Region: Singapore

Rolex successfully opposes registration of MARINER for watches based on its SUBMARINER mark

Swiss watchmaker Rolex SA, which owns the mark SUBMARINER in Class 14, has prevailed in opposition proceedings against the registration of the mark MARINER by FMTM Distribution Ltd, a company selling luxury watches.

15 July 2020

Mediation at the new innovation frontier: how Singapore is positioning itself as the global hub for IP dispute resolution

With more and more rights holders turning to mediation to settle IP disputes, the IP Office of Singapore is launching a number of innovative new tools to ensure that alternative legal resolutions are more effective.

08 July 2020

Singapore implements plain packaging; Nike most visible brand; Zoom feeling the heat – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Authentic Brands Group picking up another bankrupt apparel brand, Aurify Brands purchasing Le Pain Quotidien, the Philippines IP Office seeking more social media powers, and much more.

07 July 2020

Behind the scenes at IPOS: why Singapore is becoming the new global hub for IP dispute resolution

Director of the IP Office of Singapore hearings and mediation department Mark Lim explains how the office has been instrumental in developing Singapore into a global IP dispute resolution hub that is attractive to foreign businesses.

30 June 2020

Alternative dispute resolution of the future? First trademark case settled through virtual mediation

The IP Office of Singapore has successfully settled its first trademark dispute using virtual mediation, with WIPO now offering free IP mediation services until the end of August 2020.

30 June 2020

IPOS unveils incoming chief executive to replace WIPO-bound Daren Tang

The IP Office of Singapore (IPOS) has confirmed that Rena Lee will replace Daren Tang as its new chief executive from August 2020.

19 June 2020

UKIPO responds to BLACK LIVES MATTER trademark outrage; INTA cancels TMAP meeting; ICANN69 goes virtual – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Nestlé putting a large portion of its bottled water business up for sale, HGF and Nexus teaming up, IPOPHL warning of a rise in fake goods, and much more.

16 June 2020

Trademark filing levels recover but long-term picture remains in doubt

After an initial slump in global trademark filing levels in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, data reveals that numbers have started to return to normal at several major offices.

21 May 2020

High Court allows registration of HARVARD CLUB OF SINGAPORE marks by Harvard University

In Harvard Club of Singapore v President and Fellows of Harvard College, the Singapore High Court has affirmed a first-instance decision allowing Harvard University to register the marks HARVARD CLUB OF SINGAPORE and HARVARD UNIVERSITY CLUB OF SINGAPORE.

21 May 2020

“The safest option” – INTA Annual Meeting 2020 goes virtual amid coronavirus concerns

The INTA has announced that it will be conducting its 2020 Annual Meeting and Leadership Meeting as an all-virtual event, a move the association describes as "coming with a heavy heart”.

20 May 2020

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