Allen & Gledhill LLP has one of the largest teams in the market, fielding a range of specialists across all aspects of intellectual property. It leads the market in core areas such as patent prosecution and protection thanks to extensive experience in major industry sectors, including chemistry, biotechnology, computer science, and mechanical and electrical engineering. Stanley Lai, SC leads the intellectual property practice and is at the forefront of IP litigation and IT disputes. Low Pei Lin is an experienced figure in IP protection, portfolio and rights management, and heads up a team of patent prosecution specialists. Counsel Gloria Goh is another key department member, leading teams on a number of headline cases.
Intellectual property: Local firms in Singapore
‘Allen & Gledhill always address clients’ needs and questions, and provides their excellent professional services in a timely manner.’
‘A&G’s first-class lawyers and consistent delivery comes highly recommended.’
‘ I consider that the litigation strategy of Allen & Gledhill is better than that of other law firms acting on behalf of the other side of a lawsuit. The degree of cooperation among lawyers in the litigation team is high.’
‘Dr Stanley Lai SC always answers clients’ enquiries precisely and provides his excellent professional opinions in a timely manner.’
‘Dr Stanley Lai and his team have the best knowledge of IP law. Dr Stanley is a very humble person, but you will get high confidence when you first meet with him. His team works on every detail to support your case. You can immediately tell the difference if you engage Dr Stanley Lai and his team comparing with the team on the other side.’
‘If the knowledge of IP law is important to your case, then Dr Stanley Lai is the right lawyer for you, he is very senior and sincere.’
‘Low Pei Lin comes highly recommended. She is a skilful and respected attorney, with a stellar track record when it comes to getting work done. She is patient and clearly outlines what is to be expected with honest and cost-effective solutions.’
‘Vignesh Vaerhn understands the client’s demands and the value of client’s technologies in their business context with deep knowledge and experiences in practice. He understands the Japanese language as well.’
- Represented Nippon Steel Chemical & Material in litigation in Singapore as part of an ongoing dispute in various jurisdictions (Japan and Taiwan) in relation to the alleged infringement of patents owned by Nippon Steel Chemical & Material in the area of semiconductor bonding wires.
- Represented Sea Group/Garena in a dispute concerning copyright infringement claims brought against them in respect of one of their mobile games.
- Acted for Hong Ying Ting, Liu Jia Wei, Nice Payroll Pte Ltd and Li Yong, the defendants in allegations of using confidential and copyrighted material for commercial and economic use in a new startup, revolving around claims of copyright infringement, breach of confidence, conspiracy, breach of contract and inducement for breach of contract.
Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow
Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow stands out for its ability to handle cross-border and multijurisdictional engagements across Southeast Asia. It has an especially strong record in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, consumer goods and retail, and TMT sectors. The Singapore team represents a wide range of international brands, coupled with a growing number of regional businesses. It routinely advises major global blue-chip corporates on strategically imperative matters in Singapore and across the Asia Pacific. Department head Andy Leck has almost 30-years of experience in contentious and non-contentious IP. Ren Jun Lim is highly rated in IP litigation and anti-counterfeiting programmes, and he is noted for healthcare, consumer goods and retail sector expertise. Former engineer Abe Sun co-heads the Asia Pacific patent prosecution practice. Sanil Khatri is a prominent senior associate.
‘The team is highly responsive to client requests and consistently provides high-quality legal advice and work. Rather than looking to just provide textbook advice, the team provides advice that is highly customised to context and client requests. Never fails to analyse and explain in detail the various legal options available, while also providing well-considered recommendations for the most viable option in each scenario. ’
‘The responsiveness of the team is unparalleled and it’s great to know that you have your advisory team by your side when you need them. The collaboration is seamless across departments and countries. A true pleasure to work with an IP department that transcends boundaries and resolves real-world problems ’
‘Solid, deep knowledge about the industry practices and related idiosyncrasies. Offered solid advice that is comprehensive yet defendable when needed.’
‘They are a firm that really listens to client needs and are happy to tailor-make programme which best fit individual client’s strategic operation for Singapore.’
‘Lim Ren Jun (Partner) / Natalie Huang (Associate) – Able to quickly grasp the essence of a client’s requests and provided tailored legal solutions, rather than simply dishing out cookie-cutter legal advice that one could simply read off legal websites.’
‘Lim Ren Jun has a keen business sense and ability to distil the issues. Ren Jun’s understanding of the law optimises the business outcome for the client.’
