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Indonesia

  • Ministry of Law and Human Rights ("MOLHR") Issues Regulation on Procedure for Grant of Patent Compulsory License
  • Extension of Time for Patent Holders to Pay Outstanding Patent Annual Fee
  • The Directorate General of Intellectual Property has started issuing IP license recordal notifications

Thailand

  • Exemptions to Copyright Infringement for Disabled Persons
  • Amendment to Drug Act to Become Effective on 13 October 2019
  • Thailand Releases Draft Biodiversity Act
  • New Threshold Value of Goods for Department of Special Investigation ("DSI") in IP cases
  • Proposed Addition to Drug Act - Move Towards Patent Linkage Concept
  • Central Intellectual Property and International Trade Court assesses patent validity and infringement in respect to Valsartan in "solid oral dosage form"

Malaysia

  • New Trademark Bill to amend the Trademarks Act 1976 to accede to Madrid Protocol
  • High Court of Kuala Lumpur sets out three tests to decide on patent infringement
  • Federal Court of Malaysia is not competent to hear appeals with respect to opposition under Section 28 of the Trade Mark Act 1976

Vietnam

  •  Draft Law on amendments of Law on Intellectual Property to meet the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership ("CPTPP") Standards

Myanmar

  •  New IP Laws Passed; New IP Department Expected

Singapore

  • Singapore's latest border enforcement legislation enhances anti-counterfeiting capabilities
  • Public Consultation on Draft Intellectual Property (Dispute Resolution) Bil
  • Proposed Reforms to Singapore's Intellectual Property Dispute Resolution Regime
  • Singapore High Court grants "dynamic" site blocking injunction in largest ever site-blocking action
  • Singapore High Court grants first ever site-blocking order against servers in respect of illicit streaming device

Philippines

  • Counterfeit goods seized in Philippines in 2018
  • National privacy Comission extends Phase 2 registration and suspends the requirement to submit the Annual Security Incident Report
  • Philippines Supreme Court reiterates ruling that an entity is guilty of unfair competition when the general appearance of its products is similar to that of another entity
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