Intellectual Property


Intellectual Property

Our Intellectual Property (IP) practice is led by top ranked IP personalities whose depth and breadth of expertise embraces all facets of IP ranging from registration, litigation and enforcement to transactional and regulatory advice.

We combine technical excellence with appreciation of commercial issues facing clients to provide practical and effective solutions. Our IP specialists have represented clients from a wide range of sectors including automotive, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, consumer products, food and beverage, luxury goods, telecommunications, financial services, IT, publishing, media, entertainment and hospitality.

Our practice covers:

IP Prosecution and Registration

  • Protection, prosecution and registration of patents, trade marks and industrial designs
  • IP Rights clearance and searches
  • Patent drafting and analysis
  • Voluntary notification of copyright


Please click here for our ASEAN Insiders Patents brochure.

IP Dispute Resolution

  • Infringement actions pertaining to patents, trademarks, copyright, industrial designs
  • Invalidation actions for patents, trademarks and industrial designs
  • Appeals to court against decisions of Registrar of Trade Marks, Patents and Designs
  • Declaratory orders on non-infringement and Trade Descriptions Order
  • Breach of confidentiality
  • Trade libel
  • Interlocutory reliefs including Anton Piller orders and injunctions
  • Mediation in IP rights disputes
  • Arbitration in breach of IP agreements

IP Enforcement 

  • Strategising, planning and designing anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting programmes
  • Conducting market survey and pre-raid investigation
  • Carrying out liaison and policy work with authorities
  • Conducting enforcement and raid action with authorities
  • Verification and post-raid formality action
  • Designing and implementing publicity and IP awareness campaigns
  • Organising and conducting training sessions for Enforcement and Customs officers


Please click here for our ASEAN Insiders IP Litigation and Enforcement brochure.

Transactional IP

  • Licensing of trademarks, patents, designs and copyright
  • Transfer and assignment of IP rights
  • Franchising
  • Technology transfer and technical assistance agreements
  • IT contracts
  • Media contracts e.g. publishing, artiste management, distribution of IP works
  • New media agreements


Please click here for our ASEAN Insiders Trademarks brochure.

IP Valuation

  • Conducting IP valuation by working in tandem with specialist IP valuers
  • Reviewing and preparing related documentation on IP collaterals

IP Management

  • Management of portfolio of IPR for clients regionally
  • IP due diligence in acquisitions
  • IP audit for companies of their portfolio to monetize their IP

Regulatory Advice

  • Product registration
  • Food, drug and labelling laws
  • Registration of medical devices
  • Advertising law and regulations
  • Data protection, privacy and trade secrets


Please click here for ZICO IP’s brochure.