Firms To Watch: Intellectual property: Local firms

CMS Holborn Asia‘s Sheena Jacob leads the Southeast Asia IP team that has a growing presence in trademark and patent prosecution, IP litigation and commercial IP transactions.

Intellectual property: Local firms in Singapore

Allen & Gledhill LLP

Allen & Gledhill LLP has a large and developed IP practice led by the highly acclaimed Stanley Lai, SC  who is also co-head of the cybersecurity & data protection practice. The team features an established patent protection group led by registered patent attorney Low Pei Lin and the group often works alongside corporate and dispute colleagues as well as having an active standalone practice. Tham Kok Leong  is also a key team leader as head of the technology & corporate intellectual property Practice. The team’s expertise covers traditional IP fields of patents, trademarks and copyright protection along with newer areas such as data protection, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, crypto and NFTs. The department continues to represent Allrightsreserved in the high-profile Kaws: Holiday Singapore exhibition case.

Practice head(s):

SCDr Stanley Lai

Other key lawyers:

Low Pei Lin; Tham Kok Leong


‘Dr Stanley Lai SC always provides his excellent professional advice in a timely manner.’

‘The firm has practical know-how in providing solutions and is a full-service firm. They hear out our feedback and concerns and factor these into consideration when rendering their advice. The firm actively organises webinars to keep their clients abreast of the latest developments in the legal arena and other topics of interest. Members of their firm’s trademark/IP team have also been named in legal journals as being experts in the field.’

‘Generally reliable and responsive service from Low Pei Lin, Partner, which leverages on the firm’s understanding of our business and trademark portfolio gained over the years through the firm handling our matters.’

‘Works on every detail to support the case with very strong IP law knowledge’

‘Stanley Lai, with his very strong IP law knowledge.’

‘Their deep understanding of technologies in the context of the specific business industry and each client’s strategy.’


Work highlights

  • Advised Allrightsreserved on a dispute relating to the organisation of the KAWS:HOLIDAY Singapore exhibition.
  • Advised AbbVie Operations Singapore on the commencement of an action in the High Court of Singapore against its former employee Ho Rongzan for, among other things, unauthorised use of AbbVie’s confidential information / trade secrets, and breach of the non-competition clause and non-solicitation clause in his employment contract.
  • Acted for SingNet in proceedings before the High Court of Singapore for alleged copyright infringement in relation to the use of musical works in programmes shown on channels on the Singtel TV television service.

Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow

Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow has a well rounded IP practice, delivering contentious and non-contentious expertise in local, regional and international engagements. The Singapore team continues to represent a number of major multinationals and regional giants, including in trade mark and brand management matters, portfolio management and enforcement issues. It advises a range of big-name multinationals on Asia-wide engagements. Life sciences and healthcare are key sectors for the Singapore team, along with consumer goods, retail and TMT. Andy Leck is a hugely experienced Asia Pacific IP specialist, while Ren Jun Lim is another key team member and is highly rated by clients. Abe Sun provides further expertise in patents, trade secrets, copyright and transactional IP.

Practice head(s):

Andy Leck

Other key lawyers:

Ren Jun Lim; Abe Sun; Natalie Huang; Sanil Khatri


‘Team is well organised with a solid understanding of the law and able to provide sound and detailed legal advice customised to our strategy.’

‘Lim Ren Jun, Natalie Huang – able to understand client’s strategy and always offer relevant and detailed advice, highly responsive to client requests’

‘Seamless support across practices and countries.’

