Archives for July 2014
By P. Kandiah and Joel Cheong
It is now the month of Ramadhan, and what follows the end of this holy fasting month is the Muslim celebration of Eid al-Fitr. In shopping malls around the country, festive decorations and music help set the mood while retail outlets proudly display their wares to those who pass by. The retail outlets employ transparent roller shutters that allow the merchandise to be displayed even when the outlet is closed. These transparent roller shutters were the subject matter of a patent infringement suit between two manufacturers and retailers of roller shutters recently.
SKB Shutters Manufacturing Sdn Bhd (“SKB”), the owner of Malaysian Patent No. MY-128431-A (“SKB patent”) initiated patent infringement proceedings against its competitor, Seng Kong Shutter Industries Sdn Bhd (“Seng Kong”).
Check us out on this BFM89.9 Up The Ante podcast as we address trademark conundrums faced by Adilah Sainer from Dapur Sainer (purveyor of chili oil products).
Featuring: Geetha K., KASS International & Adilah Sainer, Dapur Sainer
By Megha Anand
While the liberal west has gotten more stringent with inventions in the ICT domain, the good news is that the east is embracing ICT inventions with open arms. The Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) recently amended its Patent Examination Guidelines for Computer Software Inventions, thereby expanding the scope of protection for software inventions.