Protecting intellectual property (IP) rights has become increasingly complex amid rapid changes in technology and business models, especially in the Asia Pacific region. In addition, regulators continue to review and update the legal landscape and work toward more effective enforcement systems. As a result, companies need to be more agile and vigilant in managing and protecting their IP, ensuring that they adapt their IP strategies in the face of these developments.
For companies wanting to be a step ahead, Baker McKenzie’s Asia Pacific Intellectual Property Guides 2018 provide updates on significant developments and laws governing trademarks, patents, copyright and trade secrets in 12 Asia Pacific jurisdictions.
Other highlights include:
- Thailand and Indonesia’s accession to the Madrid Protocol
- New provisions in Hong Kong’s Arbitration Ordinance, confirming that disputes related to intellectual property rights can now be arbitrated
- Amendments to Singapore’s Registered Designs Act, taking into account the latest trends in design and technology