Work highlights

Bird & Bird ATMD LLP

Bird & Bird ATMD LLP is part of a leading global IP practice. The Singapore office has outstanding credentials in its own right and has a major pipeline of local, regional and international business. It is noted for transactional and contentious IP matters, and handles engagements right across the IP lifecycle. The patents group is regularly involved in disputes in the semiconductors, telecoms, electronics and computer architecture areas. The Singapore team also stands out for its expertise in Geographical Indications and is making a further impression in digital, cryptocurrency and metaverse issues.  Lorraine Tay leads the IP group and specialises in non-contentious IP and brand management. Alban Kang is hugely experienced in patent litigation and other contentious IP cases, often representing clients in landmark cases and those that push the boundaries of the law. Anan Sivananthan  specialises in anti-counterfeiting, patent litigation, patent management and monetisation, and trade mark litigation, particularly in the pharmaceutical, life sciences and healthcare sectors. Newly elected IP partner Oh Pin-Ping is a member of the media, entertainment and sports team and is leading the office’s efforts in digital, cryptocurrency and metaverse matters. Managing counsel Gene Kwek is an experienced trade mark specialist and Audrey Lim is now counsel in the team.

Practice head(s):

Lorraine Tay

Other key lawyers:

Alban Kang; Anan Sivananthan; Oh Pin-Ping; Gene Kwek; Audrey Lim


‘Oh Pin Ping is very professional and well versed in this trade. She’s always responsive and highly dependable.’

‘The team provides sensible advice and solutions, taking into consideration commercial realities. Their response time is very quick and the team is always ready to address any concerns and queries we have.’

‘The team has helped us on a wide variety of IP matters from simple trademark filings to more robust campaigns. They are accessible and I feel comfortable reaching out to them with anything that comes up.’

‘Lorraine Tay is a great partner to our company and is a fantastic connector. One way or another I know Lorraine will get us the support that we need.’

‘The practice is both nimble and effective and able to produce great work product with a lean and efficient team.’

‘Alban Kang is a senior statesman with significant experience and is knowledgeable in the field. Oh Pin-Ping is an up and coming partner with strong knowledge in in relation to IP disputes matters. Both are very responsive and able to give a quick, accurate and efficient response when needed.’


Key clients

Greenbay Marine

Merck KGaA

Hungry Panda Limited

Novartis (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Monster Energy Company

Smart Shooter Ltd

Coalition Against Piracy

Fox Networks Group

Fanco Fans Marketing Pte Ltd

The Consortium for Prosecco DOC Wine

Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese Consortium

Government of Greece (Hellenic Republic)

Best World International Ltd

Banyan Tree Group

Kao Corporation

Zalora South East Asia Pte Ltd

Dulwich College Management Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

Work highlights

  • Acted for Greenbay Marine in an action involving breach of confidence and breach of contract.
  • Successfully defended Fox Networks Group against a copyright infringement claim brought by a music collecting society.
  • Provided global brand management and IP advisory work for Banyan Tree Group

Drew & Napier LLC

Drew & Napier LLC has one of the most established IP practices in Singapore and is widely known for its contentious cases expertise. It has developed fine record in trade mark, patent and design filings in Singapore and across Southeast Asia in addition to an outstanding reputation for IP litigation. It represents a large number of big-name multinationals and leading regional businesses. Department head Tony Yeo  has over 30 years’ experience in patent, trade mark and copyright infringement cases. Yvonne Tang  is also noted for trade mark and copyright infringement, along with passing off. Lim Siau Wen  manages global trade mark, patent and design portfolios for a wide range of regional and international clients. Meryl Koh  is a senior name in IP litigation and Javier Yeo has been promoted to associate director.

Other key lawyers:

Javier Yeo


‘We instruct the firm to file all our Singapore patent and trademark applications, which may originate worldwide. Their performance is very good, as our legal needs are satisfied by the firm at a reasonable cost.’

‘Lim Siau Wen and Yvonne Tang are our main contacts at the firm. Both of them possess strong legal knowledge in patent law, and offer advice from a commercially pragmatic perspective.’

‘I would like to highly recommend Tony Yeo who is very very knowledgeable, friendly and assuring. I would also like to recommend Javier Yeo who is very cautious, hardworking and resourceful in his work.’

