Ella Cheong Reporter

Cat fight: In the case of B2K Pet Products Pte. Ltd v Pets Global Pte Ltd [2016] SGIPOS 3

Posted on July 18, 2016
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By Denise Loh (Ella Cheong LLC)   Introduction On 19 January 2016, Principal Assistant Registrar Sandy Widjaja put an end to a trade mark opposition dispute between two local pet food manufacturers over the brand names of their cat litter, deciding in favour of the Applicants, B2K Pet Products Pte Ltd, and allowing the “Kit […]

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EC Circular: MYANMAR IMPOSES NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR EXECUTION OF TRADE MARK REGISTRATION AND MAINTENANCE FORMS

Posted on June 16, 2016
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The Myanmar Registration Office has recently implemented amendments to the documentary requirements regarding applications for trade mark registration and maintenance. The changes came into effect as of 1 June 2016.   In particular, under the new regulation, in order for an application to be accepted by the Registration Office, any applicable Power of Attorney or Declaration of Ownership / Renewal / Change […]

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Perspective on Alternative Dispute Resolution – A contribution to Asia IP

Posted on May 31, 2016
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  By Kevin Wong and Eileen Fong (Ella Cheong LLC)   These days, IP disputes between big companies seem to be regularly plastered all over the media (Apple vs Samsung, Christian Louboutin vs Yves Saint Laurent and so on), suggesting that bringing disputes before courts is the way to go. “However, litigation may not necessarily […]

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EC Circular: Indian Trade Marks Registry’s Recent Backlog-Clearing Exercise Goes Awry

Posted on April 19, 2016
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There has been a recent buzz about a mass backlog-clearing exercise by the Indian Trade Marks Registry conducted in March 2016, as a result of which the Registry ordered the abandonment of numerous trade mark applications. Unfortunately, some applications were abandoned erroneously.   Whilst subsequent developments have gone some way towards resolving this issue on […]

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Ex-employees’ Confidentiality Obligations in Focus – In the case of Clearlab SG Pte Ltd v Ting Chong Chai [2015] 1 SLR 163

Posted on March 2, 2016
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By Jonathan Liang (Ella Cheong LLC)   Introduction Employee confidentiality obligations are commonly set out as express terms in most employment contracts. Once an employee resigns or otherwise has his employment terminated, the corresponding obligations end as well. However, an employee may continue to be bound by restrictive covenants that survive the termination of his or […]

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