Ms Catherine Lee > Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP > Singapore, Singapore > Lawyer Profile

Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP
80 RAFFLES PLACE
#33-00 UOB PLAZA 1
SINGAPORE 048624
Singapore

Work Department

Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group, Commercial, Francshising & Licensing, Intellectual Property, Media

Position

Catherine Lee is a senior partner in Dentons Rodyk’s Intellectual Property & Technology practice.

She advises a wide range of clients on the management of their trade mark portfolio around the world as well as on the commercial exploitation of their intellectual property rights.

Catherine has particular experience in commercial contractual work. Her scope of experience includes advising on a wide range of commercial matters and assisting clients in their expansion of their businesses out of Singapore. The types of commercial agreements drafted and reviewed by her include franchise agreements, licence agreements, collaboration agreements, distribution agreements and sponsorship agreements across varying industries.

She also deals with the enforcement of intellectual property rights, and has acted and advised on a spectrum of intellectual property related disputes such as trade mark infringement and cancellation actions, trade mark oppositions and breach of other intellectual property rights such as copyright and trade secrets.

With the introduction of the Personal Data Protection Act in Singapore, Catherine has also been involved in advising clients on the compliance with the laws surrounding the collection and protection of personal data. Catherine also advises clients on other regulatory compliance issues, including those related to labelling, advertising and consumer protection.

Career

Senior Partner – Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP (formerly Rodyk & Davidson LLP) (2000 – present)

Languages

English, Mandarin

Memberships

Member, Law Society Intellectual Property Sub-Committee 
Member, International Trademark Association (INTA)
Ex-Co Member, Licensing Executives Society (LES), (Singapore Group)

Education

LLB (Hons) National University of Singapore, 1999

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > Intellectual property: Local firms

Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP is very active in patent litigation, particularly in the field of pharmaceutical and electromechanical inventions; its team is currently representing Bristol–Myers Squibb in a patent infringement case against Novartis under the patent linkage regime implemented through the US-Singapore FTA. On the non-contentious side, the practice assists local and international clients with acquiring and protecting trade marks, patents, designs and copyright, as well as with the commercialisation of IP rights through licensing and franchising. Ai Ming Lee is experienced in patent disputes concerning semiconductors, telecoms, pharmaceutical and biotechnology issues. Woon-Chooi Yew, Gilbert Leong,Catherine Lee, Chai Chong Low are other key partners.