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Raising IP awareness in the young generation in Singapore

The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) and the National Youth Council (NYC) have recently conducted a joint survey called the Singapore IP and Youth survey to obtain a general understanding of how the young generation in Singapore perceives Intellectual Property and all the matters related. Through the survey, it’s clear that we need to raise IP awareness in the young generation in Singapore. Although Singapore is one of the fastest developing countries in the entire world, the young generation [...]

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New Revised Enhanced Mediation Promotion Scheme (REMPS) of IPOS

The IP Office of Singapore (IPOS) has recently announced the Revised Enhanced Mediation Promotion Scheme (REMPS) starting from the beginning of April 2022.  Revised Enhanced Mediation Promotion Scheme (REMPS) The Revised Enhanced Mediation Promotion Scheme (REMPS) is a funding scheme by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) to cover part of the parties’ mediation costs.  The funding covers: Fees charged by the mediation service provider;  Mediator’s fees;  up to 80% of mediation-related lawyer/agent fees (and mediation-related disbursements charged by the party’s lawyer/agent).  With the REMPS, [...]

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Conflicts in Prosecco wine GI registration between Singapore and Australia

Wine has always been a delicious but sometimes bitter problem worldwide, particularly revolving around geographical indication. Recently, another conflict has arisen in Prosecco wine GI registration between Singapore and Australia. Prosecco Prosecco is an Italian DOC or DOCG white wine produced in a large area spanning nine provinces in the Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia regions, … While many have mistaken Prosecco to be a type of champaign, it is actually a sparkling wine mostly made in the Veneto region, Italy. Prosecco wines [...]

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Twitter’s trademark battle in Singapore against a Singaporean tech startup

Twitter has been one of the most popular social media platforms in the entire world. Even the president of the United States or the richest man on Earth got the connection with this platform. However, besides all the commotion, in recent times, Twitter has actually been in a constant battle in Singapore against a Singaporean tech startup. According to a ruling on March 11, 2022, by the principal assistant registrar of Trade Marks Mark Lim, Twitter has won its trademark [...]

New Singapore Court Processes for Intellectual Property Disputes

New Singapore Court Processes for Intellectual Property Disputes

On April 1, 2022, the new Supreme Court of Judicature (Intellectual Property) Rules 2022 (“Rules”) went into force. The amended Rules provide a new track for intellectual property (“IP”) disputes. The “Simplified Process for Certain Intellectual Property Claims” is the name of this new optional track (“Simplified Process”). The optional track plans to create a more efficient and cost-effective dispute settlement system in Singapore, particularly for individuals and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). New Intellectual Property Disputes Court Procedures Legislation  Originating [...]

Formal Pre-Grant Third Party Observation and Post-Grant Re-Examination Procedures in Singapore

Formal Pre-Grant Third Party Observation and Post-Grant Re-Examination Procedures in Singapore

The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has recently introduced some amendments to the Singapore Patents Act and Rules. The amendments mainly focus on enhancing the Dispute Resolution Processes of Singapore’s patents regime, as summarised below. Pre-Grant Third Party Observation The IPOS established a new pre-grant third-party observation process, which allows third parties to formally submit observations on a patent application’s patentability at any time between the application’s publication and the issuance of the relevant examination report. There was no formal mechanism [...]

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New IP Amendment Bill in Singapore

Singapore has always been the top innovating country in the Southeast Asia region. In addition, this country is also ranked highly on the world stage due to its constant efforts in creative innovation and economic growth. To maintain and develop from such high regards, recently, minister Edwin Tong SC, Singapore’s Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Second Minister for Law has announced the Intellectual Property Amendment Bill (IPAB) at the Singapore Parliament on January 12. The majority of the Bill [...]

The dispute surrounding the mark “HORIZON” in Singapore, Problems about the "HORIZON" trademark, HORIZON, HUMAN HORIZONS,

The dispute surrounding the mark “HORIZON” in Singapore

“HUMAN HORIZONS” and “HORIZON” are really similar and it makes people think that they are from the same company. However, the problem is that it is not. The 2 marks are actually from different companies – technology company Human Horizons Holdings Co., Ltd. (HUMAN HORIZONS) and Louis Vuitton Malletier (HORIZON), thus creating the dispute surrounding the mark “HORIZON” in Singapore. Although the technology company Human Horizons Holdings Co., Ltd. has the word “Human Horizons” as its company name, now they [...]

The exception for computational data analysis in Singapore’s Copyright Act 2021, exception for computational data analysis in Singapore’s Copyright Act 2021, computational data analysis, Exception for computational data analysis

The exception for computational data analysis in Singapore’s Copyright Act 2021

Singapore’s new Copyright Act officially came into force in November 2021. Among the amendments in the new Copyright Act of Singapore, one of the most important revisions is that of the exception for computational data analysis. The exception for computational data analysis in the amended Copyright Act of Singapore is one of the few pieces of legislation in the world with such exception.  However, this exception of Singapore has a broader scope in comparison with other jurisdictions such as the UK [...]

The Road Ahead - Singapore’s Intellectual Property Strategy 2030, Singapore’s Intellectual Property Strategy 2030, The Road Ahead, SIPS 2030, Singapore’s Intellectual Property Strategy

The Road Ahead – Singapore’s Intellectual Property Strategy 2030

The IP Office of Singapore announced the Singapore Intellectual Property Strategy 2030 (SIPS 2030) on World Intellectual Property Day. SIPS 2030 has three inter-linked thrusts: strengthening Singapore’s position as a global centre for IA/IP, attracting and growing innovative firms and developing decent jobs. The IP Office of Singapore (IPOS) announced the Singapore Intellectual Property Strategy 2030 (SIPS 2030) on World Intellectual Property Day this year, based on Singapore’s 2013 IP Hub Master Plan (and 2017 updates). SIPS 2030 intends to [...]

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