A Ministerial Regulation No. 39 of 2018 on Procedures for Compulsory Patent Licensing took effect on 28 December 2018 in Indonesia. This Regulation mainly gives a clear structure to compulsory licensing in accordance with TRIPS.
On March 5, 2018, the DIP announced a new e-filing system, which allowed users to submit the four main types of IP application (trademark, patent, design, and copyright) via one platform with a single login. The new system introduced alternative payment channels and removed the requirement for applicants to submit hard copies if the documents already filed online met the requirements.
Thailand’s Department of Intellectual Property (DIP) has been in the process of revising the Thai Patent Act B.E. 2522 which was last amended in 1999. This time, the revisions aim to improve especially application procedures.
This new MERCOSUR IPR SME Helpdesk aims to support European Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) to protect and enforce their Intellectual Property (IP) rights in Chile and MERCOSUR, the ‘Southern Common Market’ composed of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela.
This annual forum organised by the European Patent Office serves as a regular platform for discussion on patent information needs in Asia. During this 3-day long event, the participants will have a chance to obtain an overview of the latest developments in Asian patent data. The ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk expert Patrice Vidon will give a presentation introducing services that the Helpdesk can provide to the European SMEs operating in South-East Asian countries. Additionally, there will be ample opportunity to network with experts from Asia and Europe. For more details, please click here.