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Singapore Trade Marks – Rolex S.A. succeeds in Opposing Application Mark on two grounds – FMTM Distribution Ltd and Rolex S.A. SGIPOS 6.

In a decision rendered by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), it was held that the Opponent had succeeded on the following grounds: that the mark and the goods... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks – Precedent that unregistered marks may oppose registration of mark - Florian Mack v Golden Cala Trading EST [2020] SGIPOS 5

In a decision rendered by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), it was held that the Opponent had succeeded on the following grounds on the law of passing off,... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks - The underdog wins it all in its attempt to register its trade mark – Discovery Communications, LLC v A-Star Education Discovery Camps Pte. Ltd. [2020] SGIPOS 4.

In a decision rendered by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), it was held that the Opponent had failed on all of the following grounds of opposition for the... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks - Combe International Ltd Succeeds on 3 Opposing Grounds - Combe International Ltd v Dr. August Wolff GmbH & Co. KG Arzneimittel [2020] SGIPOS 3

Intellectual Property News In a decision rendered by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), it was held that Combe International Ltd (“Applicant”) was successful in invalidating Dr. August Wolff... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks - Seek Limited Succeeds on Opposing the Registration of the Applicant's Mark - Seek Limited v Seek Asia Pte Ltd [2020] SGIPOS 2

Intellectual Property News   In a decision rendered by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), it was held that the Opponent had succeeded on the grounds that the Applicant’s... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks - Teraoka Seiko Co., Ltd Succeeds on 3 out of 4 Opposing Grounds - Digi International Inc. v Teraoka Seiko Co., [2020] SGIPOS 1

Intellectual Property News In a decision rendered by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), it was held that the Opponent had succeeded on the following grounds: that the mark... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks – Opposition on the sole ground of bad faith failed – CTBAT International Co. Limited v N.V. Sumatra Tobacco Trading Company [2019] SGIPOS 8

Intellectual Property News In a decision rendered by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), it was held that CTBAT International Co. Limited had failed in its opposition against N.V.... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks – Apple succeeds in defending their “IWATCH” trade mark – SWATCH AG (SWATCH SA) (SWATCH LTD) V APPLE INC. [2019] SGIPOS 1

Intellectual Property News  In a decision rendered by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), IPOS has held that Swatch AG failed on all grounds of its opposition against Apple... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks – Opposition dismissed as the word “LOVE” should be free for all traders to incorporate into their trade marks – Cartier International AG v MoneyMax Jewellery Pte. Ltd [2018] SGIPOS 22

Intellectual Property News In a decision rendered by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), it was held reaffirmed that common words such as “LOVE” cannot be monopolised by a... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks – Successful Invalidation – BITwave Pte Ltd v Fung Shing Company Limited [2018] SGIPOS 21

intellectual Property News In a decision rendered by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), it was held that the “UCLEAR” trade mark registered by Fung Shing Company Limited is... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks – Intercontinental Exchange Holdings Loses Registration Of Two Trade Marks After Successful Invalidation By Chicago Mercantile Exchange – Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. v Intercontinental Exchange Holdings, Inc. [2018] SGIPOS 20

Intellectual Property News In a decision rendered by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), it was held that the “BRENT” and “BRENT INDEX” trade marks registered by Intercontinental Exchange... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks – United U-Li Projects Pte Ltd Succeeds On 2 Out Of 4 Invalidation Grounds – United U-Li Projects Pte Ltd v Tan Buck Hai [2018] SGIPOS 19

Intellectual Property News In a decision rendered by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), it was held that United U-Li Projects Pte Ltd’s application for invalidation succeeded on two... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks – Monster Energy Company Failed Yet Another Opposition – Monster Energy Company v NBA Properties Inc. [2018] SGIPOS 16

Intellectual Property News In a decision rendered by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), it was held that Monster Energy Company had failed in its opposition against NBA Properties... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks – Settling Differences? US Tech Giant Apple Inc Fails to Prevent Swiss Watchmaker Swatch AG from Trade Mark Registration – APPLE INC. V SWATCH AG (SWATCH SA) (SWATCH LTD) [2018] SGIPOS 15

