Year Joined Firm: 2010
Languages Spoken: English, Chinese, French
Network Memberships: INTA, MARQUES, ECTA, APAA, PTMG, Singapore Academy of Law, Singapore Law Society
Francine has practised in the IP field for more than 20 years. She is a graduate of the Law Faculty, National University of Singapore and was admitted to the Supreme Court of Singapore.
Francine has been consistently recognised as one of the leading IP attorneys in Singapore. Francine's IP law firm was established in 2010 and in 2017, the firm achieved the honour of receiving the ASIA IP award for Trademark Law Firm of 2017 (Singapore), outranking other esteemed and international IP law firms. Francine has also been ranked by World Trademark Review 1000 as a leading trademark lawyer.
Her practice includes the prosecution of trademark, design and patent applications. In addition, Francine engages in litigation before the IP Office in opposition and revocation hearings and assists clients in dealing with copyright and trademark infringements, and anti-counterfeiting matters.
Francine has for many years served as a WIPO Panelist for domain name disputes. She also serves as a Panelist for the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) and the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre (ADNDRC).
Francine has spoken on various IP-related topics at events conducted by the Singapore IP Academy, WIPO, MARQUES, INTA, and the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce.
Francine has served on the Executive Committee of the Singapore Group of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association the IP Committee of the Law Society of Singapore, and on INTA committees.
Apart from English, Francine speaks Mandarin and French. She is an avid student of the Japanese language and has also studied German with Goethe Institute. In her spare time, she enjoys Taichi, golf, playing the piano, and cooking.
Key IP Areas:
- Domain Names
- Trade Mark
Key Practice Areas:
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Filing & Prosecution
- IP Office Proceedings
- IP Transactions
- Construction + Building Materials
- Financial Services + E-Commerce
- Food & Beverage
- Luxury Goods
- Medical Devices
- Pharmaceuticals inc Biotechnology + Life Sciences
Last updated 15th April 2018