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Ghows LLC
3 Fraser Street
#08-21 DUO Tower
189352
Singapore

Singapore > Intellectual property: Local firms Tier 3

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

Testimonials

‘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

BLVCK SRL

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.

Singapore > TMT: local firms Tier 3

Ghows LLC is a boutique law practice which focuses on contentious and non-contentious IP and TMT work including arbitration, negotiations and advisory matters. The practice also focuses on data protection issues in relation to privacy and cyber security. Founder Bryan Ghows has extensive expertise in this field and is listed as an arbitrator on the panel of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre.

Practice head(s):

Bryan Ghows

Testimonials

‘The team at Ghows is extremely knowledgeable and organised in their approach. They are the most transparent legal firm that I’ve had the pleasure to work with and are comprehensive in developing their strategies with their client at each stage.’

‘Bryan Ghows was extremely thoughtful and thorough on the approach of my case while Venessa and Ian were systematic and timely in the delivery of all project requirements.’

‘Ghows LLC demonstrates excellent legal knowledge in the technology law and IP areas. Ghows LLC is very professional and understands the needs of other small law firms. Ghows is very attentive to their clients. Ghows LLC is very good value for money.’

‘Bryan Ghows is a standout amongst the technology and IP lawyers in Singapore. Venessa is very good. Millicent has recently handled a patent infringement matter for my firm and did a wonderful job and secured for my client an excellent result. Where I seek advice for clients in other markets (such as Singapore) I am looking for timely advice that is value for money. I get this every time with Bryan, Venessa and Millicent.’

Key clients

Ivanti, Inc

i-Admin Singapore Pte Ltd

Hong Bao Media (Holdings) Ltd

Datail Group

Axiom IT Solutions Pte Ltd

Axiom Hub Pte Ltd

WorldRoamer Pte Ltd

Ambi Labs Ltd

Singapore Book Publishers Association

Spark Systems Limited

SMACK Holdings Ltd

CatchPlay Inc

AsiaPlay Pte Ltd

Cycling Without Age Singapore Ltd

 

Work highlights

  • Provided legal support to industry-leading Singapore-based payroll and human resources services companies Datail Group, i-Admin (Singapore) Pte Ltd and Epayslip Pte Ltd.
  • Advised award-winning Singapore cloud loyalty software startup Advocado Pte Ltd on various issues such as data protection and privacy issues, and regulatory issues.
  • Actied for US-headquartered technology company Ivanti, Inc. and its Singapore office Ivanti Singapore Pte Ltd, in legal proceedings for breach of confidentiality and breach of contract.

Founded in 2019, Ghows LLC is a boutique law practice specialising in intellectual property and technology, commercial litigation and arbitration, employment, data protection and corporate transactional matters.

The team is led by Bryan Ghows, who has been named as a leading individual for both intellectual property (IP) and technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) from 2016 to 2019. He has nearly 40 years of practice and in-house experience, including as managing director and founder of leading IP and TMT firm Via Law Corporation/Taylor Vinters Via, and as associate general counsel at Microsoft. Bryan is also a qualified Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) arbitrator for IP disputes.

The team is adept in all areas of contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters including trade marks, patents, copyright and registered designs, and also regularly advises local and international corporate clients on data protection, employment, corporate regulatory and transactional matters including on mergers and acquisitions, supply and distribution agreements and licensing agreements.

Key practice areas

  • Intellectual property disputes
  • Intellectual property portfolio management, brand protection and strategy
  • Technology contracts
  • Contract negotiation
  • Employment (including executive level and sensitive hiring/ termination)
  • Mediation
  • Commercial disputes (litigation and arbitration)
  • Regulatory advice (including in relation to the Personal Data Protection Act, Cybersecurity Act and Payment Services Act)
DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
IP & Technology Bryan Ghowsbghows@ghowsllc.com+65 69909984
IP Teresa O'Connortoconnor@ghowsllc.com+65 69909984
IP Patsy Kohpkoh@ghowsllc.com+65 69909984
IP & Technology Venessa Phoavphoa@ghowsllc.com+65 69909984
IP & Technology Jasmine Tohjtoh@ghowsllc.com+65 69909984
Dispute Resolution (Litigation, Arbitration) Bryan Ghowsbghows@ghowsllc.com+65 69909984
Dispute Resolution (Litigation, Mediation) Jasmine Tohjtoh@ghowsllc.com+65 69909984
Dispute Resolution (Arbitration) Venessa Phoavphoa@ghowsllc.com+65 69909984
Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Bryan Ghowsbghows@ghowsllc.com+65 69909984
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Wai Yeng Chan photo Wai Yeng ChanPatent Attorney (Consultant)
Ian Chiang photo Ian ChiangAssociate
Bryan Ghows photo Bryan GhowsManaging Director Bryan founded Ghows LLC in 2019, a specialist law firm…
Patsy Koh photoMs Patsy KohDirector
Millicent Lui photo Millicent LuiAssociate
Teresa O'Connor photo Teresa O'ConnorDirector
Venessa Phoa photo Venessa PhoaSenior Associate
Jasmine Toh photoMs Jasmine TohSenior Associate
English
Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin)
Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)
International Trade Mark Association (INTA)
Asian Patent Attorney Association (APAA)