singapore - Intellectual Property Law

N V Sumatra Tobacco Trading Company v CTBAT International Co Limited

Intellectual property law - Trade mark

Date: 10 April 2019; Court: IPO Singapore; Citation: [2019] SGIPOS 8; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Isetan Mitsukoshi Ltd v The Scotch Whisky Association

Intellectual property law - Trade mark

Date: 06 March 2019; Court: IPO Singapore; Citation: [2019] SGIPOS 4; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Public Consultation on Draft Intellectual Property Dispute Resolution Bill

This is to notify that the Ministry of Law (MinLaw) seeks feedback by 5 April 2019 on a draft Intellectual Property (Dispute Resolution) Bill, which contains amendments to primary legislation in order to implement reforms to the Intellectual Property (IP) dispute resolution system.
Date: 11 March 2019; Type: Consultation Paper; Source: Ministry of Law

Sun Electric Pte Ltd v Sunseap Group Pte Ltd and Others

Civil Procedure - Pleadings - Further and Better Particulars; Patents and Inventions - Infringement

Date: 19 February 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHCR 4; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Geographical Indications (Prescribed Goods under Section 10) Rules 2019

These Rules come into operation on 1 April 2019.
Date: 01 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 126; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Geographical Indications Act 2014 (Commencement) Notification 2019

This is to notify that except for Sections 4(6) to (9), 15, 16 and 55 to 76, the rest of the Act comes into operation on 1 April 2019.
Date: 01 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 124; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Geographical Indications Rules 2019

These Rules come into operation on 1 April 2019.
Date: 01 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 125; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Trade Marks (International Registration) (Amendment) Rules 2019

These Rules come into operation on 1 April 2019.
Date: 01 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 128; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Jen, Chi v Guess?, Inc

Intellectual property law - Trade marks

Date: 20 February 2019; Court: IPO Singapore; Citation: [2019] SGIPOS 3; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Revisions to Copyright Law have Far-Reaching Implications

This is to notify that the Ministry of Law announced revisions to the Copyright Act, in order to keep up with various developments to fit social and economic needs.
Date: 23 January 2019; Type: Guideline; Source: Intellectual Property Office of Singapore

Navin Trading Pte Ltd v Mahendra Naidu A/L R Manogaran Trading as Sri Sai Traders

Intellectual Property Law - Trade marks

Date: 08 February 2019; Court: IPO Singapore; Citation: [2019] SGIPOS 2; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Singapore Copyright Review Report

The MinLaw and IPOS commenced a comprehensive review of Singapore's copyright system. During the public consultation periods, a wide range of stakeholders responded, including members of the public, individual and corporate creators, local and international organisations, academia, as well as industry and professional associatio ...
Date: 17 January 2019; Type: Regulation; Source: Ministry of Law

Singapore Copyright Review - Enhancing Creators' Rights and Users' Access to Copyrighted Works

The Ministry of Law (MinLaw) amends the Copyright Act in order to update Singapore’s copyright regime to better support creators and the use and enjoyment of creative works in the digital age.
Date: 17 January 2019; Type: Press Release; Source: Ministry of Law

Singapore grants First Accelerated FinTech Patent through IPOS’ FinTech Fast Track Initiative

Singapore, Dec 6 - The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has granted the first accelerated patent under its FinTech Fast Track initiative (金融科技专利优速) to Voyager Innovations, a technology company based in ASEAN. While patent grants typically take at least two to four years, and in many cases even longer, the fast track patent granted t ...
Date: 06 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Intellectual Property Office of Singapore

Singapore gets Boost as IP Hub for Innovative Russian Enterprises

Singapore, Nov 14 - Innovation-driven enterprises from Russia will soon be able to scale up and gain greater access to high growth market opportunities in Asia through Singapore. Singapore Senior Minister of State for Trade & Industry, Dr Koh Poh Koon, and Russian Deputy Prime Minister, Maxim Akimov, has witnessed the exchange of a Memorandum o ...
Date: 14 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Intellectual Property Office of Singapore

Public Consultation on Intellectual Property Dispute Resolution Reforms

The Ministry of Law (MinLaw) appointed a committee to review and make recommendations on the IP dispute resolution system in Singapore (the IPDR Committee) and this Committee made their final report containing its recommendations (the IP Report). Separately, the Chief Justice established the Civil Justice Commission (CJC) in 2015 and MinLaw establi ...
Date: 26 October 2018; Type: Consultation Paper; Source: Ministry of Law

