SINGAPORE: MYSTERY SET

12th September, 2017

This case deals on whether the use of a trade mark only in references to invoices would constitute as “use” per the Singapore Trade Marks Act. In this revocation proceeding before the……

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Singapore: Apple’s Trade Mark Sherlock Revoked

27th February, 2017

In the matter of Apple Inc (‘Apple’) and Bigfoot Internet Ventures Pte Ltd (‘Bigfoot’), it was uncovered that companies offering post-sale software support provided online could possibly satisfy the ‘evidence of use’……

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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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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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SINGAPORE: AMC IN DISPUTE

5th May, 2015

In the case of The Audience Motivation Company Asia Pte Ltd v AMC Live Group China (S) Pte Ltd, the Singapore High Court dismissed the Plaintiff’s claims for infringement and passing off.……

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SINGAPORE: TRADE MARK INFRINGEMENT OF KIT KAT

29th January, 2015

This is an article about an interesting case of Societe Des Produits Nestlé SA and another v Petra Foods Ltd and another. Societe Des Produits Nestlé SA (hereinafter referred as “the 1st……

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SINGAPORE: FOX V FOX

1st December, 2014

In opposition proceedings involving Singapore-based Fox Street Wear Pte Ltd and United States-based Fox Racing, Inc, the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has refused registration of Singapore Trade Mark Application No.……

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SINGAPORE: THAT IS ONE ANGRY BIRD

24th October, 2014

A recent case decided by Intellectual Property of Singapore (IPOS) in relation to dispute concerning a registered trade mark application filed by Kimanis Food Industries Sdn. Bhd. and opposition by Rovio Entertainment.

Kimanis Food Industries Sdn. Bhd. (hereinafter referred to as “the Applicant”) applied to register a trade mark

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SINGAPORE: THE ELONGATED “P” MEETS ITS TWIN

19th August, 2014

A recent case of Tao, Hsiu-Chih v Pirelli & C. S.P.A, involved a dispute between two parties whereby Tao, Hsiu-Chih filed an application for trade mark registration and opposition thereto by Pirelli……

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SINGAPORE: MARTINI ON THE ROCK

30th July, 2014

A recent case decided by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) that relates to a dispute concerning trade mark registration by Barcardi & Company Limited and application for revocation and invalidation……

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SINGAPORE: A ACE MARK HELD VALID

30th July, 2014

The case of Sin Fatt Industrial Co. Sdn. Bhd. v Star Industrial Company Limited [2013] had illustrated some important dictum to be appreciated in Singapore in the future. Sin Fatt Industrial Co.……

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SINGAPORE: STARWOOD VS STAYWELL

30th July, 2014

In the case of Staywell Hospitality Group Pty Ltd v Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and  another and another appeal, after going through a lengthy process of jurisdiction, the Intellectual Property……

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Singapore: Objections to Counter-Statements

22nd May, 2014

In the case of BRG Brilliant Rubber Goods (M) Sdn. Bhd. v The Polo/ Lauren Company, L. P., the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) refused Applicant’s application to restore its’ trade……

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