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 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...

Intellectual Property (IP) Activities Annual Report 2019 in Vietnam: As a breakthrough year for the successful implementation of the socio-economic development plan in 2016-2020, the Intellectual Propery Office of Viet Nam (IP Viet Nam) achieved various meaningful results to contribute to the scientific, technological and socio-economic development of the country in...

On March 29, 2020 Laos imposed lockdown and confinement measures instructing Lao citizens to stay home, and nonessential businesses to cease operations. Certain temporary measures are now being lifted but the borders and international checkpoints remain closed. The impact on some industries during the pandemic has been severe, but we are also seeing some positives coming out of this which may...

Vietnam reported a $6.46 billion trade surplus in the first seven months of this year, a year-on-year increase of 328 percent. In July alone, trade surplus reached $1 billion, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) said in a report. Despite the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, Vietnam’s trade surplus still increased sharply this year because the country imported less. Vietnam...