The country is not presently a signatory to the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property or any other treaty protecting patents. The Burma Patents and Designs (Emergency Provisions) Act 1946 … Continue reading The Budding Patent Law in Myanmar

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Initial Coin Offering (ICO) and its Intellectual Property (IP) Interface

With growing importance and widespread adoption of Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, Ripple among many others, Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) have become very popular over the last few years. In brief, an ICO is an unregulated means by which funds are raised for a new cryptocurrency venture or even by a technology company that … Continue reading Initial Coin Offering (ICO) and its Intellectual Property (IP) Interface

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Edible Water Bottle/Container: Technological Perspective

A bottle or container which is made of plastic, glass, or metal for holding drinking water is well known in the art but a bottle or container which is consumable along with of water, liquids or other beverages sounds very interesting and unbelievable, isn’t it? Conventionally known, bottles can be made of plastic, glass, material … Continue reading Edible Water Bottle/Container: Technological Perspective

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Patent Landscapes: An Effective Tool for Business and IP Strategy

A Patent landscape is a conglomerate of patent information that provides the most up to date analysis of – who is patenting in any chosen area of technology, what is the innovative focus of companies, businesses and nations; how has a particular technology evolved over a period of time, what has been the filing history … Continue reading Patent Landscapes: An Effective Tool for Business and IP Strategy

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International Patent Office of Philippines appointed as “International Authority on Patents” by WIPO

Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHIL) was designated as an International Searching Authority (ISA) and International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA) by the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) on October 5, 2017 at the 57th WIPO General Assembly and 49th Session of the PCT Union Assembly [1] becoming second country of Southeast Asia and 23rd … Continue reading International Patent Office of Philippines appointed as “International Authority on Patents” by WIPO

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IPOS: Launch of Patents Formalities Manual

Recently, Singapore’s IP regime has seen a rapid growth and is gradually becoming Intellectual Property centre/hub in entire Asia.  To strengthen its Patent regime, few days back,  [3] the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS),   on 24 Jul 2017 launched a ‘Patents Open Dossier” [1] to provide a single point of access for innovators enabling … Continue reading IPOS: Launch of Patents Formalities Manual

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Cambodia, China Sign MoU on Cooperation in the Field of Trademark and Branding

In a further step towards the development and strengthening of Intellectual Property regime of both Cambodia and China, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Branding Cooperation between the Ministry of Commerce of the Kingdom of Cambodia and National Administration of Industry and Commerce of the People’s Republic of China was signed on September 06, 2017 … Continue reading Cambodia, China Sign MoU on Cooperation in the Field of Trademark and Branding

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Internet of Things: Imminent IP Issues

One of the most heard technology of the present era is Internet of Things (IoT). IoT refers to use of sensors, actuators, and communication technology embedded into physical objects that enable objects to be tracked and controlled over existing networks infrastructures like the Internet.[1] According to a study conducted by McKinsey Global Institute, IoT was … Continue reading Internet of Things: Imminent IP Issues

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WORK PLAN FOR BILATERAL COOPERATION IN 2017-2019

WORK PLAN FOR BILATERAL COOPERATION IN 2017-2019 BETWEEN THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS (NCIPR)/MINISTRY OF COMMERCE (MOC) OF THE KINGDOM OF CAMBODIA AND THE STATE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE OF THE PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CHINA On August 17, 2017 [1] the Intellectual Property Office of the Kingdom of Cambodia, on its online portal, released … Continue reading WORK PLAN FOR BILATERAL COOPERATION IN 2017-2019

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Successful Completion of International Patent Drafting Competition 2017

IIPRD, along with Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys (K&K) and its eminent foreign associates, conducted Third edition of International Patent Drafting Competition (IPDC). IPDC was designed with an objective to test acumen and skill set of various practitioners pertaining to patent drafting that forms a critical part in patent lifecycle. IPDC aims to … Continue reading Successful Completion of International Patent Drafting Competition 2017

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