New Act Enhances Intellectual Property Dispute Resolution in Singapore

The Intellectual Property (Dispute Resolution) Bill aims to reform Singapore's intellectual property dispute resolution system by consolidating most civil IP disputes in the High Court, clarifying that IP disputes can be arbitrated in Singapore, and implementing processes to improve the quality of patents issued in Singapore.

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IPOS Announces Enhanced Mediation Promotion Scheme

The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) extended its Enhanced Mediation Promotion Scheme (EMPS) for three years from 1 April 2019. The EMPS is a funding scheme which incentivises and encourages parties in IP disputes to use mediation to resolve intellectual property disputes.

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Proposed Amendments to the Registered Designs Act

Singapore's Registered Designs Act (Chapter 266) ("RDA") came into force in 2000. The RDA protects designs - meaning the shape, configuration, pattern or ornament applied to an article of manufacture by an industrial process - by granting the registered owner the exclusive right to make in Singapore, and to import into Singapore, articles for sale or hire to which the design is applied.

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Proposed Amendments to Singapore's Copyright Regime

A recent joint consultation paper published by the Ministry of Law (MinLaw) and the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) sets out a number of proposed changes to Singapore's copyright laws.

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