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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…

Vietnam - Circular No. 6959/TB-SHTT to temporarily ease the stringent signatory requirement by Circular No. 13822/TB-SHTT

July 29 2021 The Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam (NOIP) has released a new circular, Circular No. 6959/TB-SHTT ("Circular 6959") in order to temporarily…

Divisional applications in India: clarification and summary

July 19 2021 In India, every patent application should form a "single invention concept" (and therefore amount to "one invention"). However, where a parent…

A sea change in Singapore’s data privacy law

June 11 2021 Singapore’s Personal Data Protection (Amendment) Bill 2020 was passed on November 2, 2020, following extensive public consultations between 2017 and…

TAFEP Was Fined $29,000 Over Data Breach

June 11 2021 The Tripartite Alliance Limited (TAL), an organisation that oversees the Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP)…

India- registering ‘n95’ as a trade mark to ‘mask’ malafide intent?

June 3 2021 Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of N95 masks has proliferated exponentially. Research scientists from the Indian Space Research Organisation…