Category: Patents

Patent (Amendment) Rules 2017

Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has amended Patent Rules 2003 with effect from 1st December 2017 called the Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2017. The definition of “startup” under rule 2(FB) has been substituted with a new definition. A more liberal definition of the startup has been incorporated that can allow domestic as well as … Continue reading Patent (Amendment) Rules 2017

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Amendments in Patent Application Process in Singapore

The process of applying for patents in Singapore will become much easier and more efficient after Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), in its continued efforts to ease patent application process, has introduced few changes in Patent forms 1 and 12B. According to a circular released on November 21, 2017 on IPOS website [1], these … Continue reading Amendments in Patent Application Process in Singapore

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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 the second country of Southeast Asia and … 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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