‘Ren Jun is candid in his approach that facilitated a good process for us as a client to clearly assess our requirements and options as well as the consequences of our choices.’
Motion Picture Association of America Inc.
Fox Network Group
Bird & Bird ATMD LLP is a global leader in IP and has dedicated extensive resources and senior expertise to its team in Singapore. Three experienced partners are at the forefront of the practice, supported by a managing counsel, counsel and a broader team of associates and paralegals, including a number that have a scientific or engineering background. Working alongside colleagues from multiple offices around the world, the group is frequently engaged in global IP management work. It is also highly experienced in IP cases before the Singapore courts and is a growing force in Geographical Indications. Lorraine Tay leads the group and is highly rated for brand management and IP advisory work. Alban Kang is a market leader in patent litigation across multiple industries and is an established name in the copyright area. Anan Sivananthan is a key figure in IP litigation in the pharmaceutical, life sciences and healthcare sectors. Managing counsel Gene Kwek is hugely experienced in trade mark prosecution and brand management. Audrey Lim is a key name at senior associate level.
‘The 2Birds team led by Lorraine Tay provides an excellent service and impresses with their deep knowledge of the industry paired with good commercial acumen. They consistently go above and beyond to deliver high-quality work.’
‘Lorraine Tay is extremely experienced and is a leader in the field of trademark-related work. She is an excellent communicator and is appreciated for her commercially-focused advice that is nuanced and thorough.’
Ascott International Management
B. Braun Melsungen AG
Monster Energy Company
Olam International Holdings Limited
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Novartis (Singapore) Pte Ltd
- Assisted the Government of Greece and the Greek dairy industry to oppose an application for the cancellation of their geographical indication registration for “Feta” cheese in Singapore.
- Successfully assisted BBC, Discovery, EPL, La Liga and TVB (members of the Coalition Against Piracy) in securing site blocking orders in Singapore.
- Assisted a major Japanese cosmetics company in managing their multitude of brands across various jurisdictions in Asia and Europe, from pre-launch through to protection of the marks and management of oppositions and third-party proceedings as well as other cross border disputes.
Drew & Napier LLC is primarily known as a dispute resolution firm and this is reinforced by its work in the IP litigation field. Moreover, it has a highly-developed trade mark, patent and design filing practice in Singapore. Its client list in the trade mark and patent fields is extensive and prestigious, including the likes of Apple, Audi, Facebook and Singapore Airlines. Top IP litigator Tony Yeo is managing director of the IP group and leader of the healthcare and life sciences department. Yvonne Tang is a big name in trade mark opposition proceedings, and Lim Siau Wen is noted for managing trade mark and patent portfolios. Meryl Koh is another prominent IP litigator and highly rated by clients, especially where the Mandarin language is required. Associate Javier Yeo also impresses clients.
Other key lawyers:
‘Very professional team. With D&N the key difference is their professionalism and internal confidence in their own abilities.’
‘D&N has always impressed me with their professionalism and efficiency. Unlike other firms, they are always timely, detailed and careful in their handling of my cases. The most important thing that sets them apart from the rest is their perseverance and innovative ideas. Somehow, they always seem to have a solution for everything, even for the most difficult and challenging cases. Their flexibility to accommodate to my tight schedule is also a very big plus point.’
‘The team is effectively bilingual and was able to look through our curriculum and workflow documents in Chinese to identify gaps in IP compliance and security. They were also able to put together a comprehensive handbook which we use to train newcomers to our company.’
‘Among all the lawyers whom I have worked with, Tony Yeo is the most knowledgeable and experienced lawyer I have met so far. He is very sharp and decisive and always gives me very good advice. His analysis of the cases and anticipation of the reaction from our opponents are always accurate and spot on.’
‘Meryl Koh is meticulous, hard-working, available at all times for anything. Her work ethic is off the charts. She will truly work all hours just to make you reassured. Her work is outstanding. Very detailed and very skilled.’
‘Meryl Koh is a great strategist and is able to align very well with our overall objectives. We are confident that her advice is professional and her approach is to the best of our interest.’
‘Meryl Koh has shown her integrity and delivered professionalism objectively, enabling us to call for the right decision based on her careful thoughts and views. I would definitely recommend her to anyone and/or any firm looking to engage legal counsel and/or legal advisory.’
‘Another person whom I need to mention is Javier Yeo. He is very smart, quick and efficient. His work rate is simply outstanding. I have received important and urgent emails/WhatsApp messages from him late at night and even on weekends. He is always energetic and full of passion. A very nice and comfortable person to work with.’