‘Information flow within the D&N team is seamless. If you spoke on the phone with one member, the rest of the team will be updated so you do not have to repeat your concerns / points of view. During the pandemic, they could also switch easily into virtual meetings and share documents for editing remotely through their portal safely.’

‘Meryl Koh is the partner who oversaw our case and she is very strategic in her recommendations. She thinks what is the optimal solution for the company and is not afraid to put her recommendation forward accordingly and explain it clearly to the management team.

‘Yvonne Tang is very helpful and quick to answer any queries we might have.’

‘Both Tony Yeo and Javier Yeo are very professional, work swiftly and I find them very creative . They attention to details and I am very comfortable when handling my matters to them .’

Work highlights

  • Representing IIa Technologies in a patent infringement suit commenced by Element Six Technologies, which includes a counterclaim by IIa Technologies to invalidate and revoke Element Six Technologies’s patents in the Singapore High Court.
  • Acted in an opposition by Teraoka Seiko against a Singapore trade mark application for the name of Digi International.
  • Acted in an application for Alfa Laval Corporate for the revocation of a Singapore Patent Application.

Amica Law LLC

Amica Law LLC is a specialist IP law firm in Singapore. Featuring a number of highly-respected senior practitioners backed by a large group of IP professionals, the team has secured a number of Fortune 500 multinationals as clients, along with local companies, universities and government agencies. Managing IP portfolios for multiple clients, it has a breadth of expertise across prosecutions, transactions and enforcement. Jo-Ann See has more than 30 years of experience in IP protection and management for clients in a range of industries. Jason Chan is a prominent contentious IP specialist, making a further impression in a recent landmark patent infringement case Element Six Technologies v IIA Technologies. Winne Tham is another experienced partner and Wilson Wong  is noted for IP licensing, agreements and technology. Melvin Pang  is rated for contentious matters.

Practice head(s):

Jo-Ann See

Other key lawyers:

Jason Chan; Winne Tham; Wilson Wong; Melvin Pang; Jeanne Ng


‘Amica Law is our “go-to” IP firm in Singapore. The combination of their responsiveness, capability and technical expertise reassure us that our client’s IP is in good hands when handled by this firm.’

‘Winnie Tham – Highly competent and responsive. Jeanne Ng – Highly experienced trade mark practitioner.’

‘Excellent patent strategy and very responsive.’

Key clients

Element Six Technologies Limited, Inc.

Philip Morris International

Razer Asia-Pacific Pte. Ltd.

Singapore University of Technology and Design

Carousell Pte. Ltd.

ExxonMobil Corporation

Banking Computer Services Pte Ltd Pte Ltd

Sembcorp Marine

Work highlights

  • Represented Element Six Technologies in a patent infringement suit over synthetic diamond patents, on appeal before Singapore’s apex court.
  • Advised Banking Computer Services, the operator of national electronic payment systems, on the legal infrastructure for electronic linkage of Singapore and Thai payment systems
  • Advised on and managed the worldwide trade mark portfolio of Razer Asia-Pacific.

Dentons Rodyk

Dentons Rodyk has a well developed intellectual property practice, noted for its experience in healthcare and life sciences, fintech, insurtech, manufacturing and hospitality. The firm has made a particular impression in the digital space, including non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Building on its strong IP platform, the firm has gained further traction in copyright matters under Singapore’s new regime and and is making headway in registered designs. Catherine Lee  and contentious specialist Gilbert Leong  lead the practice with senior consultant Ai Ming Lee  bringing extensive experience in the area, notably in patent infringement cases. Maw Jiun Foo adds further expertise in transactional matters.

