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Alpha & Omega Law Corporation

Founded in 2003, Alpha & Omega Law Corporation is a specialised Intellectual Property (IP) law practice headquartered in Singapore. We help individuals, start-ups, SMEs, MNCs, the public sector and charities harness their IP to achieve immediate and long term business goals. 

Beyond the registration and protection of trade marks, patents, designs, copyrights and domain names, our goal is to work hand in hand with our clients to tailor powerful intellectual property strategies that will help their businesses reap exponential growth and profits. We are passionate and excited by the limitless possibilities with intellectual assets and we can’t wait to help more businesses like yours realise them too

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Antares are a pioneer of IP legal expenses insurance in the Asian region.  From our office in Singapore, we underwrite IP risks around the world. Our underwriters possess more than 15 years’ experience in the field of IP insurance.

Antares is an established independent Managing Agent at Lloyd’s of London, the world’s global insurance and reinsurance market of choice. We deliver a worldwide diversified range of Property, Casualty, Marine and Aviation underwriting services through our highly experienced team of underwriters. 

Antares benefits from the consistently strong security ratings assigned to Lloyd’s - "A+" from Standard & Poor’s and "A" from A.M. Best. 

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Aon delivers Intellectual Property Solutions to help clients protect their most valuable asset in today’s business world—their intellectual property—and create enterprise value. Aon brings the best minds and strong analytical tools to provide a comprehensive approach to intellectual property strategy, valuation, and risk management across a client’s business. We go beyond looking at the legal frameworks to align current and future intellectual property assets with a business’s overarching strategy. 

Aon works with you to grow enterprise value by developing an intellectual property-based value creation strategy that aligns with your business strategy.

Aon’s Intellectual Property Solutions include:
• Competitive and Industry Landscape Evaluation 
• Buy-Side and Sell-Side Assessment 
• Enterprise Value Creation 
• Intelligent Portfolio® Build 
• Executive Reporting and Advocacy

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Asiawide Franchise Consultants Pte Ltd

First franchise consulting company in Singapore (region),set up in Aug 1983 (as FDS). 

• Helped close to 900 companies in over 10 nations in Asia-Pacific develop their franchise (some are licensing projects) packages.
• First & only English-Chinese bilingual  franchise magazine in the world launched by then TDB since 28/3/1994.
• Current strategic partners network comprises 80 consultants spread over 50 nations.
• Helped several prominent franchise companies find franchisees in the region.
• First three Certified Franchise Consultants in Singapore.
• Co-authored “Developing & Managing A Franchise”
• Awarded twice by China Chain & Franchise Association, twice by Taiwan’s ACFPT, ASEAN’s ARFF, etc. 
• Board Member, Asia Pacific Centre for Franchising Excellence 2010-2017
• Member at judging panels at HK Intl Licensing, at IPOS SG50 Singapore, etc.
• Named as one of 20 Faces to Watch by global franchise, UK, 2017
• Named as one of the world’s leading practitioners in franchising by Who’s Who Legal: Franchising 2017 (Law Business Research Ltd)
• Awarded by Indonesia’s WALI & KADIN
• Awarded Appreciation Award by Egyptian Franchise Development Association, etc.

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Bird & Bird ATMD LLP

Bird & Bird ATMD boasts one of the largest and most renowned IP Groups in Singapore, with leading lawyers each with significant international and regional experience.

With an association with the international legal practice of Bird & Bird, we are best known for our expertise across the full spectrum of IP work including portfolio management work, contentious work at all levels, as well as corporate and transactional IP work. We are consistently ranked as one of the top IP law firms in Singapore by various well-known legal publications including Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500, and have won many awards in the last few years. The firm has also been involved in many landmark IP cases before the Singapore courts.

We offer a holistic suite of intellectual property services ranging from the protection of IP rights including trade marks, patents and copyright, to the enforcement of IP rights including IP litigation and anti-counterfeiting, as well as the exploitation and commercialisation of IP rights.

Our team specialises in industry sectors where technology plays a key role so that we are able to understand and advise on the IP issues unique to each business sector, such as aviation, automotive, energy, food & beverage, healthcare, life sciences, media, sport and tech & comms.

