Legal Decisions

Written Grounds of Decision will be delivered when the dispute is adjudicated after a full hearing. The summary of all decisions that are issued by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore up till the end of 2010 are provided in this site for information only. While the full text of decisions from 2010 is also available in this site for information only, the full text and official version of all decisions can be obtained from Lawnet. Please check Lawnet for any appeals from these decisions to the High Court and the Court of Appeal. We have made every effort to ensure that the information is accurate; however, the IPOS is not liable for any errors that may arise out of the reporting of the cases.

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2020

Citation Application Number Mark / Patent / GI Mark Image Action Decision
Teraoka Seiko Co., Ltd v Digi International Inc. [2020] SGIPOS 1 TM No.
40201700142X
DIGI 40201700142X Trade Mark Opposition (Successful)

PDF icon Full Decision (494KB)

Appeal to High Court Pending HC/TA 7/2020
Seek Limited v Seek Asia Pte Ltd [2020] SGIPOS 2
TM No.
40201700430V
seek asia 40201700430V
Trade Mark Opposition (Successful)
PDF icon Registrar's Decision (202KB)
Combe International Ltd v Dr. August Wolff GmbH & Co. KG Arzneimittel [2020] SGIPOS 3 TM No.
T1206670G
Vagisan T1206670G Trade Mark Invalidation
(Successful)
PDF icon Full Decision (478KB)

PDF icon Case Summary (109KB)
Appeal to High Court Pending HC/TA 8/2020
Discovery Communications, LLC v A-STAR-Education Discovery Camps Pte. Ltd. [2020] SGIPOS 4
TM No.
40201714407Q
Discovery CAMPS 40201714407Q
Trade Mark Opposition
(Unsuccessful)
PDF icon Full Decision (772KB)

PDF icon Case Summary (189KB)
Florian Mack v Golden Cala Trading EST [2020] SGIPOS 5 TM No.
40201715235Y
Lens me 40201715235Y Trade Mark Opposition (Successful) PDF icon Full Decision (354KB)
Rolex S.A. v FMTM Distribution Ltd [2020] SGIPOS 6 TM No.
40201602064R
MARINER 40201602064R Trade Mark Opposition (Successful)
PDF icon Full Decision (454KB)

PDF icon Case Summary (109KB)
Application for Extension of Time to File Counter-Statement by FCA US LLC [2020] SGIPOS 7
TM No.
40201925529Y
4xe
40201925529Y
Trade Mark Interlocutory Hearing  PDF icon Full Decision (235KB)
Valentino S.p.A. v Matsuda & Co [2020] SGIPOS 8
TM No.
40201719905R
Valentino Rudy
 40201719905R Trade Mark Opposition (Unsuccessful)  PDF icon Full Decision (676KB)

PDF icon Case Summary (189KB)
Compagnie Des Montres Longines, Francillon S.A. (Longines Watch Co., Francillon Ltd.) v POINT tec Products Electronic GmbH [2020] SGIPOS 9
TM No.
40201804512R
IRON ANNIE
40201804512R
Trade Mark Opposition (Unsuccessful)
PDF icon Full Decision (676KB)
Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne and Institut National de l’Origine et de la Qualité v Keep Waddling International Pte. Ltd. [2020] SGIPOS 10
TM No.
40201705009X
CHAMPENGWINE UNIQUE BOUTIQUE SPARKLING WINES OF CHILE
40201705009X
Trade Mark Opposition (Successful)
PDF icon Full Decision (410KB)
Damiani International BV v Dhamani Jewels DMCC [2020] SGIPOS 11
TM No.
40201719339S
DHAMANI 1969
40201719339S
Trade Mark Opposition (Successful) 
PDF icon Full Decision (815KB)
Application to File Notice of Opposition in a Geographical Indication Application by Bavaria N.V. and Objection Thereto by Bayerischer Brauerbund E.V. [2020] SGIPOS 12
GI No.
50201900008Q
Bayerisches Bier
50201900008Q
Geographical Indication Interlocutory Hearing PDF icon Full Decision (233KB)
Weider Global Nutrition, LLC v Morinaga & Co., Ltd [2020] SGIPOS 13
TM No.
40201724079R
in BAR
40201724079R
Trade Mark Opposition
(Successful)
PDF icon Full Decision (728KB)
Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company v YITAI (SHANGHAI) PLASTIC CO., LTD. [2020] SGIPOS 14
TM No. 
40201605065Y
CHARLOTTE 40201605065Y Trade Mark Opposition
(Successful)
PDF icon Full Decision (392KB)


