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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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My product has a copycat. What should I do?

Reading Time: 5 minutesThis article is part of Asia Law Network’s partnership with Tech in Asia where we publish articles written by lawyers on their advice for startup founders. It has been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. However, product owners probably wouldn’t agree. Having your competitor copy your product can lead to a range […]

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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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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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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 […]