The Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (CP-TPP) which was signed off by 11 member states on 8 March 2018 in Chile entered into force on 30 December 2018, after being ratified by the Governments of 7 member countries comprising Australia, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. The CP-TPP was officially effective in Vietnam from...

Chinese firms are not all serial intellectual-property thieves Greater inventiveness in China is prompting more respect for IP WARS SOMETIMES have moments of cultural levity—even trade wars. Last summer, as America and China were bombarding each other with tariffs, a quaint exhibition opened at the National Museum of China on Tiananmen Square paying tribute to, of all things, American...

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The Myanmar’s Trademark Law (TML) was finally passed by the Union Parliament of Myanmar (PyidaungsuHtuttaw) on 24th January 2019. The TML has been sent to the President for his approval and signature before it becomes effective on the day of its publication in the official gazette. Once the TML comes into force, it will establish a new regime of trademark system of Myanmar. Currently Myanmar...

From January 01, 2019: Vietnam applies new Nice list of Goods/Services for Trademark Registrations   The Vietnamese version of the Nice Classification 11th Edition - version 2019 (NCL 11-2019), translated by the National Office of Intellectual Property (NOIP) from the English version published by WIPO, will be applied to the classification of goods and services for trademark...