singapore - Intellectual Property Law

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

'Future-proofing' Singapore's Copyright Act

Proposed revamp seeks to ensure law is flexible enough to protect creative people and society in years to come and in the face of change.
Date: 01 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Apple Inc v Swatch Ag (Swatch Sa) (Swatch Ltd)

Date: 15 January 2019; Court: IPO Singapore; Citation: [2019] SGIPOS 1; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Sunseap Group Pte Ltd and 2 Ors v Sun Electric Pte Ltd

Courts and Jurisdiction - High Court; Courts and Jurisdiction - Jurisdiction - Original; Patents and Inventions - Revocation; Patents and Inventions - Validity

Date: 10 January 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2019] SGCA 4; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Burberry Ltd v Megastar Shipping Pte Ltd and Another Appeal

Trade Marks and Trade Names - Infringement; Trade Marks and Trade Names - Border enforcement measures

Date: 07 January 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2019] SGCA 1; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Fung Shing Company Limited v Bitwave Pte Ltd

Intellectual property law - Trademark

Date: 17 December 2018; Court: IPO Singapore; Citation: [2018] SGIPOS 21; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Moneymax Jewellery Pte Ltd v Cartier International AG

Intellectual property law - Trademark

Date: 20 December 2018; Court: IPO Singapore; Citation: [2018] SGIPOS 22; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Intercontinental Exchange Holdings Inc v Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc

Intellectual property law - Trade mark

Date: 29 November 2018; Court: IPO Singapore; Citation: [2018] SGIPOS 20; Source: Singapore Law Watch

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

Cybersecurity (Confidential Treatment of Information) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 31 August 2018.
Date: 30 August 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 520; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Cybersecurity (Critical Information Infrastructure) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 31 August 2018.
Date: 30 August 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 519; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Cybersecurity Act 2018 (Commencement) Notification 2018

This is to notify that except Sections 24 to 35 and the Second Schedule of the Cybersecurity Act 2018, comes into operation on 31 August 2018.
Date: 30 August 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 518; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Intellectual Property (Border Enforcement) Act 2018

This Act seeks to amend the Copyright Act, the Geographical Indications Act 2014, the Registered Designs Act and the Trade Marks Act, in order to enhance the border enforcement measures for intellectual property rights and to make related amendments to certain other Acts.
Date: 20 August 2018; Type: Federal Act; Citation: No. 29; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

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