Region: Singapore

Surge in counterfeit imports into Southeast Asia: crucial customs strategies for brand owners

Exports of counterfeit goods from China are increasingly heading to Southeast Asia. This guest analysis explores the strategies that rights holders should employ.

04 November 2020

Innovation at WIPO: spotlight on alternative dispute resolution at IP offices

An exclusive guest post on how WIPO has been working with global IP offices to promote the advantages of alternative dispute resolution services.

15 October 2020

Champagne v ChamPengWine: preserving the value of geographical indications

This case offers clarity on when a trademark application would offend a GI under the Geographical Indications Act.

02 October 2020

Brands less important to consumers demanding social improvements, report reveals

Brandwatch has released the results of a survey of consumer perception on brand purpose in the light of the coronavirus pandemic.

29 September 2020

Blow for Valentino SpA as opposition against VALENTINO RUDY mark is dismissed

Italian fashion company Valentino SpA’s opposition against the registration of a figurative mark consisting of a ‘V’ device element and the word element 'Valentino Rudy' in Singapore has failed on all grounds.

18 September 2020

Coronil trademark twist; IPOS unveils new partnerships; Banjul marks in Mozambique  – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Glossier securing protection for its pink pouch, Pakistan promoting the use of GIs, China issuing opinions for destroying infringing and counterfeit goods, and much more.

28 August 2020

IPOS looks to future, Lego’s brand DNA and trademark filing trends: eight takeaways from Singapore IP Week

For 2021, Singapore’s IP Week event has gone virtual. Here we present key takeaways and observations from the discussions.

27 August 2020

Enforcement data reveals destination shift for counterfeits originating in China

The true scope of the illicit trade of fake goods is hard to define, but analysis by Rouse indicates that Southeast Asia is a fast-rising hotspot.

07 August 2020

Innovation at the Singapore IP Office: spotlight on non-core tools and services

In a new regular series on WTR, national IP offices share the innovative tools and services they have launched or are developing for the future, and we begin with the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore.

05 August 2020

Trademark ownership and bad faith: contract is (still) king

The decision of the Singapore High Court in Tomy Incorporated v Denstply Sirona underscores the significance of contractual dealings when seeking to lay claim to a trademark.

20 July 2020

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