IIa Technologies Pte Ltd
Exxon Mobile Corporation
Morinaga Nyugyo Kabushiki Kaisha (Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd)
Sentosa Development Corporation
Shell International B.V.
Target Brands, Inc
TWG Tea Company Pte Ltd
- Represented IIa Technologies Pte Ltd, an industry leader and manufacturer of lab-grown diamonds with the largest diamond growing facility in the world, in a patent infringement suit commenced by Element Six Technologies.
- Advised on Teraoka Seiko Co., Ltd’s opposition against a Singapore trade mark application in the name of Digi International Inc.
- Advised Alfa Laval Corporate AB on the patent revocation for “Separator”, registered in the name of GEA Mechanical Equipment GmbH.
Amica Law LLC is a large IP boutique law firm in Singapore with a highly impressive client following of international brands, local companies, universities and government agencies. The practice features a number of immensely experienced IP professionals, covering specialist areas of expertise within the field. This includes the seasoned Jo-Ann See and Winnie Tham in IP protection and management, and leading IP litigator Jason Chan. Wilson Wong provides further longstanding expertise in IP licensing, agreements and technology. The firm continued to advise on a series of big-ticket patent and trade mark infringement cases, along with key trade mark filing, prosecution and management engagements. Melvin Pang is another key IP litigator.
‘Amica Law impresses as a very powerful, professional, innovative and results-oriented firm. One of its key strengths is its persistent spirit for handling cases they are responsible for. And the other strength is its collegiate culture, which has helped to cultivate many creative, useful and solution-driven thinking. They never slack off efforts on dealing with our cases, always replying and solving confusions promptly. Amica Law is also an experienced firm in the IP field and its intensive and high-standard quality has helped to gain wide attention among the IP field.’
‘Someone who works out issues swiftly to find the best practical and commercial solutions, Winnie Tham is a flexible planning strategist and impresses us a lot. Her prominent expertise and broad experience makes her well fitted to advise and help clients on freedom to operate. She always gives professional and valued solutions to us and spares no efforts to help us achieve goals, which is beyond our anticipation.’
Philip Morris International
Element Six (UK) Limited
Razer Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd
Starbucks Coffee Company
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
Millennium & Copthorne International Limited
Halcyon Agri Corporation Limited
Banking Computer Services Private Limited
SISTIC.com Pte Ltd
Sembcorp Marine Ltd
Carousell Pte Ltd
Singapore University of Technology and Design
Align Technology Inc.
Liquid Group Pte. Ltd.
Le Creuset Group AG
- Represented Element Six Technologies Ltd in a patent infringement suit over synthetic diamond patents.
- Advised on and managed the worldwide trade mark portfolio of Razer Asia-Pacific Pte. Ltd.
- Drafted, filed, and prosecuted Singapore patent applications, and managed the worldwide patent portfolio of Sembcorp Marine and its related entities.
Dentons Rodyk has a strong emphasis on patents and trade marks, acting for commercial organisations as well as higher education institutions. Building on the firm’s wider international network, the local team has achieved growth in engagements from foreign entities filing for protection in Singapore. The group has a particular niche in patent drafting for the electromechanical sector. Pharmaceuticals, technology, banking and insurance are also fortes for the team. Gilbert Leong leads the IP and technology practices at the firm, which includes prominent partner Catherine Lee and senior consultant Ai Ming Lee, who continues to lead on many of the group’s major patent infringement cases.
NexPlanar Corporation / Wah Lee Tech (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp (“Merck”)
Staywell Hospitality Group Pty Ltd
Swinkels Family Brewers N.V. (f.k.a. Bavaria N.V.)
Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (CIVC), Institut national de l’origine et de la qualité (INAO)
Viña Concha y Toro
- Acted for Towa Corporation in a High Court patent infringement suit against ASM Technology Singapore and ASM Pacific Technology.
- Represented Staywell Hospitality, a global hospitality chain, in defending trade mark invalidation proceedings initiated by Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Sheraton International.
- Acted for Panasonic Corporate in filing an opposition against foreign applicant Agrawal Ankush in relation to the trade mark PALSONIC.
Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP has a strong focus on the areas of technology, new media, sports and gambling. The IP group operates at the more premium end of the market, notably in software licensing agreements and domain name disputes with a lesser of an emphasis on trade mark and patent registrations. Department head Lau Kok Keng is a leading name in the sports and gambling sectors, both in disputes and transactions. Nicholas Lauw is a key figure in technology, media and data privacy; this includes licensing and software agreements, and patent and copyright disputes.
