Patents, Trade Marks & Designs

  • IP searching, clearance, registration and protection
  • Portfolio management and review
  • Branding and technology protection strategies
  • IP audits and due diligence
  • IP risk management and regulatory compliance

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  • IP searching, clearance, registration and protection
  • Portfolio management and review
  • Branding and technology protection strategies
  • IP audits and due diligence
  • IP risk management and regulatory compliance
We assist clients in patents, designs and trade marks, including clearance, protection and management, as well as attending hearings in the patent and trade mark offices and in court. Other services we provide include conducting IP audits and due-diligence exercises, preparing and reviewing IP agreements, advising media and advertising law and regulations, consumer and product regulations and unfair competition. Our patents team can assist you in identifying the value of your inventions and developing a patent portfolio and patenting strategy. The team has specialised capabilities in biotechnology, computer software, electromechanical systems, chemicals and engineering. Our services include preparing specifications for patents in Singapore and worldwide, as well as prosecuting, managing and preparing all related patent documentation.
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Litigation & Enforcement

  • Enforcement and dispute resolution
  • Copyright, trade secrets and confidential information protection
  • Data protection and privacy

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  • Enforcement and dispute resolution
  • Copyright, trade secrets and confidential information protection
  • Data protection and privacy
We handle all types and aspects of contentious IP disputes and have substantial experience in seeking urgent interim relief like injunctions, search and seizure and asset-freezing orders. We handle domain name disputes and Internet piracy matters, as well as planning and managing regional anti-counterfeiting programs. We also have experience in information technology disputes, such as disputes in software projects and technology licensing. Sample contentious matters that our team has been involved in include:
  • Patent infringement of keychain electronic USB portable storage device
  • Patent infringement case concerning the infringement of the HIV-2 virus
  • Infringement of a patent for a pile-driving contraption
  • Infringement of trade mark and layout design in relation to remote-controlled hobby cars
  • Trade mark infringement claim concerning use of a descriptive term for beverages
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IP & Technology commercialisation & Licensing

  • Commercial advice and agreements
  • Internet, IT and e-commerce
  • Data protection and telecommunications
  • Life Sciences
  • Media and entertainment

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  • Commercial advice and agreements
  • Internet, IT and e-commerce
  • Data protection and telecommunications
  • Life Sciences
  • Media and entertainment
We offer the following legal services in relation to IP, technology and general commercial transactions:
  • All aspects of IP commercialisation and licensing, such as technology transfer, joint ventures, distribution and franchise agreements and assignments and licenses.
  • Information technology, Internet, e-commerce, data protection and privacy, telecommunication law and regulations. These include IT outsourcing transactions, software and hardware agreements, system integration, implementation, software licences & maintenance arrangements.
  • Life sciences, including legal and regulatory compliance, biotechnology, licensing, technology transfer and R&D agreements, and IP protection and management.
  • Media and entertainment, including legal and regulatory compliance, copyright issues, media contracts for each of the creative, production, publication, distribution & exploitation stages. We also advise on merchandising, ticketing, sponsorship, and advertising issues & transactions.
  • General commercial transactions including contract manufacturing, supply, distribution & agency arrangements, property & hotel management agreements, and other general transactions.
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