Practice head(s):

Catherine Lee; Gilbert Leong

Other key lawyers:

Ai Ming Lee; Maw Jiun Foo

Key clients

Towa Corporation

NexPlanar Corporation / Wah Lee Tech (Singapore) Pte Ltd N

REC Solar Pte Ltd

H. Lundbeck A/S (Lundbeck)

Swinkels Family Brewers N.V. (f.k.a. Bavaria N.V.0

Shenzhen Meixixi Catering Management Co. Ltd

Cryoviva Singapore Pte Ltd

Singapore’s Pavilion Capital, Seatown Holdings International and EDBI

Work highlights

  • Advised Towa Corporation in a patent infringement suit and succeeded on both the claim for infringement and on the defence against the counterclaim for revocation.
  • Acted for REC Solar in filing a patent infringement suit in China successfully where the China Patent Office upheld the validity of REC’s patent.
  • Advised Pavillion Capital, Seatown Holdings International and EDBI in their investment in Cityneon in relation to IP due diligence aspects of the transaction.

Donaldson & Burkinshaw LLP

Donaldson & Burkinshaw LLP has one of the largest teams of IP specialists in Singapore. It houses substantial teams of trade mark and patent experts, which include engineers, scientists and Ph.D holders. As one of the biggest filers of trade marks and patents in Singapore, it is especially well known for patent prosecution. Michelle Ng, the managing partner, handles contentious and non-contentious IP, and speaks fluent Mandarin. Lee Shy Tsong is rated for IP registration, managing a number of worldwide portfolios. Hubert Giam and Lim Teck Yeow head the patents division, with the former leading the mechanical and electrical group and the latter the life sciences and chemical groups.

Practice head(s):

Michelle Ng; Hubert Giam; Lim Teck Yeow

Other key lawyers:

Lee Shy Tsong

Work highlights

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP has a well developed IP team led by the experienced Lau Kok Keng. The group is rated for IP matters linked to transactions and commercial agreements. The department has a particularly strong record in technology, new media, sports and gambling, along with consumer goods and electronics, food and beverages, hospitality, and transport and aviation. It has achieved further growth in cybersecurity and digital matters. Nicholas Lauw provides further senior expertise in technology, media and data privacy.

Practice head(s):

Lau Kok Keng

Other key lawyers:

Nicholas Lauw


‘I worked with Rajah & Tann on a potential sale of business and Trademark. The team is very knowledgeable in terms of local and international trademarks in relations to the valuation of the business, the timing and filing of trade marks, as well as the laws governing trademarks, as such defending one’s trade mark, etc.’

‘Lau Kok Keng (Partner of R&T) is my go-to person when it comes to advice on trademarks and related business dealings.’

‘Prompt and efficient.’

‘The team is extremely resourceful and has the ability to tap on its global network of contacts to provide jurisdiction-specific advice and IP search results.’

‘The team has tremendous experience in the copyright area and entertainment industry, which enables the team to balance the commercial interests and interests in litigation. It’s not easy to put their feet in client’s shoes all the time.’

‘I am impressed by the performance of Lau Kok Keng and Nicholas Lauw at the hearing. They are quite flexible, able to adjust their strategy promptly adapting to the changes in hearing.They transform the disadvantages to advantages.’

‘The team is familiar with the video game industry, and has better understanding than the opponent’s counsel on the law, the business practice of the industry. During litigation, the team develops effective strategy and they put a lot of effort into preparing the evidence and arguments. The outcome is satisfied, we are impressed.’

‘Mr. Lau Kok Keng develops good strategies and build up a very strong team. Mr. Nicholas Lauw is very good at communicating and persuading the judge.’

Key clients

Asian Tour Limited

Kony Inc, Kony Services Inc

Singapore National Olympic Council

Sony Interactive Entertainment, Sony Corporation

Xpel Inc

Birkenstock GmbH & Co. KG, Birkenstock Sales GmbH

Tokio Marine Life Insurance Singapore Ltd

Adecco Group AG

Alila Hotels & Resorts Pte. Ltd.

CWT Pte Ltd

The Bible Society of Singapore

Japfa Ltd

Singapore Cricket Association

The Esplanade Co Ltd

Fokda Popo Pte. Ltd.

Ecospec Noveltech Pte. Ltd., Entropy Singapore NovelTech Pte. Ltd.

