With the new additions to Singapore’s IP Border Enforcement Act, Singapore Customs now has more power in cases involving IPR violations. Excel V. Dyquiangco discusses these additional measures, including the positive changes and minor setbacks.
In a recent update to Singapore’s IP Border Enforcement Measures, the Ministry of Law has announced the implementation of increased border enforcement actions effective November 21, 2022. These regulations cover products that violate the intellectual property rights (IPR) of registered designs and geographical indications, enabling Singapore Customs (Customs) to:
- Seize products that are to be imported or exported, believed to be violating IPRs upon the request of the IPR holder; and
- Obtain and share details about the seized items. Read more