About Me

As a managing counsel in our Intellectual Property group in Singapore, I draw on my experience as a trade mark lawyer to help brand owners manage, protect and monetise their brands.

I handle a spectrum of contentious and non-contentious trade mark work from creation and clearance, to protection and monetisation.

I am an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore, a Commissioner for Oaths, a Notary Public, and a non-practising solicitor of England & Wales. I have practised at one of the largest international law firms as well as large and mid-sized local law firms; served as in-house counsel for one of the world's leading consumer products companies; partnered senior practitioners and academics in the authorship of publications including the inaugural 'Halsbury's Laws of Singapore', 'The Singapore Academy of Law Annual Review', and the seminal international work 'Famous and Well-Known Marks – An International Analysis'; and mentored future generations of lawyers as a facilitator of the trademarks module of the Singapore Bar Examinations (Part B).

I have been named as a 'next generation' lawyer by the Legal 500 and recognised as a 'highly experienced practitioner, especially in respect of trade mark protection work'.


  • National University of Singapore


  • Advocate and Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore, 2001
  • Solicitor (Non-practising), England and Wales, 2003
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Recognised as a 'Next Generation' lawyer for Intellectual Property, Legal 500 describes Gene as 'hugely experienced in trade mark prosecution and brand management.'

Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2022

Ranked Silver for Trademark Prosecution and Strategy, WTR1000 shared that 'Kwek also has in-house experience on his resume and applies his brand management expertise to drive commercially desirable outcomes.'

World Trademark Review 1000, 2022

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