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IPOPHL Statement Warning Against Impostor Accounts

It has come to our attention that Meta users have been receiving messages from various accounts claiming to be either from the Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Office (IEO) or Meta.

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Navigating Trade Mark Challenges: Thailand's Madrid Protocol Journey

In 2017, Thailand welcomed the Madrid Protocol system with high hopes for streamlining international trade mark registration. However, the journey has been more complex than anticipated. Let's explore the key challenges we’ve observed since its implementation.

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Copyright registrations at IPOPHL nearly double in 2023

Copyright registrations at the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) soared in 2023, marking a record-high that signifies increased awareness of the importance of copyright registration.

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IPOPHL’s Voluntary Site Blocking Rules Take Effect 14 January 2024

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (“IPOPHL”) Rules on Voluntary Administrative Site Blocking (“Site Blocking Rules”) or Memorandum Circular No. 2023-025 dated 20 September 2023, which allows the blocking of pirate websites by internet service providers (“ISP/s”)...

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Classical trinity of passing off analyzed

The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) decision in ZERODENSITY YAZILIM ANONIM SIRKETI v. Novel Brands USA LLC clarifies the law of passing off in Singapore and discusses the “classical trinity” test in establishing passing off.

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Myanmar Starts Accepting Industrial Design Registrations

On January 31, 2024, Myanmar’s Intellectual Property Department (IPD) announced that it would officially start accepting industrial design applications under the Industrial Design Law on February 1, 2024.