A sea change in Singapore’s data privacy law31 May 2021
Singapore’s Personal Data Protection (Amendment) Bill 2020 was passed on November 2, 2020. The amendments to the PDPA bring about much-needed updates to align Singapore’s data privacy regime with international standards and best practices.
Surrogate advertising: ASCI issues fresh guidelines for brand extension advertisements31 May 2021
Though not statutory in nature, ASCI has been recognized by law to the extent that the Advertising Code as per Section 6 of the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995 adopts the ASCI’s Code for Self-Regulation (ASCI Code).
Changing trends in claims category31 May 2021
It is understood from the statutory reading of Section 2(1)(j) of the Indian Patents Act, 1970 that different statutory classes of the invention set forth under this section are drafted to set forth the statutory classes of invention in the alternati...
Late filing of evidence in a trademark opposition proceeding, pardoned!30 April 2021
This matter pertains to registration of the mark “BEABA” at the IPOS filed under No. 40201909817Y in the name Biba (Zhejiang) Nursing Products Co., Ltd. (the applicant), and an opposition thereto by BEABA (the opponent).
Piercing the veil of anonymity: Remedies and challenges in curbing technical support scams30 April 2021
The need of the hour is close cooperation between law enforcement agencies across the world through mutual legal assistance treaties and IT companies for spearheading the consumer awareness campaigns against such scams.
Diesel S.P.A. v. Bontton Sdn Bhd: The own name doctrine and the court’s power to make declarations o...31 March 2021
Does the Malaysian Court of Appeal have discretionary powers to grant a negative declaration in respect of infringement?
IT’s Intermediary Guidelines, 2021: Willful blindness and lack of proactive steps will deny safe har...31 March 2021
A significant section of these rules is dedicated to regulating intermediaries in the news and media space.
The reach of the right to repair patented goods31 March 2021
It is normally believed that once a patentee has sold patented goods, the purchaser gets the exclusive right to use the goods as he deems fit. But is this this case?
Singapore: “Champengwine” application denied due to the grounds of bad faith28 February 2021
Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne and Institut National de l’Origine et de la Qualité v. Keep Waddling International Pte. Ltd.  SGIPOS 10. Issued September 9, 2020.
Sandbox for personal data protection: India aims to foster innovation, ensure privacy, achieve trans...28 February 2021
What is sandboxing, and what does it mean for India's Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 (PDP)?
Determination of jurisdiction when an arbitration clause is part of a contract28 February 2021
Siddhast Intellectual Property Innovations Pvt. Ltd v. The Controller General of Patents Designs Trademarks (CGPDTM)
Gromark Consumers Enterprise & GK Laboratory (Asia): IP mediation31 January 2021
The IPOS recently had a successful mediation in October 2020, where the parties reached a mutually beneficial outcome in a span of just eight hours.
The burgeoning of fraud by infringing domain names with hidden or incorrect WHOIS data. Where does t...31 January 2021
Does the current system encourage liability-free infringement and is a fraudulent activities breeding ground?