Thailand – Curbing The Counterfeiters

While Thailand has been on the Priority Watch List of the Office of the USTR Special 301 Report since 2007, the Royal Thai government has remained steadfast in its commitment to stronger protection and enforcement of Intellectual Property rights. The Special 301 Report has noted the positive actions undertaken by the Thai government in this […]

Malaysia – Trade Mark Expedited Examination

In line with its policy of beefing up its Intellectual Property regime and encouraging entrepreneurs to register their IP rights, Malaysia has introduced expedited examination of trademark applications with effect from 15 February 2011. While a lot of ink has been spilt on highlighting the importance of registering one’s trade mark, it would be imperative […]