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Rice maker overturns trade mark in Malaysia

Peter Ollier, Hong Kong

A Malaysian court has invalidated a trade mark for a type of Indian rice in one of the first cases in the country to deal with geographical indications

IP practitioners hope the case will raise awareness about Malaysia's GI system and lead to an increase in registrations.

"Companies have sat back and have not registered the GIs that they should have," said Karen Abraham, a partner of Shearn...

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