Under Singapore Law, “compilations” of information can be protected by copyright by reason of selection or arrangement of its contents. This lesser known aspect of copyright law was the subject of the recently concluded litigation between Global Yellow Pages Limited (“GYP”) – publisher of the “Yellow Pages” – and Promedia Directories Private Ltd (“Promedia”) – publisher of “The Green Book”.
In the recent high profile case of The Polo/Lauren Company, L.P. v United States Polo Association  SGIPOS 10, the Polo/Lauren Company L.P. (“the Opponents”) commenced opposition proceedings against United States Polo Association (“the Applicants”) in relation to a black-and-white trade mark featuring two polo players on horseback and the letters “USPA” (“the Trade Mark”). […]
Singapore has the world’s busiest transhipment hub. It therefore comes as no surprise that coupling pieces for ship cargo securing, called twistlocks, are highly valued in Singapore. This was the invention that lay at the center of the dispute in the recent High Court case of Ship’s Equipment Centre Bremen GmbH v Fuji Trading (Singapore) […]
Proprietary or Contractual? Examining the Nature of the Exclusive Licencee’s Rights in Guy Neale v Ku De Ta SG Pte Ltd
The Singapore Court of Appeal recently had occasion to examine the nature of the rights granted to a licencee under an exclusive licence agreement in the case of Guy Neale & Ors v Ku De Ta SG Pte Ltd  SGCA 28. The issue in question before the Court of Appeal was whether the licensee […]