Intellectual Property Disputes

Intellectual property (IP) is the cornerstone of many businesses, and its protection is of vital importance. We provide deep expertise in the enforcement and protection of IP rights, including strategic direction from a pre-dispute stage, coordinating global litigation, and driving the proceedings to achieve commercial outcomes. 

We advise on and act in a wide range of IP disputes, including IP infringement and invalidation matters (trademarks, copyright, designs, patent), passing off claims, as well as breach of confidence and misuse of trade secrets disputes. Our experience extends to commercial disputes involving IP issues, including licensing, franchising, and distributorship disputes, and technology / software implementation disputes, and across various sectors, including healthcare and life sciences, chemical and process engineering, clean energy, aerospace related technology, media and hospitality, and the banking and financial industry.

The matters which we handle span across various forums including Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), the courts and arbitration. Our team have been involved in disputes which have culminated in landmark judgments and ground-breaking law in Singapore. At the same time, we believe in holistic case management and are always ready to assist our clients in resolving IP disputes via alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation, expert determination, or domain name dispute resolution.