South-East Asia IPR Basics Series: Malaysia, the ASEAN Economic Community, the TPP, and Intellectual Property

shutterstock_30496642_sMalaysia is a South-East Asian nation consisting of sections on the Malay Peninsula and on the island of Borneo, with the South China Sea lying between them. Malaysia’s population of over 30 million works in the world’s 20th most competitive economy (as of 2014-15), with a PPP GDP of $747 billion, making it the third largest in ASEAN and the 28th largest worldwide. Malaysia’s newly-industrialised market economy has consistently posted impressive gains, averaging 6.5% growth per annum over the period 1957-2005.

Continue reading “South-East Asia IPR Basics Series: Malaysia, the ASEAN Economic Community, the TPP, and Intellectual Property” »

South-East Asia IPR Basics Series: Trade Marks in Singapore

Quote

4456318373_3de7f12009_zSouth East Asia is one of the world’s fastest growing markets, with several strong emerging economies and rapid development across a wide number industrial sectors throughout the region.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be writing a series of guides to the current state of play in the various jurisdictions’ IPR frameworks and the procedures through which SMEs can gain protection for their intellectual property, and, where necessary, enforce their rights.

We’ll be starting the series with Singapore, with perhaps the most developed IP legal system in place and one of the freest and most competitive economies in the world.

Continue reading “South-East Asia IPR Basics Series: Trade Marks in Singapore” »