By Geetha K.
“I’m a big believer in that if you focus on good skin care, you won’t really need a lot of make-up” Demi Moore once said. It is not surprising that the global value sales in the beauty industry is expected to exceed US$131 billion in 2019, with skin care as the biggest category adding some US$20.1 billion to its value over 2014- 2019*.
Thus, when one skincare company felt that their market share is being encroached upon, it is only right to do what is necessary – to squeeze out that pimple! This is what happened in Singapore when an Italian entity, KIKO S.P.A (“Opponent”) initiated an opposition action against a Korean company, Dooyeon Corp. (“Applicant”).
By Samini Thiruchelvam
Genetic diseases and disorders which are caused by faulty genes in cells are debilitating and worsen the quality of life of a patient. But what if you could return the faulty genes to normalcy as easily as fixing your profile picture with Photoshop? Or even create a designer baby with desired features? A gene-editing tool known as clustered regularly-interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) opened up the possibility of achieving such tasks that seemed to be improbable in the past.
By Joel Cheong
Ever had that momentary flash of genius where you had an idea so bright and radiant that it lit up the space above the latrine you were sitting on and you couldn’t help but exclaim “Aha!”, to the horror of the occupants of nearby cubicles?
What if that idea was related to something that would change the way things work or provide a solution to the world’s problems? What next?
While SEIKO may be the pioneer in “exquisite workmanship” when it comes to timepieces, living up to its name and establishing itself as a famous brand to half the world, it certainly did not enjoy much success in its battle in opposing the trademark “SEIKI” from securing a place in the trademark registry of Singapore.