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Meryl Koh

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Drew & Napier LLC

Work Department

Intellectual Property; Dispute Resolution

Position

Director, Intellectual Property;
Director, Dispute Resolution

Career

Meryl is a litigator and a Director in both the Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property departments.

Meryl graduated with a double degree, Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) (Distinction) from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia in 2007.

Meryl was admitted as an Australian Lawyer in 2008. She joined Drew & Napier in 2008 as an International Lawyer and was called to the Singapore Bar in January 2011.

Meryl’s principal areas of practice are general civil and commercial litigation, and intellectual property litigation. She has assisted in many complex matters including numerous patent infringement cases as well as civil and commercial cases involving contractual disputes, defamation, breach of director’s duties and employment law.

Practice Areas:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Defamation
  • Employment
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Intellectual Property

Languages

English

Member

  • Member of the Law Society of Singapore
  • Member of the Academy of Law

Education

  • LL.B / B.Com (Accounting) (Distinction), University of New South Wales, Australia (2007)
  • Admitted as an Australian Lawyer in the Supreme Court of New South Wales (2008)
  • Admitted to the Singapore Bar in (2011)


Singapore: Intellectual property

Intellectual property – Local firms

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Meryl Koh - Drew & Napier LLC

Within: Intellectual property – Local firms

Drew & Napier LLC's 'very sharp team' provides 'practical business-focused advice' on all types of IP assets including trade marks, patents, designs and copyright, ranging from the filing and protection of such assets to litigation and their commercial exploitation. It is acting for IIa Technologies in a patent infringement action commenced by Element Six Technologies (a subsidiary of the De Beers Group) against two patents relating to grown diamonds technology; the client has filed a defence and counterclaim. On the trade marks front, it successfully defended a Japan-based dairy company, Morinaga, in trade mark opposition proceedings brought by Starbucks Coffee in which it argued that Morinaga's circular logo was confusingly similar to its well-known logo. It is also undertaking high-profile work in the pharmaceutical and consumer goods sectors. Other key team members include Dedar Singh Gill, who has been appointed by the Minister of Law as Deputy President of the Copyright Tribunal; Tony Yeo, who is 'a fantastic strategist and a great litigator'; and Yvonne Tang, who is commended for her knowledge of patent law. Director Meryl Koh is noted for 'her great eye for detail, as well as an ability to see the big picture' and associate Vanessa Ho stands out for her 'ability to turn out quality work and respond promptly'.

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