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UNDERSTANDING PARALLEL IMPORTS AND the “EXHAUSTION OF RIGHTS” DEFENCE – AN INTRODUCTION TO THE CASE OF SAMSONITE IP HOLDINGS SARL V AN SHENG TRADING PTE LTD [2017] SGHC 18 [Part 1 of 3]

Posted on June 6, 2017
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By Kevin Wong and Eileen Fong (Ella Cheong LLC)   Parallel importation – defined perfectly by George Wei J in his latest judgment of Samsonite IP Holdings Sarl v An Sheng Trading Pte Ltd [2017] SGHC 18 – is “broadly concerned with situations where a third party, without the consent of the proprietor of an […]

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Food for thought: Renaming of ‘Pretzel Dog’ to ‘Pretzel Sausage’ in Malaysia

Posted on April 7, 2017
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By Kanmani Rani (Ella Cheong IP Services Sdn Bhd)   There are many tall tales about what hot dogs are made of, but the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM) is eager to make one thing clear to food consumers: there are no dogs in hot dogs.   Last year, the Halal Division of the Department […]

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CHANGES TO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICIAL FEES IN SINGAPORE COMING SOON

Posted on March 24, 2017
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    The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) will be implementing some official fee revisions which will take effect from 1 April 2017. Some of the key changes are listed below:   Trade Marks Application: An application discount of about 30% will be available. However, it will only apply provided the entire specification of […]

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Trader keeps the [good] faith in a spare part in trademark doublebill: a case study in the case of Audi AG v Lim Ching Kwang

Posted on February 28, 2017
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By Kevin Wong (Ella Cheong LLC) This article was first published on IPKat on 23 February 2017. For further information please visit http://www.ipkat.com/.   “In the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore case of AUDI AG v Lim Ching Kwang [2017] SGIPOS 2, German car maker AUDI AG applied on 31 March 2015 to revoke and declare […]

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EC Circular: CHANGES TO PROSECUTION AND RENEWAL PROCEDURE AMONG RECENT AMENDMENTS TO INDONESIAN TRADE MARKS LAW

Posted on February 10, 2017
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  The publication of trade mark applications for opposition has been brought forward before substantive examination, while late renewal of trade mark registrations has been made available, as part of recent amendments to Indonesian trade marks law which came into force on 26 November 2016.   Publication: For Indonesian trade mark applications filed under the […]

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