Philippines – Pirates And Counterfeiters: Beware of ‘Oplan Holistic’

On June 21, 2008, the Philippines’ National Committee on Intellectual Property Rights (NCIPR) was set up to strengthen the efforts of the Philippine government in curbing piracy and counterfeiting. The Committee is composed of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) as chair and the Intellectual Property Office (IPOPHL) as vice-chair and other member agencies […]

Border Enforcement Measures Increase The Protection Of IP Rights In The Philippines

In its attempt to administer the implementation of state policies on the protection, utilization and enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) in the Philippines, the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IP Philippines) convened the Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Action Panel (IP-REAP) in 2002. This panel, a joint government and private sector body, was established […]

Malaysia cracks down on software piracy

Machines producing illegal Disc Copies As Malaysian government officials reinforce their aim to curb piracy by setting example, another recent incident proved their genuineness. Although the battle to combat piracy in order to protect intellectual property is a difficult one, Malaysia is on the right track. Fourteen machines worth RM42 million (US $13 million) that […]

Video-game industry watchdog clamps down on illegal game activity in Singapore

In an effort to further enforce it’s stance against piracy, the video game watchdog, Entertainment Software Association (ESA) in conjunction with the Singapore Police, carried out raids on local stores selling illegal video games. The shops were selling gadgets that allowed users to download and play pirated games on their Nintendo DS handheld consoles. As […]