Carrying on with the theme from the China IPR SME Helpdesk’s last blog post on e-commerce brand protection, Alibaba Group have made revisions to Taobao’s enforcement policies which took effect last month.
The internet has become a popular and easy channel for product distribution around the world. It has created a marketplace of more than half a billion users in China, more than a third of the world’s total online population, and is still expanding. Apart from being a forum for legitimate vendors and original products, the internet is also used by businesses as a platform for the distribution of counterfeit goods which infringe intellectual property rights (IPR).
Last month marks the first Singapore patent to be granted by Cambodia after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) and Cambodia’s Ministry of Industry and Handicraft (MIH) in January.
World Intellectual Property Day on 26th April, also known as World IP Day, though unfortunately not recognised as a national holiday (yet), there are still a number of events and activities happening worldwide to mark the occasion.