JUN - 2013
In the High Court decision of Zhu Yong Zhen v AIA Singapore Private Limited and another  SGHC 37 ("Zhu Yong Zhen"), the learned Justice Chan Seng Onn ("Chan J") had occasion to consider the question of whether the onus of proving publication of a defamatory statement in the context of an internet libel fell on the claimant or whether a presumption of law of substantial publication in regard to internet libels existed.
The 1st Defendant ("AIA") is an insurance company and the Plaintiff ("Zhu") was a policy–holder with AIA. Zhu brought a suit against AIA for breach of the terms of Zhu‘s insurance policy and AIA counter–claimed for defamation relating to statements posted on Zhu‘s blog which was set up to air her grievances agaist AIA.
An industrial design for which an application for registration is made shall not be considered to be new if, before the priority date of that application, it or an industrial design differing from it only in immaterial details or in features commonly used in the relevant trade was disclosed to the public anywhere in Malaysia.