Region: Singapore

International arbitration can be key to resolving metaverse and NFT disputes but lawyers must keep up

Venue selection is also critical when a dispute arises, a panel of experts advise.

01 September 2022

Apple and Swatch clash again in Singapore

In a recent case, Swatch’s claim that Apple applied for a trademark in bad faith was dismissed, coming after Apple's own unsuccessful opposition against Swatch in 2018.

25 August 2022

Why a Chinese dairy company sought IP talent outside China

Mengniu is creating its IP dream team with a new hire outside China to drive industrial and geographical expansion.

18 August 2022

Singapore trademark rise; USPTO adds executives to leadership team; La Liga giants seek crypto mark – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Authentic Brands Group preparing a takeover of luxury brand Ted Baker, Hong Kong Customs seizing counterfeit luxury goods, and much more.

16 August 2022

No two ways: Nestlé blocks opposition by a2 Milk

The registrar concluded that the elements ‘Atwo’ in Nestlé’s mark and ‘A2’ in a2 Milk’s mark did not constitute a common element.

05 August 2022

“We are often betting on the future”: ResMed’s approach to IP protection and business collaboration

ResMed’s Michael Pinczuk and Keira Moore tell WTR how the patent and trademark teams collaborate for success.

27 July 2022

Patience, creativity and determination: how The LEGO Group’s APAC IP team succeeds

Insight from the 2022 WTR Asia-Pacific Team of the Year

27 July 2022

Valuation of intangible assets will be a focus in Asia, says CEO of the International Valuation Standards Council

In an interview with WTR, the CEO of the International Valuation Standards Council expands on plans to include local leaders in the global mission to develop valuation standards, and appeals to the IP community to participate.

25 July 2022

FLOOR XPERT case: IPOS considers meaning of ‘use to acquire distinctiveness’

Use of a mark in a brand owner’s corporate name, website and/or social media handle may constitute use of the mark for the purposes of trademark registration.

18 July 2022

Register Tracker Asia-Pacific: January-April 2022

Featured in Prosecution

Filing activity has continued to fall at every major Asian register this year, as data reveals a shifting focus away from international filings by Chinese applicants.

20 June 2022

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