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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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Harvard University successful in appeal against two grounds of opposition - Harvard Club of Singapore vs. President and Fellows of Harvard College [2020] SGHC 77

In a decision rendered by the by the High Court of Singapore, the respondent successfully defended against the grounds of opposition in relation to the two trade marks which the... Read more
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Singapore Court of Appeal modifies the three-element approach required in succeeding in a breach of confidence case - I-Admin (Singapore) Pte Ltd v Hong Ying Ting and others [2020] SGCA 32.

The notable change in this landmark decision takes into account the risks that owners suffer on losing confidential information with the current and constantly evolving modern technology.   (A)  Who are... 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 – 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 Patents – Court of Appeal Makes Clear of Singapore's Position on Patent Entitlement – Cicada Cube Pte Ltd v National University Hospital (Singapore) Pte Ltd [2018] SGCA 52

Intellectual Property News In a decision rendered by Singapore’s Court of Appeal, the highest court in Singapore clarified the position for joint ownership in contested patents.   (A) Who are the... 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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POST KEPPEL O&M: DON’T BE NEXT!

Intellectual Property News Singapore has long been known for low levels of corruption. In 2017, Singapore was ranked the 6th least corrupted country in the world based on the Corruption... 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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Deferred Prosecution Agreements in Singapore

Intellectual Property News   (A) DPA in Singapore? In a 16 January 2018 Business Times article, it was reported that Minister for Home Affairs and Law K Shanmugam announced that... 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 Patents – High Court Upholds Validity of Patent and Grants Declaration of Validity and Declaration of Infringement of Asserted Claims – Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials CMP Holdings, Inc (Formerly Known as Rodel Holdings, Inc) v Nexplanar Corp

Intellectual Property News In a decision rendered by George Wei J of the Singapore High Court dated 8 December 2017, the High Court upheld the validity of the Rohm and... Read more
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Singapore Patents – High Courts disallows Correction to Patent Register with regard to Error in Priority Application Number due to Undue Delay and there being no Exceptional Grounds to rely upon for Bristol-Myers in seeking correction – Norvatis (Singapor

Intellectual Property News In a decision rendered by Singapore’s High Court on 20 December 2017, the High Court allowed an application by Novartis (Singapore) Pte Ltd (commenced under Section 44(1)... 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 Marks – Shipper not liable of Trade Mark Infringement (Louis Vuitton Malletier v Megastar Shipping Pte Ltd) (PT Alvenindo Sukses Ekspress, Third Party) and Other Suits

Intellectual Property News In a decision rendered by George Wei J, the Singapore High Court held that a freight forwarder was not liable for trade mark infringement in respect of... 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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Amendments to Granted Patent Claims dismissed by Singapore Court of Appeal due to Obvious Invalidity and Undue Delay in making amendments - Warner-Lambert Company LLC v Novartis (Singapore) Pte Ltd 2017 SGCA 45

Intellectual Property News SINGAPORE PATENTS – COURT OF APPEAL DISALLOWS AMENDMENTS TO GRANTED CLAIMS DUE TO OBVIOUS INVALIDITY AND UNDUE DELAY BY PLAINTIFF IN SEEKING AMENDMENTS – WARNER-LAMBERT COMPANY LLC... 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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Patent Revocation Proceedings - Singapore High Court has no jurisdiction - Sun Electric Pte Ltd v Sunseap Group Pte Ltd and others [2017] SGHC 232

Intellectual Property News   SINGAPORE PATENTS - SINGAPORE HIGH COURT RULES THAT IT HAS NO JURISDICTION TO REVOKE PATENTS – SUN ELECTRIC PTE LTD V SUNSEAP GROUP PTE LTD AND... Read more
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The Alpha & Omega Team Celebrates our Nation's 51st Birthday with a Singapore Breakfast and sharing of stories on how proud we are to be part of Singapore.

The Alpha & Omega team celebrates our nation's 51st birthday with a Singapore breakfast and sharing of stories on how proud we are to be part of Singapore. The variety... Read more
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Singapore report - High Court has Yellow Pages’ number in copyright dispute over telephone directories

Facts Global Yellow Pages Ltd and Promedia Directories Pte Ltd both produced telephone directories. Yellow Pages produced print editions of Business Listings, Yellow Pages Business and Yellow Pages Consumer, as... Read more
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"The Invisible Edge" A Power Luncheon Talk by Alpha & Omega Law Corporation & Broc Consulting

Organisation/Invitee: Alpha & Omega Law Corporation and Broc Consulting Event Name: "The Invisible Edge" Topics: Overview of the importance of intangible assets, corporate branding and related laws to promote brand portfolio and generate... Read more
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Singapore report - Appeal court rules on AMC v AMC

Audience Motivation Company Asia Pte Ltd was an events management company that was incorporated in Singapore in 2000. Its main area of business involves the management of marketing events such... 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