Amica Law is Singapore’s leading intellectual property and technology law practice. Since its founding in 2006, Amica Law has established itself as the largest IP boutique in Singapore, equipped to offer a full suite of services to meet clients’ needs across key global sectors including the life sciences, technology, entertainment, and luxury.
The team at Amica Law comprises veteran and upcoming lawyers, patent attorneys, and patent and trade mark associates, and includes some of the leading names in the industry: its lawyers have appeared in some of the most technically and legally complex cases before the Singapore courts.
Amica Law focuses on providing sophisticated and cost-effective solutions via its legal expertise and deep commercial knowledge. The Firm is able to assist its clients at every step of the intellectual property life-cycle, including local and regional clearance searches, prosecution, enforcement and litigation, as well as commercialization and licensing. Its lawyers are also experienced in advising on issues relating to data protection and privacy, payment services, and brand protection strategy.
Drew & Napier, founded in 1889, is the largest leading Intellectual Property (IP) practice in Singapore. We also have an established presence in Southeast Asia through our Drewmarks IP filing offices in Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, and Myanmar. Outside of these countries and through our close ties with affiliated firms, we tap on our global network to offer innovative and original solutions for our clients.
Our award-winning Singapore practice is one of the top filers for patents, trademarks, and designs in the country, among the largest handled by any firm here. Our extensive experience is bolstered by a team of over 100, consisting of numerous highly skilled professionals of not only legal, but also diverse technical backgrounds. Many of our patent professionals hold PhDs, Master’s or postgraduate certifications in their specialisations, which include biotechnology, chemistry, engineering, healthcare & life sciences, and telecommunications.
Our promise of quality has earned favourable standing amongst clients and we are often instructed to handle high-value, large-scale, complex matters that involve multiple parties and jurisdictions. Many of our clients in our 130-year history have entrusted their IP work to us for many decades. Our valued clients instruct us to act in a range of contentious and non-contentious IP work, comprising IP litigation, patents, designs, trade marks and servicemarks, copyrights, licensing, distributorship, franchising and confidentiality agreements, IP monetisation, and advice on Life Sciences and Medicines Act regulations.
Trade Marks, Patents, and Designs
In Singapore and other regional offices, we secure IP registrations directly. In other countries, we use our global network of trusted associates. We also negotiate and prepare licenses, distributorship, franchising and confidentiality agreements covering the full spectrum of IP, for example:
Conducting searches for trade marks, patents or designs in various jurisdictions
Advising whether a mark can be registered or a new innovation or design can be patented or protected
Advising how you can best leverage your patents, trade marks, and designs
Advising possible alternatives where a mark, patent or design cannot be registered
Branding and IP strategy
Drafting, filing, and prosecuting trade mark, patent, and design applications through to registration
Intellectual Property Litigation
Drew & Napier is second to none when acting for litigious matters. We have been singled out by clients and prominent trade publications for our in-depth experience in contentious IP matters as our lawyers are regularly instructed in high profile matters. We exceed clients’ expectations where the matters are especially demanding, as our lawyers are expected to quickly understand the technicalities of each industry and the clients’ business objectives.
Our litigation team handles all aspects of IP litigation, for example:
Applying and executing warrants for trade mark and copyright infringement offences;
Prosecuting and defending criminal actions for infringement of trade marks and copyright;
Civil proceedings for infringement of trade mark, copyright, patents and designs, confidential information, including applications for injunctions and Anton Pillar Orders;
Passing off actions;
Trade mark invalidation and revocation proceedings;
Actions for breach of distribution, licensing and franchise agreements;
Claims for unlawful interference with contractual relations; and
Claims for wrongful use of confidential information.
Intellectual Property valuation and transactions
We recognise the increasing importance of IP as a company’s asset for potential investment and leveraging business transactions. We provide strategic advice for our clients on how to best extract value from their IP. Our scope of work includes:
Analysing, reviewing, and researching your portfolio
Assessing licensing and monetising options
Drafting and advising on IP transaction documents
Valuing all assets, encompassing copyrights, IP licence agreements, know-how, patents, trade marks, trade secrets etc.
As a full service law firm, we work to our strengths by drawing from the wealth of expertise of our colleagues from the other areas of specialisation, in order to present a robust IP strategy that meets our clients’ business needs.
The partnership of Viering, Jentschura & Partner (VJP) was founded in 1976 by Hans-Martin Viering and Rolf Jentschura. Both of our founding partners are still standing by our clients with words and deeds. Currently, Mr. Jentschura is managing and guiding the firm together with all other partners.
More than 40 years later, VJP has become a worldwide operating patent and law firm with international experience. VJP has more than 20 partners and more than 180 highly qualified employees, including patent attorneys, attorneys-at-law, engineers and scientists. The partners of VJP have gathered expertise in the field of intellectual property for many years and worked in part as in-house attorneys. Some of our partners are members of the boards of examination for qualification and admission before the EPO and in Singapore.
The headquarters of Viering, Jentschura & Partner mbB is located in Munich which is also where the firm was founded. The Bavarian metropolis is regarded as the European capital of patent law. This makes us benefit from proximity and close contacts to the German Patent and Trademark Office, the European Patent Office, the Federal Patent Court, and last but not least the Munich Patent Infringement Courts.
VJP currently has four branch offices and one representative office internationally. Our branch offices in Munich, Düsseldorf, Dresden, Singapore and our Taiwan (Taipei) representative office make us present at strategically important business locations in Europe and overseas. With its office in Singapore, VJP is located at the hub of Southeast Asia and is considered one of the Top Tier IP boutiques. Our business partners benefit from an established contact network, on-site service and our broad international expertise.
As a multinational law firm, VJP's IP Professionals come from a variety of countries, including Germany, France, Italy, USA, Japan, Korea, Australia, China, Taiwan and Singapore.
VJP stands for international expertise and excellence in intellectual property services. VJP advises clients in all areas of intellectual property law, including preparing, filing, enforcing and managing patents, utility models, trademarks, supplementary protection certificates, designs, (semiconductor) topographies, search services and all types of proceedings before the patent and trademark offices, as well as in litigation before the courts in all instances, including major litigation involving several parallel infringement and nullity proceedings. We carry out our work with passion and the willingness to go the extra mile to achieve optimum results for our clients.
VJP helps protect innovations in all fields of natural science and technology, especially in the fields of physics, chemistry, biotechnology and genetic engineering, pharmaceutics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, electronics, medical engineering and software.
Over the years, VJP has also built a regional and global network of excellent law firms, providing VJP’s clients through VJP, any assistance needed to coordinate multinational prosecution and litigation projects.
Value Justifies Protection. Our precept, our motivation, and our promise.
Marks & Clerk is one of the UK’s largest, and longest established, intellectual property firms. Our expert teams of patent and trade mark attorneys and lawyers are wired directly into the UK’s innovation economies via our offices in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. Alongside our presence in the UK, we also have offices in nine international locations covering the EU, Canada and Asia, meaning we can tap into local expertise, globally.
Our team provides a full-service IP offering, from the initial filing of IP, through to litigation and commercial exploitation. Having seen the benefits that our clients derive from our full-service model, a number of patent attorney firms have since sought to follow a similar approach by adding solicitors to their teams. However, our well-established and highly regarded litigation and commercial transactions practices continue to set us apart from other firms.
We are experts not only in intellectual property law, but also in the science and technology that underpins our clients’ businesses. Our ability to draw upon this specialist technical expertise, not just in the context of patent prosecution but also in the context of litigation and commercial transactions, enables us to provide clients with a level of service and reach unmatched by other firms.