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Reducing patent application pendency and increasing patent quality in Lao PDR

China, Japan, Singapore - December 3 2019 While an amended version of the Lao Law on Intellectual Property took effect in June 2018, patent applicants can still be frustrated by the lengthy…

Singapore search and exam is hottest new option for US PCT applicants

Singapore, USA - October 21 2015 Earlier this month, the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOs) was appointed a competent International Searching Authority (ISA) and…

Zhang Wenjing

Myanmar’s new patent law

Myanmar - February 13 2020 On 11 March 2019, the Myanmar Parliament enacted the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 7/2019 (“Patent Law”) heralding the dawn of a new era in patent…

Yeo Moon Teng

Singapore reforms local IP dispute resolution

Singapore - April 2 2020 In a reform to the intellectual property (IP) dispute resolution landscape in Singapore, the Intellectual Property (Dispute Resolution) Act 2019 ("the…

Yeo Moon Teng

Enhanced intellectual property collaboration between Singapore and UK

Singapore, United Kingdom - September 24 2015 Closer cooperation between the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) and the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) was enhanced by a new…