Archives for January 2017
Most SMEs are started by persons who were once employees in an organisation where they had acquired the necessary technical skills and knowledge to manufacture the product their employer was manufacturing.
These same individuals had the entrepreneurial spirit burning deep inside them, and so, armed with the skill / knowledge and a little capital (usually from personal savings, a little help from family members or friends), they venture out on their own to start a business, usually in competition with their previous employer.
By Ilangkumanan Kashaban
When the clock ticks to 12 o’clock to welcome New Year, it is the most anticipated moment in everyone’s life or at least majority of us to watch, feel, hear and smell the sparkles of fireworks that beautify the sky in every part of the world. With that, I came across an article, the world’s best New Year’s Eve firework displays, and realized that concept and patterns of fireworks ignition varies across countries. As mentioned above, fireworks attract most of us, but I wonder if we have acknowledged the person who created them or at least if the efforts contributed by some of the individuals cross over our mind? Let me share a few inventions that “sparked” my attention with all of you.
The idea of going global and venturing into the export market seems to be a rather unnerving and formidable endeavour for most local SMEs (small and medium enterprises) in Malaysia.
This is evidenced by the fact that SME contribution to export is fairly low at 19% despite accounting for 99% of all business establishments in the country. [Read more…]
When one conducts a trademark search or applies for a trademark registration, they are exposed to the Nice Classification system. The Nice Classification system is a system of classifying goods and services into 45 classes – 34 for goods and 11 for services.
It can be difficult to classify (select the right class under the Nice Classification) as several similar terms exist in other classes.
Thus, the classification tool, TM Class, is a godsend to trademark owners and IP lawyers, as it allows users to search and translate appropriate terms for the purpose of finding the correct Nice Classification for that specific goods or services.
To play our part in the support and growth of business communities, we have regular IP awareness sessions to educate and guide those interested to identify, protect and exploit their intellectual assets. Here’s a look at what we did in 2016: