TO DISCUSS YOUR PROJECT OR LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SERVICES:

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Singapore's Ku De Ta Under Fire

Category: Tourism, Posted:30 May 2015 | 09:45 am

A five year legal battle over the intellectual property rights of the Ku De Ta brand in Singapore has come to a head.
Located at the iconic Marina Bay Sands the Lion City club has reportedly been given two weeks to cease using the name.
As reported by the Straits Times, the owners of the Bali beach club Ku De Ta won a significant legal victory which essentially required the Singapore entity to return the local trade name registration and account for all royalty income earned.
Caught up in the dispute has been L Capital Asia which is the private equity arm of LVMH, who bought over the brand from a company controlled by a Hong Kong entrepreneur.
Intellectual property right in Asia's hospitality sector are not a new issue.
In the 1990's CDL Hotels lost the rights of their flagship brand Millennium in a high-profile legal squabble.
Over the years the Hilton brand in Indonesia, Shangri-La's initial Philippine venture and ACCOR also in the same country had protracted disputes over intellectual property.
For now the Marina Bay Sands outcome remains unknown though industry experts say that a compromise solution may be possible given the massive income stream the club is producing.
As for businesses the lesson learned is that protecting trade names remains a fundamental best practice for any organization great or small.
To read the article in the Straits Times <link>http://www.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/courts-crime/story/local-club-cannot-use-ku-de-ta-name-court-20150528#xtor=CS1-10*CLICK</link>

Other News

Read more

Direct International Flight For Koh Samui Coming

Category: Tourism, Posted:27 Jul 2021 | 11:29 am Koh Samui is set for the resumption of international flights from Singapore on the 1st of August. Under the Samui Plus program and expecting increased demand, Bangkok Airways is taking this first step for the direct overseas service. The initial stage is three flights a week on Monday, Thursday and Sunday. Meanwhile in the Phuket […]
Read more

Thailand Property Takes Urban Flight As Lifestyle Takes Over

Category: Real estate, Posted:26 Jul 2021 | 06:00 am Thailand’s resort real estate markets have experienced a dramatic reset in buyer profiles over the past eighteen months of the pandemic. A strong wave of domestic demand has seen Thais flocking to the country’s leisure destinations and snapping up holiday or second homes. According to new data released by Thai property portal FazWaz, the popular […]
Read more

Just Another Sunday – Catch-Up

Category: Tourism, Posted:25 Jul 2021 | 15:08 pm It’s a great day to catch up on last week’s video sessions. Check out a replay of the special Business Insider Thailand Resort Property online event.  We also talk to a leading Thai developer on rewriting the map in Northwest Phuket, where a second resort-styled CBD is emerging and finally more on the ongoing Sandbox. […]