Technological advances have made copyright infringement even more rampant, and as a result, companies are becoming more vigilant in managing and protecting their intellectual property (IP).
For businesses wanting to be a step ahead, Baker McKenzie’s Asia Pacific Intellectual Property Guides 2017 provide advice on laws governing trademarks, patents, copyright and trade secrets in 12 jurisdictions.
Other highlights include:
New chapter on Myanmar's IP laws
Indonesia's new IP laws, which revised and expanded the old laws
Proposals to amend Singapore's copyright, design and patents laws
Amendments to Taiwan's Patent Act
Amendments to the Thai Computer Crime Act to reduce online infringement
In an environment of increasing global competition, there has been a greater emphasis for cooperation and integration of policies and standards in relation to how business is conducted. Recognizing that a developed and efficient IP regime plays an important role in attracting and retaining investment, countries within the region have begun aligning their laws and procedures with the intention of making it easier for IP rights owners to register and protect their IP.
The Asia Pacific Intellectual Property Guides 2016 cover updates on trademarks, patents, copyright and trade in 11 jurisdictions and present insights on the following:
Amendment to Australia's Copyright Act which introduced website blocking provisions;
Japan’s amended Patent Act in relation to employee inventions;
Indonesia's new guidelines on investigating criminal offenses involving IP;
The new reconsideration process for objections raised in trademark examination reports in Singapore;
Thailand's new regulation on e-filing for patent, design and petty patent applications; and
Vietnam’s new Criminal Code as it relates to IP infringement.
This edition is available in a compiled Asia Pacific version and in country chapters. Download the guides here.