AREAS OF PRACTICE

Protection & Management of IPR

Brand Development & Protection

Brand Development & Protection

Selecting the right brand is a critical step in developing a business. We assist clients in making the right selection of a brand and ensure the brand’s registerability as a trademark. We advise clients on strategies to enlarge their business’ reach internationally by using International IPR treatise and good practices.

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Searches

Searches

We conduct due diligence to ascertain prior art rights for patents, earlier trademark registration rights and design registration rights to enable clients to proceed with their applications, acquisitions or licensing with minimal risk of adverse third party claims.

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Copyright

Copyright

There is no system of copyright registration in Singapore. Creators of original work should therefore be careful to protect the copyright in their work under the Copyright Act. We advise clients on how to protect and enforce their copyright optimally.

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Designs

Designs

Many businesses rely on their design rights to secure a business and marketing advantage in a competitive space. We assist clients with the identification, protection and enforcement of their design rights.

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Domain Name Protection

Domain Name Protection

We advise clients on common domain name issues, and how to combat cyber-squatting & internet piracy, as well as represent clients in domain name dispute resolution forums (ICANN).

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patents

Patents

Our Patent & Technology group, advises on patentability, patent registration and protection and protection procedures through national and international filings and prosecution. We also advise on the various patenting schemes and funding available locally, as well as licensing options and strategies.

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TradeMarks

TradeMarks

Trademarks, the most visual of all Intellectual Property rights, is often a business’ most valuable asset. We advise on trademark selection, registration and enforcement, and manage our clients’ international trademark portfolios.

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Patents & Trademarks Portfolio Management

Patents & Trademarks Portfolio Management

We maintain our clients’ portfolios, of both local and foreign registrations, and attend to the notification and payment of annuities and renewals.

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Commercialisation of IPR & Technology

Commercial Transactional Work

Commercial Transactional Work

Once a client has developed or acquired an Intellectual Property right and registered it, the asset value can be realized and enhanced through the commercialization of the IPR. We advise, structure, draft and negotiate licenses, franchises, technology agreements, trade channel agreements and other forms of commercialization of IPR.

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Internet Content & Transactions

Internet Content & Transactions

Many contemporary businesses operate over the Internet, and require advice on the legal implications of contracting electronically for their on-line businesses. We draft the legal terms and conditions for use of a website, including privacy protection clauses. Copyright law applies to digital works, and we advise clients on how best to protect their content and rights over the Internet.

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Mobile Data & Apps

Mobile Data & Apps

Mobile data, such as Apps, use special tools and involve novel methods of conducting business, collecting payments or offering services and present unique and evolving legal issues, including the ownership and transfer of IPR. These Apps often require creative structuring of standard terms and conditions. We advise clients on these frontier issues and draft appropriate terms to protect their works.

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The Personal Data Protection Act (“PDPA”)

The Personal Data Protection Act (“PDPA”)

The PDPA came into force on 1 July 2014. The regulations applies to the collection of personal data of individuals obtain and used for marketing services or other activities. Under the PDPA, all organisations must comply with nine obligations, namely, consent, purpose, notification, access and correction, accuracy, protection, retention limitation, transfer limitation and openness obligations. We advise clients on issues of compliance with the PDPA and draft privacy policy statements for clients.

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