Ella Cheong Reporter

What defines “serious misconduct” under an employment agreement? – In the case of Phosagro Asia Pte Ltd v Piattchanine, Iouri [2016] SGCA 61

Posted on January 25, 2017
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by Jonathan Liang (Ella Cheong LLC)   Most employment agreements provide that the employer is entitled to terminate the agreement without notice or payment in lieu of notice if the employee is guilty of “serious misconduct”. Although the consequences of termination are typically severe, most employment agreements do not stipulate what “serious misconduct” entails or […]

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PDPA COMPLIANCE: THE TIME IS NOW

Posted on December 20, 2016
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by Rishi Gantan  (Ella Cheong LLC)   Data protection laws in Singapore are relatively new, as the Data Privacy Provisions of the Personal Data Protection Act (“PDPA”) came into force barely 2 years ago, shortly after the “Do Not Call” (“DNC”) regime was implemented.   However, compliance under this new law is stringent and many companies […]

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A short commentary on the potential IP implications of “Pokemon marketing”: a Go, or no Go?

Posted on October 26, 2016
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by Eileen Fong and Tan Yi Xin (Ella Cheong LLC)   Pokemon Go – even if you are not a user of this mobile-based, augmented reality game, the sheer amount of buzz Pokemon Go has created is enough to make history.   With the popularity of Pokemon Go showing no signs of slowing down, enterprising […]

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Malaysia faces legal challenge in rights to Halal certification mark in Europe

Posted on September 5, 2016
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By Zuhairy Fauzy (Ella Cheong IP Services Sdn Bhd)   Consumers may potentially have trouble keeping things halal in the wake of the recent case of Government of Malaysia v OHIM (18 November 2015, Case T-508/13), which revolves around the alleged passing-off of Malaysia’s Halal certification mark in the European Union. The certification mark takes the […]

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EC CIRCULAR: IPOS TO CLOSE FOREIGN ROUTE WITH EFFECT FROM 1 JANUARY 2020

Posted on August 16, 2016
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By Chiong Song Ning (Ella Cheong LLC)   For patent applications filed directly in Singapore, as well as Patent Cooperation Treaty (“PCT”) applications entering national phase in Singapore, there are several options in respect of Search and Examination procedures.  One such option is the “foreign route”.   When using the foreign route, an applicant need […]

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