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June 28, 2024

Fan Art and Derivative Works: Legal and Cultural Dynamics in the Haikyu!! Fandom

By Pinravee Maranetra   The world of fan art and derivative works is a vibrant and integral part of modern fandoms, particularly in the anime community. For a popular series...
June 28, 2024

Myanmar’s Patent Law Comes into Effect

The Myanmar Patent Law, enacted on March 11, 2019, came into effect on May 31, 2024, with notification 106/2024 issued by the Ministry of Commerce. On June 4, 2024, the...
June 28, 2024

Efficient IP Dispute Resolution: IPOPHL’s New Mediation Processes

By Syril Diesta   The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) has been refining its mediation rules to streamline the resolution of intellectual property disputes effectively. These ongoing amendments...
May 28, 2024

A Legal Analysis on Misinterpreted Agreements: Dr Premananthan a/l Vasuthevan v Permai Polyclinics Sdn Bhd [2015] 5 MLJcon 127

By Yeshanthan Nair Introduction The case of Dr. Premananthan a/l Vasuthevan v Permai Polyclinics Sdn Bhd revolves around the issue on unlawful termination of a management agreement entered between the...
May 28, 2024

[Series 1] Critical Insights on Vietnamese IP Law Cases

By Linh Nguyen The study of IP court judgments serves as an indispensable tool for practitioners and businesses to shape their intellectual property strategies. Further, lessons can be taken, and...
May 28, 2024

The Meat of the Matter

By Tiwaysyya Segaran In 2016, a company named Impossible Foods introduced a truly impossible food: a vegetarian burger that bleeds. Gimmicky as it was, the proof of the pudding, as...
April 29, 2024

Budding Innovations: Patent Trends in Thailand’s Medical Cannabis Sector

By Whipaphat S. Trossel In Thailand, cannabis is legal for personal use in private areas but prohibited in public areas. Recreational use of cannabis has been decriminalized since 2022. Since...
April 29, 2024

[Indonesia Updates] New Trademark Requirements for Imported Fashion Goods

By Carola Monintja The Indonesian Government is serious about IP protection in the Republic. Promulgated on March 10, 2024, through the Revision of Regulation of the Ministry of Industry No....
April 29, 2024

[Singapore Updates] 1 to 13 May 2024 Classified as Excluded Days Due to Temporary Shutdown of IPOS Digital Hub

By Jaynthi Kanesarajah IPOS Digital Hub (the e-services portal of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore) will be migrating to the Government on Commercial Cloud platform from 1 to 13...
March 26, 2024

From Venice with Love and Litigation: The Cipriani Brand Dispute

When the holiday season arrives, it prompts the need for travel plans and relaxation. Accommodation is a vital aspect of holiday travel, and the focus is often concentrated on finding...
March 25, 2024

The Impact of Unlawful Franchise Agreements: SP Multitech Intelligent Homes Sdn Bhd v Home Sdn Bhd [2010] MLJU 1845

By Shevithra Selva Mohan In the franchise industry, one misstep can lead to big trouble, especially when it comes to breaching the franchise. For example, the case of SP MULTITECH...
February 29, 2024

High Court Win: KASS and KENDEK Secure Victory in Patent Infringement Case

KASS began the year 2024 celebrating its win in the Malaysian High Court in a patent invalidation and patent infringement suit for its long-standing client Kendek Products Sdn. Bhd (“Kendek”)....
February 28, 2024

Your Franchise Rights: The Story of Wrongful Termination: Chai Su Lin & Anor v Gerbang Alaf Restaurants Sdn Bhd [2021] MLJU 1337

By Shevithra Selva Mohan Introduction Unjustly ending a franchise agreement is a complex issue, often stirring up a whirlwind of accusations. This can include claims that the franchisor violated the...
February 28, 2024

[Myanmar Update] Myanmar’s Industrial Design Registration: What’s New

January 30, 2024

Swiftening Innovation: Streamlining Patent Prosecution in Thailand

By Pakawan Yuratai The patenting process has long been known for being a long waiting game. Not only do applicants need to have an invention that is new, inventive, and...
January 30, 2024

The “Stars” War in Singapore

By Trademark Team Oppositions are not peculiar proceedings in a trademark application process, as seen in the clash between two Spanish beer giants in Singapore. In this battle of stars,...
November 28, 2023

Strategic Branding: Managing IP Rights in Culinary Business

By Rachapat Sumjinda Food entrepreneurs contribute to the diversity of food products in the market. By exploring the critical role of Intellectual Property (IP) rights in safeguarding and promoting innovation...
November 28, 2023

Discoveries, Accidental Inventions and The Millionaires!

By P. Kandiah Do all inventions need to be a result of targeted research where the researchers are directing their research effort to an intended result? Can accidental inventions be...
November 2, 2023

[Myanmar Update] New updates on Myanmar’s Copyright and Industrial Design Law! 

October 30, 2023

Myanmar Announces New Effective Date for Copyright and Industrial Design Laws

On October 18, 2023, Myanmar’s State Administration Council announced that the enforcement of the Industrial Design Law and Copyright Law, both enacted in 2019, will be effective from October 31,...
October 30, 2023

Indonesia Boosts Patent Process with South Korea: New PPH Agreement Signed

A decade after signing a Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) MOU with Japan in 2013, Indonesia signed another important PPH MOU with South Korea on 8 September 2023.
October 30, 2023

Can I Sing Your Song? A Story Behind Copyright Use

By Carola Monintja & Ardian Yuliarsya Many of us are undoubtedly familiar with legendary bands such as The Beatles, Queen, The Rolling Stones, and The Bee Gees. These iconic bands...
September 27, 2023

The Battle of Human vs Machine Translation: Which Reigns Supreme?

By Tiwaysyya Segaran Translation plays a crucial role in the global expansion of companies around the world. With the ever-increasing demand for accurate translations of legal documents, technical documents, websites,...
September 27, 2023

A Guide to Protecting AI-Related Technologies in Thailand

By Wipaphat S. Trossel Thailand, renowned for its rich cultural heritage, has always embraced artistic endeavors and innovative thinking. With the advent of AI, a new wave of creative possibilities...
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