Singapore’s first opposition proceedings against an application for a collective mark highlight that collective marks have a different function than regular trademarks.
Ferrero SpA has been dealt another blow in its attempt to register the packaging of its Ferrero Rocher chocolates as a trademark in Singapore. The case highlights the difficulty in establishing the distinctive character of shape marks, especially where they take the shape of the product itself.
In our latest round-up, we look at the art of avoiding brand hate, Hasbro acquiring Peppa Pig owner, the INTA holding its first roundtable event in Israel, and much more.
A Singapore boutique cake shop has successfully defended its registration for the mark THE PATISSIER (the French word ‘pâtissier’ means ‘pastry chef’) for a range of goods and services relating to bakery products.
In our latest round-up, we look at highlights from the USPTO’s anti-counterfeiting conference, Alibaba’s plan to use blockchain technology for its IP protection system, and much more.
A recent decision of the IP Office of Singapore in invalidity proceedings illustrates that, even if a party is the sole provider of a particular product or service, it does not automatically acquire the right to register the mark covering that product or service.
In opposition proceedings brought by International IP Holdings LLC against Lehman Holdings Limited’s applications to register a series of marks, the Hong Kong registrar has found that the only reasonable inference was that the applicant had copied the opponent’s mark.
The decision of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore in Tan Buck Hai v United U-LI Projects Pte Ltd offers a unique opportunity to understand the kinds of situations which will fall within the ground of bad faith.
The recent boom in economic activity across Asia has been reflected by a significant increase in the number of IP applications filed in the region – and the IP Office of Singapore is leading the way in innovation.
In our latest round-up, we look at the JPO offering a souvenir certificate for long-time rights holders, fashion brands stepping up their tech game, a new director at the Tunisian IP Office, and much more.
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 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 rules governing franchise agreements vary greatly across Asia. Here, we look at the different legislation related to enforcement and termination in Singapore and Malaysia.