Stratech Systems Limited

Yitai (Shanghai) Plastic Co Ltd

Sansui Acoustics Research Corporation, TWD Industrial Company Limited

Netease Interactive Entertainment Pte Ltd

Denise Keller

Singapore Pools (Private) Limited

Maxim’s Caterers Limited


Meta Performance Pte Ltd

Grain Holdings Pte. Ltd

Sgprotein Pte. Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented Netease Interactive Entertainment in defending against a claim for copyright infringement and passing off brought by Riot Games.
  • Advised Deloitte as liquidators of Phoenix Pte on the structuring of the proposed global sale of trade marks belonging to the Phoenix group of companies.
  • Advised Microsoft Operations on its claim against a former management-level employee for breach of non-compete obligations and breach of non-solicitation obligations.

WongPartnership LLP

WongPartnership LLP is known for its transactional and commercial IP expertise and manages IP portfolios for a large number of multinationals and regional brands and also advises the Government Technology Agency. Lam Chung Nian heads the IP, technology and data group, and has an extensive record in transactional, regulatory, enforcement and advisory engagements. Kylie Peh provides further non-contentious and contentious IP expertise, including IP portfolio management, privacy and data protection matters.

Practice head(s):

Lam Chung Nian

Other key lawyers:

Kylie Peh


‘Good independent firm with excellent expertise in IP. Able to produce high quality work.’

‘Chung Nian Lam – good practitioner who is sensible and commercial.’

‘We need advisers who can spot the issues and address them for us in a practical and meaningful way, who can communicate with us clearly and concisely and achieve good results for our clients. That’s exactly what WongPartnership provides, with sheer excellence.’

‘The lawyers at WongPartnership are a rare breed and truly special – their advice is intelligent, clear, to the point and practical. They are also very friendly and personable.’

‘I have worked most closely with Chung Nian Lam and Kylie Peh. Both of them are very experienced and their work is top notch. They well understands the demands of international clients and are an absolute joy to work with. They produce work of the highest quality and we are very happy working with them.’

‘Lam Chung Nian is hands-on, proactive. He knows the law and industry well. He is well-regarded in the IP field.’

‘Well versed in IP and technology law and transactions. Good client management, taking the time to understand clients’ needs.’

‘Lam Chung Nian is an excellent lawyer. He has deep knowledge of IP and technology law and is able to apply and provide practical and business-oriented solutions for clients.’

Key clients

Intellectual Property Office of Singapore

Government Technology Agency (GovTech)

The Football Association Premier League

OCBC Bank|

Singapore Airlines Limited

Fast Retailing Co

Kao Corporation


A Menarini Asia-Pacific

PCCW Media

Singapore Exchange

Temasek Holdings (Private)

SMRT Corporation

DBS Bank


Motion Picture Association of America

Singapore Press Holdings

Singapore Telecommunications


Pan-United Corporation

Frasers Property

Sport Singapore

Changi Airport Group (Singapore)

Yum! Brands

KKR Asia

800 Super Holdings

Wirecard Singapore

Proterra Investment Partners

Shanghai Moonton Technology

Sinovac Life Sciences

United Women Singapore (UWS)


Work highlights

  • Advised a global investment company on the complex IP and IT issues in connection with the launch of Climate Impact X (CIX), a global carbon exchange and marketplace.
  • Advised International Business Machines Corporation on the expansion of its cybersecurity threat detection and response capabilities through the acquisition of ReaQta, particularly on due diligence in respect of intellectual property, data, cybersecurity and other technology matters.
  • Advised A. Menarini Asia Pacific Holdings on its acquisition of IP, and assisted with the recordals of the IP assignments.

