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BEABA v Biba (Zhejiang) Nursing Products Co., Ltd [2022] SGIPOS 5 – Trade Mark Opposition Hearing for Trade Mark Nos. 40401909817Y and 40201909820Q

Tribunal/Court: IPOS   Type: Opposition   Applicant’s Mark (Application Mark): Singapore Trade Mark Application No. 40201909817Y and 40201909820Q for “” in the following classes: Class 5 [Lacteal flour for babies;... Read more
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Sociedad Anonima Damm v Hijos de Rivera, S.A. [2022] SGIPOS 6

Tribunal/Court: IPOS   Type: Opposition   Applicant’s Mark: Singapore Trade Mark Application No. 40201910153U (IR No. 1166479) for “” in: Class 32 [Beer].   Opponent’s Registered Mark: Singapore Trade Mark... Read more
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Twitter, Inc. v V V Technology Pte Ltd [2022] SGIPOS 4

Tribunal/Court: IPOS   Type: Opposition   Applicant’s Mark ("Application Mark"): Singapore Trade Mark Application No. 40201818292X for “” in Class 42: “Information services relating to information technology; Maintenance of computer... Read more
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Monster Energy Company v Health and Happiness (H&H) Hong Kong Limited [2021] SGIPOS 14

Tribunal/Court: IPOS   Type: Opposition   Applicant’s Mark ("Application Mark"): Singapore Trade Mark Application No. 40201810156W for “” in Class 35 [Sales promotion for others; Provision of an on-line marketplace... Read more
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S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc. v Off-White LLC [2021] SGIPOS 16

Tribunal/Court: IPOS   Type: Invalidation   Registered Proprietor’s Registered Mark: Singapore Trade Mark No. 40201908644W for “” in Classes 3, 9, 14 and 18 registered on 22 April 2019 (“Subject Mark”).... Read more
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Weider Global Nutrition, LLC v Morinaga & Co., Ltd [2021] SGIPOS 15

Tribunal/Court: IPOS   Type: Invalidation   Registered Proprietor’s Registered Mark (“Registered Mark”): Singapore Trade Mark No. 40201711769U for “” in Class 5 [Dietary supplements for human; Nutritional supplements; Dietary supplemental... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks - Louis Vuitton Malletier v Human Horizons Holding (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. [2021] SGIPOS 13

Tribunal/Court: IPOS   Type: Opposition   Applicant’s Mark ("Application Mark"): Singapore Trade Mark Application No. 40201821074P-02 for "” in the following classes: Class 18 [Leather laces; Walking sticks; Backpacks; Travelling... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks - Combe International Ltd v Dr. August Wolff GmbH & Co. KG Arzneimittel [2021] SGIPOS 10

Tribunal/Court: IPOS   Type: Opposition   Applicant’s Mark (Application Mark): Singapore Trade Mark Application No. 40201816895W in the following classes: Class 3 [Toiletries, namely non-medicated cleansers for intimate personal hygiene... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks - Technopharma Limited v Unilever PLC [2021] SGIPOS 11

Tribunal/Court: IPOS   Type: Revocation   Registered Proprietor’s Registered Marks (“Registered Marks”): 1.  Singapore Trade Mark No. T8802249B in Class 3 [Soaps, cosmetics, skin creams and lotions, non-medicated toilet preparations.] (“The... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks - Baidu Europe B.V. v Baidu Online Network Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd. [2021] SGIPOS 8

  China’s Baidu Loses Its Mark In Singapore Due To Non-Use   Tribunal/Court: IPOS   Type: Revocation   Registered Proprietor’s Registered Mark: Classes: 38 and 42   Procedural History: This trade... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks - Warrior Pte Ltd v Nippon Paint (Singapore) Co. Pte. Ltd. [2021] SGIPOS 7

Nippon Paint Succeeds In Defending Its Trade Mark Application In Singapore In Opposition Proceedings   Tribunal/Court: IPOS   Type: Opposition   Applicant’s Mark (Application Mark): 1.  Class: 01   Opponent’s... Read more
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Singapore Geographical Indication - Australian Grape and Wine Incorporated v Consorzio di Tutela della Denominazione di Origine Controllata Prosecco [2021] SGIPOS 4

Tribunal/Court: IPOS   Type: Opposition   Applicant's Mark (Application GI): Class/Category of Goods: Wines Geographical Area Claimed: North East region of Italy, and includes the entire territory of Belluno, Gorizia, Padova,... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks - Application for Extension of Time to File Evidence in a Trade Mark Opposition by BEABA and Objection Thereto by Biba (Zhejiang) Nursing Products Co., Ltd [2021] SGIPOS 1

Tribunal/Court: IPOS   Type: Trade Mark Opposition – Interlocutory Hearing application by BAEBA (Opponent) to file a late request for an extension of time to file evidence. This was objected... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks - B.R. v Elements Cosmeceuticals Pte. Ltd. [2021] SGIPOS 3

Tribunal/Court: IPOS   Type: Opposition   Applicant’s Marks (Application Marks): Classes: 3 and 44   Opponent’s Marks: Class: 3   Procedural History: This trade mark opposition was commenced by the... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks - Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company v YITAI (SHANGHAI) PLASTIC CO., LTD. [2020] SGIPOS 14

