Patents, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Law Firm in Asia

Patrick Mirandah Co.

Patrick Mirandah Co.
1 Coleman Street
#07 - 08 The Adelphi

Singapore 179803
Singapore

Phone+65 63369696
Fax +65 63383739

Website www.mirandah.com
E-mail  Contact Mrs .Gladys Mirandah

Other Offices: Jakarta  Kuala Lumpur  Taguig City  Bangkok  Hanoi  

Law Firm Overview

Patrick Mirandah Co. (PMC) is an intellectual property boutique practice which provides a one-stop shop for your IP needs in Southeast Asia and the Indian sub-continent. From our offices in Singapore and Malaysia, established for over 25 years, we have set up a network, including offices in Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam and Brunei, as well as an affiliate office in India. We are able to coordinate and serve your IP needs for all of these countries and also for the other ASEAN countries, including: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and the Indian sub-continent countries of Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Patrick Mirandah is the Chief Executive Officer of Patrick Mirandah Co. Patrick is based in the Malaysian office of PMC. Gladys Mirandah, our Director for Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam, is located in the Singapore office of PMC. Gladys oversees its operations as well as the growth of the PMC offices in Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam. She also actively participates in the Indian affiliate office.

PMC is a boutique practice providing services in all areas of intellectual property law for the countries we cover including: patents, trademarks, copyright, industrial design, litigation support in all areas of intellectual property disputes, investigation and watch service, enforcement action, infringement advice, licensing, franchising, entertainment and media, Asian intellectual property portfolio management, dispute resolution, privacy and trade secrets, regulatory approvals for food and drugs, due diligence, domain names, intellectual property consultancy, intellectual property management, integrated circuits, geographical indications, freedom to operate, E-commerce, consumer protection and advertising clearance.

Year this Office was Established: 1986

Languages: English, Chinese, French, Malay, Japanese, Bahasa & Filipino.

Areas of Law


Additional Areas of Law: Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights; Intellectual Property Litigation; Cancellation & Opposition Actions.


Areas of Law Description

- Patent

A patent is a monopoly awarded to the owner of a new and previously undisclosed invention. It has a life span of about 20 years, and affords the owner the right to exclude others from making, using or selling the invention without permission.

- Trademarks

A Trademark is used to indicate the origin of the goods and services and to distinguish the goods and services of one trader from those of another.

- Copyright

Copyright is a set of exclusive rights over use of a particular expression of an idea or information and this may subsist in a wide range of creative, intellectual, or artistic forms that include literary, musical, choreographic, artistic and even print and broadcast media copyrights.

- Industrial Design

pmc regards Industrial Design as the ornamental aspect of useful objects.

- Franchising

pmc understands Franchising as a method of conducting business wherein tried and proven methods of doing business is disclosed to a franchisee in exchange for recurring annual fees or payment which usually are a percentage value from gross sales or gross profits.

- Intellectual Property Litigation

pmc views an approach on dispute resolution as being pragmatic with business-oriented objectives.

- Investigation and Watch Service

Intellectual Property protection includes calculated anticipation of infringing actions by other entities against protected rights.

- Enforcement Action

Intellectual Property rights protection is as critical as obtaining rights over Intellectual Property.

- Infringement Advice

Infringement refers to the violation of a law or Intellectual Property right of an individual or entity company, including infringement in patent, trademark and copyright.

- Licensing

pmc can help you manage the use of Intellectual Property rights such as Patents, Trademarks, Copyright and Industrial Designs.

- Due Diligence

pmc offers its Intellectual Property Audit services to major multinational and listed companies that consider Intellectual Property to be their topmost priority asset, having developed various audit methodologies, tailor-made for our clients' businesses.

- Domain Names

Domain Names allow Internet users to more easily find and communicate with internationally accessible web sites and other internationally networked and server-based services.

- E-Commerce

E-Commerce consists of primarily the distributing, buying, selling, marketing and servicing of products or services over electronic systems such as the Internet and other computer networks.

- Dispute Resolution

Dispute Resolution is a process requiring professional skilled intervention which includes mediation, conciliation, or negotiation between parties with the objective of attempting to reach a mutual, consensual agreement on a contentious issue.



Partners

Gladys Mirandah Mrs. Gladys Mirandah
Partner
Commercial Law, Commercial Litigation, Copyright, Domain Names, Intellectual Property

  

Affiliations

  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Intellectual Property Owner Association (IPO)
  • The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
  • The Institute of Trade Mark Agents (ITMA)

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Patrick Mirandah Co. News and Publications

Articles Published by Patrick Mirandah Co.

 Coffee Wars Brewing in Thailand

Brothers, Damrong and Damras Maslae, are owners and operators of a Bangkok coffee cart called Starbung Coffee.

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 Philippines: Building Façade Denied Registration

On November 11, 2013, the Director General of the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHIL) dismissed the appeals filed by Fun Ranch Mega Development, Inc. from the decision of the Director of Trademarks denying the registration of a façade of a building for lack of a distinguishing feature and function as an identifier of the source of goods and services.

