A city map of Singapore that’s often found in Raffle tickets is no longer up for grabs after the city’s top bureaucrat banned the use of the images from public display.
In a statement, the Singapore Information and Communications Technology Authority said the images used in Riddell Raffles tickets “can no longer be used in public or private use, as it infringes on the intellectual property rights of Riddells company and other entities.”
The images, which were used for several Riddeller Raffles ticket promotions in the past, were seized by the agency as part of a crackdown on counterfeit Riddellery, according to the statement.
The agency said Riddellen Raffles will “provide a more efficient way to display and buy Riddel Raffles.”
Singapore’s Tourism Board said in a statement the images are now being taken down, though the board has no plans to restrict use of Raffles in Singapore.
A spokesperson for the board said it is “aware of the Riddels decision to take down the Raffles images, and will be closely monitoring its impact on the public.”
Riddell said the decision was based on the Raffle Board’s request and the fact that it did not have a good case to be using the images, according the statement issued on Monday.
Singapore is a city of 1.3 million people with a population of nearly 2.6 million.