Tribunal/Court: IPOS   Type: Opposition   Applicant’s Mark (Application Mark): Classes: 17, 19 and 20   Opponent’s Registered Mark: Class: 6   Opponent’s Unregistered Mark (Owner at Common Law): 1.  Classes:... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks - GCIH Trademarks Limited v Hardwood Pte Ltd [2021] SGIPOS 6

Tribunal/Court: IPOS   Type: Opposition   Applicant's Marks (Application Marks): 1.  Class: 30   2.  Class: 30   Opponent's Marks: 1.  Class: 30   2.  Class: 30   Procedural History:... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks - Skins IP Limited v Symphony Holdings Limited and [2021] SGIPOS 5

Tribunal/Court: IPOS   Type: Trade Mark Revocation – Interlocutory Hearing Objection by Skins IP Limited (Applicant for Revocation) on the Application to File a Late Request for Extension of Time... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks - Xiaomi Inc. v MiChat Pte Ltd [2021] SGIPOS 2

Tribunal/Court: IPOS   Type: Opposition   Applicant’s Marks (Application Marks): 1.  Classes: 9 and 42   2.  Classes: 38 and 45   Opponent’s Marks: 1.  Classes: 9, 35 and 42  ... Read more
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Trademarks V. Brands: An Asia Perspective Part 3

In Part 3 of our trademarks series, ‘Trademarks V. Brands: An Asia Perspective’, the Speakers explain the various steps TM owners can take to enforce their rights in cases of... Read more
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Trademarks V. Brands: An Asia Perspective Part 2

Part 2 of our trademarks series, ‘Trademarks V. Brands: An Asia Perspective’ sheds some light on the steps that precede trademark registration, the various stages of the registration process and... Read more
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Trademarks V. Brands: An Asia Perspective Part 1

Part 1 of our trademarks series ‘Trademarks V. Brands: An Asia Perspective’ covers all the fundamentals you need to know for protecting your brands in Singapore, Malaysia, India and China... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks – Rolex S.A. succeeds in Opposing Application Mark on two grounds – FMTM Distribution Ltd and Rolex S.A. SGIPOS 6.

In a decision rendered by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), it was held that the Opponent had succeeded on the following grounds: that the mark and the goods... Read more
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Harvard University successful in appeal against two grounds of opposition - Harvard Club of Singapore vs. President and Fellows of Harvard College [2020] SGHC 77

In a decision rendered by the by the High Court of Singapore, the respondent successfully defended against the grounds of opposition in relation to the two trade marks which the... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks – Precedent that unregistered marks may oppose registration of mark - Florian Mack v Golden Cala Trading EST [2020] SGIPOS 5

In a decision rendered by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), it was held that the Opponent had succeeded on the following grounds on the law of passing off,... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks - The underdog wins it all in its attempt to register its trade mark – Discovery Communications, LLC v A-Star Education Discovery Camps Pte. Ltd. [2020] SGIPOS 4.

In a decision rendered by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), it was held that the Opponent had failed on all of the following grounds of opposition for the... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks - Combe International Ltd Succeeds on 3 Opposing Grounds - Combe International Ltd v Dr. August Wolff GmbH & Co. KG Arzneimittel [2020] SGIPOS 3

Intellectual Property News In a decision rendered by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), it was held that Combe International Ltd (“Applicant”) was successful in invalidating Dr. August Wolff... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks - Seek Limited Succeeds on Opposing the Registration of the Applicant's Mark - Seek Limited v Seek Asia Pte Ltd [2020] SGIPOS 2

Intellectual Property News   In a decision rendered by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), it was held that the Opponent had succeeded on the grounds that the Applicant’s... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks - Teraoka Seiko Co., Ltd Succeeds on 3 out of 4 Opposing Grounds - Digi International Inc. v Teraoka Seiko Co., [2020] SGIPOS 1

Intellectual Property News In a decision rendered by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), it was held that the Opponent had succeeded on the following grounds: that the mark... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks – Opposition on the sole ground of bad faith failed – CTBAT International Co. Limited v N.V. Sumatra Tobacco Trading Company [2019] SGIPOS 8

Intellectual Property News In a decision rendered by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), it was held that CTBAT International Co. Limited had failed in its opposition against N.V.... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks – Apple succeeds in defending their “IWATCH” trade mark – SWATCH AG (SWATCH SA) (SWATCH LTD) V APPLE INC. [2019] SGIPOS 1

Intellectual Property News  In a decision rendered by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), IPOS has held that Swatch AG failed on all grounds of its opposition against Apple... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks – Opposition dismissed as the word “LOVE” should be free for all traders to incorporate into their trade marks – Cartier International AG v MoneyMax Jewellery Pte. Ltd [2018] SGIPOS 22

Intellectual Property News In a decision rendered by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), it was held reaffirmed that common words such as “LOVE” cannot be monopolised by a... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks – Successful Invalidation – BITwave Pte Ltd v Fung Shing Company Limited [2018] SGIPOS 21

intellectual Property News In a decision rendered by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), it was held that the “UCLEAR” trade mark registered by Fung Shing Company Limited is... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks – Intercontinental Exchange Holdings Loses Registration Of Two Trade Marks After Successful Invalidation By Chicago Mercantile Exchange – Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. v Intercontinental Exchange Holdings, Inc. [2018] SGIPOS 20

