Singapore Trademark Cases: Use It or Lose It-When Online Use Is Not Enough

Festina Lotus S.A (Proprietor) is the registered proprietor of the FESTINA mark. While the Proprietor does not have any business presence in Singapore, it claimed to have offered goods for sale online through various third-party websites, namely www.bodying.com, www.watchshop.com and in particular, www.brandsfever.com (Brandsfever), which is accessible by Singapore consumers. The Proprietor furnished evidence of […]

Singapore Mirandah and Trademark cases: CAESARSTONE Prevails over CAESAR

On March 29, 2016, the High Court of Singapore overturned the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore’s (IPOS’s) decision to refuse registration of Caesarstone Sdot-Yam Ltd’s mark CAESARSTONE for goods in Class 19.   Appellant’s Mark Respondent’s Mark       The respondent, Ceramiche Caesar SpA, had a prior registration in Class 19 for goods including […]