Gateway Law Corporation

Gateway Law Corporation is a Singapore-based IP firm with an Asia-wide focus. It has an extensive team of IP specialists that includes patent, design and trade mark agents.  It focuses on trade marks, domains and patents, among other areas such as anti-counterfeiting programmes. It represents an impressive list of local, regional and international businesses. It is noted for its expertise in commercialisation strategies, IP protection and portfolio management. Managing director Max Ng  specialises in trade marks, patents and copyright.

Practice head(s):

Max Ng

Key clients

National University of Singapore

Challenger Technologies Limited

Formula One Management Limited

Institute of Technical Education

Xiaomi Inc.

Burnt Ends Restaurant Pte

Work highlights

  • 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 on its extensive IP portfolio and developing protection strategies in support of its growth.
  • Advised Formula One Management on its IP protection strategies in Singapore and active enforcement of its brand.

Ghows LLC

Ghows LLC is led by the experienced and prominent IP specialist Bryan Ghows. He has had an esteemed private practice and in-house legal career, culminating in him launching his firm in 2019. Ghows is noted for contentious IP work (including both litigation and arbitration), along with transactional and advisory matters. He is supported by the immensely experienced Teresa O’Connor  and Patsy Koh ,who joined from Infinitus Law Corporation in April 2022, and focus on portfolio management, prosecution, enforcement and brand protection strategy.

Practice head(s):

Bryan Ghows; Teresa O’Connor; Patsy Koh


‘Like our firm, Ghows LLC is unique in that it specialises in both IP and IT. They have a team of very experienced practitioners, such as Teresa O’Connor and Bryan Ghows.’

‘Teresa O’Connor is extremely knowledgeable and approachable. She has a special way of being able to breakdown complex trade mark issues into manageable and practical advice. She is responsive, reliable, and caring. It is very easy to relate to Teresa, both professionally and socially. Teresa is an avid traveler and photographer, and I enjoy learning about all her exciting adventures.’

‘Excellent practice, business approach, reactivity and professionalism. Transparent billing and respect of estimates.’

‘I have been working with Teresa O’Connor for more than 15 years now. I appreciate her expertise, reactivity and professionalism. Her business approach is exactly what I need for meet my client’s expectations. Teresa is always available if a phone call is necessary to speed up a matter or for a better understanding.’

‘Patsy Koh is first class. A trustworthy and knowledgeable attorney, with excellent client management skills, ensuring that I know what to do, and when.’

‘I’ve been working with Ms. Patsy Koh for more than 20 years. She always gives on-target advice and offers very competitive prices.’

‘The team has a practical, transparent and business-focussed mindset, which enables it to present a path forward, issues and solutions to non-experts in a clear and comprehensive way. The team is also mindful to ensure a client does not incur costs to pursue a strategy or course of action where there is no effective protection or outcome available’

‘We have worked with Bryan Ghows and Venessa Phoa. In addition to their clear technical competence, they are both extremely accessible, efficient and pleasant to deal with.’

Key clients

Nippon Steel Corporation

BSH Hausgeräte GmbH

Mos Food Services, Inc.

Kyowa Kirin

The Patissier LLP

Michat Pte Ltd

Biologique Recherche

Sysmex Corporation

Nalli Pte Ltd

Shing Lee Publishers Pte Ltd

IAG Insurtech Innovation Hub Pte Ltd

Akira Back LLC

The Orientalist Spirits Pte Ltd

Aqua Concepts Ltd

Advocado Pte Ltd

WorldRoamer Pte Ltd

Vox Hibernicis Ltd


Ivanti Inc.

Work highlights

  • Acted for Nalli Pte in defending against claims brought by its competitors for trade mark infringement, passing off and breach of contract.
  • Acted for MiChat Pte in successfully defending against opposition claims brought by a well-known global consumer electronics manufacturer.
  • Acted for The Patissier in successfully defending against trade mark invalidation proceedings and obtaining revocation of the counterparty’s trade mark.

