Prevention not cure: online IPR in South-East Asia

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shutterstock_167099189South-East Asia possesses a population of around 600 million people; of these, there were 203 million internet users in South-East Asia at the end of 2014.[1] While the share of internet users varies by country (Myanmar’s internet penetration equates around 1.2%, whereas in Singapore it is around 80%)[2], there is no doubt that internet use in South-East Asia is set to experience significant growth in coming years. Continue reading “Prevention not cure: online IPR in South-East Asia” »

Shut the door on slamming

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Slamming SmallWe are getting reports of more and more foreign companies across Asia receiving correspondence which claims that their business’ name is about to be registered as a domain name by someone else, typically along the lines of:

Dear [insert name of Director/Senior Representative – or if less sophisticated – Sir/Madam]

This is Bobby Zhang, Senior Consultant at the domain name registration centre in xxx. We formally received an application from Random Company Inc. to register “Your Company Name” as a network brand with the following domain names: Continue reading “Shut the door on slamming” »