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Tougher measures planned to strengthen copyright

Tougher measures planned to strengthen copyright

They will better protect creators and give more access to copyrighted material for some users.

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New laws planned to ban sale of media boxes with add-on services

New laws planned to ban sale of media boxes with add-on services

Clarity over boxes that aid access to pirated content comes after review of copyright laws.

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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.

Love's labours lost for Cartier in trademark case

Love's labours lost for Cartier in trademark case

It fails in bid to stop MoneyMax from registering mark after arguing it was similar to its stylised 'love' trademark.

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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

Journals Online: [GBR] Retaining the Catnic/Improver approach in patent law: Why Singapore should not adopt the doctrine of equivalents

Although the SCA has declined to adopt the doctrine, it is prudent for our legislators to consider whether it should be introduced if it furthers Singapore’s aspiration to be a global IP hub in Asia.

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

Trade marks and trade names – Opposition to Registration

Journals Online: [INT] Implications of reposting copyright material online and Svensson distinguished in CJEU Judgment: Land Nordrhein-Westfalen v Dirk Renckhoff (Case C-161/17) EU:C:2018:634

The earlier decision of the CJEU in Svensson – which was a case on hyperlinking and although cited fairly extensively in argument – was carefully distinguished on the facts.

Swatch vs Apple: “Tick” and “THINK” are different

The importance of this decision lies in the PAR's application of the first step of the “step-by-step” approach laid down by the SCA in the landmark decision of Staywell Hospitality Group v Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide [2014] 1 SLR 911.


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