Study on publications of patents in China in the field of seaweeds (in french)

pdfEtude_macroalgues-BasePat.pdfjuly 2014

VIDON Group attended the annual INTA Meeting in Hong Kong this year.

Both our European and Asian Offices actively participated, with the presence of Chalinee Sriprasart (also Head of the Trademarks Department in Thailand), and the managers Noemie Sancelme, Consultant and Foreign Relations Officer inThailand, and François Vieiilescazes Manager of Shanghai Office.

Gathering every year around 10, 000 Intellectual Property experts from all over the world, this major event was a new opportunity to meet our foreign associates and to discuss with them on their practical experiences.

During this event, Soazig THEMOIN presented to their Asian associates the issues regarding trademarks translation and transliteration.

As a recently opened market with a great potential, a member State of ASEAN and a signatory to the Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights Agreement, Myanmar is attracting many foreign investors who yet carefully consider the old (or even outdated) and limited legal framework.

Before entering a new market, you should start by protecting your intellectual property assets, such as but not limited to, your mark at the earliest possible so as to establish your rights in the local market first and have adequate tools to defend or enforce such rights against infringers.

Myanmar is currently revising its Intellectual Property system and drafting specific Intellectual Property laws, notably the Trademark Law which is expected to be enacted within this year 2014.

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Myanmar is a member of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), also a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and a signatory to the Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement. The current draft of the new Patent Law of Myanmar is intended to set up an appropriate legal intellectual property right system in order to promote technical innovation and foreign investment as well as industrial development in the country.

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(Last update: January 15th, 2014)

Since the organic law n°2004-192 of February 27, 2004 on the independence status, French Polynesia has prerogatives regarding protection of IP rights. Patents, trademarks and designs are concerned, as well as utility certificates and semiconductor products topographies registered in France.

Law 2013-14 of May 6, 2013 (and its decree 1002/CM of July 22, 2013) defines the rules of protection of IP rights in Polynesia:
IP rights filed before the French PTO are protected in French Polynesia under the same conditions as those applied in France, to the condition of their admission by French Polynesia.

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