Vietnam Government Tightens Domain Name Protection

The Vietnamese Government, through the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) has issued a Circular (No: 37/2011/TT-BKHCN) which provides detailed guidance for the implementation of Decree No 97/2010/ND-CP on sanctions for administrative violations of industrial property rights. The Circular came in to effect on 11 February 2012. Among other significant changes, the Circular introduces a […]

Indonesia Supreme Court Issues New Rules On Search Warrant And Preliminary Injunction (Provisional Decision)

The Supreme Court of Indonesia has issued Regulation No. 5 of 2012 laying down the requirements and procedure for obtaining a Provisional Decision on Intellectual Property Rights Violations. A Provisional Decision in Indonesia has a similar effect as a Search Warrant and Preliminary Injunction against alleged infringers. The new rules took effect on 30 July […]

Cancelling Bad Faith Registrations in Thailand

Ever so often, a trademark owner finds itself unpleasantly surprised when it discovers that its mark has been registered by unauthorized parties. Under Section 67 of the Trade Marks Act, a trademark owner may petition the Central Intellectual Property and International Trade Court (CIPITC) to have the unauthorized registration cancelled within five years from the […]