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Amica Law LLC
77 ROBINSON ROAD
#22-01 ROBINSON 77
SINGAPORE 068896
Singapore
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Work Department

Patents and Technology, Trade Marks and Designs

Career

Winnie Tham is a Director of Amica Law LLC, and heads the firm’s Patents Practice. She has been practising in the Intellectual Property (IP) field since 1993, specialising in particular in trade mark, patent and regulatory matters. She is also a registered patent attorney in Singapore.

Winnie has a multi-disciplinary background, encompassing both legal and technical expertise. She has a particular specialisation in life sciences and pharmaceuticals as she holds a Bachelor of Science (Pharmacology & Biochemistry) in addition to her law degree, and regularly advises on patent and regulatory matters. However, her experience in intellectual property spans various industries including retail and fashion, hotels and the food and beverage industry.

She has great expertise in IP protection and management and is a go-to adviser for countless clients, helping them to craft IP strategies for the protection of new trade marks, inventions and designs, managing their IP portfolios, and coordinating global IP filing programs for them. Additionally, she conducts freedom to operate analyses, carries out IP audits and due diligence and takes care of searches, filing, prosecution and maintenance of patents, trademarks and designs for clients. 

She also handles contentious matters, and undertakes trade mark opposition matters and trade mark and patent invalidation and revocation actions. Prominent cases she has been involved in are a landmark patent infringement case in the life sciences field involving the HIV-2 virus, a patent infringement case involving emergency lift systems, and patent revocation actions in the chemical field.

Winnie’s finger is certainly on the pulse of IP law and this is clearly exemplified through her active participation in the IP and legal profession. Currenty, she is the Vice-President of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (Singapore Group), an organisation that plays an influential role in promoting and enhancing intellectual property protection in the Asian Region. She also sits as a Vice-Chair of the Harmonization of Trade Mark Law and Practice Committee of the International Trade Mark Association (INTA), a 131-year-old organization with more than 5,600 members in over 90 countries. She is also an examiner for the Patent Agents Qualifying Examinations, and a facilitator for the patents module in Part B of the Singapore Bar Examinations.

Languages

English

Memberships

• Vice Chairperson, Harmonization of Trade Mark Law and Practice Committee of the International Trade Mark Association (INTA)
• Council Member, Asian Patent Attorneys Association
• Vice President, Asian Patent Attorneys Association (Singapore Group)
• Treasurer,  International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) Singapore Group
• Examiner, Patent Agents Qualifying Examinations
• Facilitator, Part B Singapore Bar Examinations

Education

• LL.B. (Hons)
• B.Sc. Pharmacology & Biochemistry
• Admitted to the Singapore Bar
• Admitted to the Australian Bar

Comparative Guides

Singapore: Intellectual Property June 2022 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Intellectual Property laws and regulations that may occur in Singapore.