The Rouse Magazine

Copyright

Update on IP laws in Myanmar

On February 15, 2018, the Amyothar Hluttaw (“Upper House”) of the Parliament of Myanmar adopted the Trademark and Geographical Indication Bill, Industrial Design Bill, Patent Bill and Copyright Bill. This article reviews the latest progress made since last February.

Domain Names

Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy Developments in 2017

In June 2011, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) launched its New Generic Top-Level Domains Programme, with the first cohort available in 2013. Since then, the landscape of Internet domain names has changed dramatically with new and varied gTLDs released every year.

Geographical Indications

Update on IP laws in Myanmar

On February 15, 2018, the Amyothar Hluttaw (“Upper House”) of the Parliament of Myanmar adopted the Trademark and Geographical Indication Bill, Industrial Design Bill, Patent Bill and Copyright Bill. This article reviews the latest progress made since last February.

Patents

Update on IP laws in Myanmar

On February 15, 2018, the Amyothar Hluttaw (“Upper House”) of the Parliament of Myanmar adopted the Trademark and Geographical Indication Bill, Industrial Design Bill, Patent Bill and Copyright Bill. This article reviews the latest progress made since last February.

Trade Marks

The Best Defence is Offence —Arming yourself against Trade Mark Squatters in China

Trade mark squatters in China cleverly exploit the "first to file" vs "first to use" differences by registering international brands' trade marks in China, anticipating their entry into the Chinese market. When these targeted international brands enter China, squatters attempt to sell the registered marks back to the rightful owner for exorbitant sums to turn a profit.