by Hoh Jerick
Where hope was once the prevalent state of mind when a new year rolled around, this year that notion was swiftly replaced in the hearts and minds of everyone around the world by worry and fear, as the world was introduced to the Coronavirus, now officially known as COVID-19. With no end in sight to this virus as yet, businesses and global economies have been severely impacted. Businesses struggling to keep afloat include those in the entertainment, travel, hospitality, sports, tech, construction and video game industries, and yes, even the world of Intellectual Property (IP) has been very much affected.
By Saowanee Leewijitsin
Mention “Lisa Blackpink” or “Lalisa Manobal” and it would be almost impossible to find anyone in Thailand or any self-respecting K-Pop fan who has not heard of her, one of four members of K-Pop girl group “BLACKPINK”, which has 33.4 million subscribers on YouTube to date. Due to Blackpink’s success and her own shining performance (including her distinctive look), Lisa has become very popular and has fans around the world, as proven by her 29.7 million followers on Instagram, making her the most followed K-Pop idol. In addition, Lisa was ranked No.1 on the list of 100 Most Beautiful Faces in Asia 2019 by TC Candler.
By Thein Thein Win
Navin Trading Pte Ltd Vs. Mahendra Naidu A/L R. Manogaran trading as Sri Sai Traders: Application for invalidation of trademark registration
Trademark infringements occur around the world because there’s so much competition in the market and it is not easy to build a new brand from scratch. For that reason, some people commercially exploit the interests of others by using shortcuts to save money, time and energy rather than investing the same into building a new brand.
By Jagannathan Arumugam
Internet of Things (IoT), in simple words, is a wide area network (WAN) connecting computing devices and other devices that typically would have no connection to the internet such as industrial machinery, kiosks, kitchen appliances, etc. Such a WAN enables data collection and device sharing to communicate and share data in real time to realise the unification of virtual and physical worlds.
By P. Kandiah
The whole world knows of Greta Thunberg from online, print and broadcast media.
Greta Thunberg is a 17-year-old climate activist from Sweden. Her activities in the field of climate change have made her internationally well-known.