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Intellectual property: Local firms
- Arthur Loke LLP
- Colin Ng & Partners LLP
- Gateway Law Corporation
- Joyce A. Tan & Partners
Keystone Law Corporation
Patrick Mirandah Co. (Singapore)
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP
- Shook Lin & Bok LLP
- Spruson & Ferguson (Asia)
- Stamford Law Corporation
- TSMP Law Corporation
- Tan Rajah & Cheah
- Jason Chan - Amica Law LLC
- Dedar Singh Gill - Drew & Napier LLC
- Alban Kang - ATMD Bird & Bird
- Kok Keng Lau - Rajah & Tann LLP
- Stanley Lai SC - Allen & Gledhill LLP
- Andy Leck - Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow
- Gilbert Leong - Rodyk & Davidson LLP
- Jo-Ann See - Amica Law LLC
- Samuel Seow - Samuel Seow Law Corporation
- Joyce Tan - Joyce A. Tan & Partners
- Winnie Tham - Amica Law LLC
- Tony Yeo - Drew & Napier LLC
ATMD Bird & Bird’s strong offering was boosted by the arrival of Lorraine Anne Tay, who joined from Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow at the beginning of 2012 and heads the brand management practice. The ‘experienced’ Chia Ling Koh gives ‘practical advice’, and recently led a team representing Yahoo! Southeast Asia in a high-profile copyright infringement case against Singapore Press Holdings. Sheena Jacob heads the practice, and Alban Kang has over 25 years’ experience. Cyril Chua spearheads the team’s anti-counterfeiting work for clients such as Hewlett-Packard and Brother Industries.
At Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow, team head Andy Leck and Celeste Ang continue to act for Estée Lauder in a trade mark infringement dispute, and recently defended against a patent infringement claim relating to military mobile vehicle technologies. New client Deutsche Bank joins names such as Fuji-Xerox and Microsoft Corporation. Angeline Lee leads the firm’s IP rights registration work, having transferred to Singapore from Hong Kong following the departure of Lorraine Anne Tay.
Drew & Napier LLC’s department head Dedar Singh Gill is ‘analytical and methodical’, and ‘thinks outside the box’. He represented Hai Tong in a contentious trade mark infringement case, and recently acted for AstraZeneca in patent infringement proceedings. Asia Pacific Breweries, Singapore Telecommunications and Temasek Holdings are also clients. Cecelia Girvin is a key name, and Tony Yeo contributes biomedical science expertise.
Allen & Gledhill LLP’s Stanley Lai SC and Vignesh Vaerhn recently acted for Asia Pacific Publishing, defending a copyright infringement and passing off action which led to a landmark decision in the High Court. Low Pei Lin is ‘extremely responsive to clients’ needs and a true pleasure to work with’.
Boutique IP and technology firm Amica Law LLC provides the full range of litigation, enforcement and licensing services. Jason Chan acted in patent and copyright infringement litigation matters for clients in the biotechnology and computer electronics industries. Zhang Weilin joined the patent prosecution team.
At Donaldson & Burkinshaw, E-Laine Chiam manages trade mark and patent protection; Michael Kraal represents clients across the food, petrochemical, IT and pharmaceutical industries; and Lee Shy Tsong specialises in IP registration and portfolio management.
Jim Lim heads KhattarWong’s IP and IT practice, which has advised a leading bank on software supply and integration services contracts and advises government departments and international companies on IP protection and enforcement issues.
The team at Lee & Lee includes leading litigator Tan Tee Jim SC and Toh Kok Seng, who acted in the first reported design case under the Singapore Registered Designs Act.
At technology and IP protection firm Namazie & Co., Farah Namazie’s advice is ‘precise, meticulous and to the point’. Trade mark manager Sakolwan Bassi is ‘knowledgeable and always on hand to answer any queries’.
At Rajah & Tann LLP, Kok Keng Lau heads the IP, sports and gaming practice, and has acted for MediaCorp News, Malayan Banking Berhad and Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong. Lionel Tan handles matters relating to trade mark and copyright infringements.
Lee Ai Ming, Low Chai Chong and Catherine Lee at Rodyk & Davidson LLP represented global pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly in a patent infringement dispute with Hospira. Other recent clients include Merck & Co and AstraZeneca.
With two registered patent agents, Samuel Seow Law Corporation advises on and prosecutes trade mark, patent and design applications, and offers licensing and franchising capabilities to clients in the fashion, IT and media industries. Samuel Seow has acted for singer/songwriter Tanya Chua, and also for Pacific Rim Industries.
Practice head Lam Chung Nian at WongPartnership LLP represented Singapore Press Holdings against Yahoo! Southeast Asia, and was involved in a major IP portfolio review for the Singapore Sports Council. Jeffrey Lim is recommended.
Clients of Colin Ng & Partners LLP enjoy an ‘excellent level of service’. See Tow Soo Ling manages trade mark portfolios for international corporate clients; she is ‘exceptional’, and noted for her experience in multi-jurisdictional matters.
Murgiana Haq and Tasneem Haq at hslegal LLP have experience across patents, domain names, trade marks and brand ownership.
In addition to volume trade mark, patent and design registration work and IP portfolio management, Joyce A. Tan & Partners draws on its corporate and commercial capabilities to advise on the acquisition and disposal of IP assets. Joyce Tan has an excellent reputation.
Bryan Tan’s team at Keystone Law Corporation assisted the Singapore government in relation to its electronic transactions legislation. The practice has also attracted an increasing number of technology start-ups.
Gladys Mirandah in the Singapore office of Patrick Mirandah Co. (Singapore) oversees the firm’s operations across Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, and the Philippines, and in its Indian affiliate office. A niche IP firm, it provides assistance on patent, copyright, franchising and industrial design matters to various big-name corporates.
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP manages trade mark portfolios and advises on franchising matters for well-known corporates. Wun Rizwi and Jonathan Kok co-head the team.
Ravindran Associates deal with registrations for trade marks, patents and designs. It also advises on copyright and domain names, and enforces and defends IP rights in both civil and criminal suits. M Ravindran leads the team, which also has Malaysian capability.
Shook Lin & Bok LLP’s Connie Loo advised Excelpoint Technology on the trade mark and patent registration for its new intelligent baby breath monitor, and has acted for Temasek Life Sciences Ventures.
Spruson & Ferguson (Asia) is part of a network of specialist IP offices across Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent. The patent group acts for clients across the chemical and life sciences arenas, as well as the electrical, mechanical and technology industries. Soh Kar Liang is a key figure for trade mark and design work, and founding partner Ella Cheong is one of Asia’s pre-eminent IP specialists.
Stamford Law Corporation assists clients across the telecoms, media, entertainment, e-commerce and biotechnology sectors in the protection and enforcement of IP rights. Lean Min-tze and Bernard Lui are the key contacts.
Amidst a broad range of technology-related mandates, TSMP Law Corporation’s Karen Teo handles IP advisory and litigation work, and has acted for Global Yellow Pages in high-profile copyright infringement disputes.
Bryan Ghows at UniLegal LLC has trade mark litigation and transactional experience. He acts for multinational clients and is commended for his personal service and patience.