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COVID-19 – Government updates

“Owing to the highest efficiency in the implementation of any emergency response plan by the military and the police, the government of Sri Lanka has succeeded in countering three major clusters of COVID-19 outbreaks (commonly called waves by the general public) since the WHO declared a global pandemic since 11 March 2020”. The press release […]

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URGENT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE NATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE

The National Intellectual Property Office of Sri Lanka (NIPO) has announced that online payments will not be accepted from the 25th June 2020 and that they will resume accepting payments over the counter from the 1st July 2020. Please note that no payments will be accepted by the National Intellectual Property Office (NIPO) from the […]

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Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia – ALERT

On 29 April 2020, the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) issued a notice (read here). extending the closure of its operations until 12 May 2020. This is in line with the Prime Minister’s announcement on 23 April 2020 extending the movement control order to 12 May 2020. We summarise the notice below: General 01. […]

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URGENT ANNOUNCEMENT: INTA ANNUAL MEETING 2020 HAS BEEN POSTPONED

We have had various requests from client and associates who wanted to meet us at INTA. As the organizers of INTA have decided to postpone the 2020 Annual Meeting (which was scheduled to be held in Singapore) due to the novel Coronavirus outbreak, we want to inform our clients and associates that we will be […]

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Winner of the 2019 Trademark Firm of the Year Award

We are very proud to announce that John Wilson Partners received the 2019 Trademark Firm of the Year Award at the Asia IP Awards Ceremony in Malaysia. As we have been awarded the Patent Firm of the Year award for the past two years, the Trademark award was a welcome addition. The Asia IP Awards […]

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Japenese Foreign Dignatory visits John Wilson Partners

Mr. John Wilson had the privilege of hosting Mr. Hirofumi Tada of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who visited Sri Lanka in December 2019. Mr. Wilson held discussions with Mr. Tada in respect of the Hague Convention Child Abduction and how these provisions have been dealt with in Sri Lanka under the implementing legislation […]

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John Wilson becomes a Member of CIArb

John Wilson, an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, (CIArb), attended one of CIArb’s Accelerated Route to Membership programmes for International Arbitration in August 2019 in Singapore. The programme involved numerous assessments and a three hour written examination which John successfully passed and John is now a Member of CIArb. CIArb-accreditation

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CIArb’s New Branch in Sri Lanka

John Wilson, Hon Secretary and a Director of CIArb, Sri Lanka, was pleased to welcome CIArb Director General Anthony Abrahams and more than 150 guests to the official launch of CIArb’s Sri Lanka Branch in Colombo in July. As the 40th CIArb Branch, it will support 114 members. The launch was the culmination of a […]

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A message from the Hon. Secretary and a Director of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Sri Lanka) – John Wilson, Attorney-at-Law.

I met Anthony Abrahams, Director General of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators for the first time during his visit to Sri Lanka in February 2018. Anthony had convened a meeting of the members of CIArb from Sri Lanka. That meeting was joined by Francis Xavier who will be the President of CIArb next year. Francis, […]

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Non-Traditional Marks—East Asia & Pacific Subcommittee Hosts First Policy Dialogue in China

Today’s consumers are increasingly cognizant of nontraditional marks and their influence on purchasing decisions. INTA’s Non-Traditional Marks (NTM)—East Asia & Pacific (EA&P) Subcommittee held its first-ever dialogue with the China Trademark Association (CTA) to discuss “Non-Traditional Marks: Different Approaches and Lessons Learnt in the Asia Pacific Region.” Approximately 20 trademark practitioners gathered in Beijing, China, […]

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