On April 7 2010, the Court of Appeal of Kuala Lumpur, in delivering its judgment in Taiping Poly (M) Sdn Bhd v Wong Fook Toh & ORS CA (2010 6CLJ 51), drew a distinction between the net loss of profits and the loss of sales, as a result of an infringement and passing off of […]

Malaysia – A Risky Defence Backfires

Patent litigation in Malaysia is rare and not popular amongst Malaysian companies, the more so when the dispute involves both patent and passing-off. The case of SKB Shutters Manufacturing v Seng Kong Shutter Industries and Anor, which was decided by the Kuala Lumpur High Court on October 4 2010 is one such exception. The case […]

Patent Libraries – A Joint Project of IP Philippines With Universities in Manila and Cebu

One of the projects the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IP Philippines) commenced this year, is the establishment of Patent Libraries also known as Innovation & Technology Support Offices (ITSO). This project is in collaboration with the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) and US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The aims of the project […]