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    Myanmar’s Daily Minimum Wage Increased from Kyat 3,600 to Kyat 4,800

    Myanmar’s union government has increased the country’s daily minimum wage for an eight-hour work day from Kyat 3,600 (US$2.65) to Kyat 4,800 (US$3.54). The wage increase is the first since Myanmar introduced a minimum wage as part of the government’s labor market reforms in 2015.

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    Cambodia Grants Validation to European Union Patents

    Cambodia is the first Asian country to grant validation to European patents. Read our latest article to know what requirements are to be met in order to validate patents in Cambodia.

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    IP Protection in the Philippines’ Food and Beverage Industry

    In this article, South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk highlights the measures companies should adopt to protect their IP in the Philippines’ food and beverage industry.

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    Managing Trade Secrets in Thailand

    Trade secrets are protected by law in many ASEAN countries including Thailand. In this article, South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk highlights the measures companies should adopt to protect their trade secrets in Thailand.

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    IP Considerations in Singapore’s Healthcare and Medical Technologies Sector

    Underpinned by both rising disposable income and progressively aging population, Singapore offers various business opportunities in healthcare and medical technologies sectors. South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk highlights the pre-market IP issues that companies need to consider.

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    Myanmar’s New Companies Law

    On December 6, 2017, Myanmar’s President U Htin Kyaw approved the new Myanmar Companies Act, 2017, replacing the country’s century-old Companies Act of 1914. The new law seeks to modernize corporate governance in Myanmar in line with international best practices. Read more in our latest article.

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    Proposed Changes to Singapore’s Patent Regime

    In this article, South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk discusses the proposed changes to Singapore’s patent law and their implications for SMEs.

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    ASEAN-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement Signed

    The ASEAN-Hong Kong, China Free Trade Agreement (AHKFTA) was signed during the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila. The pact, which will come into force on January 1, 2019 is expected to benefit foreign businesses significantly as it will expand Hong Kong’s network to cover all major economies in South East Asia.

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    Top Three IPR Mistakes that SMEs Should Avoid in Southeast Asia

    While trade and investment in Southeast Asia can lead to substantial returns for Western businesses, the less developed nature of the region’s IP regime means the dangers of infringement are often great. South-East Asia IPR SME highlights the top three IPR mistakes SMEs should avoid in Southeast Asia.

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    Thailand’s New Customs Act: A Relief for Importers and Exporters

    Thailand’s new Customs Act will come into force from November 13, 2017. With an aim to modernize Thailand’s customs law, the revised Act will significantly ease customs procedures and bring transparency in the country’s customs law. Read more about these changes in our latest article.

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