Intellectual Property News In a decision rendered by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), it was held that the “BRENT” and “BRENT INDEX” trade marks registered by Intercontinental Exchange... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks – United U-Li Projects Pte Ltd Succeeds On 2 Out Of 4 Invalidation Grounds – United U-Li Projects Pte Ltd v Tan Buck Hai [2018] SGIPOS 19

Intellectual Property News In a decision rendered by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), it was held that United U-Li Projects Pte Ltd’s application for invalidation succeeded on two... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks – Monster Energy Company Failed Yet Another Opposition – Monster Energy Company v NBA Properties Inc. [2018] SGIPOS 16

Intellectual Property News In a decision rendered by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), it was held that Monster Energy Company had failed in its opposition against NBA Properties... Read more
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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

Intellectual Property News  In 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"... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks – USA Pro IP Limited’s Applications for Invalidation and Revocation of Montfort Services were successfully made out – Montfort Services Sdn. Bhd. v USA Pro IP Limited [2018] SGIPOS 3

Intellectual Property News In a decision rendered by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore ("IPOS"), it has held that USA PRO IP Limited’s applications for invalidation and revocation succeeded on... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks – Not A Family! Bridgestone Failed To Prevent Deestone From Registration – Bridgestone Corporation And Bridgestone Licensing Services, Inc. v Deestone Limited [2018] SGIPOS 5

Intellectual Property News In a decision rendered by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), Bridgestone Corporation and Bridgestone Licensing Services, Inc. failed to show, amongst other things, that they... Read more
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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

Intellectual Property News In 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... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks – Guccio Gucci S.P.A succeeds in Opposition Proceedings against Guccitech Industries (Private Ltd)’s Similar Trade Mark – Guccio Gucci S.P.A v Guccitech Industries (Private Ltd) [2018] SGIPOS 1

Intellectual Property News In a decision rendered by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), IPOS held that Guccio Gucci S.p.A’s opposition against Guccitech Industries (Private Ltd)’s trade mark application... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks – The Polo/Lauren Company, L.P.’s Application for Declaration of Invalidity against Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club Ltd.’s Trade Mark fails on all grounds – The Polo/Lauren Company, L.P. v Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club Ltd

Intellectual Property News In a decision rendered by an Assistant Registrar at the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), IPOS held that an application for declaration of invalidity of Royal... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks – Shipper not liable of Trade Mark Infringement (Louis Vuitton Malletier v Megastar Shipping Pte Ltd) (PT Alvenindo Sukses Ekspress, Third Party) and Other Suits

Intellectual Property News In a decision rendered by George Wei J, the Singapore High Court held that a freight forwarder was not liable for trade mark infringement in respect of... Read more
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Singapore Trade Mark Opposition – Starbucks Corporation v Morinaga Nyugyo Kabushiki Kaisha [2017] SGIPOS 18

Intellectual Property News SINGAPORE TRADE MARKS – STARBUCKS FAILS ON ALL OPPOSITION GROUNDS LODGED AGAINST MORINAGA MILK INDUSTRY CO., LTD.’S ALLEGEDLY “SIMILAR” TRADE MARK – STARBUCKS CORPORATION V MORINAGA NYUGYO... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks - New Yorker S.H.K Jeans GmbH & Co. KG Succeeds On Partial Revocation Against Daidoh Limited's Registered Mark - New Yorker S.H.K Jeans GbmH & Co. KG v Daidoh Limited [2017] SGIPOS 16

Intellectual Property News In a decision rendered by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), IPOS ordered for partial revocation against Daidoh Limited’s registered trade mark.   (A) Who are... Read more
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Singapore Registered Trade Mark Invalidated due to Lack of Distinctiveness - Eley Trading Sdn Bhd v Kwek Soo Chuan [2017] SGIPOS 15

Intellectual Property News SINGAPORE TRADE MARKS - IPOS INVALIDATES REGISTERED TRADE MARK FOR LACK OF DISTINCTIVENESS – ELEY TRADING SDN BHD V KWEK SOO CHUAN [2017] SGIPOS 15 In a... Read more
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Singapore report - Appeal court rules on AMC v AMC

Audience Motivation Company Asia Pte Ltd was an events management company that was incorporated in Singapore in 2000. Its main area of business involves the management of marketing events such... Read more
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Singapore report - Applying visual similarity principles to marks with dominant textual components

Specialist pet products supplier B2K Pet Products Pte Ltd was founded in 2008, while independent pet food company Pets Global Pte Ltd was incorporated in 2006. Both own trademarks relating... Read more
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Singapore Trade Marks – Safeguarding Confidential Information – TWG Tea Company Pte. Ltd. v T2 Singapore Pte. Ltd. & Tea Too Pty Ltd [2019] SGIPOS 9

  Intellectual Property News   In a decision rendered by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), it was held that some extent of protection may be ordered for confidential... Read more