Philippines – WIPO Panel Resolves “Sulit” Domain Name Issue

On August 19, 2011, in what is considered a landmark case in local cyberspace history, the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center handed down a decision involving the disputed domain name www.sulit.ph, registered with DotPH Register. Netrepreneur Connections Enterprises Inc. v. Anton Sheker, Seo.Com.Ph, Case No. DPH 2011-0003. The complainant, Netrepreneur Connections Enterprises Inc., operates the […]

Thailand Enforces Its Marks

Among the Asian brands that are gaining worldwide fame are: Sony (Japan), Cathay Pacific (Hong Kong), Singapore Airlines (Singapore), San Miguel (Philippines), Wipro (India), Red Bull and Singha Beer, both from Thailand. Every IP strategy starts with a solid trade mark registration portfolio. For example, one of the well-known marks in Thailand is Singha Beer. […]

Efficient, Cost-Effective Patent Procurement In Southeast Asia

Global patent filing trends, especially in Southeast Asia, have been steadily on the rise, and anyone who has been involved with the preparation, filing, prosecution and maintenance of patents around the world will readily agree that global patenting is a highly complicated and expensive undertaking requiring careful planning and serious considerations. Patenting a single invention […]

Malaysia -Parallel Import Law Clarified

Parallel import is a prevalent business model in the new age economy. However, the laws governing parallel imports are still in infancy and require clarification in many jurisdictions, including Malaysia. In Tien Ying Hong Enterprises v Beenion (2010), the High Court of Malaysia provided the much needed clarification. The plaintiff in this case was the […]