Espresso IP 7: Trade marks in Vietnam

espressoIP-01Bond. James Bond. A man of mystery and a very high-profile name in films. When protecting this highly classified name, Bond’s creators have consistently turned to brands’ best IP friend–trade marks, which protect the logos and symbols that identify products.

In this podcast, hosts Alexander Bayntun-Lees and Samuel Sabasteanski discuss the intellectual property laws governing trade marks in Vietnam and how to have infringers shaking (not stirred) in their boots. As always, for more information on protecting your IP, send our South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk experts a message.

 

Espresso IP 007 – Trade marks in Vietnam (Length – 7:37)

Writing a good manufacturing non-disclosure agreement in China

shangwushuxie2_344In China, even searching for a manufacturer can be perilous. Revealing too much information off the bat can allow a prospective manufacturer to appropriate your IP and leave you with little recourse. To prevent this, a solid non-disclosure agreement is essential.

In this article, we cover some things which should be included in any non-disclosure agreement you sign with Chinese manufacturers before your partnership begins. For more information, send our experts a message and get personalised advice.

Continue reading “Writing a good manufacturing non-disclosure agreement in China” »

Espresso IP 6: Copyright in Vietnam

espressoIP-01Pen touches paper, and a copyright is born! Copyright is the right to profit from and protect any creative works you create. Copyright protection is conferred automatically upon creation of a work but does not deter all infringers.

In this podcast, hosts Alexander Bayntun-Lees and Samuel Sabasteanski discuss the intellectual property laws governing copyright in Vietnam. As always, for more information on protecting your IP, send our South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk experts a message.

Espresso IP 006 – Copyright in Vietnam (Length – 7:34)

Basics of manufacturing non-disclosure agreements in China

MP900438585Benjamin Franklin once quipped that, “Three [men] can keep a secret, if two of them are dead.” Fortunately for SMEs, more sophisticated methods for protecting trade secrets are now available; however, the importance of closely guarding valuable information remains.

SMEs seeking manufacturers in China can use non-disclosure agreements to meet those secrecy protection needs. In this article, the Helpdesk’s Samuel Sabasteanski talks about some fundamental considerations when preparing such agreements and signing them with Chinese manufacturers. As always, for more information, send us an email or drop us a line and hear back from our experts within three days.

Continue reading “Basics of manufacturing non-disclosure agreements in China” »

Espresso IP 5: Semiconductor topographies in the Philippines

espressoIP-01Automation and robotics are going to change the future. But robots are nothing without the chips and processors that breathe life into them–and into any number of appliances, phones, and even automobiles. The design of these chips is governed by semiconductor topographies (also known as integrated circuit layout-designs, a form of industrial design) in the Philippines.

In this podcast, hosts Alexander Bayntun-Lees and Samuel Sabasteanski discuss the intellectual property laws governing semiconductor topographies in the Philippines, including applications, examinations, and protection. As always, for more information on protecting your IP, send our South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk experts a message.

Espresso IP 005 – Semiconductor topographies in the Philippines (Length – 4:23)