Harvard Club of Singapore loses appeal against move by Harvard University to register trademarks

The Harvard Club of Singapore loses its court appeal to stop Harvard University from preceeding to resigter two trademarks in Singapore under the Trade Marks Act.
The Harvard Club of Singapore loses its court appeal to stop Harvard University from preceeding to resigter two trademarks in Singapore under the Trade Marks Act.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

The Harvard Club of Singapore, the official converging point for Harvard alumni here for nearly 50 years, lost its court appeal yesterday to stop Harvard University from proceeding to register two trademarks in Singapore under the Trade Marks Act.

The President and Fellows of Harvard College, which is the body corporate that constitutes Harvard University, had applied to register the two marks "Harvard Club of Singapore" and "Harvard University Club of Singapore" in December 2014.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 21, 2020, with the headline 'Harvard Club of Singapore loses appeal against move by Harvard University to register trademarks'. Subscribe