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“No Approved Therapeutic Claim” disclaimer: to be abolished from product labels and advertisements

July 13 2015 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a government agency under the Department of Health (DOH) in the Philippines, has directed all food and…

Late national phase entry: can it be done?

August 7 2013 Filing an international application under the Patent Cooperation Treaty comes with two phases, the international phase and the national phase. David…

Patent linkage in Asian countries compared to the US

April 30 2012 Patent linkage refers to the system or process by which a country links drug marketing approval to the status of the patent(s) corresponding to the…

Singapore - IPOS Accelerates Grants of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Patent Applications

July 29 2019 The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore ("IPOs") launched an Accelerated Initiative for an Artificial Intelligence ("AI2") programme that…

Insights on Franchising: a Singapore Perspective

June 27 2017 Singapore is a multi-racial and a multi-cultural country that demands variety in all aspects of its marketplace. Recently, news of the imminent…

Amendments to the Rules and Regulation on Inter Partes Proceedings in the Philippines

August 5 2022 The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) issued a Memorandum Circular No. 2022-013 on "Amendments to the Rules and Regulations on…

Medical use claims in ASEAN countries

July 22 2022 Under Section 16 of the Singapore Patents Act, “an invention of a method of treatment of the human or Animal body by surgery or therapy or of…

Amendments to patents law in Malaysia

July 22 2022 The Malaysia Patent Office recently announced amendments to the Patents Act and Regulations, taking effect from 18 March 2022. Highlights of the key…

Breach of the Protection Obligation by Trinity Christian Centre

July 8 2022 A recent decision highlights the need to implement reasonable security measures in database servers to safeguard against personal data breaches....

Daimler AG v. Vivo Mobile Communication Co., Ltd.

July 5 2022 The case concerns an opposition in Singapore by Daimler AG (the opponent) to a trademark application by Viva Mobile Communication Co. (the applicant)…