Region: Singapore

IP process changes and fee updates – what you need to know

This update highlights some of the key changes due to be introduced by IPOS, including a new partial acceptance mechanism for national trademark applications.

24 May 2022

IP financing in Asia – why so few loans and what can we do about it?

In the second article of a four-part series, WTR investigates IP financing in Asia to find out why it is not more prevalent and how stakeholders are addressing the challenges.

20 May 2022

The landscape of IP valuation in Asia – who, where and how much

In the first of a four-part series, WTR delves into the IP valuation landscape in Asia to understand why there are so few IP valuers and why it is so expensive.

19 May 2022

Singapore ramps up IP mediation funding

Singapore escalates drive to encourage take-up of alternative dispute resolution for IP disputes, increasing funding for IP mediation by nearly 17%.

05 May 2022

New court procedures for IP disputes – what you need to know

The new optional track for IP litigation aims to provide a quicker and more cost-effective dispute resolution system in Singapore.

05 May 2022

BEABA v Biba: why brand owners should consider bad-faith ground as part of opposition strategies

Although bad faith is a serious claim which must be sufficiently supported by evidence, successfully establishing bad faith will obviate the need to prove a likelihood of confusion.

27 April 2022

Younger generation lacks IP awareness: call made for more government programmes and education

Young people know about IP, but are not confident about their knowledge and may consciously infringe on the rights of others.

27 April 2022

Singapore police’s anti-counterfeiting message; Harry and Meghan face brand challenge; ICANN launches audit round – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at companies urging the US Congress to include anti-counterfeiting measures in a China bill, and much more.

19 April 2022

No room in the nest: Twitter successfully opposes bird device mark

The decision provides useful guidance on how to assess the similarity of device marks without any textual element.

06 April 2022

Appeal court confirms that ‘Luke’s’ restaurants can coexist

This dispute between rival dining establishments operating under the names ‘Luke’s Oyster Bar & Chop House’ and ‘Luke’s Lobster’ highlights that initial interest confusion is insufficient for both passing off and trademark infringement.

15 March 2022

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