Region: Singapore

Singapore introduces IP Amendment Bill to streamline processes and improve legislative clarity

WTR talks with a local expert on what the implications are for brand owners and any potential roadblocks to implementation.

14 January 2022

Weider keeps Morinaga’s IN mark out of register

US nutrition company Weider has successfully relied on rights in its IN word mark in an action for a declaration of invalidity of Morinaga’s registered IN logo in Singapore.

06 January 2022

Why cooperation and public outreach is key for expanding innovation at IP offices

In a unique preview of an upcoming WTR Special Report, we present three exclusive extracts from major trademark office leaders on how they are using public outreach and collaboration to further their message.

30 December 2021

Heytea serves up invalidation against Heetea in Singapore

This dispute between a tea shop chain and an operator of kiosks selling tea-based beverages highlights that enforcement can be taken in Singapore based on both registered and unregistered rights.

07 December 2021

Louis Vuitton successfully opposes registration of HUMAN HORIZONS in Classes 18 and 25

Louis Vuitton Malletier has prevailed in opposition proceedings against the registration of the mark HUMAN HORIZONS for goods in Classes 18 and 25, including luggage and wallets, based on its HORIZON mark.

01 December 2021

From Singapore to Washington DC: INTA announces 2022 Annual Meeting plans

INTA has announced that its 2022 Annual Meeting will be held in Washington DC as a physical event with virtual components.

15 November 2021

Register Tracker Asia-Pacific: May-August 2021

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Major Asia markets are faring better than Europe and North America from a trademark filings perspective.

29 October 2021

Brand enforcement takeaways from Brand Strategy Southeast Asia

This week, IPBC Southeast Asia, hosted by IAM, and WTR’s Brand Strategy Southeast Asia, were hosted simultaneously.

13 October 2021

High Court allows two ‘Luke’s’ restaurants to coexist

In this dispute between rival Singapore restaurants, the High Court has decided that the parties’ respective marks and businesses could coexist, without the relevant public being confused.

06 September 2021

Delta Airlines’ delta variant dilemma; Amazon launches IP Accelerator in Singapore; EUIPO e-sports webinar– news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Walmart announcing a new initiative to help brand advertising, a Ferrero Rocher counterfeiter being found guilty of infringement despite handling authentic goods, and much more.

27 August 2021

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