2019

PDF icon IPOS Cases in 2019 - Selected Issues, Holdings and Comments of Interest

Citation Application Number Mark / Patent / GI Mark Image Action Decision
Swatch AG (Swatch SA) (Swatch Ltd) v Apple Inc. [2019] SGIPOS 1 TM No.
T1319676J-01
IWATCH T1319676J-01 Trade Mark Opposition (Unsuccessful)

PDF icon Full Decision (872KB)

PDF icon Case Summary (328KB)

Mahendra Naidu A/L R. Manogaran trading as Sri Sai Traders v Navin Trading Pte. Ltd. [2019] SGIPOS 2 TM No. 40201606062U and 40201606064Y SHREE GOLD and device and SREE GOLD and device 40201606062U

40201606064Y
Trade Mark Invalidation (Successful) PDF icon Full Decision (519KB)
Guess? Inc v Jen, Chi [2019] SGIPOS 3 TM No.
T1417856A
Hater and device T1417856A
Trade Mark Opposition
(Unsuccessful)
PDF icon Full Decision (743KB)

PDF icon Case Summary (332KB)
The Scotch Whisky Association v Isetan Mitsukoshi Ltd. [2019] SGIPOS 4
TM No. 
40201604845Y-02
ISETAN TARTAN 40201604845Y-02
Trade Mark Opposition
(Unsuccessful)
PDF icon Full Decision (524KB)
Appeal to High Court
(IPOS decision reversed on Section 7(4)(b))
[2019] SGHC 200
Singapore Shipping Association and Association of Singapore Marine Industries v Hitachi, Ltd. and Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. [2019] SGIPOS 5
Patent No.
159788
Vessel Structure
Opposition to Patent Amendment 
(Successful)
PDF icon Full Decision (889KB)

PDF icon Case Summary (403KB)
The Patissier LLP v Aalst Chocolate Pte Ltd [2019] SGIPOS 6 TM No.
T0626526D
Patissier By Aalst Chocolate and device T0626526D
Trade Mark Revocation
(Successful)
PDF icon Full Decision (664KB)

PDF icon Case Summary (312KB)
Aalst Chocolate Pte Ltd v The Patissier LLP [2019] SGIPOS 7 TM Nos.
T0518520H and T0518521F
The Patissier T0518520H
Trade Mark Invalidation
(Unsuccessful)
PDF icon Full Decision (699KB)

PDF icon Case Summary (287KB)
CTBAT International Co. Limited v N.V. Sumatra Tobacco Trading Company [2019] SGIPOS 8
TM No. 40201519134T Tri Happiness and device 40201519134T
Trade Mark Opposition
(Unsuccessful)
PDF icon Full Decision (805KB)
Application for Confidentiality Safeguards by TWG Tea Company Pte. Ltd. and Objection Thereto by T2 Singapore Pte. Ltd. & Tea Too Pty Ltd [2019] SGIPOS 9
TM Nos. 40201702614Q,
40201702615U,
40201702617X and
40201704650Q
SINGAPORE BREAKFAST,
NEW YORK BREAKFAST, LONDON BREAKFAST and CARAVAN
40201702614Q
40201702615U
40201702617X
40201704650Q
Trade Mark Interlocutory Hearing PDF icon Full Decision (648KB)
Tiger Coatings GMBH & Co. KG v Seng Fong Paints Pte Ltd [2019] SGIPOS 10 TM Nos. 40201704182U and 40201704183P LNK Brand and device, LNK Coatings and device 40201704182U

40201704183P
Trade Mark Opposition (Unsuccessful) PDF icon Full Decision (718KB)

PDF icon Case Summary (301KB)
TM No. 40201708607T HM-O 40201708607T
Trade Mark Opposition
(Successful)
PDF icon Full Decision (380KB)
Appeal to High Court
(IPOS decision upheld)
No written Grounds of Decision available
Application for Extension of Time to file Notice of Opposition and Evidence by U.S. Dairy Export Council and Objection Thereto by Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano Reggiano [2019] SGIPOS 12 GI No. 50201900057U Parmigiano Reggiano 50201900057U
Geographical Indication Interlocutory Hearing PDF icon Full Decision (440KB)
Dentsply Sirona Inc. v Tomy Incorporated [2019] SGIPOS 13 TM Nos.
T1301266Z, T1301267H and T1301268F
SENTALLOY, BIOFORCE, and MICROARCH T1301266Z

