Region: Singapore

The sentencing framework of Section 49(c) of the Trademarks Act

A court judgment on fashion retailer’s four-week imprisonment for selling counterfeit shoes has clarified sentencing under the Trademarks Act. Judge affirmed Singapore’s no-nonsense approach to infringement.

07 December 2018

Azerbaijan pledges IP reforms, plain packaging in Singapore, and Ecuador plans mediation center: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at the JPO offering a souvenir certificate for long-time rights holders, fashion brands stepping up their tech game, a new director at the Tunisian IP Office, and much more.

02 November 2018

Singapore eyes IP litigation fast-track, Samsung hits Galaxy snag, and fake remembrance poppies: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at claims that an Amazon reviewer was banned after calling out a fake product, the US government weighing in an ICANN debate, how applicants are embracing e-filing in China, and much more.

30 October 2018

“Leveraging the law is not the whole solution”: interview with Philip Morris’ Herman Cheung

In an exclusive interview, the tobacco giant's Manager of Illicit Trade Prevention talks to WTR about the importance of anti-counterfeiting efforts as the company transitions to a smoke-free future.

18 October 2018

Blow for Apple as its opposition to Swatch AG’s TICK DIFFERENT is dismissed

The registrar of the IP Office of Singapore has dismissed Apple’s opposition against the registration of Swatch AG’s TICK DIFFERENT mark based on its earlier THINK DIFFERENT mark.

05 October 2018

IPOS dismisses adidas opposition on lack of similarity in basic geometric shapes

The IP Office of Singapore has rejected adidas’ opposition against a device mark on multiple grounds, holding that adidas’ earlier mark had only a normal level of inherent technical distinctiveness.

06 September 2018

Tencent v Monster Energy decision: partial oppositions unlikely to be allowed

The decision of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore in <em>Tencent v Monster Energy </em>sheds some light on whether partial oppositions are allowed under the Trademarks Act.

06 July 2018

Proposed amendments to Trademarks Act's border enforcement provisions - what rights holders should know

The Intellectual Property (Border Enforcement) Bill, which was recently introduced in Singapore’s Parliament, aims to strengthen border enforcement measures against goods which infringe IP rights, among other objectives.

14 June 2018

New EUIPO report charts increasing sophistication and diversification of counterfeiters

The EUIPO has released a new report, compiling research since 2013, to present a comprehensive and updated picture of the scope and impact of IP rights infringement in the European Union.

07 June 2018

Fake press passes, ‘.sucks’ gun violence debate and the Annual Meeting heads to Singapore: INTA 2018 day one report

The trademark industry have descended on Seattle for INTA’s 2018 Annual Meeting. The World Trademark Review team is on the ground, and we present a daily round-up of event highlights and observations.

21 May 2018

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