The new Labour Code comes into effect on 1 January 2021. Here are some highlights: Labour Contracts A new approach to define labour contracts more broadly is introduced. An agreement with a title other than “labour contract” but which sets out a scope of work, wage, management, administration and supervision by one side over another will be considered a labour contract. Currently in Vietnam,...

CNIPA
Chinese applications for international patents were up 10.4 per cent to 61,000 last year Charges of widespread IP abuses have been a focal point in the ongoing China-US trade war China granted 453,000 invention patents last year, up almost 5 per cent year on year, as the country vows to step up regulations to protect intellectual property amid charges of widespread IP abuses that have been a...

The Myanmar's Trademark Law (TML) will be implemented since Jan, 2020. The introduction of Myanmar new trademark law shall be included two phases namely (1) Soft Opening and (2) Grand of Opening of new law framework introduction in Myanmar. According to the Myanmar Trademark Law, any trademark already registered under the Registration Act 1908 or the Deeds Registration Law 2018 in Myanmar...

EPO
The European Patent Office (EPO) has rejected two patent applications in which artificial intelligence (AI) was designated as the inventor.  EP 18 275 163 and EP 18 275 174, described as a food container based on advanced geometry and light-based "devices and methods for attracting enhanced attention" in rescue scenarios, are patents submitted to the office and signed off with an...

ePCT Filing
The Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam (IP Viet Nam) announces the adoption of the Vietnamese version of the International Patent Classification 2020.01 (IPC 2020.01).   From January 1, 2020, the Vietnamese version of the International Patent Classification 2020.01 (IPC 2020.01), translated by the IP Viet Nam from the English version published by WIPO, will be applied to the...