At Mirandah Asia, we are committed to ensuring that the expertise of our staff is shared across the board to provide clients with the best level of service across all of the jurisdictions we cover. Suriyia Sadanathan, Mirandah Asia’s Head of Patent Department in Malaysia, recently delivered a patent drafting workshop to the Singapore office […]
At the beginning of 2018, Mirandah Asia kept up its regular practice of uniting delegations of staff from across our various offices, to ensure that common procedures are followed and that teamwork is kept to a high standard. The training programs united staff from our offices in Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines.
Mirandah Asia Singapore was a sea of red as the year of the dog commenced in February! As is tradition, the staff tossed the yu sheng, yelling ‘Lo Hei!‘ and further exclamations of good fortune. We wish you all a prosperous new year!
Mirandah Asia Malaysia was proud to host law students from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) for legal internships across the ASEAN region. The chosen interns spent one month in the Malaysia office, before being received for a week in the Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand offices respectively. CEO Patrick Mirandah gave a well-received lecture at the UKM […]
Novartis (Singapore) Pte Ltd v Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharma Co  SGHC 322 I. Introduction In the recent case of Novartis (Singapore) Pte Ltd v Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharma Co  SGHC 322, the Singapore High Court addressed, for the first time, key procedural issues associated with corrections to patent forms and priority data, as well as […]
In the recent Singapore High Court case of Louis Vuitton Malletier v Megastar Shipping Pte Ltd  SGHC 305, the Court held that a freight forwarder who was unwittingly sent counterfeit goods into Singapore for transshipment was not liable for trademark infringement. The case concerned two shipments from China bound for Indonesia via Singapore. The […]
The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) and State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO) have extended their joint effort for fast and efficient patent protection through the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) program. The extension agreement was signed on September 17, 2017 and will be effective until August 31, 2019. Mr. Daren Tang, Chief Executive […]
A clash between two tech giants before the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), Apple Inc. v Xiaomi Singapore Pte Ltd  SGIPOS 10, ended when the ruling favored Xiaomi (“the Applicant”) to register the mark ‘MI PAD’ for its computer tablet products in the face of a move from Apple Inc. (“the Opponent”), the […]
Warner-Lambert Company LLC v Novartis (Singapore) Pte Ltd  SGCA 45 Introduction In the landmark case of Warner-Lambert Company LLC v Novartis (Singapore) Pte Ltd  SGCA 45, the Singapore Court of Appeal explored, inter alia, the permissibility of amending method of treatment claims to Swiss-style claims. Significantly, the matter was heard before a 5-Judge […]
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 […]