Lau Kok Keng
Other key lawyers:
‘Very responsive, able to turn around quickly to meet tight deadlines, deep knowledge of the law, practical.’
‘The firm is professional, and was forthcoming with recommending better solutions.’
‘Nicholas Lauw is very responsive and is able to provide pragmatic and commercial advice for our business.’
‘Nicholas Lauw has more than often achieved the outcome that our company was looking for. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs sound legal advice for patent litigation cases.’
‘Lau Kok Keng from Rajah & Tann has rich knowledge in IP and was able to help us very well with agreements that involve IP matters, such as performance agreements that involve content creation.’
Adobe Systems Inc.
Sony Interactive Entertainment
Singapore Pools (Private) Limited
Sunseap Group Pte Ltd, Sunseap Energy Pte Ltd, Sunseap Leasing Pte Ltd
Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Singapore National Olympic Council
NTUC Foodfare Co-operatives Pte. Ltd.
Nanyang Technological University
Tiong Seng Contractors Pte Ltd
Phenomenon Agents Limited
Foresight Metal Engineering Pte Ltd
The Coca-Cola Company and Honest Tea, Inc
JERA Global Trading
Daimler South East Asia Pte. Ltd.
Alila Hotels & Resorts
Fédération Internationale de Football Association
Fujitsu Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore
Singapore Sports Council
Youngjoy Technology Limited
EW Cinemas Pte Ltd
Public Utilities Board
Express Food Group Co., Limited
Archroma Singapore Pte Ltd
Penta Ocean Construction Co, Ltd.
Software One Pte Ltd
Kopitiam Investment Pte Ltd
Tokio Marine Life Insurance Singapore Ltd
Birkenstock GMBH & Co
Ministry of Education
The Bible Society of Singapore
TWD Industrial Company Ltd
Hin Leong Trading (Pte) Ltd
Yitai (Shanghai) Plastic Co. Ltd
PharmaCare Laboratories Pty Ltd
- Advised Birkenstock on claims for trade mark infringement and passing off against former distributors in Singapore and Malaysia.
- Engaged by the Ministry of Education to conduct a training course on copyright issues in the digital educational landscape for teachers and personnel of Government schools.
- Acted for a prominent local media personality against an individual for infringement of copyright relating to the use of certain photos and videos on social media.
Taylor Vinters has a rounded IP practice covering patents, trade marks, copyrights and designs, among other core segments; these include prosecution, commercialisation and disputes work. The firm has developed a niche in emerging areas such as non-fungible tokens in the creative industries. It works with a range of international brands, along with a growing number of local and regional start-ups and emerging companies. Yingyu Wang has a prolific practice in trade mark oppositions, copyrights, brand protection strategies, and patent litigation. Anthony Soh leads the dispute resolution team and has over 30 years of experience in high-stakes IP litigation. Wai Yeng Chan is head of IP strategy.
‘The IP team at Taylor Vinters Via LLC are wonderful colleagues to have as they are strong communicators, who give clear instructions, opinions, and recommendations that are easy to pass along to clients.’
‘Shannon Ker is fabulous. We have really enjoyed getting to work with her on trade mark and opposition work both in the United States and Singapore. She has great communication skills, provides detailed recommendations, and anticipates potential questions so you receive everything you may need to pass along her advice to a client.’
Aeon Co. Ltd.
Supernova Pte. Ltd.
VIVO Mobile Communication Co. Ltd.
Pony AI, Inc
Murano Pte. Ltd.
AEvice Health Pte Ltd
CXA Group Pte Ltd
Ditto Music Pte Ltd
- Advised Ditto Music Pte Ltd on the copyright/royalty right assignment and other rightsholder elements of its intended issuance of non-fungible tokens tied to artists and music.
- Continued to manage the dynamic ™ portfolio of Supernova, and resolved opposition proceedings lodged by Chanel in various jurisdictions.
- Assisted Ryde GmbH in engaging with infringers in cases of online copyright infringement of protected works on websites and online social media platforms through its platform – KodakOne.
WongPartnership LLP has a burgeoning profile in the IP space thanks to the presence of highly-rated team leader Lam Chung Nian. He is building a higher-profile team that is routinely landing big engagements in the Singapore and Southeast Asia markets. The team is widely recognised for its strategic, transactional and commercial IP expertise. It manages the IP portfolios of a range of multinationals and regional brands and has achieved further prominence in major copyright site-blocking actions. Kylie Peh is another rounded IP practitioner that is developing a strong client following in her own right.
