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'Future-proofing' Singapore's Copyright Act

'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.

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Swatch fails in bid to block Apple's iWatch trademark in Singapore

Swatch fails in bid to block Apple's iWatch trademark in Singapore

Swiss firm's mark not similar, smart watch not part of Apple's application: Registrar

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IPOS Case Summary: Swatch AG (Swatch SA) (Swatch Ltd) v Apple Inc. [2019] SGIPOS 1

The Opponent failed to prove that the mark was similar and that consumers would be confused.

Swatch AG (Swatch SA) (Swatch Ltd) v Apple Inc. [2019] SGIPOS 1

Trade marks and trade names – Opposition to Registration
High Court has power to revoke patents: Apex court

High Court has power to revoke patents: Apex court

It has jurisdiction in one of two distinct categories of cases, rules Court of Appeal.

Court of Appeal reverses High Court ruling that courts have no jurisdiction to revoke patents

In Sunseap Group Pte Ltd and ors v Sun Electric Pte Ltd [2019] SGCA 4, the Cal aid down important principles on how a patent revocation counterclaim should be pleaded.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Burberry Limited and another v Megastar Shipping Pte Ltd [2019] SGCA 01

SGCA found that the freight forwarder which imported counterfeit goods was not liable for trade mark infringement.

Cartier International AG v MoneyMax Jewellery Pte. Ltd. [2018] SGIPOS 22

Trade marks and trade names – Opposition to Registration

Bitwave Pte Ltd v Fung Shing Company Limited [2018] SGIPOS 21

Trade marks and trade names – Declaration of Invalidity

MinLaw consults on proposed reforms to IP dispute resolution system

The proposed reforms to the IP dispute resolution system are: consolidating civil IP proceedings in the High Court and establishing a “fast track” option for IP litigation.

IPOS Case Summary: Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. v Intercontinental Exchange Holdings, Inc. [2018] SGIPOS 20

It was held that the average consumer of the services in Singapore could not fail to be informed immediately by its use of the intended purpose and nature of the particular financial services. 

Warner-Lambert Company LLC (Appellant) v Generics (UK) Ltd t/a Mylan and another (Respondents/ Appellants/ Appellants) [2018] UKSC 56 (on appeal from [2016] EWCA Civ 1006)

This appeal raises the question of how the concepts of sufficiency and infringement are to be applied to a “Swiss-form patent” relating to a specified medical use of a known pharmaceutical compound.

IPOS: United U-LI Projects Pte Ltd v Tan Buck Hai [2018] SGIPOS 19

Trade marks and trade names – Declaration of Invalidity

Note on Realising the tangible value of intangible assets

Innovation can disrupt established markets and players, but it also creates new opportunities.  We have several schemes and initiatives to support enterprises in doing so.

Monster Energy Company v Glamco Co, Ltd [2018] SGHC 238

Trade Marks and Trade Names — Registration criteria

IPOS: Daidoh Limited v New Yorker S.H.K. Jeans GmbH & Co. KG [2018] SGIPOS 18

Trade marks and trade names – Opposition to Registration
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