What can you do when your iOS or Android app gets ripped off?

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The heady days of the “gold rush” of the App stores may have come and gone but there’re still many mobile app entrepreneurs making a living developing iOS or Android apps and games. Unfortunately, this “gold rush” has also led to myriad scams being developed to separate hardworking entrepreneurs from what’s rightfully theirs, namely the…

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Haven’t incorporated in Singapore yet? Make sure you protect your app from being stolen by contractors

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Many founders don’t quit their jobs immediately to incorporate a startup. There’s usually a period of time when the founding team executes their idea on the side, conducting market research, developing a prototype of the product and testing that prototype with their target market to see if the idea will fly. More often than not,…

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What are class(es) and specification(s) and how do you choose them for your trade mark?

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In Singapore, when you register a trade mark, it has to be registered according to the goods and services your trade mark will apply to. Trade marks are classified according to the Nice Classification system, a system which divides goods and services into 45 different classes. Classes 1 – 34 are classes of goods whereas…

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Do you need to hire a lawyer to handle your Singapore trade mark registration?

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So you’ve come to the conclusion that you should register your trade mark in Singapore. The question now becomes whether you should attempt to register the trade mark yourself or to hire a trade mark lawyer to do it for you. In Singapore, it’s not a requirement that your trade mark application has to be…

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When should you register your trade mark outside of Singapore?

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You want to protect your brand and the geographical base in which you’re going to be conducting your business is in Singapore. Your trade mark is an important intellectual property, so you’re definitely sure you want to register your trade mark in Singapore. But what about filing for protection outside of Singapore? This should be…

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What is the cheapest way to register your trade mark in multiple countries from Singapore?

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There is a cheaper alternative to filing your trade mark individually with the respective offices of the different countries you wish to register in. Singapore is a member of the Madrid System, a system for the international registration of trade marks that is administered by the World Intellectual Property Organisation. This system allows a trade mark…

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When should I register a trade mark for my startup in Singapore?

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Entrepreneurs sometimes get confused between a trade mark and their company name or logo. They are not the same thing! In Singapore, a trade mark is defined in the Trade Marks Act as any sign capable of being represented graphically and which is capable of distinguishing goods or services dealt with or provided in the…

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