By Geetha Kandiah
Why should I register my trademark?
This is a question that we are often faced with. Valid one too.
Think of insurance. Why does one take various types of insurance? For protection. Against fire, against burglary, against critical illnesses, against accidents and so on.
Akin to insurance, trademark registration affords the brand owner better protection against a third party that copies their trademark on identical or similar goods/services. It affords protection against anyone that tries to steal their market share.
If you do not register your mark, you still have rights in that unregistered mark. This means you need not rush to the IP office to register your mark.
Having said that, that unregistered right that you have is a weaker right.
By P. Kandiah
The inconvenience of fitting and using a dust bag in a vacuum cleaner inspired Sir James Dyson (as he is referred to now) to develop a bag-less vacuum cleaner which innovation has brought much comfort to those tasked with vacuuming floors. Dyson’s bag-less vacuum cleaner has taken the world by surprise.
Pharmaceutical firms do realise the inconvenience of requiring patients to take a pharma drug, three times a day after meals. Many patients do not strictly follow these requirements. So pharma companies started working on alternative solutions. Hence the birth of once a day drug or slow release drugs. Such innovations has made the lives of patient easier.
Safety and security has been a growing concern recently throughout the world. The main reasons are accidents, i.e. fire and explosions and criminal activities, such as act of terrorism and piracy. Land is not the only place for such threat, seas and oceans are getting the same as well. In past years, different ways and/or approaches have been proposed to prevent a recurrence of such threats. [Read more…]
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. [Read more…]
By Rebecca Chong
Since the win in the US Presidential election to the inauguration of President Trump, the new leader has been put under the microscope by the media, with endless coverage of the daily affairs of the new President. Even celebrities are talking about President Trump! Why break the trend? Relax. There is no politics here, just CAKES!