Ella Cheong Reporter

A Tale of Two Foxes – in the case of Fox Street Wear Pte Ltd v Fox Racing, Inc. [2014] SGIPOS 13

Posted on June 19, 2015
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By Kevin Wong (Ella Cheong LLC)   Two companies were recently caught up in a contentious saga in Singapore over their trade marks relating to the above-captioned mammal. At the end of its tale (pun intended), the opponents succeeded in putting the brakes on registration of the applicants’ mark, notwithstanding that one of the earlier […]

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Revamped Geographical Indications Regime in Singapore Beckons

Posted on May 15, 2015
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By Kevin Wong & Eileen Fong (Ella Cheong LLC)   A new Geographical Indications (GIs) Registry and other legislative changes relating to GIs are being introduced in Singapore. Briefly, a GI is an indication that serves as an identifier in trade of the geographical origin of products (this is unlike the more commonly known concept […]

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New Data Protection Law in Singapore

Posted on May 15, 2015
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By Soh Kar Liang & Eileen Fong (Ella Cheong LLC)   On 2 January 2014, Singapore embarked on the 1st phase of implementing the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA). The PDPA is a huge step up from the previous lack of a comprehensive regime for privacy and data protection in Singapore despite the rising prevalence […]

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Voluntary Notification in Malaysian Copyright Law and Copyright Issues in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

Posted on May 15, 2015
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By Zuhairy Fauzy (Ella Cheong IP Services Sdn Bhd) In Malaysia, copyright is protected under the Copyright Act 1987. It was recently amended in 2012. One of the more significant aspects of these amendments is the option for authors or licensees of creative works to provide voluntary notification of copyright to the Controller of Copyright, […]

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Review of Registered Designs Regime in Singapore

Posted on May 15, 2015
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By Denise Loh (Ella Cheong LLC) The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) is carrying out its first major review of Singapore’s registered designs regime since the year 2000. The key objectives of this review are to accommodate new technologies and business models as well as to support the growth of designs-related industries. As part […]

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