Other key lawyers:
‘Leading firm, strength in depth, good advice.’
‘With WongPartnership, the likelihood of a satisfactory resolution seems possible every time. Their calm and empathetic demeanour offers relief to clients always. I am grateful for their passion, dedication, and professionalism.’
‘The team also has a good track record in delivering effective and practical training in IP management issues to public agencies.’
‘The lawyers at WongPartnership understand business realities and how business is done in the US. They are then capable of providing thoughtful, specific advice that takes into account the business realities.’
‘Lam Chung Nian – seasoned operator, you know you are in safe hands.’
‘My experience with Lam Chung Nian has been excellent. He has been stupendous through and through as he is very insightful and is an expert in his field. Truly a professional and a marvellous individual. The rapport has been outstanding at all times, prompt, and timely. I thank Chung Nian for his integrity and transparency.’
‘Chung Nian is one of the best IP practitioners in this region we have worked with. He knows the industry well, and often provides the best legal solution. Commercially sound and practical solutions.’
‘Kylie Peh, who has been well trained by Chung Nian, is another well-regarded practitioner in WongPartnership.’
Intellectual Property Office of Singapore
Government Technology Agency (GovTech)
The Football Association Premier League Limited
Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX)
Fast Retailing Co Ltd
A Menarini Asia-Pacific
PCCW Media Limited (PCCW)
Singapore Airlines Limited (SIA)
Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited (Temasek)
SMRT Corporation Ltd and its group of companies
Motion Picture Association of America
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd.
Singapore Telecommunications Limited
KrisShop Pte. Ltd.
Pan-United Corporation Ltd
Frasers Property Limited
Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte. Ltd (CAG)
Yum! Brands (owners of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell brands)
T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.
Silver Lake Management, L.L.C.
Wirecard Singapore Pte. Ltd. / Wirecard Asia Holding Pte. Ltd
Proterra Investment Partners
Shanghai Moonton Technology Co., Ltd
Sinovac Life Sciences Co., Ltd.
- Advised SMRT Corporation Ltd. on strategic IP arrangements in connection with the Singapore-Johor Bahru Rapid Transit Link (RTS Link Project).
- Acted for seven leading South Korean broadcasters and/or production houses, on their copyright site blocking action before the Singapore courts to successfully obtain a court order to block the streaming of infringing media and content.
- Advised Singapore Exchange Limited on IP, Tech and Data Issues in its acquisition of BidFX Systems Ltd.
Donaldson & Burkinshaw LLP
Donaldson & Burkinshaw LLP has a long and prestigious history in the IP field with a large team of patent and trade mark specialists. The patent team features a number of highly qualified academics, engineers and scientists with specific knowledge of industry sectors such as pharmaceutical sciences, biotechnology, biochemistry and semiconductor technology. The firm consistently ranks among the top filers for both trade mark and patent applications in Singapore. Managing partner Michelle Ng is a prominent IP specialist and Lee Shy Tsong is a key name in patent and trade mark registration. Hubert Giam heads the mechanical and electrical group in the patents division with Lim Teck Yeow leading the life sciences and chemical group.
Michelle Ng; Hubert Giam; Lim Teck Yeow
Other key lawyers:
Gooi Chiu Duan; Lee Shy Tsong
Gateway Law Corporation is noted for commercial IP and has an extensive record in IP protection strategies for Singaporean and Southeast Asian businesses, along with international brands that have a presence in the region. Max Ng is the firm’s managing director.
National University of Singapore
Challenger Technologies Limited
Formula One Licensing B.V.
Institute of Technical Education
Burnt Ends Restaurant Pte Ltd
- Advised Formula One Licensing B.V. on its IP protection strategies in Singapore and active enforcement of its brand.
- Advised and represented the National University of Singapore (NUS) in negotiations on the commercialisation of its IP under its Industry Liaison Office.
- Advised Challenger Technologies Limited on its extensive IP portfolio and developing protection strategies in support of its growth.
Since its launch in 2019, Ghows LLC has made considerable progress in establishing itself in the market. Led by the vastly experienced Bryan Ghows, the boutique firm has genuine prominence in cross-border IP arbitrations, IP litigation, and trade mark portfolio management. In these, it provides 'clear tactics and proposals based on its deep insight and experiences.'
Other key lawyers:
‘The team at Ghows has been very easy to work with. As a European company with no contacts in Singapore, it has been a pleasure to work with a company that is very trustworthy, concise and easy to work with.’
