Insights

A round up of the latest Intellectual Property news.

Cambodian Mob Injures Officers During a Raid in Thailand

On February 3rd, at the Rong Kluea market, at the Thai-Cambodia border (on the Thailand side), the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) of Thailand tried to organize a raid in order to arrest a Cambodian female vendor selling counterfeit goods of famous brands, such as belts and perfume. Rong Kluea market is a well-known place […]

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How Theme Parks are Great Sources for the Creation of IP in SEA

A project for a new amusement park is being developed by former Disneyland creators in Indonesia. The plan is, unlike Disneyland or other theme parks such as Harry Potter land or Star Wars land, to create a brand new universe, and new stories over a 5000 acres land. The theme park business was created by […]

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Thai and Vietnamese Authorities Warn Local Companies About Their Lack of IPR Awareness

In Thailand and Vietnam, the Intellectual Property bodies have recently spoken on the ways IP protection had to improve over the years to come in their respective countries. In both countries, IP is quite a recent affair, and after passing the necessary laws in order to set a legal framework matching those of the developed […]

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Manpower Shortage, an Issue for Fully Effective IP Crime Suppression in Thailand

Nuntawan Sakuntanaga, chief of the Department of Intellectual Property of Thailand, said, after a meeting of the National Intellectual Property Policy Committee (NIPPC) at Government House on February 11th that a list of 25 market zones selling a high number of counterfeits was in place at her department since 2003. How is it that these […]

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The Improvement of the Geographical Indication System in Southeast Asia

The last two months were fruitful for with regards to the development of geographical indication system (GI) in Southeast Asia. For instance, the Intellectual Property Department of Thailand has recently expressed its wish to encourage the development of GI, while in Vietnam, the French Development Agency (AFD) announced in November that it would provide USD1.09 […]

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The Enactment of Law on Internet Security in Vietnam in a Context of Cyber-Attacks Growth

The National Assembly deputies approved the Law on Internet information security during their plenary session in Hanoi, Vietnam on November 19th. The law defines the information security on three levels: cyber information violations, cyber information conflicts, and cyber warfare. It also includes regulations on preventing and fighting online terrorism. The law – which will enter […]

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