Archives for September 2009
KASS will be holding a talk in October entitled “Role of Corporate Secretary in Securing Intangible Rights”, in collaboration with the Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (MAICSA).
- To enable senior management staff to appreciate the role of IP Rights in the present commercial world.
- To share key parameters in technology/trademark licensing, mergers and acquisition, and dissolution of companies
- To promote awareness of the role of the corporate secretary in managing IP Rights to both members and non-members of MAICSA
What do you do if your patent application is refused or objected to or has received an adverse report from the Patent Office? Does it mean the end of your patent application? The patent applicant must know what happens at the Patent Office and what to do upon receiving the examination report.
In Patent Offices that handle examination of the application before grant, the Examiner has to ensure that the application meets with the legal requirements as laid out in the Patents Act of that country (some countries, e.g., Singapore, do not conduct substantive examination, but leave it to the applicant to decide on the scope of claims). Malaysia as well as many other countries carries out a detailed and thorough examination. The Patent Examiner has to ensure that:
KASS International is extending its services to the Royal Kingdom of Bhutan. Bhutan, a fast developing country in the Himalayan region, had recently enacted a full range of IP laws. It is now possible to register trademarks, industrial designs and patents in the country. Bhutan is a major importer of manufactured goods, as its current economy is predominantly agriculture-based. Exporters of manufactured goods are thus advised to register their IP rights there.
KASS International has entered into a strategic arrangement with one of the oldest law firms in Bhutan to provide a full range of IP services there, right from the registration to the enforcement of IP Rights.
Enquiries on details of registration are welcomed. Do not miss the opportunity of being one of the earliest to register your IP Rights in this fast emerging new economy