On 28 August 2020, the Ministry of Commerce issued Order 63/2020 for the filing of applications to register trademarks pursuant to the Trademark Law (“Order”). This Order applies to existing trademark owners in Myanmar (“Existing Owners”). Existing Owners include both trademark owners that have registered their marks with the Office of Registration of Deeds (“ORD”) as well as owners of...

Vietnamese technology firm VNG is suing TikTok, the popular short-form video app, saying it does not have adequate licences for the songs being used in its videos.VNG is accusing the Chinese-owned company of using audio tracks owned by Zing, a VNG subsidiary, without the company’s consent, two sources familiar with the issue said Monday. A legal document from the people’s court of Ho Chi Minh...

While we’ve all seen how quickly life has changed during the pandemic, from a business and HR angle the possibility of intellectual property misappropriation and theft occasioned by work-from-home policies may not yet be clear to many. With many employees working outside their company’s normal IT security fence, their increased use of their own computers and devices instead of those in their...

The EU-Vietnam free trade agreement is a highway that creates opportunities not only for 'heavy vehicles' but also 'mini trucks', says Vu Tien Loc, chairman of Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Loc used the highway and mini trucks metaphor at an online conference last Thursday to emphasize that the trade pact is a growth opportunity not only for big players but also for household...

The Cambodian Government, like many other countries, tightened its border controls and shut down certain businesses to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Whilst many of these businesses are now reopening and more international travelers are now entering Cambodia, the COVID-19 pandemic is still having a significant impact on Cambodia’s economy, which is heavily dependent on international trade and...