SINGAPORE – FAUX CALVIN

24th October, 2016

In the case of Calvin Klein, Inc and another v HS International Pte Ltd and others [2016] SGHC 214, leading fashion designer Calvin Klein had sued Singapore-registered Global PSM for trademark infringement……

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MALAYSIA – BAIK TRADE MARK

5th October, 2016

In the case of Al Baik Fast Food Distribution Co SAE v El Baik Food Systems Co S A, and Another Appeal, the dispute in issue was over the similar trade mark……

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THAILAND – AMENDMENTS TO TRADE MARK ACT

14th September, 2016

On 28 July 2016, Thai Trademark Amendment Act B.E. 2559 has come into force. There are several key amendments that we would like to highlight as they bring significant effect to the……

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MALAYSIA: A KRAFTY MATTER, A CONTINUATION

6th September, 2016

Previously, the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) has rejected a trade mark application by Kraft Foods Shweiz Holding GmbH. The trade mark is: The decision was based on the reasons that……

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MALAYSIA – A CAT FIGHT

6th September, 2016

This is a case concerning the use of the mark “FUSSIE CAT” and the law of passing off as decided by a High Court of Malaya at Kuala Lumpur. The First Plaintiff……

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MALAYSIA: THE FIGHT OVER “OVERSEAS”

27th July, 2016

In the case of Restoran Oversea Holdings Sdn Bhd v Overseas Seafood Restaurant Sdn Bhd, Restoran Oversea Holdings Sdn Bhd (hereafter referred to as “the Plaintiff”) had filed for a legal action……

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MALAYSIA: OISHI V OISHI, THE BATTLE CONTINUES

27th July, 2016

In the case of Liwayway Marketing Corporation v Oishi Group Public Company Limited, Liwayway Marketing Corporation, appealed against the High Court’s decision to expunge their trade mark “Oishi”. Readers of our newsletters……

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MALAYSIA: A “SWISS” STORY INDEED

3rd May, 2016

In Maestro Swiss Chocolate Sdn. Bhd. v Chocosuisse Union Des Fabricants Suisses De Chocolat, Kraft Food Schweiz AG and Nestle Suisse S.A., the Federal Court of Malaysia dismissed the appeal filed by……

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MALAYSIA: PARLIAMENT V PARLIAMENT

1st September, 2015

In the case of Philip Morris Brands SARL v Rothmans Brands Sdn. Bhd., the Malaysian High Court allowed the Plaintiff’s claims for non – use of the ‘Parliament’ trade mark by the……

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SINGAPORE: IPOS DEFINES THE TERM USE OF MARK

31st July, 2015

In this trade mark revocation hearing before the Hearings and Mediation Group of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), Lisbeth Enterprises Limited (hereinafter be referred as “the Applicant”), filed an application……

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SINGAPORE: CONVERSE FAILS IN OPPOSITION PROCEEDINGS

31st July, 2015

In the opposition hearing of a trade mark application by Southern Rubber Works Sdn. Bhd. (hereinafter be referred “the Applicant”), opposed by Converse Inc. (hereinafter be referred “the Opponent”), the Intellectual Property……

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SINGAPORE: POLO/LAUREN TAKES ON THE MIGHTY USPA

31st July, 2015

In opposition proceedings involving Singapore-based Polo/Lauren Company, L. P. v United States Polo Associates, the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has refused registration of Singapore Trade Mark Application No. T1215440A in……

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MALAYSIA: CONSENT ORDER REVISITED

26th June, 2015

This article is based on the decision of High Court of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur involves between X1R Global Holdings previously known as Quantum Global Far East Sdn. Bhd. with X1R Global……

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MALAYSIA: USE OF TRADEMARK DEFINED

26th June, 2015

In NCTECH INT BHD. v NCV TECHNOLOGIES SDN. BHD., the High Court of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur ruled on the application of the word “use” in the context of trademark law as……

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MALAYSIA: COLLIERS TRADE MARK IN DISPUTE

29th May, 2015

Colliers International Property Consultants Inc. v Colliers International Property Consultants Sdn. Bhd. is a trade mark dispute before the High Court of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur. The Plaintiff (Colliers International Property Consultants……

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