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Singapore: Refusal to register a trade mark on the grounds that its use is prohibited by any written law or rule of law - Harvard Club of Singapore vs. President and Fellows of Harvard College [2020] SGHC 77

This alert examines one of the few local decisions regarding the absolute ground of refusal under Section 7(5) of the Singapore Trade Marks Act (Cap. 332), which prohibits the registration of a trademark if its use is prohibited in Singapore by any written law or rule of law.

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