The figures obtained from the Malaysian Intellectual Property Corporation (MyIPO) shows the performance over 2020 in some sectors of the economy. MIMOS Berhad retains its top position, while Top Glove climbs to second ranking. The rest of the list reveals some surprises and a few new entries:
By Saowanee Leewijitsin
One of the most important principles for trademark registration in Thailand and in many other countries such as China, Taiwan and Japan is, the mark must not be identical with or similar to other registered marks (according to the “first-to-file” rule). If your mark is identical with or similar to another person’s registered mark and could confuse or mislead the public as to the owner or origin of the goods, that mark will not be able to be registered in Thailand. Generally speaking, it cannot be protected according to Thai Trademark Law.
By Sry Farhany
Who would have thought that in 2021, wearing a mask would actually be a part of everyday life? A new norm that some people are still having trouble adjusting to. If someone wore a mask for 12 hours back in 2010, people would say he was peculiar. Little did we know that just because we find it strange, it doesn’t mean it is wrong. No, no, no. It simply means he is unique in his own way or perhaps even ahead of his time. Just like the following inventions – strange but unique and serves a purpose, for sure!
By Jamieson McKinnon
Cover songs have always been a major part of music culture, with both famous and amateur singers across the world regularly adapting other artists work, and adding a new flavour to it. Over the years, there have been many extremely popular cover songs that have become so closely associated with the singer perform-ing them, that most people are unaware it is not their original work. Whitney Houston’s rendition of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You”, The Beatles take on “Twist and Shout”, and Elvis Presley’s famous cover of blues singer Big Mama Thornton’s “Hound Dog” are all prime examples of this.
By Edmond Albert Chan
This Lunar New Year welcomes the year of the Ox.
Every year this time (barring COVID-19 restrictions), there will be lively celebrations, the giving of red packets and gift, and the visiting of family and friends amongst Chinese communities around the world. This year, we can expect to see many variations of the ox, bull, cow or even buffalo used interchangeably on red packet designs.
By Hemanisha Baskaran
CHIC?? VOILA?? What do these two words have to do with a hijab? Well, in this case – plenty! In fact, “CHIC” and “VOILA” are the wrap styles under the well-known Bokitta Hijab.
In 2019, the Kuala Lumpur High Court dealt with a patent infringement case involving the infringement of an instant hijab under the Patents Act 1983. It was the case of Mohammad Mubde Absi & Ors vs Hyat Collections Sdn Bhd & Ors.
By P. Kandiah
Businesses have started to multiply their corporate assets in the ASEAN countries by taking advantage of RCEP provisions.
The signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) has injected new momentum for businesses to multiply their corporate asset value in the RCEP countries (Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam). What is the RCEP? Well, simply put – it is a large free-trade zone.
Online marketplaces are ideal for brand owners to do business in a cost-effective way. In 2019, even before COVID-19 hit, the internet economy in Southeast Asia hit the US$100 billion mark in gross merchandise value, a nearly 40% increase compared to 2018. As more people shop online during this pandemic, counterfeit goods will also follow!
In this session, we’ll share tips, measures & strategies for brand owners to protect themselves against copycats online.[Free Webinar] IP Rights in E-Commerce: What You Need to Know
📅 29 January 2021
⏰ 4:00pm (UTC/GMT+8)