Region: Singapore

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

Mexico IP office's new online platform; Daren Tang appointed WIPO director general; INTA mental health webcast – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Puma’s Olympics trademark application being rejected, Aon launching an IP risk platform, the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office creating a coronavirus time capsule, and much more.

12 May 2020

IP Office of Singapore postpones IP Week; 3M files more lawsuits; registrations rise in Turkey – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the Uzbekistan IP Office warning of a rise in fraud, the Korean and Saudi IPOs pledging better cooperation, four ‘.brands’ preparing to exit, and much more.

24 April 2020

Zoom adapts to the highs and lows of mainstream success

The video-conferencing app is now a staple of daily communication, and its trademark holdings reflect how unexpected this success was.

17 April 2020

Singapore ranked world’s most innovative IP office in exclusive research

In new research from WTR, the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore has been ranked as the most innovative IP office in the world for the first time.

06 April 2020

Blow for Discovery as opposition against DISCOVERY CAMPS mark is rejected

The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore has rejected an opposition by media giant Discovery Communications LLC against the registration of the mark DISCOVERY CAMPS by a local company.

06 April 2020

IP Office Innovation Ranking 2020

Featured in IP office Innovation

In the 2020 edition of our exclusive research project into the most innovative IP offices in the world, we found significant improvements in non-core tools and services – although gaps remain.

06 April 2020

Singapore’s goal of achieving top-tier status as a hub of innovation and IP looks attainable

Its local brands have an international focus, and big global names also flock to this market.

20 March 2020

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