Indonesia Copyright Law

Copyright operates under the principle of “first to use,” meaning that the first person to disclose or publish a work is considered the copyright owner. This differs from other intellectual property rights, which typically follow the principle of “first to file”.  Rights conferred under the Copyright Law in Indonesia include copyright and related right. Copyright […]

India amends the Biological Diversity Act, 2002: An Overview

The Biological Diversity Act, 2002 (the “Act”) primarily regulated the sustainable use of biological resources of India, and the equitable sharing of benefits arising out of the use of biological resources. The Act also aimed at conserving and using biological diversity sustainably, and obligated foreign nationals and organizations to obtain prior approval of National Biodiversity […]

India- The IPAB signs off, as the President signs on The Tribunals Reforms Bill, 2021

On 4th April 2021, the Honourable President of India announced The Tribunals Reforms (Rationalisation and Conditions of Service) Ordinance, 2021 (the ‘Ordinance’). Pursuant to the Ordinance, the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (‘IPAB’) would be abolished. Before the Ordinance comes into effect, the Ordinance had to be laid before both the Houses of Parliament for consideration, […]