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Legal Updates

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  • Remedies for digital fraud

    15 October 2019

    This article explains some common digital fraud techniques and methods, and the potential legal issues.

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  • Madrid Protocol filings to commence for Malaysia from 27 Dec 2019

    10 October 2019

    This article discusses the commencement of Madrid Protocol trade mark filings for Malaysia from 27 December 2019, and other changes to be made to the Malaysian Trade Marks Act.

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  • DrewTech Series Chapter 3: I host, you post, I get sued?

    24 September 2019

    A company operating a public webpage which invites comments to be posted by members of the public on its webpage faces a risk of being found liable for defamation, especially if the company is shown to have control over the material posted on its pub...

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  • A Person Arrested for Tax Offences now has a Right to Bail

    23 September 2019

    A person arrested by an IRAS or customs officer for serious tax offences now has a right to be released on bail or personal bond. This departs from the position under the Criminal Procedure Code where there is a discretion to deny bail and keep the a...

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  • Changes to the registration of designs in Singapore

    19 September 2019

    This update discusses the changes to the registration of designs in Singapore. Specifically, amendments to the Registered Designs (International Registration) Rules 2005 came into operation from 13 Sep 2019. Also, from 1 October 2019, there will be a...

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  • Changes in Singapore patent system

    16 September 2019

    The supplementary examination route will no longer be available for Singapore patent applications with a filing date on or after 1 Jan 2020. This move aligns the Singapore patent system with that of major jurisdictions.

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  • An Overview and Developments of the Variable Capital Companies (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill

    10 September 2019

    The Variable Capital Companies (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill was introduced for first reading in the Singapore Parliament on 5 August 2019, and seeks to amend, inter alia, the Goods and Services Tax Act (Cap. 117A), the Income Tax Act (Cap. 134) an...

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  • MAS invites applications for new digital bank licences

    05 September 2019

    The Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”) announced on 29 August 2019 that it will begin accepting applications for new digital bank licences. Interested parties have until 31 December 2019 to submit their applications. The new digital ...

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  • MAS sets up steering committee to drive interest rate benchmark transition

    02 September 2019

    The Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”) announced on 30 August 2019 the establishment of the Steering Committee for Swap Offer Rate (“SOR”) Transition to Singapore Overnight Rate Average (“SORA”) (“SC-STS...

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  • High Court may impose timeframe on an order requiring a defendant to perform an act

    16 August 2019

    In Viking Engineering Pte Ltd v Feen, Bjornar and others [2019] SGHC 158, the Singapore High Court clarified that Order 45 Rule 6 of the Rules of Court can be utilised to set a timeframe for payment where the circumstances warrant the exercise of suc...

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