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U-Manga International Business Co, Ltd v Nunufish.com

 Intellectual property law - Trademark - Opposition to the registration of a trademark

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EQ Capital Investments Ltd v Sunbreeze Group Investments Ltd and others

Civil procedure - Discovery of documents; Civil procedure - Privileges - Marital communications
Date: 19 September 2017; Court: High Court; Citation: [2017] SGHCR 15; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Property Listings Portal sues Rival for Copyright Infringement

Singapore's biggest property listings portal PropertyGuru has sued its rival 99.co over alleged copyright infringement, accusing the latter of reproducing content from its website without permission.
Date: 21 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

CAA Technologies Pte Ltd v Newcon Builders Pte Ltd

Building and construction law - Building and construction contracts; Building and construction law - Sub-contracts - Compensation for delays; Building and construction law - Terms - Implied terms; Contract - Contractual terms - Implied terms; Contract - Discharge - Ground for termination of con ...
Date: 18 September 2017; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2017] SGCA 53; Source: Singapore Law Watch

S'pore, China establish Framework for resolving Belt and Road Disputes

Mediation centres from the two countries inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly serve Singapore and Chinese companies investing in China and Singapore respectively as well as companies investing in other markets under China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
Date: 20 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Singaporean appointed to Top UN Mediation Panel

Former top UN official Noeleen Heyzer was appointed to the UN High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation.
Date: 20 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

High Court: Vandalism includes more than Damage to Public Property

The acts of vandalism destroying or damaging public property may have nothing in common with affixing or displaying a poster, but both acts carry criminal liability under the Vandalism Act.
Date: 20 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

CCS consults on the Proposed Merger of Essilor International (Compagnie Generale d’Optique) SA and Luxottica Group SpA

The Competition Commission of Singapore (“CCS”) is conducting a public consultation from 19 September 2017 to 4 October 2017 to invite interested parties to provide feedback on the proposed merger of Essilor International (Compagnie Generale d’Optique) S.A. (“Essilor”) and Luxottica Group S.p.A. (“Luxottica&rdquo ...
Date: 19 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Competition Commission

Man fined $6,600 for Possession and Keeping of Illegal Wildlife

13 Sept 2017: 33-year-old Lim Kok Huat was fined $6,600 by the court today for possession and keeping of illegal wildlife.
Date: 13 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority

Eleven Drivers who took up “Lucrative” Online Job Offers end up in Jail

From January to mid-September 2017, eleven drivers were jailed for their involvement in duty-unpaid cigarette activities. They were sentenced to between four and eight months’ imprisonment.
Date: 19 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Customs Department

Registers of Nominee Directors Guidance for Companies

The new version of this Guidance is issued by the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority to help companies understand and comply with the requirements pertaining to the register of nominee directors.
Date: 18 September 2017; Type: Guide; Source: Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority

Registers of Registrable Controllers Guidance for Foreign Companies

The new version of the Guidance is issued by the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority to help foreign companies understand and comply with the requirements pertaining to the register of registrable controllers.
Date: 18 September 2017; Type: Guide; Source: Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority

Ng Chye Huay v Public Prosecutor

Criminal law - Statutory offences - Vandalism Act
Date: 14 September 2017; Court: High Court; Citation: [2017] SGHC 224; Source: Singapore Law Watch

How Singapore SMEs should prepare for EU General Data Protection Regulation

On 25 May 2018, a new legal framework, the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will come into force across the EU to protect all EU citizens and residents from privacy and data breaches by giving them greater control over the organizations that can use their personal data.
Date: 19 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Dad and Son sue Art Gallery for Fraud, Negligence

Seven paintings bought from the art gallery were assessed by an expert to be fakes.
Date: 19 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Registers of Nominee Directors Guidance for Companies

The new version of this Guidance is issued by the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority to help companies understand and comply with the requirements pertaining to the register of nominee directors.

Registers of Registrable Controllers Guidance for Foreign Companies Rules of Origin for Exports to Turkey under TRSFTA Operational Procedures for Imports from the Republic of Turkey Under TRSFTA more

CAA Technologies Pte Ltd v Newcon Builders Pte Ltd

Building and construction law - Building and construction contracts; Building and construction law - Sub-contracts - Compensation for delays; Building and construction law - Terms - Implied terms ...

