Intellectual property rights paving the way for innovation in Indonesia

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Strengthening the intellectual property regime will bring innovation and foreign investment.

A new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operations and Development (OECD), ‘National Intellectual Property Systems, Innovation and Economic Development; With Perspectives on Colombia and Indonesia’, looks at the current state and possible areas for development of Indonesia’s intellectual property (IP) system. Indonesia needs to develop its innovation capacities if it is to sustain growth and address the key social challenges it faces. This report addresses the role of Indonesia’s IP system in the country’s socio-economic development and looks at how that system can contribute more to national innovation performance. The report is based on expert analyses of the national intellectual property system, drawing on detailed information and feedback from key stakeholders on IP-related priorities and bottlenecks.

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The 10th International Network for Small and Medium Enterprises (INSME) Annual Meeting

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The 10th INSME Annual Meeting on “Investing in Innovation: Building a Sustainable Knowledge-based Economy” will take place at Abu Dhabi from the 18th to the 20th of March, co-organized by Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development (INSME Vice-President).

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Recommended reading: Comment on revised draft TRAB rules

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A quick recommendation here for those eagerly anticipating the reforms of trademark legislation in China. Our fellow bloggers, China IPR, have posted some interesting observations on the new rules of Trademark Review and Adjudication Board (TRAB) that are currently up for public consultation.

The TRAB will be a key institutional mechanism in IPR cases for foreign and domestic firms, for instance determining the form of evidence that can be used in IP cases. Thus any changes here may have big effects for future IPR enforcement in China.

Read the post here.

Myanmar: New trade mark law coming soon!

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Flag_of_Myanmar_svgMyanmar has taken its first real steps towards establishing a concrete system of protecting intellectual property rights (IPR). The country’s trade mark Law is now being drafted and reviewed, and is due to take effect during the first quarter of 2014. The Myanmar Intellectual Property Office will also be set up and will soon be able to accept and register applications for trade mark registration. Looking ahead, regional ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk Expert Darani Vachanavuttivong suggests that these developments will assure foreign investors in the country that their brands will now receive trade mark protection in line with international standards. To read more about Darani’s commentary on Myanmar’s emerging IP regime and practical information about the registration process, click here.

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Doing business in Myanmar: Part 2 – Practicalities and IP rights

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shutterstock_71051062In part one of this very mini series Your IP Insider investigated the challenges and opportunities for doing business in Myanmar. It’s here in case you missed it but today we’re revealing the key practical and intellectual property right (IPR) considerations for you as well as some conclusions….

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