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Singapore ranks top in Asia for innovation, seventh globally

Singapore - August 14 2017 Singapore ranks top in Asia for innovation, seventh globally The Global Innovation Index 2017 ranked Singapore as seventh for innovation performance...

Ren Jun Lim, Andy Leck.


Public Consultation on proposed changes to Singapore's Patents Regime

Singapore - August 14 2017 The Ministry of Law and the IPOS are presently seeking feedback on proposed changes to Singapore's patents regime. These proposed changes are in line...

Ren Jun Lim, Andy Leck.


"BIG BOX" neither descriptive, generic, nor indistinctive - Courts (Singapore) Pte Ltd v Big Box Corporation Pte Ltd 2017 SGIPOS 5

Singapore - August 14 2017 Big Box Corporation Pte Ltd ("Big Box Co.") is the proprietor of the trade mark, "BIG BOX" ("the Subject Mark"), registered in Singapore since 26...

Ren Jun Lim, Andy Leck.


Established trade marks may face claims of nongenuine use - FMTM Distribution Limited v Van Cleef & Arpels S.A. 2017 SGIPOS 6

Singapore - August 14 2017 Van Cleef & Arpels S.A. ("the Proprietors") are a supplier of fine jewellery and luxury watches sold under the Van Cleef & Arpels (VCA) trade mark...

Ren Jun Lim, Andy Leck.


Common words may not be sufficiently distinctive - Consolidated Artists B.V. v THEFACESHOP Co., Ltd. 2017 SGIPOS 7

Singapore - August 14 2017 Consolidated Artists B.V. ("the Opponents") own the mark "MANGO" for many products, including clothing and cosmetics. The Opponents sought to rely on...

Ren Jun Lim, Andy Leck.