Tag: Malaysia

Improving trademark protection in Malaysia

In July 2007, Malaysia became one of the first nations in Southeast Asia to have dedicated intellectual property (“IP”) courts to dispose of cases in a bid to step up the protection of trademark and other IP rights in the country. About two years later, in November 2009, one of the 21 courts that had …

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Glasses-free 3D TVs: A legal perspective

Currently, all 3D viewing available for consumers has to be done by wearing 3D glasses. However, there are technologies in various stages of development that enable you to see 3D images on a TV or other type of video display device without glasses, and recent breakthroughs in the industry have led to glasses-free 3D TVs …

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The securitization of intellectual property assets

Dialogue with Johan Ishak, Chief Executive Officer of MyCreative Ventures Sdn Bhd, Malaysia and Maria-Louiza Laopodi of Cultinet. Unlike other types of businesses, entrepreneurs in the creative industry often have nothing solid to show for all their time, hard work and effort invested. Often, this makes it difficult if not impossible for them to obtain …

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Malaysia’s draft Biological Resources Access and Benefit Sharing Law

In July 2013, Malaysia’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE) published the final draft of the Access to Biological Resources and Benefit Sharing Bill (the “Bill”) after undergoing a robust consultation process involving various stakeholders such as federal and state agencies, NGOs, indigenous and local communities and the private sector. The Bill is intended …

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MYNIC Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (MYDRP)

The MYNIC Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (MYDRP) was launched on 17 April 2003 by the Regional Centre for Arbitration Kuala Lumpur (RCAKL) and Malaysian Network Information Centre (MYNIC), the sole administrator for web addresses that end with ‘.my’ in Malaysia. MYDRP sets out the terms which govern disputes in relation to ‘.my’ and ‘.com.my’ …

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