Cases, Materials and Commentary on Singapore Intellectual Property Law
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the increasing importance of intellectual property rights in a 21st century
economy both domestically and globally, intellectual property laws in Singapore
have grown significantly in breadth and depth in the decades following the 1994
Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (“TRIPS
Agreement”) and the formation of the World Trade Organization. As a result, an
extensive body of case law has been developed both by the courts and in the
Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (“IPOS”).
Materials and Commentary on Singapore Intellectual Property Law is the first
book of its kind on the subject. The authors have curated extracts from both
legislation and cases before the courts and IPOS to trace and explain
the development and current state of intellectual property law in Singapore, as
well as to offer a
comprehensive summary of the courts’ approach on important aspects of a
field of law critical to the future development of Singapore and its economy.
Each intellectual property right
is dealt with in turn in a separate chapter, with particular focus on the Big
Three (patents, copyright and trade marks) but also treating the common law
actions for confidential information and passing off as well as the lesser
known rights such as designs. In addition, litigation and remedies are given
their own chapter
Materials and Commentary on Singapore Intellectual Property Law is designed to complement existing textbooks and provide
practitioners and students alike with an essential guide to intellectual
property law in Singapore.
David Llewelyn obtained
his LLB at the University of Southampton and BCL at Worcester College, Oxford.
He was admitted as a solicitor in England in 1985 and called to the Singapore
Bar in 2017. He is Deputy Dean and Professor (Practice) at the School of Law,
Singapore Management University, Professor of Intellectual Property Law at
King’s College London and Senior Adviser at Acton Law LLC.
Ng Hui Ming obtained her
JD from Singapore Management University, where she was the recipient of the
Asian Patent Attorneys Association Prize for Top Student in International
Commercialisation of Intellectual Property. Before that she earned a BA in
Communication Studies (with a minor in Chinese) from Nanyang Technological
University. She was called to the Singapore Bar in 2014 and practised in the
Intellectual Property department at Lee & Lee. She is currently based in California,
and is a legal assistant with Acton Law LLC.
Nicole Oh Xuan Yuan
obtained her LLB from Singapore Management University. She was called to the
Singapore Bar in 2013 and practised in the Intellectual Property, Technology
& Media department at WongPartnership LLP before joining eBay as Legal
Counsel for the South East Asia, Israel, Japan and India regions.
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