Intellectual Property

Apple ‘startup’ trademark: Don’t panic, says expert; TeAM holding talks
The possible registration of the trademark ‘Startup’ in Malaysia, first reported by Digital News Asia last Friday, has created quite a buzz over the past few days, especially among technology enthusiasts and media worldwide.
Is digital piracy harmful to consumers?
Anti-counterfeiting campaigns shouldn't be cloaked as consumer protection measures, when what they really come down to are protecting industry’s copyright and patent rights, and the monopoly profits that they draw from those rights, writes Dr Jeremy Malcolm.
Choosing a good trademark for your startup
Always register your product or company name, and always choose a distinctive mark that can be registered and protected, writes Foong Cheng Leong.
IP Rights chapter of TPP far from final: MITI
MITI’s open day of discussions on the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, while a laudable first step, produces more questions than answers, writes Gabey Goh.
MDeC an ‘output-driven’ organisation, says its CEO
In Part 3 of his interview with MDeC CEO Badlisham Ghazali, DNA’s Karamjit Singh asks if there have been too many reorganisations and if the goal of hitting three companies with US$500mil revenue a year is gone.
DRM, the rights of the consumer ... and the UN
Digital rights management (DRM) systems or ‘digital locks’ have created an imbalance in the relations between consumer and content owner, writes Dr Jeremy Malcolm.
CREST turns one, sharper focus for its second year
CREST chief executive officer Jaffri Ibrahim tells DNA founder Karamjit Singh about what has been done after one year in operations and the three key themes he is focused on.
Avago on the hunt for technologists
B.C. Ooi, senior vice president of Global Operations at Avago Technologies (M) Sdn Bhd, says his company is thirsty for technologists.
Using Facebook's marks for your business
To use a trademark legally, one must seek permission from the proprietor of the trademark. However, you can use Facebook’s trademarks without asking for express permission provided that you satisfy its brand guidelines, writes Foong Cheng Leong.
Melaka first state in Malaysia to pledge zero-piracy, launches registry
The Melaka state government, in conjunction with the BSA, became the first state government in Malaysia to make a zero-piracy pledge and to launch BSA's Licence Management Registry 360 (LMR360).
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