T1301267H

T1301268F
Trade Mark Invalidation (Successful) PDF icon Full Decision (294KB)
Appeal to High Court
(IPOS decision upheld)
[2020] SGHC 105
Harvard Club of Singapore v President and Fellows of Harvard College [2019] SGIPOS 14
TM Nos. 40201402804X and 40201402805W HARVARD CLUB OF SINGAPORE and HARVARD UNIVERSITY CLUB OF SINGAPORE 40201402804X

40201402805W
Trade Mark Opposition
(Unsuccessful)
PDF icon Full Decision (425KB)

PDF icon Case Summary (93KB)
Appeal to High Court
(IPOS decision upheld)
[2020] SGHC 77
Multi Access Limited v Guangzhou Pharmaceutical Holdings Limited [2019] SGIPOS 15 TM No. 40201608455Q WONGLO 40201608455Q
Trade Mark Opposition
(Unsuccessful)
PDF icon Full Decision (483KB)

PDF icon Case Summary (152KB)
Appeal to High Court
(IPOS decision upheld)
No written Grounds of Decision available
Intuit Inc. v Minterest Private Limited [2019] SGIPOS 16 TM No. 40201707514X minterest 40201707514X
Trade Mark Opposition
(Unsuccessful)
PDF icon Full Decision (273KB)
Bavaria N.V. v Bayerischer Brauerbund E.V. [2019] SGIPOS 17
TM No. 
T1311419E
BAVARIAN BEER T1311419E
Collective Mark Opposition
(Successful)
PDF icon Full Decision (645KB)

PDF icon Case Summary (88KB)
Appeal to High Court Pending HC/TA 1/2020
Aussino International Pte Ltd v Aussino (USA) Inc. [2019] SGIPOS 18 TM No. 
T9910601C
AUSSINO T9910601C
Trade Mark Revocation
(Unsuccessful)
PDF icon Full Decision (440KB)
In the matter of a trade mark application by Ferrero S.p.A. [2019] SGIPOS 19 TM No.
T1406403E
3-dimensional ball shape chocolate T1406403E  Trade Mark Ex Parte Hearing
(Unsuccessful)
PDF icon Full Decision (778KB)

PDF icon Case Summary (88KB)


2018

PDF icon IPOS Cases in 2018 - Selected Issues, Holdings and Comments of Interest

Citation Application Number Mark / Patent / GI Mark Image Action Decision
Guccio Gucci S.p.A. v Guccitech Industries (Private Ltd) [2018] SGIPOS 1 TM No.
T1414543D
GUCCITECH INNOVATION SAVES SPACE T1414543D
Trade Mark Opposition
(Successful)

PDF icon Full Decision (522KB)

PDF icon Case Summary (156KB)

Clarins Fragrance Group f.k.a. Thierry Mugler Parfums S.A.S. v BenQ Materials Corp. [2018] SGIPOS 2 TM No.
40201507206W-01
derma angel 40201507206W-01 Trade Mark Opposition
(Unsuccessful)

PDF icon Full Decision (528KB)

PDF icon Case Summary (169KB)

USA Pro IP Limited v Montfort Services Sdn. Bhd. [2018] SGIPOS 3 TM No.
T0805183J
USAPRO T0805183J
Trade Mark Invalidation
(Successful)
and
Trade Mark Revocation
(Successful)
PDF icon Full Decision (548KB)
USA Pro IP Limited v Montfort Services Sdn. Bhd. [2018] SGIPOS 4 TM No.
T1318929B
USAPRO T1318929B
Trade Mark Opposition
(Successful)
PDF icon Full Decision (337KB)
Bridgestone Corporation and Bridgestone Licensing Services, Inc. v Deestone Limited [2018] SGIPOS 5
TM No. 40201501932U DEESTONE 40201501932U
Trade Mark Opposition
(Unsuccessful)
PDF icon Full Decision (427 KB)

PDF icon Case Summary 
(167 KB)
Inner Mongolia Little Sheep Catering Chain Co. Ltd. v Grassland Xiao Fei Yang Pte Ltd [2018] SGIPOS 6
TM No.
T0912496C
XIAO FEI YANG T0912496C
Trade Mark Invalidation
(Successful)
PDF icon Full Decision (455 KB)
Monster Energy Company v Glamco Co., Ltd. [2018] SGIPOS 7 TM No. 40201515702X
SWEET MONSTER 40201515702X
Trade Mark Opposition
(Unsuccessful)
PDF icon Full Decision (822 KB)
Appeal to High Court (IPOS decision upheld) [2018] SGHC 238
Fox Head, Inc. v Fox Street Wear Pte Ltd [2018] SGIPOS 8
TM No.
T0503948A
"F", FOX HEAD AND "X" DEVICE T0503948A
Trade Mark Opposition
(Successful)
PDF icon Full Decision (737 KB)
Monster Energy Company v Tencent Holdings Limited [2018] SGIPOS 9
TM No. 40201518266U MONSTER Castle 40201518266U
Trade Mark Opposition
(Unsuccessful)
PDF icon Full Decision (706 KB)

