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Withers KhattarWong LLP
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Inellectual Property and Technology


Partner, Inellectual Property and Technology


Jim focuses on intellectual property and technology law, providing advisory, documentation, protection and enforcement services in the traditional areas of copyright, designs, patents, trademarks, trade secrets and confidential information, as well as in the intellectual property related areas of information technology, internet and computer law, communication, employment media and entertainment law. Jim’s work also involves acquisitions, joint ventures and technology transfer matters involving transnational and multi-jurisdictional clients.

Jim has been recognised as a leading individual for his expertise in Intellectual Property and noted for his practice in Information Technology in the 2019 edition of The Legal 500: Asia Pacific.

He has also been listed in the AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers, Experts Guide, Practical Law Company’s ‘Which Lawyer?’, Who’s Who Legal and Global Counsel 3000 as a leading practitioner in the area of Intellectual Property and Information Technology.




Singapore Academy of Law

Law Society of Singapore

International Trademark Association

International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property

Asian Patent Attorneys Association

Singapore Armed Forces Reservist Association

SAFRA Legal Information Service, Chairman


National University of Singapore, LL.B (Hons)

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Singapore > TMT: local firms

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Withers KhattarWong LLP has latterly been strengthening its technology offering in Asia, most notably with the recent hire of Jonathan Kok, formerly of RHTLaw Asia LLP; he joins an increasingly recognised team which fields well regarded practitioners such as Jim Lim.

Singapore > Intellectual property: Local firms

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Jim LimWithers KhattarWong LLP

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.