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WIPO Information Notice No. 28/2022 – Entry into Force of the 12th Edition of the International Classification of Goods and Services (“Nice Classification”)

09 November 2022 The World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”) has issued a notice dated 14 October 2022 informing that the 12th Edition of the Nice Classification will enter into force on 1 January 2023. A number of changes have been made to the goods and services classified under the 12th Edition of the Nice Classification which […]

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Control of Tobacco Product and Smoking Bill 2022

16 August 2022 The Control of Tobacco Product and Smoking Bill 2022 (“Bill”) was tabled for its first reading on 27th July 2022 by the Minister of Health. Colloquially dubbed as the “Generational End Game Bill” or “GEG”, the Bill is aimed at eradicating the habit of smoking with the view of protecting the health […]

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Proposed Amendments to Courts of Judicature Act 1964

27 July 2022 At its 2nd reading on 25.7.2022, the Dewan Rakyat passed a bill to amend, among others, sections 28 and 68 of the Courts of Judicature Act 1964. As a result of these amendments, some of the significant changes that will be made, are as follows: (a) there will no longer be any appeal to […]

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Copyright (Amendment) Act 2022 [Implementation date : 18th March 2022]

18th March 2022 The Copyright (Amendment) Act 2022 introduces amendments to the Copyright Act 1987 (“Act”) which aims to strengthen provisions relating to the enforcement of copyright, especially in the digital environment, by introducing offences involving streaming technology in line with the development of online content streaming, and to comply with standards required by, amongst […]

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Patents (Amendment) Act 2022 [Implementation date : 18th March 2022]

18th March 2022 The Patents (Amendment) Act 2022 seeks ensure that our country’s patent laws are in line with current developments on patent protection on an international level. Recognition of Micro-biological Processes as Patentable Inventions Section 13(1)(b) of the Patents Act 1983 (“Act”) has been amended to clarify that inventions relating to products on microbiological […]

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Exclusive Jurisdiction Clause – A Rose by any other name…

Exclusive Jurisdiction Clause – A Rose by any other name… An exclusive jurisdiction clause sets out the parties’ agreement to submit their disputes to a particular forum or jurisdiction. This provides certainty to the parties as to the forum/jurisdiction in which their disputes may be determined, particularly where the parties are based in different jurisdictions. […]

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