Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions answered by an Intellectual Property Lawyer
Intellectual Property

Reading Time: 6 minutesAsia Law Network sits down with Jeremiah Chew, an intellectual property and technology lawyer based in Singapore, to get his views on the top questions frequently asked about Intellectual Property. Jeremiah specializes in intellectual property, technology and competition law. He regularly advises on IP registration, licensing and transactions involving the sale and acquisition of IP […]

Copyright in Singapore broken down and explained
Business,Intellectual Property

Reading Time: 7 minutesCopyright refers to the bundle of rights that is granted by the Copyright Act[1] in respect of original works and other subject-matter for limited periods of time and subject to certain permitted exceptions.[2] So what does copyright protect, and do you need a lawyer to register your Copyright? Copyright can be used to protect works […]

What do you need to know about the new Geographical Indications (GI) Registry?
Business,Intellectual Property,Trade Marks

Reading Time: 3 minutesOn 1 April 2019, Singapore’s Geographical Indications Rules 2019 will come into operation. The Rules, implementing the Geographical Indications Act 2014, create a new Registry of Geographical Indications administered by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) to enable producers of wines and spirits and of selected categories of agricultural products and foodstuffs, as well […]

A Guide to protect your IP in Singapore (A Patent is not always the answer!)
Business,Business Advice,Intellectual Property

Reading Time: 8 minutesIntellectual property (IP) can be an extremely valuable asset to your business – in fact, for some, it is the main asset driving their businesses. This is because owners of IP can exercise their rights to exclude competitors from using their IP or to exploit their IP commercially. While many businesses might be familiar with […]

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 […]

5 Common Misconceptions about Copyright in Singapore
Business,Intellectual Property

Reading Time: 5 minutesMisconception 1 – Ideas can be protected by copyright law A fundamental principle of copyright law is that ideas cannot be protected, but original expressions of an idea may be. For example, the idea of extraterrestrials visiting Earth has long fascinated many of us. This one idea has given birth to creative content featuring aliens […]

Singapore Smart Nation – How the law is changing with big plans for Big Data
Business,Cybersecurity,Legal Updates

Reading Time: 4 minutesSingapore has set course towards building a Smart Nation that is driven by big data, and changes in the law and regulations are pertinent to that end. Singapore’s Prime Minister first announced the government’s vision to become the world’s first Smart Nation in November 2014. Since then, Singapore has been revising its legal and regulatory […]

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 […]