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Criteria for Patent Amendments – In the case of Ship’s Equipment Centre Bremen GmbH v Fuji Trading (Singapore) Pte Ltd [2015] SGHC

Posted on February 2, 2016
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By Chiong Song Ning (Ella Cheong LLC)     Introduction In most (if not all) countries, patents can only be granted over inventions which are new, non-obvious (i.e. possess an inventive step), and capable of industrial application.   If doubts are raised over the patentability of the invention, either before grant (e.g during examination by […]

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Chapter on Trademarks in Singapore

Posted on November 27, 2015
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By Kevin Wong and Denise Loh (Ella Cheong LLC)   Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. This article was first published in Getting the Deal Through: Trademarks 2016, (published in September 2015) For further information please visit www.gettingthedealthrough.com. 1    Ownership of marks Who may apply? Any natural or legal person may apply for […]

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News Update: IPOS appointed as ASEAN’s first ISA and IPEA under the PCT

Posted on November 20, 2015
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By Chiong Song Ning (Ella Cheong LLC)   The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (“IPOS”) has been appointed by the World Intellectual Property Office (“WIPO”) as an International Searching Authority (“ISA”) and International Preliminary Examination Authority (“IPEA”) under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (“PCT”).   IPOS is the first IP office (out of 19 around the world) […]

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Use with consent, or use without consent: that is the question. – In the The Case of Romanson Co., Ltd v Festina Lotus, S.A [2015] SGIPOS 3

Posted on June 19, 2015
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By Denise Loh & Eileen Fong (Ella Cheong LLC)   On 2 February 2015, it was decided that the Applicant, Romanson Co., Ltd, successfully revoked Trade Mark Registration no., T9004265I for the Festina Mark on the basis of non-use under section 22(1)(a) and (b) of the Trade Marks Act. In Singapore, a trade mark registration […]

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Case highlight: Mesuma Sports Sdn Bhd v Majlis Sukan Negara Malaysia [2014] 1 LNS 1054

Posted on June 19, 2015
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By Zuhairy Fauzy (Ella Cheong IP Services Sdn Bhd)   What happens when the owner of a trade mark wakes up one morning to find that their mark has been registered by their business partner without consent? This recent case from September 2014 takes a closer look at the issue. The Appellant, Mesuma Sports Sdn […]

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