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IPOS invalidates registered trade mark for lack of distinctiveness- Eley Trading Sdn Bhd v Kwek Soo Chuan [2017] SGIPOS 15

Reading Time: 8 minutesIn a decision rendered by an Assistant Registrar at the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), IPOS invalidated a registered trade mark for its lack of distinctiveness. (A) Who are the parties involved in this case? Eley Trading Sdn Bhd (Applicant) Manufacturer and distributor of religious products sold in various countries including Singapore. Owner of […]

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PIXEL MESH – Intellectual Property Issues for Online Content Creators, Game Developers and Tech Innovators

Reading Time: 10 minutesDuring a panel discussion organized by Asia Law Network and PIXEL, Adrian Kwong (managing director of Consigclear LLC), Jeremiah Chew (senior associate at Ascendant Legal) and Deitrich Mohan (Game room and 3Bode media) discussed intellectual property issues surrounding the gaming and media industry. The panel answered a range of questions, from broad categories of: Basic […]

FAQ on Trademark Registration in Hong Kong
Protect Your Brand – FAQ on Trademark Registration in Hong Kong

Reading Time: 4 minutes#1 .  What counts as a trademark? A trademark usually takes the form of a logo that would serve as distinctive corporate identity. It may consist of text and numbers, as well as more intangible elements such as colour, sound, smell and shape. The full definition according to the Intellectual Property Department (IPD) of Hong […]

Trademark Guide to Trademarks in Singapore
Guide to trade marks and trade mark registration (Part 2 of 2)

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn a two-part series, lawyer Jeremiah Chew shares more about trade marks and trade mark registration in Singapore. In the second part of this series, Jeremiah breaks down the application process and explains what is required to successfully register your trade mark. #1.  How do I go about applying for trade mark registration? You will […]

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What is a trademark?

Reading Time: 5 minutesA trademark refers to any ‘sign’ such as a word, phrase, symbol, image, shape, sound, smell, colour or combination of things that identifies and differentiates the goods or services of one trader from the similar goods or services of other traders.  A registered trademark gives the owner rights to use the trademark as registered (and […]

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How Can I Protect My Trademark Overseas?

Reading Time: 7 minutesMost business owners don’t enjoy dealing with the legal side of their company as it can be quite overwhelming having to deal with matters such as legal protection. Many business operators are inexperienced in the area of intellectual property such as, trademarks, copyrights and patents and are often unaware they should register a trademark for […]

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How Much Does it Cost to Register a Trademark in Australia?

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe cost of registering a trademark depends upon what category your business falls under and the exact products or services you require your trademark protected in relation to.  It’s widely recommended you use a trademark professional who can not only reduce the risk of added expenses but give you the peace of mind you’re giving […]

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Guide to trade marks and trade mark registration (Part 1 of 2)

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn a two-part series, lawyer Jeremiah Chew shares more about trade marks and trade mark registration in Singapore. In the first part of this series, Jeremiah answers some common questions regarding trade marks. Interested to find out what a trade mark is and what you can do with a registered trade mark? Read on to […]

Trademark Guide to Trademarks in Singapore
How Long Does an Australian Trademark Last?

Reading Time: 6 minutesThe ideal option for protecting your brand is to register a trademark. Trademark registration goes a long way in protecting your brand name or other distinctive sign (such as a logo, business name, distinct packaging get up) in respect of your goods or services from potential infringers, as well providing you legal protection.  If you’re […]

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Copyright Act: How To Protect Your Work

Reading Time: 5 minutesCreative influences are inherent in all works, and that’s a good thing! It’s a commonly accepted fact that many great creative works borrow references, influences, themes and visual aesthetics among others from each other. Think of the gritty rain-drenched streets of the future in ‘Blade Runner‘, and the influence its aesthetics had not only on contemporary […]

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Tax Deductions for Costs relating to Intellectual Property

Reading Time: 4 minutesTax deductions are available for costs incurred in the registration, acquisition and licensing of intellectual property. In an effort to support innovation and the secure commercialisation of intellectual property, the Singapore Budget 2018 (“2018 Budget”) has extended and enhanced certain aspects of the existing tax benefits for YA 2019 to 2025. Income Tax Act Registration […]