In Ong Ah Tiong v Public Prosecutor, the Chief Justice of Singapore
has upheld a sentence of 32 months' imprisonment for breach of the Trademarks
Act and Copyright Act. He noted that the increasingly stringent approach that
Singapore courts are taking against IP infringement is justified by the fact
that, among other things, Singapore is a prominent business hub and its government
has made strong efforts to promote it as a regional IP centre.