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Lesson from the wonton noodles trademark case in Singapore

In 2018, an opposition has been filed to a trademark application by sisters Ng Mui Hong and Ng Mei Ling for their restaurant Char Siew Wantan Mee. Ng Mui Hong and Ng Mei Ling are the daughters of the late Ng Ba Eng, who ran the Dunman Road Food Centre hawker stall Eng’s wonton noodles. Ng Ba Eng died of a sudden heart attack in 2013. However, even after death, his reputation through decades of selling pork dumpling noodles is still recognized [...]

MinLaw and IPOS Are Collecting Comments on Supplementary Legislation Regulating Collective Management Organizations

MinLaw and IPOS Are Collecting Comments on Supplementary Legislation Regulating Collective Management Organizations

On November 7th, the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) and the Ministry of Law (MinLaw) opened a public consultation to get input on the proposed subsidiary law governing collective management organizations (CMOS). The Copyright (Collective Management Organizations) Regulations, a subsidiary piece of law, will be created in accordance with the Copyright Act 2021. Up to December 4th, 2022, there will be a four-week public consultation period. It follows previous consultation initiatives on copyright regime, including a consultation held in [...]

IP week 2022 in Singapore: More support with IP management for startups, SMEs, and young innovators

IP week 2022 in Singapore: More support with IP management for startups, SMEs, and young innovators

On Tuesday, September 6, THE Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (Ipos) introduced initiatives to support inventors in managing their intellectual property (IP) by providing free legal counsel, patent drafting services, training, and other resources. Edwin Tong, the second minister of law, made the statement in his opening remarks at IP Week 2022, a worldwide IP conference hosted in Singapore, “Startups are hothouses for new ideas that could be brought to market, but may lack the expertise to identify and effectively [...]

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The United Kingdom – Singapore Digital Economy Agreement

The UK-Singapore Digital Economy Agreement (DEA) is one of the world’s most innovative trade agreements. This Agreement covers the digitized trade in services and goods across the economies of the 2 countries. There are many important contents regulating data privacy and other digital aspects in this Agreement. According to the official website of the United Kingdom’s government, as 2 of the most advanced digital trading nations, the UK and Singapore have reached a ground-breaking international deal that is deeper and [...]

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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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