In making a Will, can I give away my Worldwide Assets, including Singapore?


Based on our experience, it is common for Testators (including Singapore Citizens and Singapore Domiciled) to make a Singapore Will covering worldwide assets, as it is convenient to do so.

Even if a Testator does not have any assets outside Singapore, it is common to state in his Will that he is […]

In making a Will, can I give away my Worldwide Assets, including Singapore?2016-07-21T12:47:33+08:00

When are Sureties required?


A grantee of Letters of Administration, whether with or without a Will annexed, from a Singapore Family Court shall give security for the due administration of the estate by way of an Administration Bond and 2 Sureties in the following circumstances:

  1. where the estate and effects in respect of which the grant is applied […]
When are Sureties required?2016-07-06T15:35:40+08:00

How to apply for dispensation of sureties for Grants of Letters of Administration?


For death after 14 February 2008, an application for the dispensation of sureties pursuant to section 29(3) of the Probate and Administration Act (Cap. 251) shall be made by way of a summons supported by an affidavit deposed to by all the administrators and co-administrators (if any) stating the following:

  1. the date of the […]
How to apply for dispensation of sureties for Grants of Letters of Administration?2016-06-28T01:58:20+08:00

I am a Donee, how do I use the Lasting Power of Attorney?


If the Donor under a registered Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) has lost his mental capacity, then as a Donee, you may step in to act on his behalf in accordance with the powers given to you under the LPA.

Please refer to OPG website on this issue.

I am a Donee, how do I use the Lasting Power of Attorney?2016-06-17T12:16:59+08:00

Classification of Goods and Services


In Singapore, a trade mark application for registration has to be accompanied by a list of the goods and/or services on which the mark is intended to be used. The goods and services must be classified in accordance with an internationally agreed classification system used by more than 150 countries, known as the International Classification of Goods […]

Classification of Goods and Services2016-06-10T21:46:51+08:00

How to Identify Class for Registration?


Goods and services are divided into 45 classes, each class covering a different category of goods or services. Classes 1 to 34 relate to goods, and Classes 35 to 45 relate to services.

Suggested Steps

  1. Go to Nice Classification at http://www.wipo.int/nicepub/
  2. Identify which Class your Goods or Services fall under.
    For example, if […]
How to Identify Class for Registration?2016-06-10T21:45:10+08:00

How to Identify Products or Services within a Class?


Having identify the Class in which your good or services fall under, you will have to identify the specific goods or services that you wish to protect.

Example: you have a mark XYZ for clothing, and you manufacture products such as clothing, coats, dresses and footwear.

Having identified that your products fall under Class 25, […]

How to Identify Products or Services within a Class?2016-06-10T21:42:50+08:00

What is a trade mark?


The words “trade mark” and “brand” are often used interchangeably. Both refer to signs which are used by traders to differentiate their goods from those of other traders.

There are many famous brands which have extremely high commercial values, which can range up to billions ouf US$. Some of the famous and top brands are:-

What is a trade mark?2016-06-10T21:39:14+08:00

Why register your trade mark?


Registration of trade marks is voluntary but advisable.

A registered trade mark confers on the proprietor the statutory right to the exclusive use of the mark in connection with the goods or services for which it is registered.

Registration therefore gives the proprietor the right to sue for trade mark infringement any person who uses an identical […]

Why register your trade mark?2016-06-10T21:38:32+08:00

What is unregistered trade mark?


If a mark is unregistered, the owner has to look to the common law for protection and must rely on a passing off action to prevent infringement of his mark.

Passing off actions are notoriously time-consuming and expensive. To succeed in such an action, the proprietor must produce evidence of his ownership of goodwill or reputation […]

What is unregistered trade mark?2016-06-10T21:37:57+08:00
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