SINGAPORE: INFRINGEMENT AND ENFORCEMENT OF REGISTERED TRADEMARKS

Singapore is a small but potent former British trading colony, established as part of the Crown in 1819. After declaring independence in 1965, it blossomed into one of the world's premier economies, based upon positioning itself as a dynamic trading hub. A chief aspect of the surge of prosperity in this tiny nation has been respect for private property and a stern regime of protection for such rights. To better understand the Singapore Trade Marks Act (2005 Revised Ed) (Cap. 332), these questions will be answered: How Are "Trademarks" Defined Under Singaporean Law? What Rights are Conferred by Registration of a Singaporean Trademark? What is Constitutes an Infringement of Registered Trade Mark Rights? How Are Registered Trade Mark Rights Enforced in Singapore? Does the Trade Mark Act Protect Internet Domain Names?

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

How Are "Trademarks" Defined Under Singaporean Law?
What Rights are Conferred by Registration of a Singaporean Trademark?
What is Constitutes an Infringement of Registered Trade Mark Rights?
How Are Registered Trade Mark Rights Enforced in Singapore?
Does the Trade Mark Act Protect Internet Domain Names?

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