I am a senior associate in our Intellectual Property & Technology group, where I have been involved in a variety of contentious and non-contentious matters, with a focus on IP litigation across all levels of the intellectual property courts in Singapore.

I am fortunate to be a member of a truly international intellectual property practice, having acted in disputes involving a wide range of jurisdictions including Singapore, Malaysia, India, China, Korea, Australia, the UK and US.

In recent years, I was involved in Singapore's first shape mark infringement trial and appeal to the Court of Appeal involving Nestle's famous 'Kit Kat' 2 and 4-finger trade marks. The case involved novel issues of trade mark infringement, invalidation and revocation, as well as copyright infringement, and was heard by a five-judge Court of Appeal.

I advise clients on their disputes before the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), and regularly appear before the Trade Marks Registry where I have argued numerous reported cases involving trade mark opposition and invalidation actions. I have also represented these clients on their disputes on appeal to the High Court.

I am also regularly involved in intellectual property enforcement work, with experience representing well-known brands in their anti-counterfeiting activities and private prosecutions against intellectual property infringers/counterfeiters.

In addition, I have worked on domain name disputes, the review of intellectual property and technology contracts, day-to-day IP advisory work, and civil and commercial litigation involving contractual and shareholder disputes.

I am also a volunteer with the Law Society's Criminal Legal Aid Scheme.

  • Acting for Swiss F&B manufacturer Nestle S.A. to defend the shape of its famous 'Kit Kat' trade mark.
  • Successfully defending invalidation of 'Kyoorius' trade mark in Class 16 in relation to paper products on grounds of bad faith at the Trade Mark Registry.
  • Succesfully defending invalidation of retail megastore's 'Big Box' trade mark on various grounds such as descriptiveness and lacking distinctiveness at the Trade Mark Registry. Decision upheld at the High Court.
  • Acting for American energy drink manufacturer Monster Energy Company in various opposition and infringement actions at the Trade Mark Registry and High Court.
  • Acting for German pharamaceutical giant Merck KGaA in its legal battle against Merck & Co for trade mark infringement and breach of contract.
  • Arjo Wiggins Fine Papers Ltd v Transasia Fine Papers Pvt Ltd [2016] SGIPOS 2: Trade Mark Registry Invalidation
  • Beats Electronics, LLC v LG Electronics Inc [2016] SGIPOS 8: Trade Mark Registry Opposition
  • Societe Des Produits Nestlé SA and another v Petra Foods Limited and another [2016] SGCA 64: Appeal to Court of Appeal on Trade Mark Infringement, Invalidation and Revocation
  • Courts (Singapore) Pte Ltd v Big Box Corporation Pte Ltd [2017] SGIPOS 5: Trade Mark Registry Invalidation
  • Monster Energy Company v Mixi Inc [2017] SGIPOS 12: Trade Mark Registry Opposition
  • Courts (Singapore) Pte Ltd v Big Box Corporation Pte Ltd [2018] SGHC 81: Trade Mark Invalidation Appeal to High Court
  • Monster Energy Company v Glamco Co Ltd [2018] SGIPOS 7: Trade Mark Registry Opposition
  • Monster Energy Company v Tencent Holdings Limited [2018] SGIPOS 9: Trade Mark Registry Opposition
  • Monster Energy Company v NBA Properties Inc [2018] SGIPOS 16: Trade Mark Registry Opposition
  • Monster Energy Company v Glamco Co Ltd [2018] SGHC 238: Trade Mark Opposition Appeal to High Court
  • Ng Kian Huan, Edmund v Suying Metropolitan Studio Pte Ltd and another [2019] SGHC 56: High Court Multi-Party Shareholder Oppression Dispute
Education
  • National University of Singapore, LLB, Law
Admissions
  • Advocate and Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore, 2014