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Leading Lines - January 2016 Newsletter

January 2016 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Joyce A. Tan & Partners.

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Newsletter Contents:

News: Patent team expands with new hire

No bite for angry birds - a cautionary tale

Singapore considers changes to patentable subject-matter

Division of matrimonial assets in Singapore - a structural shift

Companies Act amendments (2nd phase)

RESOLVING INTERNATIONAL DISPUTES IN SINGAPORE – 101

February 2015 - Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Legal Developments by Joyce A. Tan & Partners.

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Singapore has been a trade bridge between the East and the West for close to 200 hundred years. It has one of the busiest ports and one of the best airports underlying its fantastic transportation links. For one of the most densely populated places on earth, the traffic flows smoothly, people get to places reliably on the metro network and there is a large number of taxis that gets you anywhere you need to be in about 10 minutes, or 20 if getting to or from the airport.

PATENT LITIGATION: PRE-TRIAL INSPECTION OF PROCESS IS NOT ALLOWED

December 2014 - Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Legal Developments by Joyce A. Tan & Partners.

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In a decision by the Singapore High Court (Towa Corporation v ASM Technology Singapore Pte Ltd & Anor [2014] SGHCR 16, an in-depth examination of the rules allowing the court to order a pre-trial inspection has disclosed that the Singapore rules do not allow for such inspection of an allegedly patent infringing process.

Legal Updates, August 2012

August 2012 - Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Legal Developments by Joyce A. Tan & Partners.

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Arbitration

Giant Light Metal Technology (Kunshan) Co Ltd v Aksa Far East Pte Ltd [2012] SGHC 2

PATENTS PROSECUTION HIGHWAY

January 2012 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Joyce A. Tan & Partners.

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It is a common practice for companies to seek patent protection in various jurisdictions for the same invention. As each of these patent applications would need to undergo search and/or examination by the different patent offices, it is therefore not only a costly process for applicants but also one which requires significant time and effort from the patent offices to perform.

ASSET-BASED LENDING IN SINGAPORE

January 2012 - Finance. Legal Developments by Joyce A. Tan & Partners.

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To what extent are asset-based lending structures used (e.g., revolving and term loan facilities secured by present and future accounts and inventory, with the amount of loans available at any time based on the value of such assets)?

DOING BUSINESS IN SINGAPORE

October 2010 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Joyce A. Tan & Partners.

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WHAT ROLE DOES THE GOVERNMENT OF SINGAPORE PLAY IN APPROVING AND REGULATING FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT?

Getting The Deal Through - eCommerce

March 2010 - TMT ( Technology, Media & Telecoms). Legal Developments by Joyce A. Tan & Partners.

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The Singapore government has been proactive and inclusive in its encouragement and development of internet communications and e-commerce, by its establishment of a supportive legal and technical infrastructure, investments in technology and awareness- building. Policy-wise, it adopts a balanced and light-touch approach to ensure that minimum standards are set for responsible use of the internet while giving maximum flexibility to industry players to operate, and favours industry self-regulation.

Doing Business in Singapore

August 2008 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Joyce A. Tan & Partners.

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Save for the restrictions discussed under Question 5 below, there is generally no prohibition or limit on foreign capital investment or foreign ownership of business entities in Singapore. However, every business in Singapore needs to be registered under the Business Registration Act (Chapter 32), Limited Liability Partnership Act (Chapter 163A) or Companies Act (Chapter 50). These are administered by the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority in Singapore (“ACRA”), which undertakes the registration of all such businesses in Singapore and the regulation of such registrations.

ELECTRONIC/INTERNET TRANSACTIONS IN SINGAPORE

March 2008 - TMT ( Technology, Media & Telecoms). Legal Developments by Joyce A. Tan & Partners.

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The Singapore government has been proactive and inclusive in its encouragement and development of Internet communications and e-commerce, by its establishment of a supportive legal and technical infrastructure, investments in technology and awareness-building. Policy-wise, it adopts a balanced and light-touch approach to ensure that minimum standards are set for responsible use of the Internet while giving maximum flexibility to industry players to operate and which favours industry self-regulation.