‘Bryan and his team are hard-working, responsive and accommodating if the client is cost sensitive.’
‘We appreciate Bryan’s responsiveness to our needs and his depth of experience on a global basis. Compared to other firms, I like Bryan’s ability to identify areas/issues to pay attention to and to have the ability to have an in-depth conversation around the topics. Most recently, we have been lucky that Bryan had the right connections to bring in resources in areas not typically dealt with by his team.’
‘Both Bryan Ghows and Jasmine Toh are very professional. They have provided many good and cost-effective suggestions for our ongoing legal dispute. They give clear guidance on resolution between settlements vs legal costs.’
‘I had the pleasure to work with both Jasmine Toh and Bryan Ghows. I would highly recommend them to anyone who needs legal help for intellectual property and technology.’
‘Ghows is a specialist IP firm – and the depth of their knowledge is very clear from the start. They use their specialism intelligently – they make a clear effort to understand the client, as well as the client’s objectives, and explain what can be practically achieved in a very clear and business-oriented way. It is notable that if they don’t believe an objective can be met cost-efficiently they advise against a course of action, even though this means less or no work for them.’
‘Partner and associates collaborate with each other, and the team as a whole exercises its ablitities and expertise very much. In an arbitration case, the team shown us clear tactics and proposals based on its deep insight and experiences.’
Nalli Pte Ltd
Shing Lee Publishers Pte Ltd
IAG Insurtech Innovation Hub Pte Ltd
Ambi Labs Limited
Akira Back LLC
The Orientalist Spirits Pte Ltd
Global Beverage Industries Pte Ltd
Aqua Concepts Ltd
Advocado Pte Ltd
Kacific 1 Pte Ltd
Cycling Without Age Singapore Pte Ltd
WorldRoamer Pte Ltd
Vox Hibernicis Ltd
- Acted for Nalli Pte Ltd, a well-known silk and saree retailer in Singapore, in defending against claims brought by its competitors including trade mark infringement and passing off.
- Advised IAG Insurtech Innovation Hub Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of IAG Limited, on the commercialisation of intellectual property.
- Advised Akira Back LLC and the Back Corporation in the management and expansion of its global IP portfolio and expansion of restaurant operations in the USA, Canada, Southeast Asia and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Joyce A. Tan & Partners LLC is a boutique firm with a strong focus on IP, and a rich heritage in portfolio management and landmark IP disputes. Joyce Tan is a prominent name in major IP disputes, along with trade mark and patent registration. Jeffrey Lim‘s practice spans IP and TMT, while Daniel Lim is noted for patent disputes; he represented ASM Technology Singapore in a high-value infringement claim relating to auto-moulding machines used to package semi-conductor chips.
Other key lawyers:
Jeffrey Lim; Daniel Lim
‘The team is competent and responsive, and provides great added value.’
‘Daniel Lim is decisive and clear in his written advice, and is not afraid to take controversial positions.’
‘Joyce Tan is great in her questioning of opposing lawyers, hustling answers out them in a gentle way without antagonizing them.’
‘Strengths lie in Jeffrey Lim’s integrated understanding across technology, IP and commercials. This allows a very comprehensive view on negotiation options and strategies. The commitment and dedication of the counsel was also commendable, working across weekends and evening hours where required to deliver the outcome.’
‘Jeffrey Lim – professionalism and responsiveness above the rest.’
ASM Technology Singapore Pte Ltd
FUJI XEROX GROUP
Ministry of Crab Pte Ltd
Capital Line Universal Pte Ltd
Mercatus Co-operative Limited
Rockworth Capital Partners Limited
Temenggong Artists-in-Residence Ltd
Esplanade Co Ltd
The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation
Pharma Health Care Pte Ltd
- Acted for ASM Technology Singapore in relation to infringement claim relating to auto-moulding machines used to package semi-conductor chips.
- Acted for FUJI XEROX GROUP COMPANIES in the first known case on rights management information rights under the Copyright Act.
- Acted for PUBG Corp against Garena International and others in an online game licensing dispute, with copyright infringement.
Ravindran Associates is a prestigious Singapore IP boutique, which maintains an impressive multinational and regional client base. It continues to land significant engagements in trade mark oppositions, patent infringement proceedings and copyright enforcement actions. M. Ravindran is the managing partner and an experienced IP professional.
Other key lawyers:
Jon Chan Wenquiang
‘The team is headed by a very-experienced IP lawyer by the name of Ravindran. The firm provides excellent service at reasonable prices. The turn-around time is also very quick.’
