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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 [...]

Singapore’s amended Copyright Act extends rights to wedding photos of photographers, wedding photos of photographers, Is the change better for the creators or create a hindrance to all parties?, The delicate situation of wedding photographs, The transfer of rights from the creators to the contracting parties, Singapore’s amended Copyright Act on wedding photos of photographers, Singapore Copyright Act on wedding photos of photographers, wedding photos of photographers copyright in Singapore

Singapore’s amended Copyright Act extends rights to wedding photos of photographers

From November 2021, photographers in Singapore will be thrilled when they know that all of their works will now be their intellectual properties, even if the photos they take are from the request of contracting parties like wedding couples, parents of a birthday boy and girl, or even CEO of a multinational company.  Singapore’s amended Copyright Act extends rights to wedding photos of photographers Not just wedding photos but all photos, in general, will belong to the photographers. Not just photos [...]

INTA published Unfair Competition Laws Quick Guide, Unfair Competition Laws, Unfair Competition Laws Quick Guide, INTA’s Unfair Competition Committee

INTA published Unfair Competition Laws Quick Guide

On September 14, 2021, INTA’s Unfair Competition Committee (UCC), Policy Subcommittee voted to approve a Board Resolution, prohibit various forms of unfair competition even though the national statutes or governing laws are diverse in nature. Specifically, the data in the Unfair Competition Quick Guide covers 24 countries, including those in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Sponsored by INTA’s Unfair Competition Committee (UCC) —Policy Subcommittee, the resolution focuses largely on obligations contained in the TRIPS Agreement and is a [...]

The 8th BPIP Annual Conference starts on October 25th 2021, Best Practices Intellectual Property

The 8th BPIP Annual Conference starts on October 25th, 2021

The 8th Best Practices Intellectual Property (BPIP) Annual Conference is about to be commenced on October 25th, 2021 in Sheraton Hotel, Tel Aviv. This conference will bring global decision-makers and international IP experts to Tel Aviv both physically and spiritually through the internet to discuss global issues on IP, trends, and legislation regarding IP matters. Participating in the virtual BPIP conference, brand owners and practitioners from across the world can get the latest update on IP matters in the world, [...]

Singapore retains its eighth position in the Global Innovation Index 2021, Singapore retains its eighth position in the Global Innovation Index, Singapore retains its eighth position, Global Innovation Index,

Singapore retains its eighth position in the Global Innovation Index 2021

In the Global Innovation Index 2021, Singapore has retained its 8th ranking in the list, further demonstrating the power of one of the most innovative nations in the world in general and in South East Asia in particular.  Global Innovation Index (GII) The Global Innovation Index is an index that measures the innovation capacity and performance of world economies. This initiative is jointly implemented by WIPO, Cornell University (USA), and INSEAD Institute every year since 2007. The idea of ​​the Global Innovation [...]

IP Week @ SG 2021 announced focal development for enterprises in Singapore, focal development for enterprises in Singapore, Improve IP dispute resolution proceedings in Singapore, IP Week @ SG 2021

IP Week @ SG 2021 announced focal development for enterprises in Singapore

During the recent IP Week @ SG 2021, IPOS has announced a strong boost for business enterprises in Singapore. Specifically, the focal development for enterprises in Singapore will be IP resources which will help businesses to create a strong IP protection plan for themselves and emerge stronger in the future, post-pandemic situation. Singapore Intellectual Property Week is one of the world’s leading IP events, bringing together thousands of attendees from dozens of countries and territories, including many leaders, planners, and [...]

The new copyright bill in Singapore has a number of significant amendments

The new copyright bill in Singapore has a number of significant amendments

The proposed Copyright Bill (“Draft Bill”) in Singapore has been scheduled for second reading in September 2021. The current Copyright Act (Cap. 60, Rev. Ed. 2006), which has been in effect for fifteen years, will be replaced by the Draft Bill. The Draft Bill, in particular, appears to provide for better copyright protection for creators/performers of copyright works. The following are some of the significant amendments in the Draft Bill: 1. The right to be identified The new right to be [...]

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Types of trademark in Singapore

What is type of trademark in Singapore? Trademark is defined as “A mark capable of being represented graphically and which is capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one person from those of others and may include the shape of goods, their packaging and a combination of colours”. (Trade Marks Act, 1999). A trade mark is a sign such as a word, device, brand, shape, color or any combination of these elements, which is capable of being graphically represented and [...]

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