PDF icon Case Summary 
(350 KB)
Bigfoot Internet Ventures Pte. Ltd. v Athleta (ITM) Inc. [2018] SGIPOS 10
TM No.
T0902223J
ATHLETA T0902223J Trade Mark Revocation
(Partially Successful)
PDF icon Full Decision (383 KB)
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc and Sheraton International IP, LLC v Staywell Hospitality Pty Limited [2018] SGIPOS 11 TM No.
T1005795F
PARK REGIS, Chinese characters "Bai Wei Shi Jiu Dian" and device T1005795F Trade Mark Invalidation
(Successful)
PDF icon Full Decision (1 MB)

PDF icon Case Summary 
(376 KB)
Appeal to High Court
(IPOS decision upheld)
No written Grounds of Decision available
Adidas International Marketing BV v Lutong Enterprise Corp. [2018] SGIPOS 12 TM No.
40201508728T
Triangle and circle device 40201508728T Trade Mark Opposition
(Unsuccessful)
PDF icon Full Decision (935 KB)

PDF icon Case Summary 
(338 KB)
Appeal to High Court
(IPOS decision reversed on Sections 8(2)(b) and 8(4)(b)(i))
No written Grounds of Decision available
Singapore Shipping Association and Association of Singapore Marine Industries v Hitachi, Ltd. [2018] SGIPOS 13
Patent No.
10201602094R
Vessel   Patent Revocation
(Successful)
PDF icon Full Decision (833 KB)
Singapore Shipping Association and Association of Singapore Marine Industries v Hitachi, Ltd. [2018] SGIPOS 14
Patent No.
161075
Ballast water treatment system
  Patent Revocation
(Successful)
PDF icon Full Decision (732 KB)
Apple Inc. v Swatch AG (Swatch SA)(Swatch Ltd.) [2018] SGIPOS 15 TM No. 40201522634S and 40201523105X Tick different 40201522634S Trade Mark Opposition
(Unsuccessful)
PDF icon Full Decision (732 KB)

PDF icon Case Summary 
(485 KB)
Monster Energy Company v NBA Properties, Inc. [2018] SGIPOS 16 TM No.
40201402247Q
TORONTO RAPTORS and device 40201402247Q Trade Mark Opposition
(Unsuccessful)
PDF icon Full Decision (606 KB)

PDF icon Case Summary 
(386 KB)
Appeal to High Court (IPOS decision upheld) No written Grounds of Decision available
Singapore Telecommunications Limited v Megaport (Services) Pty Ltd [2018] SGIPOS 17 TM No.
T1321153J
MEGAPORT T1321153J Trade Mark Opposition
(Unsuccessful)
PDF icon Full Decision (695 KB)
 
Daidoh Limited v New Yorker S.H.K. Jeans GmbH & Co. KG [2018] SGIPOS 18 TM No.
T1205572A
NEWYORKER T1205572A Trade Mark Opposition
(Successful)
PDF icon Full Decision (580 KB)
United U-LI Projects Pte Ltd v Tan Buck Hai [2018] SGIPOS 19 TM No.
T1315141D
U-LI T1315141D Trade Mark Invalidation
(Successful)
PDF icon Full Decision (548 KB)
Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. v Intercontinental Exchange Holdings, Inc. [2018] SGIPOS 20 TM No. 40201511598P and 40201511601W BRENT and BRENT INDEX 40201511598P

40201511601W
Trade Mark Invalidation
(Successful)
PDF icon Full Decision (681 KB)

PDF icon Case Summary 
(96 KB)
Bitwave Pte Ltd v Fung Shing Company Limited [2018] SGIPOS 21 TM No.
T1208273G
UCLEAR T1208273G Trade Mark Invalidation
(Successful)
PDF icon Full Decision (433 KB)
Cartier International AG v MoneyMax Jewellery Pte. Ltd. [2018] SGIPOS 22 TM No.
40201701277U
LOVE GOLD, Chinese Characters "Zhen Jin" and device 40201701277U Trade Mark Opposition
(Unsuccessful)
PDF icon Full Decision (684 KB)