‘Ravindran is highly-experienced and also willing to accommodate the needs of clients.’
‘Firm specializing in IP work. The partner and assigned staff were proactive in engaging with client and strategic in thoughts. Billing was fair, clear based on work done.’
‘Ravindran was partner in charge of case and he was knowledgeable, clear and approachable.’
‘Jon Chan was senior associates on case. Good knowledge of IP laws and quick response from him.’
‘Jon Chan Wenquiang is superb. He put together stellar arguments and evidence for us in a tricky opposition matter.’
‘Ravindran Associates LLP – a boutique IP firm with only a few people, but of exceptional quality and customer care. The firm handles all type of IP matters including IP registration and enforcement as well as transactions involving IP. They are exceptionally good and highly respected in Singapore in this field of practice, in particular in IP litigation.’
‘M. Ravindran – a titan in IP litigation with unmatched experience and foresight, and profound knowledge and know-how in enforcement issues. He always asks the right questions to develop an excellent case-specific strategy and provide a corresponding advice. He is nimble and responsive in attending to and understanding clients’ diverse needs.’
Louis Vuitton Malletier
Guccio Gucci SPA
Polo Ralph Lauren
Calvin Klein, Inc
Natco Pharma Asia Pte Ltd
Grabtaxi Holdings Pte Ltd
Hoffman – La Roche AG
Ministry of Food Pte Ltd
S&N International Pte Ltd
Australian Grape and Wine Incorporated
Bristol-Myers Squibb Holdings Ireland Unlimited Company
RHTLaw Asia LLP has an impressive track record in trade marks and copyrights, and further expanded its presence in the patent prosecution segment. The firm has a strong focus on consumer brands, food and beverages, healthcare and life sciences, and media. It continues to work on a number of IP protection and commercialisation engagements. Rizwi Wun is the key partner in the team.
‘I’ve been working with RHT Law for many years, primarily in the IP space, but lately, they have been helping us out with a broader spectrum of services that are geared towards helping us to bring our IP to market.’
‘Rizwi Wun has been our principal RHT partner, and continues to work with us in protecting our IP, and together we are exploring how to protect our IP in countries where we don’t have patent protection.’
‘The IP Practice group at RHT has been extremely helpful in both designing our IP plan and executing it. They are pragmatic and expert in their advice and counsel so that we can make good decisions. They are flexible and accommodate our changing needs with efficiency and speed. In general, they have become our “trusted advisors”.’
‘Rizwi Wun is responsive, organized and effective both in the support to us and the execution of our needs. He is easy to work with and highly responsible in his approach.’
‘What sets RHT Law apart is the combination of sincerity and professionalism that was rendered during the course of engagement of legal services.’
PVP Labs Pte Ltd
BBDO Singapore Pte Ltd
Critical Facility Group Pte. Ltd.
Carlsberg Breweries A/S (Denmark)
Lyte Ventures Pte. Ltd.
iCreo Pte Ltd
Nipsea Management Company Pte. Ltd.
Gushcloud Pte. Ltd.
Pu Tien Holdings Pte Ltd
Select Group Limited
Travecta Therapeutics Pte Ltd
- Advised PVP Labs on the protection of the IP and potential commercialisation of their drugs throughout Asia, the most promising of which has the potential to act as a prophylactic against Covid-19 virus.
- Advised CFG on the protection of the IP of their cutting-edge lightning technology in Singapore and elsewhere.
- Advised Gushcloud on the protection of their brand name throughout the world, with a particularly successfully outcome in Vietnam.
Robinson LLC specialises in anti-counterfeiting and piracy matters, acting for a range of multinationals and high profile brands. The firm 'has a team with strong connections with law and enforcement authorities throughout the region.' Amongst a number of impressive engagements, it acted for CHANEL in online and offline anti-counterfeiting and trade mark enforcement matters across several Asia Pacific jurisdictions. In this regard, Cyril Chua is hugely experienced.
‘An experienced and hands-on team which we have been working with for many years. They know our industry very well and the related IP challenges, and are very flexible and easy to work with.’
‘Cyril Chua is a pleasure to work with and has supported us in matters in both Singapore and Malaysia over the years. We highly appreciate his understanding of our approach to Brand Protection and IP, and that he is able to guide us in finding the right balance in enforcement/litigation matters.’