IPOS Assistant Chief Executive speaks at INTA Asia-Pacific Conference

Assistant Chief Executive Mr Ng Kok Wan spoke at the International Trademark Association (INTA) Asia-Pacific Conference 2018, which took place on 11 Oct in Sydney, Australia.
Date: 11 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Intellectual Property Office of Singapore

Copyright (Border Enforcement Measures) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 10 October 2018.
Date: 10 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 556; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Intellectual Property (Border Enforcement) Act 2018 (Commencement) Notification 2018

This is to notify that Division 1 of Part 1 and 4 along with Sections 87(1), 88(1), 89(1), (2) and (3), 90(1), (2) and (3) and 91 of the Intellectual Property (Border Enforcement) Act 2018 come into operation on 10 October 2018.
Date: 10 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 555; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Trade Marks (Border Enforcement Measures) (Amendment) Rules 2018

These Rules come into operation on 10 October 2018.
Date: 10 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 557; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

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SC, DOJ Buildings declared Safe

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SC asked to allow Poll Watchers to take Photos

MANILA, Apr 24 (PNA) - Various individuals and groups asked the Supreme Court (SC) to lift the ban imposed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on digital photo taking by watchers of candidates in the May 13 mid-term polls.

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Makati Court hears Drug Case vs Ex-NBI Exec

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Mobile Application on Labour Market Information Launched

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Former Lawyer Pleads not Guilty to CBT Over Client's House Sale Proceeds

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 23 (Bernama) - A former lawyer pleaded not guilty at the Sessions Court here today to a charge of criminal breach of trust amounting to RM338,000 which was the proceeds from the sale of a house belonging to his client three years ago.

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Manila Court orders Arrest of Acierto, Seven Others

MANILA, Apr 23 (PNA) - A Manila court has ordered the arrest of former police official Eduardo Acierto and seven others implicated in the smuggling of shabu shipments inside magnetic lifters last year.

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SC orders Inspection of Court Houses in Quake-Affected Areas

MANILA, Apr 23 (PNA) - Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin on Tuesday ordered an inspection of all court houses in areas affected by the magnitude 6.1 earthquake that hit Luzon on Monday afternoon.

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Cybersecurity Challenge should be viewed as an Opportunity - Gobind

CYBERJAYA, Apr 23 (Bernama) - A national innovation ecosystem needs to be developed to transform cybersecurity challenges towards forming new opportunities, ideas and solutions, Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said today.

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Malaysia signs ASEAN Trade in Services Agreement

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 23 (Bernama) - Malaysia has signed the ASEAN Trade in Services Agreement (ATISA) and the Fourth Protocol to Amend the ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement (ACIA).

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Former Lawyer charged with Criminal Breach of Trust

SEREMBAN, Apr 23 (Bernama) - A former lawyer pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to criminal breach of trust involving RM198,592.50, nine years ago.

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PCC seeks Own Probe on Luzon Power Outages

MANILA, Apr 22 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) announced that it will investigate allegations of collusion or abuse of dominance among energy companies that led to the recent series of power outages in Luzon.

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Right to Freedom of Religion guaranteed under Federal Constitution

KOTA BELUD, Apr 21 (Bernama) - The right to freedom of religion of every Malaysian is guaranteed under the Federal Constitution, said Sabah Rural Development Minister Datuk Ewon Benedick.

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Sabah and Sarawak High Court Registrar's Office to move to Kota Kinabalu

SANDAKAN, Apr 21 (Bernama) -- Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today confirmed that the Office of the Registrar of the Sabah and Sarawak High Court will be relocated from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu.

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Government awaits Approval from Malay Rulers on New Chief Justice - Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Apri 19 (Bernama) - The government is awaiting approval from the Malay Rulers for the appointment of a new Chief Justice, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.

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Double Pay for Workers on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday

MANILA, Apr 17 (PNA) - Workers who will report to work on April 18 and 19 will receive twice their regular daily wages as both days have been declared regular holidays, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Wednesday.

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Palace suspends Government Work for Holy Week Exodus

MANILA, Apr 17 (PNA) - Malacañang suspended work on Wednesday (April 17), 12 noon onwards, to allow government employees to travel to their respective regions in time for the observance of Maundy Thursday (April 18) and Good Friday (April 19).

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JBC asks Applicant to comment on Gadon Opposition

MANILA, Apr 16 (PNA) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has asked an applicant for a vacancy in the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) to comment on an opposition to her appointment filed last month by senatorial candidate and lawyer, Lorenzo "Larry" Gadon.

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PCC approves Ayala-PHINMA Energy Deal

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved the acquisition of the majority stake in PHINMA Energy by Ayala Corporation’s power branch, AC Energy.

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