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.