‘The team is led by Cyril Chua. Robinson has a team with strong connections with law and enforcement authorities throughout the region. The team consist of diverse people consisting of attorneys, former law enforcement officer and paralegals with a commercial background. They have a good knowledge of intellectual property issues affecting the luxury industry and often come up with innovative solutions.’
‘Cyril is our first stop for all IP enforcement matters in Southeast Asia. His knowledge of the region and strong connections with local law enforcement authorities usually offer cost-effective solutions. Cyril is not one who writes long opinions, but concise and ‘to the point’ solutions. He helps us make sense of IP enforcement in countries where the law is uncertain and the enforcement environment is challenging.’
‘The team consist of a diverse group of people working together for many years under the leadership of Cyril Chua. Collectively, they are strongest anti-counterfeiting team in the region. They are very familiar with the IP law and enforcement regimes of various countries in the region. They also have in-depth understanding of the supply chain issues facing various industries, which is crucial in formulating effective strategies and policies to combat counterfeiting.’
‘Cyril Chua is one of the strongest anti-counterfeiting counsel in the region with vast experience in the the technology, luxury and FMCG industries. This straight speaking lawyer offers effective anti-counterfeiting strategies which is valued highly by the commercial teams of multi-national companies.’
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha (Canon)
Aktiebolaget SKF (SKF)
Kering Group (e.g. GUCCI, Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta etc.)
- Advised HP on anti-counterfeiting and trade mark enforcement matters in relation to counterfeit printing consumables across the APAC region, resulting in substantial seizures of counterfeit HP products.
- Acted for and advised CHANEL in online and offline anti-counterfeiting and trade mark enforcement matters across several APAC jurisdictions, resulting in substantial seizures of counterfeit CHANEL products despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Acted for MyRepublic Limited on site-blocking applications brought under the Copyright Act in relation to illicit online streaming of various copyrighted content.
Withers KhattarWong LLP is building its name in the IP field with a sizeable team that covers a range of protection, commercialisation and enforcement disciplines. The team has represented clients in a series of trade mark infringement and passing-off actions in the Singapore courts and now manages portfolios for a number of international and regional brands. Jim Lim‘s practice spans IP and IT, enabling a broad outlook with specific expertise in niche areas such as technology transfer and domain name disputes. Jonathan Kok is a key name in the media and tech sectors.
‘Efficient and rapid cooperation in the area of intellectual property. Drafting of efficient, clear and useful intellectual property agreements with the employees of the company. Good and simple advice on the risks linked to intellectual property rights on software.’
‘We would like to point out that one of the team’s strengths and key capabilities is to give us the various solutions in detail, so as to overcome the actions issued by the Singapore Trademark Offices, and thus, our clients can always rely on such comments to seek the trademark registrations in Singapore. The team provides succinct and accurate communications with us, including timely docketing, notifying and reminding due dates.’
‘Good, simple and direct cooperation with Gretchen Su. Easy to contact and reactive.’
‘Jim Lim, Zachary Tay and Jonathan Kok are all excellent professionals in trademark matters.’
‘Jim Lim is one of the leading IP lawyers in Singapore. He leads a team of specialist IP lawyers who are all extremely knowledgeable in the law and very dedicated. It is always a pleasure to act as counsel for Jim’s team. They have a very good team spirit and will go the extra mile to assist lead counsel.’
‘Jim has unparalleled IP advisory and IP disputes combination experience. He has been the doyen of the Singapore IP Bar for some time now. In addition to his expertise in IP law, he is extremely personable and very diligent. Jim drafts well and is able to express himself clearly.’
Wipro Unza Group
Raffles Medical Group
Mediacorp Pte. Ltd.
Global Schools Holdings Pte. Ltd.
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Diasham Resources Pte. Ltd.
Dunham-Bush Holding Bhd.
Lintec & Linnhoff Holdings Pte. Ltd.
TalkMed Group Limited
Storhub Kallang Pte. Ltd.
AOKpass Pte. Ltd.
Barcook Bakery Pte Ltd
Allies Group Pte Ltd
TMRG Pte Ltd, Luke’s Tavern Holdings Pte Ltd
Sealxpert Products Pte Ltd
Pencil Technologies Pte Ltd
- Acted for Asendia Holding AG in their Series C investment into Anchanto Pte. Ltd., a startup company specialising in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) services for the e-commerce sector.
- Acted for the Wipro Unza Group on various enforcement actions against counterfeit products in Pakistan, Oman, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.
- Acted for Allies Group in the protection of its trade marks and the management of its trade mark portfolio worldwide.