Building Security Bill timely but Firms say Cost a Concern Amended Act aims to improve running of Property Management Organisations MP Louis Ng petitions for Single Parents to get Equal Public Housing Rights more

Taxman calls on Grab, Uber Drivers

The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) is reported to have approached the two ride-hailing firms to work out an arrangement for the drivers to file their tax returns automatically.

GST: Customer Accounting for Prescribed Goods Tampines Court Owners get More Time to pay Seller's Stamp Duty Establishment of Temporary Restricted Area during 2017 Formula 1 more

'Taxi Stands for Taxis Only' Rule will be reviewed regularly

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has clarified that public taxi facilities, which include taxi stands, are provided primarily for passengers to street-hail in a safe and orderly manner. LTA was responding to a let ...

The “Dream Star” DSA Consultancy (FZC) v The “Eurohope” STB gets Feedback on Travel Agents Act Changes more

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Malaysia-Thailand to ink MoU on Security Cooperation

BANGKOK, Sept 20 (Bernama) - There will be closer security cooperation between Malaysia and Thailand with the establishment of a Joint Committee on Security Cooperation, according to a cabinet resolution document released by the Thai government.

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MAS sets up International Advisory Panel for Cyber Security

Singapore, 20 September 2017 - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced today that it has established a Cyber Security Advisory Panel (CSAP), comprising cyber security thought leaders from around the world.

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Singapore and China Mediation Centres work together to help Businesses resolve Disputes along Belt and Road

1. The Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC) and the Mediation Center of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade / China Chamber of International Commerce (CCPIT/CCOIC Mediation Center) will work together to support businesses and help them resolve disputes that may arise in cross-border commercial transactions under China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The two mediation centres signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today at the International Mediation Summit held in Hangzhou, China.

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ASEAN enhances Coordination to tackle Cyber Threats

SINGAPORE, Sept 18 (Bernama) - ASEAN member states have agreed on the importance of enhancing coordination to ensure that its cybersecurity efforts across various platforms in countering increasingly sophisticated cyber threats are focused, effective and in synergy with one another.

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Veteran Lawyer Leo Fernando dies at 85

He was counted among the "legends" in criminal law in the 70s and 80s.

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Five Court Volunteers lauded for Dedication

These volunteers of the Supreme Court, the State Courts and the Family Justice Courts received awards for their outstanding commitment and dedication to pro bono work.

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Halimah Yacob is Singapore's Eighth President

SINGAPORE, Sept 14 (Bernama) - Halimah Yacob was sworn in as Singapore's eighth President at the Istana today, marking her first day of a six-year term.

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ASEAN to promote Trade with Russia and EAEU

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - ASEAN Economic Ministers agreed to expand trade with Russia and those grouped in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).

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Conclusion of the ASEAN-Hong Kong, China Free Trade Agreement (AHKFTA) and the ASEAN-Hong Kong, China Investment Agreement (AHKIA)

The Economic Ministers of ASEAN and Hong Kong, China (HKC) announced the conclusion of the ASEAN-HKC Free Trade Agreement (AHKFTA) and the ASEANHKC Investment Agreement (AHKIA) at the Second ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM)-HKC Consultations held on 9 September 2017 in Pasay City, the Philippines.

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SGX RegCo announces Board Members; Operational Start on 15 September

Singapore Exchange Regulation (SGX RegCo) has appointed Mr Alan Shaw, Ms Jane Diplock AO and Mr Ronny Tan to its board. The company will begin operations on 15 September 2017.

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Public Alert on Scam IRAS Email

IRAS would like to alert the public that a scam email titled “Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore-Refund-Online-Confirmation” has been circulating. The email carries a message that the recipients are eligible to receive a tax refund and that they are to click on the link provided in the email to download and fill out the tax refund form.

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ASEAN Meet explores Issues related to Tariff Commitments, Rules under ATIGA

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12 (Bernama) - The discussions on Association of South-East Asian Nations' (ASEAN) internal economic-related affairs, which were held in the Philippines at the 31th ASEAN Free Trade Agreement Council, explored issues related to tariff commitments and applicable rules under the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA).

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