Joyce A. Tan & Partners LLC

Joyce A. Tan & Partners LLC is a well-known boutique law firm with a major focus on IP. Handling predominantly cross-border matters, it represents an impressive range of multinationals including big tech businesses. Joyce Tan is especially recognised for portfolio management, particularly for Singapore-based multinationals. Jeffrey Lim  specialises in IP and TMT, which includes the commercial exploitation and development of AI applications. Daniel Lim  focuses on IT, cybersecurity and data protection and is noted for technology-related IP, including patent litigation.

Practice head(s):

Joyce A. Tan

Other key lawyers:

Jeffrey Lim; Daniel Lim


‘We have engaged the firm for intellectual property litigation in the Singapore High Court. Such litigation is complex in nature, and thus the firm has proven its ability to handle complex work. As a boutique firm in this area, its charges are reasonable as compared to the larger firms that typically deploy big teams on cases.’

‘Our contact partner in the firm is Mr. Daniel Lim. He is knowledgeable in this area of the law and it has been a pleasure working with him. He is also very responsive and can usually revert to us within 1-2 days.’

Key clients

ASM Technology Singapore Pte Ltd


Ministry of Crab Pte Ltd

Sembcorp Industries

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

PFIP International

Tourism Australia

PT Combiphar

Pharma Health Care Pte Ltd

NSG Biolabs

Kajima Development Pte Ltd

Work highlights

  • Acted for ASM Technology Singapore Pte Ltd in relation to infringement claims relating to auto-molding machines used to package semi-conductor chips. Matter involves probably the largest patent infringement quantum claim ever in Singapore, USD103 million.
  • Acted for FUJIFILM group of companies in a rare case against a parallel importer – as Singapore’s IP laws are regarded to be permissive in relation to the exploitation of parallel imports. First known case on management information rights under the Copyright Act.
  • Advises SEMBCORP Industries on the management of its global TM portfolios consisting of over 10 different trade marks, in approximately 20 countries worldwide.

Ravindran Associates

Ravindran Associates has a well established IP practice, particularly noted for dispute resolution and contentious IP, along with enforcement and corporate/commercial matters. It continues to make an impression in trade mark litigation and oppositions, patent litigation, and copyright and breach of confidence. It has landed roles in a series of big-ticket trade mark, patent and designs cases. It also represented Australian Grape and Wine, as the representative body for wine grape growers and winemakers in Australia, in opposing an application by an Italian consortium to register Prosecco as a geographical indication. M. Ravindran is a hugely experienced IP specialist. Jon Chan Wenqiang was promoted to partner in April 2022.

Practice head(s):

M. Ravindran

Other key lawyers:

Jon Chan Wenquiang


‘The team at Ravindran Associates LLP is highly efficient, always able to provide practical advice and the fees are very reasonable.’

‘M. Ravindran – there is no better IP expert in Singapore. Additionally, he is very approachable and friendly.’

‘We have engaged the team in relation to intellectual property matters. Based on our experience dealing with the team they are competent and reliable.’

Key clients

Louis Vuitton Malletier

Guccio Gucci SPA

Burberry Limited

Polo Ralph Lauren

Calvin Klein, Inc

Natco Pharma Asia Pte Ltd

Grabtaxi Holdings Pte Ltd

Genentech Inc.

Biogen Inc.

Hoffman – La Roche AG

Amadeus SAS

Ministry of Food Pte Ltd

Bulgari S.p.A.

Australian Grape and Wine Incorporated

Work highlights

  • Acted for Australian Grape and Wine in opposing an application by an Italian consortium to register “Prosecco” as a geographical indication.
  • Acted for Louis Vuitton Malletier in opposing an application by Chinese vehicle/transport company to register “HUMAN HORIZONS” as a trade mark.


RHTLaw Asia LLP has historically focused on trade marks and copyrights, and has further developed its expertise in patent prosecutions. It has advised PVP Labs on its global trade mark and patent protection strategies, and managed their trade mark and patent portfolios across Asia. The firm has an especially strong record in consumer brands, food and beverages, healthcare and life sciences, media, and technology. Rizwi Wun has more than 20 years experience in IP and technology.


