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MOBIS’ not MOBIL

March 2010 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Drew & Napier LLC .

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In this appeal against the unfavourable decision of the Principal Assistant Registrar of Trademarks (“PAR”), Mobil Petroleum Co., Inc. (“Mobil”) failed it its bid to prevent registration of the “Mobis” trademark by Hyundai Mobis (“Hyundai”) in respect of Class 12 goods. This is another decision by the High Court touching on the relatively new section 8(3) of the Singapore Trademarks Act which governs trade mark opposition on the basis of a “well-known” mark.

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