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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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    Singapore’s Patent Law: What You Need to Know

    Singapore’s Intellectual Property (IP) legal framework is very comprehensive and is generally considered to be one of the most thorough in Asia. In this article, South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk discusses the main features of Singapore’s patent law.

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    Singapore’s Inward Re-Domiciliation Regime: What You Need to Know

    One of the key amendments to the Singapore Companies Act, the inward re-domiciliation regime allows foreign companies to relocate their business headquarters to Singapore instead of setting up subsidiaries, without losing their corporate history or brand identity. Read more in our latest article.

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    Malaysian Labor Contracts: What You Need to Know

    While Malaysia offers foreign investors a skilled workforce, the country’s laws mandate a formal, written labor contract signed by the parties. This article discusses how these contracts can serve as an opportunity for foreign investors to establish a firm foundation for human resources management in Malaysia.

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