Protecting Your Company’s Value? Think Beyond the “Usual IP Suspects”

By Jackie Hutter Entrepreneurs seeking to maximize their company’s value must think beyond the “Usual IP Suspects,” that is, patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. I call these forms of IP the “Usual Suspects” because they are what entrepreneurs and their advisers invariably focus on when questions arise about protecting a company’s value. While these […]

How IP Leaders Can Win C-Suite Support – Interview with Bruce Elder of IDT – Part II

By Damian Durrant Continuing the latest installment of IP Answers, IDT’s Legal Director of Intellectual Property and Licensing Bruce Elder explains how in-house counsel can get attention and budget from the C-suite for their IP program. In Part One, Bruce began by explaining how to position IP in the context of overall priorities, speak the […]

A New Look At Intellectual Property And Innovation In Africa

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By Patrick Terroir Africa: Dawn of a New Era Africa is a large continent with 54 countries. A solid average growth rate of more than five per cent over the past 15 years bears witness to the region’s impressive economic potential. A growing labour force and a large and emerging consumer market hold the promise […]

Top 3 IPR mistakes for SMEs in South-East Asia

By the South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk Team A wide range of foreign industries are now looking to Southeast Asia not just to take advantage of an abundance of cheap labour for exportables, but also to tap into new consumer markets formed from a growing middle-class population. While these opportunities can lead to substantial returns […]

Will blockchain technology fuel a new patent war or prevent one?

By Bruce Berman The race is on to gain control of a new technology that has the power to reinvent banking and make transactions and other agreements between parties cheaper, safer and easier to complete. Like disruptive inventions that preceded it, blockchain has businesses, large and small, jockeying for leadership. This means that patents are likely […]

Tips for Protecting your Brand in South-East Asia

By the South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk Team Business in South-East Asia – the facts and figures Economic growth in South-East Asia has been, and is likely to remain strong. As its economies have shifted from exports to a broader base of growth drivers, both consumption and investment in the region has soared[1]. Between 2015 […]

Prevention not cure: online IPR in South-East Asia

By the South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk Team South-East Asia possesses a population of around 600 million people; of these, there were 203 million internet users in South-East Asia at the end of 2014.[1] While the share of internet users varies by country (Myanmar’s internet penetration equates around 1.2%, whereas in Singapore it is around […]