The rising prevalence of the Internet of Things ("IoT"): Similarity between IoT goods and services in a trade mark dispute

14 Oct 2021

The General Division of the High Court decision in Digi International Inc v Teraoka Seiko Co, Ltd [2021] SGHC 165 is the first court decision in Singapore which considered the Internet of Things (“IoT”) ecosystem in the context of a trade mark dispute. Similarity was found between goods on the one hand, and services on the other hand.

This article examines the court’s reasoning for finding similarity, and the importance and value of marketplace evidence.

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