In an exclusive interview, the tobacco giant's Manager of Illicit Trade Prevention talks to WTR about the importance of anti-counterfeiting efforts as the company transitions to a smoke-free future.
The registrar of the IP Office of Singapore has dismissed Apple’s opposition against the registration of Swatch AG’s TICK DIFFERENT mark based on its earlier THINK DIFFERENT mark.
The IP Office of Singapore has rejected adidas’ opposition against a device mark on multiple grounds, holding that adidas’ earlier mark had only a normal level of inherent technical distinctiveness.
The decision of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore in Tencent v Monster Energy sheds some light on whether partial oppositions are allowed under the Trademarks Act.
The Intellectual Property (Border Enforcement) Bill, which was recently introduced in Singapore’s Parliament, aims to strengthen border enforcement measures against goods which infringe IP rights, among other objectives.
The EUIPO has released a new report, compiling research since 2013, to present a comprehensive and updated picture of the scope and impact of IP rights infringement in the European Union.
The trademark industry have descended on Seattle for INTA’s 2018 Annual Meeting. The World Trademark Review team is on the ground, and we present a daily round-up of event highlights and observations.
The rules governing franchise agreements vary greatly across Asia. Here, we look at the different legislation related to enforcement and termination in Singapore and Malaysia.
This week’s country data report looks at the small but mighty trademark profile of Singapore. As well as exploring its nation brand strength, we identify its most important trademark-intensive industries and reveal the leading brand owners, both in value and portfolio size.
The IP adjudicator has upheld Guccio Gucci SpA’s opposition to the registration of the figurative mark GUCCITECH in Class 11 under Sections 8(2)(b), 8(4) and 8(7)(a) of the Trademarks Act.
In the first of a two-part series, we outline the legislative framework for franchising in nine jurisdictions across Asia and South America.
Singapore’s Ministry of Health has opened a public consultation on plain packaging. While doing so, it firmly dismisses legal and trade-related arguments against the measure, which should concern rights holders.
The Polo/Lauren Company has failed to invalidate the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club's registration for a composite mark containing the word 'polo' and the device of a polo player.
WIPO has released its latest report into global IP activity, revealing a significant rise in filing activity. Most of the growth can be attributed to China’s continued domination.
The Singapore High Court has found a freight company not liable for the transport of counterfeit goods from China. The landmark decision is bad news for rights holders.