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A Basic Guide to Enforcing your Patent in Singapore

Reading Time: 6 minutesWith the Singapore government looking to cement the country’s reputation as a leading startup hub, the climate for starting your own business has never been more favorable. As an aspiring entrepreneur, you may be looking to provide a new product or process that you think may fulfil an unmet market demand. This is your invention, […]

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What Is A Breach Of Contract? What Can You Do About It?

Reading Time: 7 minutesThere are plenty of agreements that you may make throughout your lifetime. But if the party with whom you form the agreement does not fulfill his/her obligations, or fulfills them in an unsatisfactory manner, does the law afford you any recourse? It depends – is there even a contract in the first place? Contracts are […]

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Starting a restaurant or food & beverage (F&B) business in Singapore – licenses, agreements and other legal requirements

Reading Time: 7 minutesFood – a part of Singapore’s DNA Singaporeans have always had a love affair with food. One of the favourite pastimes of Singaporeans is seeking out and dining at new and exciting establishments. We are home to a plethora of cuisines, with authentic Indian, Chinese, Malaysian, Thai, Indonesian and other South East Asian eateries aplenty. […]

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Registered Designs Act: A Brief Introduction

Reading Time: 6 minutesDesign infringement is more common than you think! In 2016, a gadget called the Fidget Cube was launched on Kickstarter by a start-up company, Antsy Labs. Soon, it became one of Kickstarter’s Top 10 most funded projects in history – raising nearly US$6.5 million in funding from interested buyers. But when the product was delayed […]

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So you want to conduct an initial coin offering (ICO) or digital token sale?

Reading Time: 16 minutesIntroduction So you are a tech startup who want to raise funds. You figure that instead of incurring debt, issuing equity, entering into convertible loan agreements (CLA), you will conduct an initial coin offering (ICO) or digital token sale. Not least because the amounts of money which have been raised by recent ICOs are huge. […]

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Copyright Law In Singapore: A Brief Overview

Reading Time: 6 minutesA Brief History of Singapore’s Copyright Law Singapore’s modern copyright law started on 10 April 1987, when the Copyright Act passed by Parliament on 26 January 1987 commenced. It was passed as a result of pressure from America (US). In comparison with Bahamas, another country which had to amend its copyright laws due to US […]

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What constitutes acceptance of a contract?

Reading Time: 5 minutesAn agreement isn’t valid until someone else agrees to it! A contract is needed to enforce the terms of an agreement between two or more parties, and to compel the other party to uphold their end of the bargain. In general, for a contract to be considered legally binding, four key elements should be present: […]

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How copyright applies to AI-generated works

Reading Time: 7 minutesThis article is written by Benita Lau from Taylor Vinters Via LLC and published with Tech in Asia and Asia Law Network. You can read the article on Tech in Asia here.  Introduction Historically, artificial intelligence was distinguished from the human by the capacity of the latter for imagination, creativity and sensitivity. However, as computer-generated literature and artwork continue […]

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Company Retrenchment Exercises: What Employers Ought to Do

Reading Time: 6 minutesRetrenchment is sadly unavoidable Retrenchment is sadly unavoidable in today’s modern world. Singapore’s economy is constantly in flux: workers are under tremendous pressure to increase productivity and improve their employability by learning useful future skills, while employers must continuously find ways to stay one step ahead of their competitors and/or technological disruption. Even when they […]

MAS Consultation Paper on Proposed Requirements on Execution of Customers’ Orders

Reading Time: 2 minutesOn 20 November 2017, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”) issued a consultation paper inviting comments on its proposal to formalise its expectations of execution of customers’ orders by capital markets services licence holders, banks, merchant banks, and finance companies that conduct the regulated activities of dealing in securities, trading in futures contracts, leveraged foreign […]

A Guide to Legally Using Images from The Internet

Reading Time: 10 minutesHave you ever downloaded an image from the internet to use in your presentation? Or perhaps, re-posted the image in your personal social media account, or used it as a cover picture for a blog post? Myth: If it’s online, it’s free. Many people think that anything that can be found on the internet is […]