Insights on Franchising: A Singapore Perspective

Singapore is a multi-racial and a multi-cultural country that demands variety in all aspects of its marketplace. Recently, news of the imminent departure of bubble tea franchise Gong Cha from Singapore has directed attention towards a new beverage brand, LiHo, started by a former franchisee of Gong Cha. While some Singaporeans are looking forward to […]

A brief update on compulsory licensing and infectious diseases in ASEAN

Compulsory licensing has been a point of great dispute, with opinions torn between the rights of patent owners and accessibility to lifesaving, affordable drugs to the general public. The high cost of patent-protected pharmaceuticals and the inherent prevalence of infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, malaria and avian influenza are fueling demand for generic drugs and […]