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New Amendments to Vietnam’s Law on Insurance Business

On June 14, 2019, the National Assembly of Vietnam passed Law No. 42/2019/QH14 amending the Law on Insurance Business and the Law on Intellectual Property, which will come into effect on November 1, 2019, except for certain provisions amending the Law on Intellectual Property.

Full story: https://www.spruson.com/patents/the-closure-of-the-foreign-route-in-singapore-what-you-need-to-know-and-prepare-for/

Save The Date: ASEAN Patent Academy

Five days of practical hands-on training on patent and design prosecution and litigation in South-East Asia.

The ASEAN Patent Academy is designed for patent professionals wishing to gain hands on training on patent and design prosecution techniques and litigation strategies in South-East Asia. The goal is to help participants to up their game and optimize their efficiency in handling cases before the Patent Offices and courts in the ASEAN.

Full story: https://www.rouse.com/magazine/news/save-the-date-asean-patent-academy/?tag=patent

Design Validity and Infringement Claims in Indonesia

The bifurcation of validity and infringement is a common problem in many, usually civil law countries. In Indonesia the practice is to hear the disputes separately. In the DC Comics Superman case (see here) the case was rejected for combining claims. This is also a risk when you run validity and infringement in the same case.

Full story: https://www.rouse.com/magazine/news/design-validity-and-infringement-claims-in-indonesia/?tag=ip%20komodo

Practical Law Life Sciences Global Guide: Pharmaceutical IP and Competition Law in Cambodia

The 2019 edition of Thomson Reuters’ Practical Law Life Sciences Global Guide has been released, with its Pharmaceutical Intellectual Property and Competition Law in Cambodia chapter written by practitioners from Tilleke & Gibbins’ Phnom Penh office.

Full story: https://www.tilleke.com/resources/practical-law-life-sciences-global-guide-pharmaceutical-ip-and-competition-law-cambodia

Marrakesh Treaty and Exemptions to Copyright Infringement for Disabled Persons in Thailand

On January 28, 2019, Thailand, as a member state of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), became the 49th contracting party to accede to theO Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print-Disabled, which became legally binding on Thailand on April 28, 2019.

Full story: https://www.tilleke.com/resources/marrakesh-treaty-and-exemptions-copyright-infringement-disabled-persons-thailand

Purification and Programming: Thailand's New Patent Examination Guidelines

On June 13, 2019, Thailand’s Department of Intellectual Property (DIP) published a new edition of the Guidelines for Examining Patent and Petty Patent Applications, with the aim of harmonizing and updating the examination of patent and petty patent applications in Thailand. The new edition of the Guidelines will replace the previous version published in 2012.

Full story: https://www.tilleke.com/resources/purification-and-programming-thailands-new-patent-examination-guidelines

A Roadmap to VIPRI Opinion Success in Vietnam

Rightsholders enforcing trademark, industrial design, or patent rights in Vietnam will often be advised by counsel of the need to obtain a “VIPRI opinion” as a first step in an enforcement case. The Vietnam Intellectual Property Research Institute (VIPRI) is the only agency in Vietnam authorized to provide expert opinions on IP infringement.

Full story: https://www.tilleke.com/resources/roadmap-vipri-opinion-success-vietnam

IP&IT Court Awards Historic Patent Damages as Thailand Strengthens IP Protection

A steady increase in the number of companies transferring their IP assets to Thailand has seen an increase in the need for these companies to rely on the courts to protect their complex scientific and technological advancements. Recent developments have seen Thailand’s court system rising to the challenge, using international standards of protection.

Full story: https://www.tilleke.com/resources/ipit-court-awards-historic-patent-dama...


European Patent Office Looks to Deepen IP Cooperation with Singapore, Asia

The European Patent Office (EPO) has seen a growing number of patent applications from Singapore and other parts of Asia, and is looking to bolster cooperation with the region.

Full story: https://vietnamnews.vn/media-outreach/534780/european-patent-office-looks-to-deepen-ip-cooperation-with-singapore-asia.html#yFZcFV517rUK7ELM.97

IP and Technology Developments from IPWEEK@SG

At the IPWeek event in Singapore this week there were several patent and technology announcements. Nine of the ten SE Asian IP offices launched a new pilot initiative to speed up patent applications for “key emerging technologies” including fintech, cybersecurity and robotics.

Full story: https://www.rouse.com/magazine/news/ip-and-technology-developments-from-ipweek-sg/?tag=ip%20komodo