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“No Approved Therapeutic Claim” disclaimer: to be abolished from product labels and advertisements

July 13 2015 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a government agency under the Department of Health (DOH) in the Philippines, has directed all food and…

Late national phase entry: can it be done?

August 7 2013 Filing an international application under the Patent Cooperation Treaty comes with two phases, the international phase and the national phase. David…

Patent linkage in Asian countries compared to the US

April 30 2012 Patent linkage refers to the system or process by which a country links drug marketing approval to the status of the patent(s) corresponding to the…

Singapore - IPOS Accelerates Grants of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Patent Applications

July 29 2019 The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore ("IPOs") launched an Accelerated Initiative for an Artificial Intelligence ("AI2") programme that…

Insights on Franchising: a Singapore Perspective

June 27 2017 Singapore is a multi-racial and a multi-cultural country that demands variety in all aspects of its marketplace. Recently, news of the imminent…

IPOs extended the SG IP Fast Track Programme for another 2 years and ended the 12 months File-To-Grant Programme from 30 April 2022

September 23 2022 The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOs) has recently extended their existing examination acceleration programme for patents, SG IP Fast…

Deceptive Design Pattern (aka “dark patterns”)

September 23 2022 A deceptive design pattern or dark pattern is a method employed by companies to make consumers do unintended things or to make it harder to do what…

Nutri-grade labelling requirement extended to drinks outlets offering freshly prepared drinks with high sugar and saturated fat content by end-2023

September 19 2022 Following the requirement for pre-packed beverages to be labelled with a Nutri-Grade mark from 30 December 2022, the Singapore government has…

Thailand - Adjustment of minimum market value or damages in intellectual property (IP) infringement cases

September 19 2022 Since its establishment in October 2002, the DSI has been crucial in combating IP infringements in Thailand. Deriving its authority from the Special…

Twitter, Inc. v. V V Technology Pte Ltd [2022] SGIPOS 4

August 29 2022 A recent decision shows the importance of consumer perception of economic linkages to the likelihood of confusion inquiry.