We have great news for all brand owners. The much awaited entry into Madrid Protocol by Thailand has taken place. Thailand recently amended its Trademark Act and this change has become effective since 28 July 2016.
Archives for August 2016
Genetic diseases and disorders which are caused by faulty genes in cells are debilitating and worsen the quality of life of a patient. But what if you could return the faulty genes to normalcy as easily as fixing your profile picture with Photoshop? Or even create a designer baby with desired features? A gene-editing tool known as clustered regularly-interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) opened up the possibility of achieving such tasks that seemed to be improbable in the past.
When we talk about obtaining intellectual property rights on a new product or a process, we usually direct those rights to patents. Patent rights is a type of intellectual property rights in which the owner of an invention is awarded with a monopolistic ownership of the product or a process for a given period of time, after which the invention goes into public domain. It is also known that patents are a way to encourage invention by providing exclusive ownership and exploitation rights of a creation.
By Louis Teo
Pets here, pets there, pets everywhere! According to the 2015-2016 APPA National Pet Owners Survey by the American Pet Products Association, the number of households with pets in the US is 79.7 million and of those, the households that own at least one pet is 42.9 million. As some household have more than one feline in them, the estimated number of pet cats in US is 85.8 million.
Such staggering figures reveal that the pet industry, in and out of US, is not one to be disregarded. In a recent trademark opposition in Singapore, two manufacturers and exporters of animal feed battle their trademark rights in a catfight.