Alvin Lim > Withers KhattarWong LLP > Singapore, Singapore > Lawyer Profile

Withers KhattarWong LLP
UOB PLAZA 1, #25-01

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Alvin is special counsel in the Intellectual Property and Technology team.


An intellectual property specialist since 2007, Alvin was recognized as a leading lawyer in the field of intellectual property in the 2017 and 2018 editions of AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers. He was also cited as a Patent Star in the 2019/20 and 2020/21 editions of Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars in recognition of his patent litigation, patent strategy and counselling work.

Alvin’s areas of practice includes advising clients in all aspects of intellectual property and intangible asset acquisition, management, commercialization, enforcement and protection strategy across a broad range of industries and technologies spanning life sciences, medtech, telecommunications, IT, electronics, semiconductors, FMCG, food and beverage, music, fashion and design, digital technology and artificial intelligence.

Alvin has a strong IP litigation and enforcement practice, regularly acting for clients in patent, trademark, copyright and trade secrets disputes in Singapore and also cross border IP disputes. Alvin’s experience in handling pharmacological advisory and patent linkage work has seen him act for multinational pharmaceutical companies such as Eli Lilly, F. Hoffmann-LA Roche AG, OSI Pharmaceuticals, Merck & Co, Bristol-Myers Squib Pharma Co and AstraZeneca. Other notable clients Alvin has acted for include Nokia Corporation, Asahi Glass, NexPlanar Corporation, Rokko Holdings, JCS Echigo Pte Ltd, Aurigin Technology Pte Ltd, Swiss Ranks Pte Ltd, Staywell Hospitality Pty Limited, ERS Electronic GMBH, Lenzing, Virtual Map, and TMRG Pte Ltd.

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Singapore > Intellectual property: Local firms

Withers KhattarWong LLP has a fine reputation in contentious IP, particularly in transactional-related and licensing matters. It is also noted for trade mark infringement and passing off actions at the High Court, along with opposition and revocation cases before the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore. The arrival of Alvin Lim as special counsel from Ravindran Associates in 2021, broadens the firm’s offering in contentious IP, including in the patent, trade marks, copyright and trade secrets segments. The wider team continues to be known for its work in the tech sector, though it has a breadth of experience across multiple industries. Jonathan Kok  leads the team with Jim Lim  retiring from the partnership to become a consultant.