A Giant Step Towards Global Harmonization in the ASEAN Trademark System

Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs), in particular trademarks have taken on increased importance in the current Internet-driven, knowledge based society, due in part to the growth of the Internet as an information/technological medium. Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) notes that IP and IPRs creation, commercialization, and protection have assumed an increasingly profound and unprecedented influence […]

Singapore Copyright Infringement – Karaoke operators to pay copyright fees

Recently, Karaoke operators in Singapore were confused when the Composers and Authors Society of Singapore (COMPASS) informed them that they violated copyright laws, as they did not have legal permission to copy the music and lyrics of composers into their karaoke-on-demand (KOD) systems. KOD systems are generally automated databases of digitized karaoke and music videos, […]