Intellectual Property News  In a decision rendered by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), IPOS has thought different from Apple Inc as it allowed Swatch AG to proceed with their "Tick different"... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks – USA Pro IP Limited’s Applications for Invalidation and Revocation of Montfort Services were successfully made out – Montfort Services Sdn. Bhd. v USA Pro IP Limited [2018] SGIPOS 3

Intellectual Property News In a decision rendered by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore ("IPOS"), it has held that USA PRO IP Limited’s applications for invalidation and revocation succeeded on... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks – Not A Family! Bridgestone Failed To Prevent Deestone From Registration – Bridgestone Corporation And Bridgestone Licensing Services, Inc. v Deestone Limited [2018] SGIPOS 5

Intellectual Property News In a decision rendered by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), Bridgestone Corporation and Bridgestone Licensing Services, Inc. failed to show, amongst other things, that they... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks – Clarins Fragrance Group’s Opposition Against BenQ Materials Corp’s Trade Mark Application Failed on All Pleaded Grounds – Clarins Fragrance Group F.K.A Thierry Mugler Parfums S.A.S v BenQ Materials Corp. [2018] SGIPOS 2

Intellectual Property News In a decision rendered by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), it was held that Clarins Fragrance Group’s opposition against BenQ Materials Corp.’s trade mark application... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks – Guccio Gucci S.P.A succeeds in Opposition Proceedings against Guccitech Industries (Private Ltd)’s Similar Trade Mark – Guccio Gucci S.P.A v Guccitech Industries (Private Ltd) [2018] SGIPOS 1

Intellectual Property News In a decision rendered by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), IPOS held that Guccio Gucci S.p.A’s opposition against Guccitech Industries (Private Ltd)’s trade mark application... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks – The Polo/Lauren Company, L.P.’s Application for Declaration of Invalidity against Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club Ltd.’s Trade Mark fails on all grounds – The Polo/Lauren Company, L.P. v Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club Ltd

Intellectual Property News In a decision rendered by an Assistant Registrar at the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), IPOS held that an application for declaration of invalidity of Royal... Read more
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Singapore Trade Mark Opposition – Starbucks Corporation v Morinaga Nyugyo Kabushiki Kaisha [2017] SGIPOS 18

Intellectual Property News SINGAPORE TRADE MARKS – STARBUCKS FAILS ON ALL OPPOSITION GROUNDS LODGED AGAINST MORINAGA MILK INDUSTRY CO., LTD.’S ALLEGEDLY “SIMILAR” TRADE MARK – STARBUCKS CORPORATION V MORINAGA NYUGYO... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks - New Yorker S.H.K Jeans GmbH & Co. KG Succeeds On Partial Revocation Against Daidoh Limited's Registered Mark - New Yorker S.H.K Jeans GbmH & Co. KG v Daidoh Limited [2017] SGIPOS 16

Intellectual Property News In a decision rendered by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), IPOS ordered for partial revocation against Daidoh Limited’s registered trade mark.   (A) Who are... Read more
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Singapore Registered Trade Mark Invalidated due to Lack of Distinctiveness - Eley Trading Sdn Bhd v Kwek Soo Chuan [2017] SGIPOS 15

Intellectual Property News SINGAPORE TRADE MARKS - IPOS INVALIDATES REGISTERED TRADE MARK FOR LACK OF DISTINCTIVENESS – ELEY TRADING SDN BHD V KWEK SOO CHUAN [2017] SGIPOS 15 In a... Read more
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Singapore report - Applying visual similarity principles to marks with dominant textual components

Specialist pet products supplier B2K Pet Products Pte Ltd was founded in 2008, while independent pet food company Pets Global Pte Ltd was incorporated in 2006. Both own trademarks relating... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks – Safeguarding Confidential Information – TWG Tea Company Pte. Ltd. v T2 Singapore Pte. Ltd. & Tea Too Pty Ltd [2019] SGIPOS 9

  Intellectual Property News   In a decision rendered by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), it was held that some extent of protection may be ordered for confidential... Read more