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U-Manga International Business Co, Ltd v Nunufish.com

 Intellectual property law - Trademark - Opposition to the registration of a trademark
Date: 23 July 2017; Court: Singapore International Commercial Court; Citation: [2017] SGIPOS 11; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Property Listings Portal sues Rival for Copyright Infringement

Singapore's biggest property listings portal PropertyGuru has sued its rival 99.co over alleged copyright infringement, accusing the latter of reproducing content from its website without permission.
Date: 21 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

How Singapore SMEs should prepare for EU General Data Protection Regulation

On 25 May 2018, a new legal framework, the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will come into force across the EU to protect all EU citizens and residents from privacy and data breaches by giving them greater control over the organizations that can use their personal data.
Date: 19 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

40% in Singapore watch Pirated Content: Study

The Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (Casbaa) has called for enforcement action against those who sell 'Android boxes'.
Date: 13 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Draft Cybersecurity Bill not aimed at seizing Data: Voices

The Bill does not provide the Commissioner of Cybersecurity with unfettered powers to investigate cybersecurity threats and incidents.
Date: 07 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Balancing Cyber Security with Data Confidentiality

Concerns over the Cybersecurity Bill.
Date: 04 September 2017; Type: Media Article; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Privacy and Our Digital Selves

Important amendments to the laws on personal data protection are now being considered.
Date: 02 September 2017; Type: Journal Article; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Apple Inc. v Xiaomi Singapore Pte Ltd

Intellectual Property - Trademark - Trademark application - Opposition
Date: 07 August 2017; Court: IPO Singapore; Citation: [2017] SGIPOS 10; Source: Singapore Law Watch

FMTM Distribution Ltd v Tan Jee Liang Trading as Yong Yew Trading Company

Intellectual property - Trade marks and trade names - Application for Registration - Revocation
Date: 04 August 2017; Court: IPO Singapore; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Lee Wei Ling and Another v Attorney-General

Contract - Contractual terms; Copyright - Ownership - Succession
Date: 17 August 2017; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2017] SGCA 48; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Ang Rui Song

Data Protection – Protection obligation – Disclosure of personal data – Insufficient physical and administrative security arrangements
Date: 14 August 2017; Court: High Court; Citation: [2017] SGPDPC 13; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Consultation Paper on Provision of Digital Advisory Services

Digital advisory services refers to the provision of advice on investment products using automated, algorithm-based tools.
Date: 07 June 2017; Type: Consultation Paper; Source: Monetary Authority of Singapore

Amendments to the Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act takes Effect

The amendments to the Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act (CMCA), which were passed in Parliament on 3 April 2017, has taken effect from 1 June 2017. These amendments will tackle the increasing scale and transnational nature of cybercrime, as well as the evolving tactics of cybercriminals.
Date: 01 June 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Ministry of Home Affairs

Legislative Changes introduced to update Singapore’s Registered Designs Regime

The Ministry of Law (MinLaw) has tabled the Registered Designs (Amendment) Bill for First Reading in Parliament today. The proposed legislative changes will update Singapore’s design protection regime to take into account latest trends in design and technology. It will support the growth of the design industry by making it easier for designer ...
Date: 03 April 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Ministry of Law

Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity (Amendment) Bill introduced

The Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity (Amendment) Bill was introduced for First Reading in Parliament today. The Computer Misuse Act (CMA) was enacted in 1993 to criminalise unauthorised access or modification of computer material, and other computer crimes. The Act was amended twice between 1994 and 2012 to, amongst other things, introduce ne ...
Date: 09 March 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Ministry of Home Affairs

Singapore reduces Filing Fees for IP Protection from April 1

SINGAPORE, Feb 1 (Bernama) - Businesses and entrepreneurs will enjoy substantial cost savings when they file for patent and trade mark protection with the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) through lowered application fees, effective April 1, 2017.
Date: 01 February 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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ASEAN, Dialogue Partners hope for End of Marawi Conflict Soon

MANILA - The ASEAN member states and its dialogue partners are hoping that the more than three-month fighting in Marawi be resolved soon.

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ASEAN Public Relations strengthen Regional Structure

Badung, Bali (ANTARA News) - Public relations and communication are keys to obtain public understanding and participation in order to strengthen the regional organization's position at the global level, Director General of Public Information and Communication at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Rosarita Niken Widiastuti, stated here on Wednesday.

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Malaysia-Thailand to ink MoU on Security Cooperation

BANGKOK, Sept 20 (Bernama) - There will be closer security cooperation between Malaysia and Thailand with the establishment of a Joint Committee on Security Cooperation, according to a cabinet resolution document released by the Thai government.

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MAS sets up International Advisory Panel for Cyber Security

Singapore, 20 September 2017 - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced today that it has established a Cyber Security Advisory Panel (CSAP), comprising cyber security thought leaders from around the world.

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Singapore and China Mediation Centres work together to help Businesses resolve Disputes along Belt and Road

1. The Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC) and the Mediation Center of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade / China Chamber of International Commerce (CCPIT/CCOIC Mediation Center) will work together to support businesses and help them resolve disputes that may arise in cross-border commercial transactions under China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The two mediation centres signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today at the International Mediation Summit held in Hangzhou, China.

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ASEAN enhances Coordination to tackle Cyber Threats

SINGAPORE, Sept 18 (Bernama) - ASEAN member states have agreed on the importance of enhancing coordination to ensure that its cybersecurity efforts across various platforms in countering increasingly sophisticated cyber threats are focused, effective and in synergy with one another.

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Veteran Lawyer Leo Fernando dies at 85

He was counted among the "legends" in criminal law in the 70s and 80s.

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Five Court Volunteers lauded for Dedication

These volunteers of the Supreme Court, the State Courts and the Family Justice Courts received awards for their outstanding commitment and dedication to pro bono work.

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Halimah Yacob is Singapore's Eighth President

SINGAPORE, Sept 14 (Bernama) - Halimah Yacob was sworn in as Singapore's eighth President at the Istana today, marking her first day of a six-year term.

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ASEAN to promote Trade with Russia and EAEU

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - ASEAN Economic Ministers agreed to expand trade with Russia and those grouped in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).

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Conclusion of the ASEAN-Hong Kong, China Free Trade Agreement (AHKFTA) and the ASEAN-Hong Kong, China Investment Agreement (AHKIA)

The Economic Ministers of ASEAN and Hong Kong, China (HKC) announced the conclusion of the ASEAN-HKC Free Trade Agreement (AHKFTA) and the ASEANHKC Investment Agreement (AHKIA) at the Second ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM)-HKC Consultations held on 9 September 2017 in Pasay City, the Philippines.

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SGX RegCo announces Board Members; Operational Start on 15 September

Singapore Exchange Regulation (SGX RegCo) has appointed Mr Alan Shaw, Ms Jane Diplock AO and Mr Ronny Tan to its board. The company will begin operations on 15 September 2017.

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