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 Design Infringement Claim Backfires in Malaysia

In a court action between Tropicana Products, Inc. (“Tropicana”) and the F&N companies (Fraser and Neave, Limited and its subsidiaries, F&N Diaries (M) Sdn Bhd and F&N Beverages Manufacturing Sdn Bhd) (“F&N” collectively), the Court of Appeals in Malaysia (“Appeals Court”) reversed the decision of the Kuala Lumpur High Court (“High Court”) granting Tropicana’s infringement claims and further revoking F&N’s industrial design registrations.

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 Incense Design Registrations Burn Up in Smoke

In the cases of Koay Kar Kheng v Rong Qiang Incense (M) Sdn Bhd and Koay Kar Kheng v Seong Loong (M) Sdn Bhd, the High Court of Malaya (“High Court”) revoked and expunged two (2) industrial design registrations, bearing designs of incense products registered under Class 99, from the Register of Industrial Designs due to lack of novelty over prior designs already disclosed to the public before the respective priority dates of the industrial design registrations.

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 Vietnam and Philippines Keeps Persistent Fight Against IPR Violators

The office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) annually prepares the ‘Special 301 Report’ which identifies countries that do not provide adequate and effective protection of Intellectual Property Rights and pose trade barriers to US companies and products.The report contains countries considered to be providing inadequate and ineffective protection and the list of countries are categorized as ‘Priority Foreign Countries,’ ‘Priority Watch List,’ or ‘Watch List.’

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 Philippines: Non-filing of Declaration of Actual Use is Tantamount to Abandonment of Interest

In a recent decision, the Supreme Court of the Philippines held that a registrant’s failure to file a Declaration of Actual Use (DAU) within the requisite period constituted abandonment or withdrawal of its vested rights in the trademark. Birkenstock Orthopaedie GmbH & Co. KG v. Philippine Shoe Expo Marketing Corp., G.R. No. 194307 (Sup. Ct. Nov. 20, 2013).

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 The Margins of Discretion in Singapore

The recent decision by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) between V Hotel and Jelco Properties concerning an Application for Restoration of Trademark Application and Request for Extension of Time (EOT), shows that IPOS continues to take a stringent position with regard to procedural defaults such as an attorney’s delay in responding to IPOS within the deadline.

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 KU DE TA Keeps Name in Singapore

In Guy Neale and others v Nine Squares, the Singapore High Court dismissed a trade mark invalidation suit and passing off claim and confirmed the requisite attributes for the establishment of goodwill.

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 South East Asia is Fertile Ground for Intellectual Property Recognisance and Growth

In 2013, several Southeast-Asian countries including Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore have seen some significant development in their respective Intellectual Property regime.

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 Singapore’s Apex Court Develops and Clarifies the Law of Trademarks

2013 has been a progressive year for Singapore as 3 Court of Appeal decisions have been handed down in relation to the law on trademarks and the tort of passing off.

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 Birkenstock prevails and steps on competition

The Philippines Supreme Court was once again confronted with the issue on ownership of trademark in its recently decided case of Birkenstock Orthopaedie GMBH and Co. KG vs. Philippine Shoe Expo Marketing Corporation (G.R. No. 194307, November 20, 2013).

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 Singapore: Delay Spells Death for Trademark

Tilaknagar Industries Ltd. ("Applicants") had applied for three trademark applications for the stylized version of the mark "Savoy Club" ("Applicants' marks") while Distileerderij En Likburstokerij Herman Jansen B.V. ("Respondents") filed a trade mark application for the word mark "Savoy Club" ("the Intervening Application"). Notices of Opposition against the Applicants' marks were filed in July 2011.

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 A New Patent Prosecution Highway with SIPO

The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO) to establish a two-year Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot programme between the two intellectual property offices. The pilot program is scheduled to commence on 1 September 2013.

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 Moves Towards Consolidation of Data Privacy Law in Indonesia

Of all human rights, privacy can be one of the most difficult to balance. This is exacerbated by the Internet where free, easy and voluntary dissemination of information is routine both in the business and privately.

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 India Accedes to Madrid Protocol

On 8 April 2013, India finally deposited the instrument acceding to the Madrid Protocol. The international trademark registration system is expected to come into force in India from 8 July 2013. It became the 90th contracting party to join the Madrid Protocol.

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 India Patent Filing

India Patent Filing requirements

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 Trademarks in Malaysia – The Position of Well-Known Marks

Protection given to Well-Known marks in Malaysia

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 Asian Countries Fight Copyright Infringement

Activities taken up by different Asian countries to eradicate copyright infringement.

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 Initiatives at Philippines IP Office

Developments and new initiatives within the Philippines IP Office.

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 Indonesia GI Protection

The Latest Developments in the Protection of Geographical Indications in Indonesia

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 Local Working of Patents in India

What amounts to a Local Working Patent in India?

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 Vietnam Patent Law Developments

Vietnam’s Patent Regime – the old and new regulations

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 Vietnam Trademark Practice

At a Glance – Trademark Practices in Vietnam: Your 2007 Update

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 Cambodian Trademark Law

Summary of Trademark Law in Cambodia

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