Philippines Officials tackle software piracy

According to the International Property Code of the Philippines, software piracy is a violation and may incur up to nine years imprisonment and a fine of up to 1.5 million pesos (US $35,000). In order to curb this violation, officials from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and Intellectual Property Rights Division (IPRD) recently carried […]

Infringement In Indonesia – Enforcement by Criminal Action

Indonesia today faces major challenges in respect counterfeiting and infringement, as it is a widespread problem here affecting every area of industry from drugs to electronic products and from CDs to garments. As an example, in the pharmaceutical industry, around 20-30% of the drugs sold in Indonesia are thought to be counterfeit. The Indonesian government […]

Malaysia – Dogs Tackle IP Crimes

Once perceived as a “haven” for piracy activities, Malaysia has responded to such a portrayal with a positive salvo to eliminating this negative outlook. With a view to attracting and safeguarding local and foreign investments in the country, the authorities have been resorting to various measures to eradicate this menace. It is therefore not surprising […]