Intellectual property disputes

In an ever-shrinking global marketplace, ensuring the proper exploitation and protection of intellectual property (IP), whether it be patents, copyrights, trademarks or trade secrets, has become a commercial necessity.

Our team provides practical and commercial legal advice at every stage in the development of an intellectual property right, from creation and exploitation to protection and enforcement.

We advise on keeping ideas and proprietary information confidential, on filing strategies where registration of rights is required, and on the proper management, enforcement and defense of IP rights.

Our experienced patent, copyright and trademark lawyers handle patent prosecutions, trademark and copyright registrations in a number of jurisdictions. We organize the licensing and exploitation of intellectual property rights as a standalone initiative or as part of larger transactions.

Where necessary we also bring and defend litigation, a recent case involved the infringement of a patent on compositions used in nail salons. We obtained successful settlement of the case with no payment by our company and no liability being imposed.

With commercial disputes lawyers in the US, Europe and Asia we have the local and international know how to protect, defend and future proof your brand, your business or new venture.

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15 September 2016 - Article

Protection of colored trademarks in Asia

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Meet the team

Track record

LG Electronics Inc

Our Singapore team successfully acted for LG Electronics Inc. in a trade mark opposition filed by headphones manufacturer Beats Electronics, LLC against the registration of the mark 'QuadBeat' before the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore, securing a favourable decision.

A major international gallery

We successfully represented a major international gallery in a lawsuit claiming art that it exhibited on behalf of an artist it represented violated the copyright rights of a photographer.

Defending architecture copyright infringement

Our lawyers successfully represented and defended an architectural firm against a copyright infringement claim by the building's original architect.

Defending an international corporation in patent infringement

We defended an international corporation in a patent infringement case which involved a patent on pre-treatment compositions used in the nail salon industry. We obtained a successful settlement of the case with no payment or liability imposed on our client.

International art gallery in high profile 'fair use' case

Our team acted for and international art gallery in a highly publicized case to determine 'fair use'. It involved the appropriation of black and white photographs for use in works of art, in which the second circuit reversed the lower court's decision and rendered in favor of fair use as to 25 of the 30 works of art in the series.

Improper use of company name

We represented an electronic device and radio wave testing company in disputes involving the improper use of the company name by various telecommunication businesses

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