Singapore : Star” Wars: Converse v. Jazz

In a recent hearing at the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), Converse Inc. (the opponent) failed in its attempt to prevent the registration of Trade Mark Application No. T0705265E (the application mark) in Class 25, filed by Southern Rubber Works Sdn Bhd (the applicant). The application mark is reproduced on this page along with […]

Philippines – The Clash of Two KOLINs – Long-standing Rivalry Resolved by the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of the Philippines finally put to rest decades of dispute between Taiwan Kolin Corporation (TKC), a Taiwanese corporation, and Kolin Electronics Company, Inc. (KEC), a Philippine corporation. Both are engaged in the manufacture and sale of electronic products. KEC Opposes TKC in 2006 on the Ground of Confusing Similarity This case stemmed […]