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Malay Mail Online: Pirated Copies Of Potter Book Seized

Whenever I speak at IP conferences and seminars, one of the examples I use is about JK Rowling releasing her latest Harry Potter book in Malaysia only to find it pirated eventually. How ironic now to find that it has actually happened! A store in Tesco, Puchong was raided for selling alleged bootleg copies ofLearn More
  • 28 Jul, 2005
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Businesses That Blog

The Star In Tech ran a series today about businesses that blog. There were 3 articles – New Marketing Tool, The Business of Blogging and Developing Ideas and Apps. So, why did we at Mindvault decide to start our own blog? Well, we’ve been providing thought leadership on Intellectual Property and Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) forLearn More
  • 21 Jul, 2005
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Star Techcentral: Pirates Well Informed, Says RIM

Informants are hampering Government efforts to close down optical-disc plants that are engaging in content piracy, said the Recording Industry Association of Malaysia (RIM). Its chairman, Sandy Monteiro, said the plant operators would be tipped off whenever a raid was imminent and would shift the pirated products elsewhere before the authorities arrived. “The law requiresLearn More
  • 13 Jul, 2005
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Rebranding A GLC: Money Well Spent?

Telekom Malaysia (now known as TM) has spent RM9 million rebranding itself. The money was spent on engaging an external branding expert, creating a new concept and designing a new brand. Branding is more than just coming up with a new logo or spending more money on a new tagline and endless advertising. It hasLearn More
  • 7 Jul, 2005
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The Edge Daily: Malaysia Should Improve IPR Protection, Says US

The protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) has been identified as being one of the main concerns for US investors to come into Malaysia, said the United States ambassador to Malaysia, Christopher J LaFleur. He said a survey conducted last year of senior executives of global 1,000 firms found that 28% considered IPR protection anLearn More
  • 7 Jul, 2005
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International Herald Tribune: In Decisive Vote, EU Rejects Law On Software Patents

The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to reject a law that would have given software common patent protection across all countries in the European Union. The decision, by 648 votes to 14, was preceded by a fierce four-year battle between those who supported the idea that companies should be able to own software – andLearn More
  • 7 Jul, 2005
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Bernama: Platform To Rebrand M’sia As New Biotech Hotbed

Malaysia is taking advantage of the Biotechnology Industry Organisation (BIO)’s annual convention here to rebrand itself as the new hotbed for biotechnology activities, said Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Dr Jamaludin Jarjis on Saturday. Jamaludin, who is leading Malaysia’s delegation of over 100 members to BIO 2005, said the crux of the rebrandingLearn More
  • 19 Jun, 2005
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New Sunday Times Online: Intellectual Property Court Likely In Two Years

An Intellectual Property (IP) court to handle cases of infringement could be set up within the next two years. The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry is lobbying hard for this, Minister Datuk Shafie Apdal said. “The court will have judges and lawyers who specialise in IP so that the rights of owners can beLearn More
  • 19 Jun, 2005
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Bernama: Shorter Time To Register Intellectual Property

The period for registration of intellectual property will be reduced by 10 months to 48 months by the end of this year, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Mohd Shafie Apdal said Friday. He said this would be achieved by beefing up the number of experienced inspectors from 42 to 100, and using externalLearn More
  • 17 Jun, 2005
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Insights From Saudi Arabia

My 2-day conference on technology transfer in Riyadh concluded today. I was there as a speaker to share the experiences from Malaysia and in the process learned that the Saudis were very interested in what we did and how we did it since the situation in Saudi Arabia is quite similar to ours. Intellectual PropertyLearn More
  • 9 May, 2005
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