Singapore Amends IP Laws As Part Of Free Trade Agreement

Law360, New York (June 16, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Singapore has amended several laws on intellectual property to fulfill obligations made when the island nation signed a Free Trade Agreement with the U.S. last year.

The agreement, which came into effect on January 1, 2004, contains a comprehensive chapter on Singapore’s IP law changes. Some changes will be put in place by June 2004, with the remaining changes implemented by the end of 2004, according to Chuah Teong Lee, an associate with Coudert Brothers LLP in Singapore.

On Tuesday, Singapore’s Parliament passed the Trademarks (Amendment)...
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