Ms Catherine Lee > Dentons Rodyk > Singapore, Singapore > Lawyer Profile

Dentons Rodyk
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 has a strong emphasis on patents and trade marks, acting for commercial organisations as well as higher education institutions. Building on the firm’s wider international network, the local team has achieved growth in engagements from foreign entities filing for protection in Singapore. The group has a particular niche in patent drafting for the electromechanical sector. Pharmaceuticals, technology, banking and insurance are also fortes for the team. Gilbert Leong leads the IP and technology practices at the firm, which includes prominent partner Catherine Lee and senior consultant Ai Ming Lee, who continues to lead on many of the group’s major patent infringement cases.

Singapore > TMT: local firms

Biotechnology, media and telecoms are areas of particular expertise for the team at Dentons Rodyk. On the customer side, the group regularly assists healthcare and financial institutions, while multi-national IT service providers form a key source of instructions on the vendor side. As well as advising on M&A, data privacy and disputes work with a nexus to TMT, the department is well versed in the negotiation of procurement and services contracts, including those relating to systems and software acquisition, hosting services and data centres. The practice is under the joint leadership of Gilbert Leong and Elaine Lew, while Maw Jiun Foo oversees the dedicated data privacy and cybersecurity offering. Commercial expert Catherine Lee is also recommended.