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Further to the public consultation on the proposed changes to the various IP legislation to simplify and streamline IP processes and improve user experience with digital initiatives in August 2020, the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (the “... [More]
A workplace injury is a type of personal injury experienced due to third party actions. Personal injury is a general term that applies to various settings including the workplace, road, or public areas (e.g. hospitals). In Singapore, workplace injuries... [More]
Singapore’s private resale housing market saw a surge in prices in May 2021, up by 0.9 percent. If you have been planning to purchase your new home, it can be an exciting step for you and your loved ones. However, from upfront payments to house loans,... [More]
CA/CA 26/2020 was an appeal from the High Court decision in Smoothlink Worldwide Services Pte Ltd v Regional Marine & Engineering Services Pte Ltd and another suit [2020] SGHC 94. This case involves claims of misrepresentation and breach of... [More]
A. Background As part of Brexit, the UK’s registry of trademark rights and process for registering trade marks have been decoupled from those of the EU. To facilitate this process, a transition period was agreed to last from 31 Jan 2020 to 31 Dec... [More]
Why this is Important In the event of a dispute, one of the most significant factors as to whether a party pursues its claim against another party is cost. How much will this case cost the company? How much will we have to spend on legal fees?... [More]
Why We Need Law Enforcement In An Era Of Increasing Scams During The Pandemic White-collar crimes such as fraud or scams typically take place in corporate or commercial settings, where perpetrators try to gain illegal economic or business... [More]
When to Hire a Lawyer in the Event of a Car Accident The unforeseen inconvenience of a motor accident can be tedious for those with little, if not zero, first-hand experience on what to do after a collision. As a general rule of thumb, it is... [More]
The full text of decision may be accessed here. Why this is Important This case applies the implied term of mutual trust and confidence found in employment contracts (“Implied Term”) in the context of investigations and suspensions of... [More]
Why this is Important In CBS v CBP [2021] SGCA 4, the Singapore Court of Appeal (“SGCA”) affirmed the High Court’s setting aside of an arbitral award due to the failure of the arbitrator to hear pivotal witness evidence, despite a party’s request... [More]