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Dentons Rodyk

Work +65 6225 2626
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Shanghai, Singapore

Catherine Lee

Work +65 6885 3687
Dentons Rodyk

Work Department

Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group, Commercial, Francshising & Licensing, Intellectual Property, Media


Catherine Lee is a partner in Rodyk & Davidson LLP's Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group. She advises a wide range of clients on the management of their trade mark portfolio around the world as well as on the commercial exploitation of their intellectual property rights. Catherine has particular experience in commercial contractual work. Her scope of experience includes advising on a wide range of commercial matters and assisting clients in their expansion of their businesses out of Singapore. The types of commercial agreements drafted and reviewed by her include franchise agreements, licence agreements, collaboration agreements, distribution agreements and sponsorship agreements across varying industries. She also deals with the enforcement of intellectual property rights, and has acted and advised on a spectrum of intellectual property related disputes such as trade mark infringement and cancellation actions, trade mark oppositions and breach of other intellectual property rights such as copyright and trade secrets.


Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore), 2000


LLB (Hons) National University of Singapore, 1999

Singapore: Intellectual property

Intellectual property – Local firms

Within: Intellectual property – Local firms

The team at Dentons Rodyk 'is trusted to have clients' best interests at heart and has good business acumen and industry knowledge'. It handles complex patent protection and infringement cases, including oppositions and revocation actions, especially in the pharmaceutical, electro-mechanical and computer science areas, as well as trade mark and copyright protection matters. Lee Ai Ming  and Chai Chong Low are defending Nexplanar in a patent infringement case, which is pending at the Court of Appeal, and the duo are also leading the team representing Merck in patent infringement cases. The practice also manages global IP portfolios for clients such as Omron Corporation, United Overseas Bank, International SOS and the Prima Group. Other key members of the group include Gilbert Leong, Woon Chooi Yew, who is noted for her 'prompt advice' and sought out for her 'strong franchising knowledge', and Catherine Lee. Foo Maw Jiun is another noted practitioner.

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Singapore: TMT

TMT – Local firms

Within: TMT – Local firms

Gilbert Leong, Woon-Chooi Yew and Catherine Lee are the key names at Dentons Rodyk. The team has comprehensive expertise in the TMT arena, including handling large-scale procurement and services contracts, data privacy issues and disputes. Its clients range from those in the healthcare and retail sector to banks and other financial institutions and includes multi-national IT service providers. It acted for PAY Issuer (an affiliate of TenX) on its sale of cryptographic tokens known as PAY tokens; the sale which was denominated in cryptocurrency amounted to approximately $80m.  In other work, it advised bike sharing company OFO, following its recent expansion into Singapore, including advising the client on its e-commerce platform, data protection and regulatory issues.

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