Singapore Trade Marks – Settling Differences? US Tech Giant Apple Inc Fails to Prevent Swiss Watchmaker Swatch AG from Trade Mark Registration – APPLE INC. V SWATCH AG (SWATCH SA) (SWATCH LTD) [2018] SGIPOS 15
Business,Intellectual Property,Legal Updates

Reading Time: 10 minutesIn a decision rendered by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), IPOS has thought different from Apple Inc as it allowed Swatch AG to proceed with their “Tick different” registration. (A) Who are the parties involved in this case? (a) Apple Inc. (“Opponent”, also referred to as Apple) Apple is a Californian technology company founded in 1976. […]

Singapore Trade Marks – Clarins Fragrance Group’s Opposition Against Benq Materials Corp’s Trade Mark Application Failed on All Pleaded Grounds – Clarins Fragrance Group F.K.A Thierry Mugler Parfums S.A.S. V Benq Materials Corp/ [2018] SGIPOS 2
Business,Legal Updates,Trade Marks

Reading Time: 8 minutesIn a decision rendered by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), it was held that Clarins Fragrance Group’s opposition against BenQ Materials Corp.’s trade mark application failed on all grounds. (A) Who are the parties involved in this case? BenQ Materials Corp. (Applicant) A company based in Taiwan and listed on the Taiwan Stock […]

7 Tips To Get Your Business Idea Off The Ground
Australia,Business,Business Advice,Intellectual Property,Regional Law

Reading Time: 3 minutesIt is such an exciting experience to start your own business. It is a huge step and there is so much involved. It is common to be completely focused on implementing your ideas to start making money. But there are also legal matters to consider. Here are our top tips to help you on your […]

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

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 […]

What is a trademark?
Australia,Business,Intellectual Property,Regional Law

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 […]

How Can I Protect My Trademark Overseas?
Australia,Business,Intellectual Property,Regional Law

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 […]

How Long Does an Australian Trademark Last?
Australia,Business,Intellectual Property,Regional Law

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 […]

Protecting your Graphical User Interface (GUI)
Business,Intellectual Property

Reading Time: 8 minutesProtecting your Graphical User Interface (GUI) – what are your options? Whether in relation to gaming, communication, payment, or even an amalgamation of multiple functions, technology companies are leveraging on the use of mobile applications (“apps”) to reach a massive audience of smartphone users. A critical factor determining public reception to an app is its […]

Structuring successful partnerships for your startup
Business,Business Advice,Startups

Reading Time: 10 minutesPartnering with a partner in a mutually beneficial strategic partnership can be valuable to any startup to charge their growth. It is important to structure these partnerships to safeguard the interest of both sides, especially when it is a deeper partnership where more there might be more confidential information being exchanged. At the same time, […]