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Intellectual Property

Our Intellectual Property ("IP") practice is renowned around the world for its individualised, right on time, and comprehensive service.

We advise our clients on protecting and extracting value from their IP, which can often be among their most valuable assets. Our strength lies in our ability to customise legal solutions to the commercial needs of our clients. In our service offering, we combine contemporary advice with an appreciation of the long-term objectives of our clients.

This is a particularly strong area of practice for the firm and we are engaged in all the traditional fields of IP, namely, trademarks, patents, copyrights, and designs. The firm's expertise is sought after for a full gamut of IP services including the conduct of searches, filing, prosecution, oppositions, cancellations, portfolio management, and renewals. Our involvement in IP transactions includes advising on franchising, licensing, assignments and marketing.

We regularly advise on the creation of new brands, methods of protection, and prevention of abuse, and exploitation of those brands by third parties. Our aim is to protect and enhance our clients' brands and reputations, and in this respect, we actuate field-based detection and protection services. We further handle enforcement of IP rights and litigation involving infringement onbehalf of our clients.

Our team is actively involved in advising and acting for a large clientele consisting of multinational companies, pharmaceutical companies, banks, financial institutions, including a number of major local blue-chip companies. We also act as correspondents for several major IP firms in China, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Europe, and the United States.

In light of the constantly evolving environment of innovation and technology our expertise extends to advisory services in several ancillary areas including technology, media and telecommunications matters, regulatory issues, internet, data security and privacy issues, and packaging and labelling matters among others.