By P. Kandiah
If one were to walk along the well-known streets of Kuala Lumpur often traversed by tourists, or patronize certain popular shopping complexes in the city, odds are one will find counterfeit merchandise such as watches, music CDs, digital video discs and T-shirts for sale. This brazen public display of knock-off products would give the common man the impression that Malaysia does not have a strong regime to protect intellectual property (IP). But is that the reality?
By Megha Anand
The debate on the patentability of software has always surrounded inventions in the domain of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) / Computer Implemented Inventions (CII). This uncertainty can be attributed to the fact that the ICT / CII domain was a nascent and evolving technology. Hence, most patent offices did not have definite guidelines for examining inventions in this domain.
By Geetha K.
The food and beverage industry is a booming one because, let’s face it, people need to eat. It is reported that food consumption in Malaysia has been growing at a rapid rate since the year 2000. Not only that, but with hankerings for different foods to suit different moods and palates becoming more and more discerning, competition in this industry is fierce.
Those who venture into the restaurant or F&B business – doing so out of a passion for food or as an entrepreneurial adventure – find that they are faced with many challenges that they may or may not anticipate, be it in the kitchen, or relating to finances, supplies, employees, décor, daily operations and so on, in addition to the pressure from market competitors.