Despite the relative youth and lean size of its team, Francine Tan Law Corporation led by its founder, Francine Tan, has been an award-winning Singapore IP practice for the past several years. It has been ranked as one of the leading law firms in Singapore and has won a couple of industry awards as Trademark Law Firm of the year. Francine has also been recognized as a leading IP practitioner in Singapore, and on the global scene, was identified by Managing IP as one of the top 250 Women in IP 2020. She has been nominated to the Board of INTA for 2021-2023.
The firm has also been active in the area of trademark enforcement work, and regularly works with the Intellectual Property Rights Branch of the Singapore Force or local Customs in relation to the seizure of counterfeit goods. In 2020, the firm represented a local tobacco company in connection with the seizure of several containers of counterfeit cigarettes and coordinated corresponding inspections and seizure actions in Malaysia and Thailand, involving a total of well over 20 containers of counterfeit cigarettes. A pending High Court action has been filed in Singapore.
The firm has also been engaged by institutional clients in rendering advice on patent infringement and revocation actions and is active in litigation in trademark opposition and revocation proceedings before the IP Office of Singapore.
The firm also offers support to clients in transactional matters including franchise and licence agreements as well as counsel in relation to domain name dispute issues. Francine has been a domain name panelist of WIPO, NAF (National Arbitration Forum) and the ADNDRC (Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre) for many years.
The firm is reputed for its promptness of response and attention to detail. With its strong and close network with foreign law firms and attorneys across the globe, especially in South-east Asia, India and China, it is able to assist clients across various jurisdictions.
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For over a century Bird & Bird have played a key part in protecting some of the world's most ground-breaking inventions and high profile brands; we're confident we can offer you one of the most ambitious, energetic, dedicated groups of intellectual property professionals you're likely to meet.
We will provide you with a team, rich in real-world experience, comprising experts who have worked at the forefront of pioneering technologies. A substantial number of our lawyers hold qualifications in scientific or technical fields, meaning we are often called upon for our specialist knowledge and insight on large international mandates. We are respected for our creative and original solutions.
We offer both litigation and transactional support in relation to all IP rights, from small innovative projects to the largest, most complex and ground-breaking transactions and disputes.
Our approach has always been centred on client service, collaborating and innovating with our clients to create bespoke solutions that make their lives easier. This includes:- (i) the 'twobirds Pattern' product, a proprietary, in-house patent valuation and analysis tool, that allows us to landscape, analyse, and value patent portfolios in an automated and sophisticated way; and (ii) our innovative and dynamic Brand Protection reporting portal, which uses dynamic charts that give clients an up-to-date overview of their risk profile at any given time.
Talk to us to find out how our tools, experience and our genuine passion for IP can help you devise a strategy that will help to maintain your competitive edge, whilst protecting and optimising your IP in the best way possible.
Internationally Bird & Bird has over 350 IP lawyers, attorneys and legal professionals across our 29 offices, many of whom have known each other and worked together for years, meaning we're all on the same page and offer consistency and quality that runs through all levels of seniority. We are therefore ideally placed to devise and coordinate multi-jurisdictional litigation strategies and (in the future) to represent clients before the Unified Patent Court.
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.
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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.