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2014 FIFA World Cup – ambush marketing strikes again!

August 18 2014 The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil ended recently. As is the case with previous mega- sporting events such as the Olympic Games, the Asian Games and…

Animal trademarks – yay or neigh?

January 30 2015 Humans have relied on animals since the dawn of time. We have depended on cows for milk, chickens for eggs, elephants for heavy lifting and now…

IP in music: shake your money maker

April 15 2015 “Seems like everybody’s got a price, I wonder how they sleep at night when the sale comes first and the truth comes second…” – Jessie J quite aptly…

Owning animal clones

October 17 2014 Dolly was the very first cloned animal and it carried the hopes of cloning enthusiasts for improved drug production and possibly, revival of…

Generics vs. patented drugs

April 27 2015 India's incredible advancement in various fields of technology (including launching its own first ever Mars mission!) has attracted other nations to…

Spotting Seiko in Seiki?

May 17 2016 While SEIKO may be the pioneer in "exquisite workmanship" when it comes to timepieces, living up to its name and establishing itself as a famous…

The Non-Use of PARLIAMENT in Malaysia

April 25 2016 Ever wondered how the English word "Parliament" was coined to represent the legislative body in various countries? The root of the word, interestingly…

[Indonesia Update] Behind the scenes: What really happened in the “IKEA” case?

March 9 2016 Recently a controversial decision made by the Indonesian Supreme Court has been making waves in local and foreign media. The Supreme Court refused…

The Fall of a Stack of Patent Claims in Malaysia

March 7 2016 In patent practice, it is common to have at least one independent claim followed by at least one or more claims depending on the independent claim…

“I Thought Of That First!” - Can You Patent That Bright Idea?

February 23 2016 Ever had that momentary flash of genius where you had an idea so bright and radiant that it lit up the space above the latrine you were sitting on…