On 14 June 2019, the National Assembly ratified Law No. 42/2019/QH14 amending both the Law on Intellectual Property and the Law on Insurance Business. Law 42 comes into effect on 1 November 2019, except for certain provisions amending the Law on Intellectual Property. Here are some highlights and English Version of Law No. 42/2019/QH14: Law on Intellectual Property (Vietnam - IP Law) - Click...

USPTO
Since the issuance by the United States Supreme Court of its opinion in Alice Corporation Pty Ltd. v. CLS Bank International, 573 U.S. 208, 134 S. Ct. 2347 (2014), the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has increased its focus on patent eligibility. As a consequence, patent applicants now receive more claim rejections under 35 U.S.C. § 101, leading to protracted...

ARISE GI Booklet Jul 2019
ARISE+ IPR, in coordination with the national Intellectual Property (IP) offices of the ASEAN Member States, publishes a booklet on ASEAN Geographical Indications (GIs) procedures and products. GIs are signs which identify a product as originating in a particular region or locality, where a given quality, reputation or other characteristic of the product is essentially attributable to its...

Madrid System
Declaration made under Article 8(7)(a) of the Madrid Protocol: Malaysia The Government of Malaysia deposited with WIPO the declaration indicating that Malaysia wishes to receive an individual fee when it is designated in an international application, in a designation subsequent to an international registration and in respect of the renewal of an international registration in which Malaysia has...

Essential patent
Back in the last year, we’ve seen the advent of waterdrop notches to fix the design crime made by Apple and its original iPhone X in 2017. This year, however, it was time for the pop-up camera screens to gain traction in the market. Since the demand for bezel-less screens isn’t going anywhere, seems that the next year will be marked by the arrival of under-display cameras. The Chinese firms...