By Saowanee Leewijitsin
The long battle with COVID-19 does not seem to be ending soon. Millions around the world are currently unemployed and have lost their jobs since the pandemic started. Online sales naturally became the top choice for people to make money after being unemployed. Many turned themselves into “online sellers” by importing interesting products from overseas and reselling them in their countries. Even if those products are genuine, the frequently asked question is, “can we legally resell them?” – particularly, in circumstances where those products are protected under Intellectual Property (IP) Laws but are resold without the permission of the IP owners.
By P. Kandiah
Patent descriptions and patent claims in the field of drilling wellhead platforms drafted and prosecuted successfully by KASS were held valid by the Federal Court of Malaysia.
We’ve received a LOT of questions since the announcement of the soft opening commencement date – so here are some FAQs to help you navigate through this period…
Mark your calendars! The soft opening commencement date for trademark registration in Myanmar has been officially announced!
Starting 1 October 2020, all trademark owners with previous filings at the Office of Registration of Deeds can re-register their trademarks under the new trademark law.
E-commerce has experienced a boom thanks to the pandemic, but what are the risks? In this BFM 89.9 podcast on “THE NEXT NORMAL: E-COMMERCE EXPLOITATION”, KASS Director Geetha Kandiah joins Freda Liu to discuss counterfeits and how to tackle the issue, take a look at trends in the internet economy, and review the impact of COVID-19 on e-commerce in general.
By Carola Monintja
Most people, regardless of nationality, skin colour, religion, or even political views, will agree that this year, 2020, or the year of the metal rat, has been the most challenging year in decades.
As we already know, the root of the difficulties we face today initially reared its head somewhere in Wuhan, China, around the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020, in the form of a submicroscopic infectious agent, better known as a virus. The exact source of this virus, later dubbed COVID-19, is still debatable, as experts continue to discover new findings related to the origin of the virus.
By Thein Thein Win
Copyright protects the legal right of original creators to publish, reproduce, or sell their literary and artistic works. Others who intend to reproduce those works need to get permission from the owners.
The great thing about copyright over other IP rights is that it is not compulsory to register to get protection and the owners can automatically acquire legal protection under the copyright law upon creation, or expression of the artistic or literary work in a tangible medium.