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Wai Yeng Chan

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Taylor Vinters Via LLC

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Intellectual Property (IP) & Technology


Wai Yeng is the Head of IP Strategy and a Patent Attorney 

She is an IP specialist with over twelve years of experience, working with clients ranging from start-ups to multi-national corporations. More recently, she has worked on IP enabling projects funded by the EU. She works closely with her clients to develop personalised IP protection and enforcement strategy within Singapore and the ASEAN region.

Wai Yeng's experience as an IP advisor to EU trade missions to South-East Asia further enables her to provide industry-specific IP advice to companies.

As a qualified patent attorney, she works with individuals and companies to secure protection of their inventions through patent registration throughout ASEAN and internationally. Wai Yeng is a member of the Patent Examination Committee of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) Patent Agent Qualifying Examinations, and is responsible for the setting and marking of examination papers.



She has extensive experience in the full spectrum of IP protection and enforcement, including trademarks, patents and registered designs. She has managed the intellectual property practice of the largest foreign law firm in Myanmar, where the practice provided advice and support to rights owners in relation to the enforcement, border control, due diligence and protection of trademark rights. She personally handles the trade mark portfolio across multiple jurisdictions in ASEAN for some of the firm’s largest IP clients.

She provides advice relating to IP including:

- protection and enforcement of IP for trademarks, patents and registered designs
- patent drafting
- prior art searches and freedom to operate assessment
- IP due diligence report
- patent infringement analysis

She will go the extra mile to provide her clients with clear, useful and concise advice that is practical and cost-effective. In particular, she was intimately aware of the rapidly evolving IP needs of a start up from prior experience working in a dotcom.


English, Chinese


International Trademark Association (INTA) committee member, Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), Association of Singapore Patent Attorneys (ASPA)


Wai Yeng graduated from the National University of Singapore

Singapore: Intellectual property

Intellectual property – Local firms

Within: Intellectual property – Local firms

The team at Taylor Vinters Via LLC is highly regarded for its brand protection skills and is 'very well versed in the intricacies of copyright law and the application of patents'. Bryan Ghows is noted for his ability to coordinate his team, his strategic planning and for his 'skill and knowledge that helped fundamentally to win a case'. The 'approachable and clear thinking' Yingyu Wang, the 'passionate and knowledgeable' Wai Yeng Chan and senior associate Ruth Ng are other key names. Associate Benita Lau is also noted. The team advises Changi Airport Group on a range of IP protection matters  including trade mark protection, domain names, patents and designs in Singapore and other jurisdictions.

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