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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…

Late filing of evidence in a trademark opposition proceeding, pardoned!

May 11 2021 This matter pertains to registration of the mark "BEABA" at the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOs) filed under No. 40201909817Y in the…

Military coup halts trademark traction

May 10 2021 It was previously hoped that the 'grand opening' of Myanmar's first dedicated mark registration system under the Trademark Law 2019 would take place…

Diesel S.P.A. v. Bontton Sdn Bhd: The own name doctrine and the court’s power to make declarations of non-infringement

April 13 2021 In Diesel S.P.A. v. Bontton Sdn Bhd [2020] MLJU 715, the Malaysian Court of Appeal was faced with, inter alia, the novel issues of, firstly, whether…

Thailand’s Department of Intellectual Property (DIP) issue a new “Fast Track System” for Trademark Registration and Trademark Renewal

March 29 2021 As per the recent Department of Intellectual Property (DIP)’s Declaration, the DIP has announced a Fast Track system for (1) Trademark Registration…

Singapore: “Champengwine” application denied due to the grounds of bad faith

March 25 2021 “CHAMPAGNE,” in connection to wines, is a geographical indication that it is produced through certain local requirements and is grown from specific…