About Me

I'm a senior associate in the Intellectual Property Group at Bird & Bird. My practice covers all areas of intellectual property, with a particular in-depth experience in disputes.

I advise on a broad spectrum of intellectual property issues, with a particular focus on contentious matters. I have been involved in trade mark, patent, copyright and breach of confidence litigation across almost all levels of courts in Singapore, from IPOS to the Court of Appeal. As part of our international intellectual property practice, I also frequently manage, co-ordinate and advise on disputes and IP litigation that involve a multi-jurisdictional angle, and work frequently with colleagues and local counsels both in the APAC region and worldwide. My clients span a wide range of sectors, including global software companies, major pharmaceutical companies, home appliance manufacturers, video game developers, and start-ups in spaces such as fintech, cryptocurrencies and telemedicine.

As part of our anti-counterfeiting practice, I have been involved in a large number of enforcement investigations, raids, prosecutions and litigation against intellectual property infringers and counterfeiters both in Singapore and in the region. I also have significant experience and familiarity in dealing with anti-counterfeiting in the internet age, with many such illicit activities increasingly moving online and onto e-commerce and social media platforms.

I am frequently involved in corporate and transactional IP matters. These include IP audits, due diligence, as well as drafting and reviewing intellectual property and technology contracts, research and development agreements.

On the regulatory front, I regularly advise on and am familiar with consumer protection issues (particularly in the pharmaceuticals and health products space), as well as advertising laws.
Experience
  • Acting for Merck KGaA, a German pharmaceutical giant, in both the High Court and Court of Appeal in claims against MSD for trade mark infringement and breach of contract. The Singapore litigation is part of multi-jurisdictional litigation involving the US, UK, Germany, Australia, and other countries.
  • Acting for Teva Pharmaceuticals, an Israeli Pharmaceutical Company, in various High Court patent suits arising from the patent linkage system.
  • Acting for an Israeli weapons manufacturer before the Patents Registry in a complex patent revocation matter.
  • Acting for a global computer software company in their licence compliance programme as well as in copyright infringement litigation in Singapore.
  • Managing trade mark infringement cases in South East Asia and anti-counterfeiting programme worldwide on behalf of a large beer manufacturer.
Education

Studied

  • National University of Singapore, LLB, Law

Admissions

  • Called to the Singapore Bar in 2018

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