Archives for May 2012
By Annette Wong
Mention rum and one might have visions of pirates and their grog-drinking ways. Sea-faring adventures aside, rum was interestingly also part of a recent trademark case in Singapore. Rum Creation and Products Inc. (“Applicant”) had applied to protect the following three trademarks in Class 33 for Rum:
A new phase in the development of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) in Indonesia has been reached: On 19 April 2012, the Intellectual Property Rights Arbitration and Mediation Agency (Badan Arbitrase dan Mediasi Hak Kekayaan Intelektual – BAM HKI) was officially established in Jakarta.
Prof. Ahmad Zen Umar Purba, a leading IPR expert in Indonesia, who previously also held the position of Director General at the Directorate General of IPR (the governmental institution that has the authority to administer and develop the IPR system in Indonesia), was appointed as the Chairman of BAM HKI.