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Sweeping changes to the Computer Misuse Act

April 2013 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Samuel Seow Law Corporation .

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The Computer Misuse Act has been renamed the Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act. The name change is only the first sign of the myriad of changes within the body of the Act, with new provisions giving the Government “sweeping powers over cyberspace”. The wording of the law now allows a very broad interpretation of the circumstances in which the Government may exercise such “sweeping powers” to order "measures and requirements... as may be necessary...

Shin Khai Construction Pte Ltd v FL Wong Construction Pte Ltd [2013] SGHCR 04

April 2013 - Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Legal Developments by Samuel Seow Law Corporation .

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In the case of Shin Khai Construction Pte Ltd v FL Wong Construction Pte Ltd, the Learned Assistant Registrar Jordan Tan AR (“the learned AR”) had to consider the novel question of whether an adjudication determination may be set aside on the ground that the adjudication application was lodged later that the period of entitlement stipulated by s 13(3)(a) of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (Cap 30B, 2006 Rev Ed) (“the Act”).

Madrid Protocol Concerning the International Registration of Marks

April 2013 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Samuel Seow Law Corporation .

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In accordance with Rule 35(2)(c) of the Common Regulations under the Madrid Agreement and Protocol, the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has, at the request of the Office of the United States of America, established the following new amounts, in Swiss francs, of the individual fee that is payable when the United States of America is designated in an international application, in a designation subsequent to an international registration or in respect of the renewal of an international registration:

Mexico joins the Madrid Protocol

April 2013 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Samuel Seow Law Corporation .

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In November 2012, Mexico deposited its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol for the International Registration of Marks (“Madrid Protocol”) with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (“WIPO”), the body administering the Madrid Protocol. The treaty will enter into force with respect to Mexico on 19 February 2013. Mexico is the third Latin American country, after Cuba and Colombia, to join the Madrid Protocol.

Commencement of Personal Data Protection Act on 2 January 2013

April 2013 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Samuel Seow Law Corporation .

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The Personal Data Protection Act (“PDPA”) will come into force s and takes effect in phases. The Ministry of Communications and Information (“MCI”) has set up a Personal Data Protection Commission (“PDPC”) and a Data Protection Advisory Committee on 2 January 2013 to administer and advise on the PDPA.

Personal Data Protection Act

February 2013 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Samuel Seow Law Corporation .

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After 3 public consultations held by the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts (“MICA”), the PDPA was finally passed by the parliament on 15th October 2012. 

Parliament’s aim in the passing of the PDPA was to regulate the activities of an organisation concerning the collection, use and disclosure of personal data. To ensure that the rules laid out by the PDPA is followed, a Data Protection Commission shall be established pursuant to the PDPA. Further to this, a Do Not Call (“DNC”) Register regime will be set up specifically to regulate and control the activity of telemarketing either by voice calls, short-messaging service or facsimiles.

Samuel Seow Law Corporatio​n August/Oct​ober 2012 Newsletter

November 2012 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Samuel Seow Law Corporation .

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Dear friends of Samuel Seow Law Corporation,

We are pleased to present you with the August/October 2012 Bumper edition of our SSLC Newsletter! Sorry for the wait!

This issue is filled with interesting events that have occurred within the past4 months in relation to our firm's clients. As always, we work with some of the most exciting people and companies in the region and this issue is packed with information on their latest happenings!

Singapore's Newly Passed 'Lemon Law'

April 2012 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Samuel Seow Law Corporation .

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“Lemon Laws” refer to consumer protection laws that provide remedies against goods with latent defects. These type of goods usually fail to meet satisfactory qualify or performance standards at the time of purchase, or fail to conform to applicable contracts. The lemon laws thus obligate sellers to repair, replace, or refund the price of defective goods.

Privacy Laws for Singapore?

April 2012 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Samuel Seow Law Corporation .

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On 14th February 2011, Mr. Lui Tuck Yew – the then Minister of Information, Communication and the Arts - announced that a Data Protection Bill will likely be introduced in Parliament some time in 2012. The Bill is set to be promulgated into our laws soon.

Amendmenats to Singapore's International Arbitration Act

April 2012 - Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Legal Developments by Samuel Seow Law Corporation .

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SLRC proposes right to judicial review

Singapore is the fifth top seat of arbitration for International Chamber of Commerce-International Court of Arbitration cases, with the arbitration caseload increasing in Singapore at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre from 160 in 2009 to 198 in 2010.

Court Has Jurisdiction to Order Division of Matrimonial Assets and Maintenance in a Void Marriage

March 2012 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by Samuel Seow Law Corporation .

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A void marriage is deemed invalid from its point of inception. In the eyes of the law, no marital relationship had ever been created between the parties. A voidable marriage, however, is considered valid until it is voided by a judgement of nullity.

Appeal by Sistic against ruling by the competition Commission of Singapore

March 2012 - EU & Competition. Legal Developments by Samuel Seow Law Corporation .

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In June 2010, the Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) ruled against SISTIC for abuse of it's dominant position in the market and acting anti-competitively.

Proposed amendments to Singapore's company laws

March 2012 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Samuel Seow Law Corporation .

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Companies in Singapore are governed by the Singapore companies act (Cap 50 of the 1994 Revised Edition of the Singapore Statutes). Specific types of companies may also be regulated by other statutes.

The SSLC Newsletter: October 2010

November 2010 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Samuel Seow Law Corporation .

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SPECIAL INTEREST ARTICLE: 10 Trade Mark – No Bona Fide intention and bad faith

February 2010 Newsletter

November 2010 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Samuel Seow Law Corporation .

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SPECIAL INTEREST ARTICLE: Family Law: The Effects of Illegitimacy

The SSLC Newsletter: June 2010 Volume 5, Issue 3

November 2010 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Samuel Seow Law Corporation .

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SPECIAL INTEREST ARTICLE: Mental Capacity Act

The SSLC Newsletter

November 2010 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Samuel Seow Law Corporation .

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August 2010 Volume 5, Issue 4

The SSLC Newsletter: April 2010

November 2010 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Samuel Seow Law Corporation .

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SPECIAL INTEREST ARTICLE: Restraint of Trade Clauses in the Context of a Sale of Business