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Gan Eng Joo Onassis & SG Mr Kopi Private Limited  SGIPOS MED 1
A dispute between two Singapore entities, Mr Kopi and Sg Mr Kopi Pte Ltd over the registration of the latter’s trade mark was successfully resolved through mediation by the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center. This mediation was done under IPOS’ REMPS, a scheme which reimburses parties with mediation costs of up to S$14,000.
Baidu Online Network Technology (Beijing) Co Ltd v Baidu Europe BV ( SGIPOS 2)
The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has ruled on the invalidation of trade marks registered by an infamous trade mark troll, reassuring established and well-known companies that their marks will be protected against those who would hijack their marks for their own gain or nefarious purposes.
Siemens Industry Software Inc. vs Inzign Pte Ltd  SGHC 50
The Singapore High Court has ruled on the doctrine of vicarious liability and its applicability in copyright infringement. The court found that employers should manage their employees appropriately to prevent secondary liability from being imposed in such situations.
Ong Heng Chuan v Ong Teck Chuan and others  SGHC 46
The Court of Appeal has issued a decision on shareholder minority oppression, emphasising that oppression actions only apply where a wrong has been caused to a minority shareholder in their personal capacity, as opposed to a wrong to the company.
Australian Grape and Wine In. V Consorzio di Tutella della Denominazione di Origine Controllata Prosecco  SGIPOS 4
The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has ruled on an opposition against the registration of “Prosecco” as a geographical indication in respect of wines. IPOS found that the opposition has failed in both of its attempted grounds.
Xiaomi v MiChat  SGIPOS 2
The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) held that an opposition by Xiaomi Inc against an applicant who sought to register ‘MiChat’ as the mark has succeeded in some classes but not others. The Registrar in making its decision found that the marks were overall more similar than dissimilar such that there was a likelihood of confusion on the part of the public.
Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company v YITAI Plastic Corp  SGIPOS 14
The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has ruled on a trade mark opposition matter, and found that the opposition succeeded on the claim of passing-off. In making its decision, the IP Adjudicator made clear the important of having sufficient and relevant evidence to support arguments made for trade mark opposition matters. Even large corporations cannot let their reputation speak for themselves when making a claim that they are well-known.
Proposed Amendments under the Intellectual Property Bill 2021
The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore has published a bill seeking to amend various IP laws in Singapore which seeks to streamline IP processes and reduce the administrative burden of those seeking IP protection in Singapore.
Proposed Amendments under the Copyright Bill
Proposed amendments to the Copyright Act are expected to come into effect by the end of 2021. Amongst others, key amendments proposed seek to accord stronger moral rights to authors and performers, and make the law more accessible to laypersons.
Protecting Your Design: Rights, Registration and Renewal
This article provides a preliminary overview over the registered design regime in Malaysia, discussing various topics such as what makes a design registrable, why register a design and what the difference is between a design and a copyright.
Personal Data Protection Commission Revised Guide on Active Enforcement
This article details some of the PDPC’s new powers on alternative dispute resolution and enforcement actions, including the PDPC being able to accept an organisation’s voluntary undertaking or come to an expedited breach decision.
Transitioning Back to the Office
As employees transition back to work in the office after a year of remote work arrangements, this article discusses the requirements for safe management measures at the workplace, and whether employers can implement a ‘no jab, no job’ policy in Singapore.
Simplified Insolvency Programme
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Law has established the Simplified Insolvency Programme to assist small companies in the restructuring of their debts, or to wind up their company.
Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Academy at Fulbright University Vietnam, 2023
April 24-28, 2023
INTA 2023 Annual Meeting Live+
May 16–20, 2023
IAG Global Assembly – Singapore 2023
October 12-15, 2023
APAA 20th General Assembly and 74th & 75thCouncil Meetings
November 3-7, 2023