Zachary Tay

Legal Associate, Withers KhattarWong* | Singapore

*Withers KhattarWong is a Formal Law Alliance between Withers LLP and KhattarWong LLP. Zachary Tay is from KhattarWong LLP.

Zachary is an associate in the intellectual property and technology team.

His area of practice is focused on the exploitation and enforcement of intellectual property rights. He assists clients in establishing, managing, and protecting their global patent and trademark portfolios. He also advises on commercial agreements involving intellectual property and information technology.

Zachary was also previously engaged in the practice of general commercial litigation, and has experience with disputes in several areas of law, including employment, contracts, torts, companies, and tenancies. Zachary also has experience with general corporate matters, having previously worked in the legal and compliance team of a multi-national sports company.

Track record

Admissions

Assisted a Chinese national in the enforcement a Chinese court mediation agreement in the Singapore courts, to enable him to seize a debtor’s assets in Singapore.

Assisted an Australian expatriate who was retrenched in a claim against his former employer to recover his unpaid salary and retrenchment benefits.

Assisted a Singaporean client in his defence against a claim by his former employer for breaches of duties of fidelity and confidence. The dispute was centred on the creation and alleged misuse of company trade secrets.

Singapore Bar, 2016

Me in a minute

What I enjoy most about my practice of work is being able to educate clients on the virtues of commercialising and protecting their intellectual property.

While pursuing my legal degree, I was surprised to find that the study of intellectual property (IP) laws came a bit more naturally to me. I often attribute this to my affinity with video games, music, and technology during my younger days. I suspect that it was my familiarity with these that helped facilitate my understanding of the rules and rationales of IP laws. Consequently, pursuing a career in IP felt like a natural choice for me.

What I enjoy most about my practice of work is being able to educate clients on the virtues of commercialising and protecting their IP. Many clients don’t see the value and importance of investing in their IP until they become victims of infringement. This is something I hope to be able to change, even if it’s one client at a time.

Education


Languages


  • English

Singapore

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