Practice head(s):

Rizwi Wun

Other key lawyers:

Lester Lin


‘RHT is incredibly diverse, and I am constantly surprised by its speed despite being such a large firm. They are always at the forefront of innovation and have knowledge and capacity to deploy resources in fields that even smaller boutique firms have trouble with. A large part of my pleasant working experience stems from working with Rizwi Wun.’

‘Rizwi Wun and Lester Lin have been exceptional experts in the IP, Trademark and Copyrighting fields. Additionally, Rizwi has a deep knowledge of new emerging technologies and is always there to listen and help tackle complex issues.’


Key clients

PVP Labs Pte Ltd

BBDO Singapore Pte Ltd

Critical Facility Group Pte. Ltd.

Carlsberg Breweries A/S

Lyte Ventures Pte. Ltd.

Summer Int Pte. Ltd.

BeLive Technology Pte Ltd

Zhao Wei Films Pte Ltd

Gushcloud Pte. Ltd.

Pu Tien Holdings Pte Ltd

Select Group Limited

FutureMap Pte Ltd

Wen Ken Drug Company Pte Ltd

Trackunit ApS

Lansinoh Laboratories, Inc.

York Transport Equipment (Asia) Pte Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advised PVP Labs on the protection of the IP and commercialisation of their drugs throughout Asia.
  • Advised BeLive Technology on their brand protection strategy, handle the filing and prosecution of trade mark applications for the BeLive brand towards registration and manage the portfolio of their trade mark applications and registrations worldwide.
  • Advised Gushcloud on the strategic protection of their corporate brands, handle the filing, prosecution of trade mark applications for the same and manage their extensive portfolio of trade mark applications and registrations worldwide.

Robinson LLC

Robinson LLC has a major focus on anti-counterfeiting and piracy, and represents a number of prominent brands, including in the luxury goods. technology and automotive sectors. The firm has represented Hewlett-Packard and CHANEL, among others, in anti-counterfeiting and trade mark enforcement matters in Asia Pacific. Cyril Chua is the lead partner, backed by three associates.

Practice head(s):

Cyril Chua

Work highlights

Withers KhattarWong LLP

Withers KhattarWong LLP has a fine reputation in contentious IP, particularly in transactional-related and licensing matters. It is also noted for trade mark infringement and passing off actions at the High Court, along with opposition and revocation cases before the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore. The arrival of Alvin Lim as special counsel from Ravindran Associates in 2021, broadens the firm’s offering in contentious IP, including in the patent, trade marks, copyright and trade secrets segments. The wider team continues to be known for its work in the tech sector, though it has a breadth of experience across multiple industries. Jonathan Kok  leads the team with Jim Lim  retiring from the partnership to become a consultant.

Practice head(s):

Jonathan Kok

Other key lawyers:

Alvin Lim; Jim Lim


‘Consistency and practicality in its advice is what makes the team work for us. They’ve helped us throughout the years with very sound advice whenever we encounter set backs in our TM applications in the region.’

‘Easy to contact and promptly responds to our queries, no matter how complex or simple they are.’


Key clients

Supply@ME Capital plc

TMRG Pte Ltd

Fonterra Brands (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Honor Device Co Ltd

Wipro Unza Group

Global Schools Holdings Pte. Ltd.

Sea Group

Raffles Medical Group

Mediacorp Pte. Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Acted for TMRG in a trade mark infringement and passing off case filed in the Singapore High Court against the American operator of several international seafood and lobster shacks.
  • Acted for Fonterra Brands as instructed counsel in relation to a rare opposition filed by Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano Reggiano to a qualification of rights entered in respect of the Corsorzio’s Geographical Indications registration for “Parmigiano Reggiano”.
  • Acted for Honor Device in a number of oppositions filed by Vivo Mobile Communication to Honor Devices trademark applications for their “X” series marks.