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Authors: Melvin Sng, Jelita Pandjaitan, Peiying Chua Heikes, Hansel Ng, Anil Shergill

Singapore Court grants proprietary injunction over a ‘Bored Ape’ NFT

In Janesh s/o Rajkumar v Unknown Person (“Chefpierre”), the Singapore High Court granted a freezing injunction to restrain an unknown person, who goes online as Chefpierre, from dealing with a Bored Ape NFT. Central to this decision was the Court’s extension of existing legal definitions of property to a digital NFT, and to accept jurisdiction notwithstanding limited links to Singapore.

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