20 March, 2019
Spruson 更新猶予期間中の事業合併、または鶏が先か卵が先かの問題について

2016年7月28日にタイ商標法(No.3)が施行されて以来、商標所有者は庁費用の20%増額料金を支払うことで、徒過した当該期限日から6ヶ月以内に登録更新申請を行うことが可能となりました。この6ヶ月間の更新猶予期間は、タイの登録商標所有者の多くにとって非常に有利となっています。ただし、登録名義人が更新期間の前に別の事業体と合併した場合、この合併は遅延更新料金の支払いと共に記録される必要があります。 MORE

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19 March, 2019
Spruson Third time lucky - Insights from three extension of term applications for related pharmaceutical patents

Following on from our earlier article on patent term extension (PTE) for pharmaceutical substances, three related decisions issued by the Australian Patent Office provide guidance on the requirements and potential pitfalls when seeking an extension of term. MORE

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13 March, 2019
Spruson 中国最新情報:特許法改革はどこへ向かう?

2019年1月4日の国民人民会議で、第4回特許法改正草案が発表されました。この草案は、今度の特許法改革の焦点となる点を示したもので、コメントが寄せられるよう一般に公開されました。 MORE

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13 March, 2019
Spruson Say Hello To Myanmar's New Trademark Law (Part 1)

Years of international anticipation for Myanmar’s enactment of its first specialized trademark law culminated in the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Combined House of Parliament)’s Law No. 3 of 2019 (hereinafter “the Law”), approved on 30 January 2019. The President of the Union has now given his assent to the Law, which will take full effect on a later date as yet to be specified by the President under Section 1(b) of the Law. MORE

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12 March, 2019
Spruson Australia update: Legislative makeover for the cosmetic industry

To freshen up, the cosmetic industry may from time to time introduce a new ingredient in its makeup, soap, shampoo, deodorant, hair dye and other similar products. To the extent that the new ingredient is a ‘new industrial chemical’, the current requirement is that such ‘new industrial chemical’ must be notified to the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS). MORE

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08 March, 2019
Spruson Celebrating International Women’s Day: perspectives from our Sydney team

Today we arrive at our final stop in Sydney where Principals Ayesha Lee, Heather O’Kane, Sylvie Tso and our Director of Trade Marks Asia Pacific Tracey Berger share their thoughts. MORE

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07 March, 2019
Spruson Celebrating International Women’s Day: perspectives from our Singapore team

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Principals Choo Chiou Yu and Serene Ong from our Singapore office share the thoughts on being a successful leader and managing work-life balance. MORE

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07 March, 2019
Spruson オーストラリア:寛大な国

オーストラリアの実務に対してよくある質問に、期限が過ぎた後の国内段階移行が可能かどうか、というものがあります。これは、オーストラリアでは1990年特許法223条の、一般的な期間延長の規定を通じて可能です。 MORE

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06 March, 2019
Spruson Celebrating International Women’s Day: perspectives from our Hong Kong team

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we have invited our female leaders from Bangkok and Brisbane to share their thoughts on being a successful leader and managing work-life balance. Today we continue by sharing the perspectives of Principal, Coral Toh and Senior Counsel, May Chan from our Hong Kong office. MORE

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06 March, 2019
Spruson Key things to keep in mind when signing on the dotted line… electronically

With the advancement of information technology in the last two decades, businesses are transacting more digitally and need to be aware of the consequences of signing off documents electronically. This article contains a brief overview of the current legal position in Australia in regards to the validity of electronic signatures (e-signatures) and explores the key issues to consider. MORE

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05 March, 2019
Spruson Celebrating International Women’s Day: perspectives from our Brisbane team

Continuing on from yesterday’s post where we asked our female leaders from Thailand to discuss about being a successful leader and managing work-life balance, today we invite our Principal, Bernadette Hawkins and Senior Associate, Jacqui Symonds from Brisbane to share their thoughts. MORE

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05 March, 2019
Spruson マレーシア最新情報:事業停止は必ずしも商標放棄を意味しない

2018年8月21日のKong Kin Loong & Anor v. Kong Sou Keet & Ors, [2018] 1 LNS 1203の手続開始申立書は、2017年11月23日付けで下された商標登録官による決定に関するものでした。その決定では異議申し立てが棄却され、結果、第30類においてKong Sou Keet(第一の被告)の名前で出願されたCHANG JIANG商標の商標番号04011659の登録が許可されました。 MORE

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04 March, 2019
Spruson Celebrating International Women’s Day: discussing 5 questions with our female leaders from 5 offices

To celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) on Friday 8th March, we asked our female leaders across five of our Asia Pacific offices 5 questions. We invited them to share their thoughts on being a successful leader and how to encourage young women in the workforce. In response to this year’s IWD theme #balanceforbetter, we also discussed what challenges they face and how they manage a work-life balance. MORE

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27 February, 2019
Spruson ニュージーランドとオーストラリアの猶予期間(グレース・ピリオド)

オーストラリアの特許制度には、発明の開示が特許出願の新規性や進歩性に影響を与ない「猶予期間(グレース・ピリオド)」があります。この猶予期間は、標準特許または革新特許が、開示から12か月以内に出願された場合に適用されます。猶予期間は、下記に該当する場合の発明の開示が対象となります: MORE

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26 February, 2019
Spruson Singapore Update: Appeal Confirms That a Monster Can Indeed Be Sweet

The case, Monster Energy Company v. Glamco Co, Ltd. [2018] SGHC 238, was an appeal to the Singapore High Court by Monster Energy Company (the appellant) against the decision of the Principal Assistant Registrar of Trademarks (the PAR) in Monster Energy Company v. Glamco Co., Ltd. [2018] SGIPOS 7 [Apr. 20, 2018]. MORE

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25 February, 2019
Spruson Dr Colin Bodkin presents the 3rd edition of Patent Law in Australia to Spruson & Ferguson

We had the pleasure of receiving a visit from Dr Colin Bodkin, author of Patent Law in Australia, in our Sydney office last week. Colin presented the third edition of his book to Tracey Berger, Managing Director Australia/New Zealand and some of the Principals and Senior Associates of our firm. MORE

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25 February, 2019
Spruson インドネシア最新情報:未払い年金を支払わなければ新規特許出願は拒否

2018年9月、インドネシア知的財産総局(DGIP)が一部の特許所有者に対して、未払い年金があること、及び6ヶ月以内に未払い年金を支払わない場合にはDGIPは新しい特許出願を受理しない、とする旨の公式通知の発行を開始したことを報告しました。その記事にはこちらからアクセスいただけます。 MORE

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22 February, 2019
Spruson Non-use Grace Period Reduced

A number of changes to Australia’s IP legislation come into effect on 24 February 2019 as a result of the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 1 and Other Measures) Act 2018 (Amendment Act). MORE

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20 February, 2019
Spruson Mergers during Renewal Grace Period or A Chicken and Egg Problem

Since the Thai Trademark Act (No.3) came into force on 28 July 2016, it has been possible for trademark owners to file applications to renew their registrations within six months after the relevant expiration dates subject to an official fee increase of 20 percent. MORE

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19 February, 2019
Spruson ミャンマー最新情報:新商標法の公布(パート2)

新商標法に関する最近のミャンマー最新情報に続きまして、ミャンマー連邦議会がついに新法を承認したことをご報告いたします。署名のために大統領に提示されることが新法の成立のために残された唯一の手続きとなります。 MORE

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