We work closely with Bird & Bird’s extensive international network across Asia Pacific in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Sydney, as well as its offices in Europe and the Middle East, providing local expertise within a global context, and helping clients achieve their business goals both domestically and internationally.

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Brand Finance Consultancy (Singapore) Pte Ltd

For more than 20 years we have helped companies to connect their brands to the bottom line, building robust business cases for brand decisions, strategies and investments. In so doing, we have helped finance people to evaluate marketing programmes and marketing people to present their case in the Board Room. We were established to ‘bridge the gap between Marketing and Finance’ where we enable more effective collaboration between marketers and finance teams, driving business performance. 

We have expanded and broadened our scope over our 20-year history and drawing on expertise in strategy, branding, market research, visual identity, finance, tax and intellectual property, we now work not just with marketers and finance teams, but also brand owners, investors, lawyers, governments, tax professionals and many more.

Our services encompass VALUATIONS, ANALYTICS, STRATEGY and TRANSACTIONS which help clients understand the value of businesses and intangible assets. Projects can involve services from just one of these four groupings but using all four in succession creates a virtuous circle and is usually the most effective way of building long term brand and business value.

We have worked with companies of all shapes and sizes, from blue-chip internationals such as Vodafone, Shell, UOB and Petronas, to small iconic brands such as Mr Bean and MindChamps. We also work with tax authorities, IP lawyers and private equity firms.

Our services are available across more than 20 countries in the world. We often bring individuals together from different locations to form integrated teams for client assignments, providing the right blend of functional skills and local market knowledge.

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China Sinda Intellectual Property Pte Ltd

Established in 1994, China Sinda Intellectual Property Limited is one of the largest, full- service IP firms in China. We provide professional services to international and domestic clients on all aspects in IP field including drafting of patent specification, patent and trademarks search, filing and prosecution, enforcement of patents, trademarks and copyrights in China, global IP strategy advice and IP portfolio management services. Our expertise covers all major technical fields and industrial sectors.

Our Singapore branch is the representative office of the first foreign IP firm set up under the Singapore government’s IP Hub Master Plan. Our patent attorneys are qualified in both Singapore and China patent attorneys and with many years’ experience to better serve clients in Singapore and the region. Our specific areas of practice of the Singapore branch include drafting patent specifications in both English and Chinese languages, filing and prosecuting patent applications in Singapore, China, PCT and other countries, patent valuation including patentability / validity assessment, Freedom-To-Operate studies; patenting strategy advice, patent portfolio management as well as clients training on invention disclosure preparation, in-house patent management in line with the business activities, etc.

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Drew & Napier LLC

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.

Many of our clients in our 130-year history have entrusted their IP work to us for many decades. These include multi-national companies, state-owned companies, medium to large-sized corporations, and family-run businesses. 

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.

Prestigious industry publications like Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific, The Asia Pacific Legal 500, and Managing Intellectual Property consistently affirm our leadership with Tier 1 rankings in IP. In 2019, the IP practice was recognised as the Singapore Intellectual Property Firm of the Year for the second time annual ALB South East Asia Law Awards.

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Fraunhofer Singapore

Fraunhofer Singapore is a cutting-edge applied research centre that leverages interactive digital media technology to customise user-centred data visualisation solutions to tackle real-world problems. As the first Asian subsidiary of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Europe’s largest applied research organisation, Fraunhofer Singapore is the product of a two-decade long partnership between Nanyang Technological University Singapore (NTU) and Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.

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Gateway Law Corporation

Gateway Law Corporation’s Intellectual Property Practice (“Practice”) spans the region. Tapping into our network of offices and people, we have assembled a team capable of delivering effective services across the region, from China and Hong Kong to Australia, India and beyond. 

At Gateway Law, our aim is to assist our clients to protect and extract maximum commercial returns from their valuable intellectual assets. We work closely with the various educational institutions and research and development houses in Singapore and in the region to explore licensing opportunities and to negotiate commercial contracts. 

Apart from patent and trade mark agency services, our Practice primarily includes advising our clients on the protection, enforcement and commercialisation of their intellectual property rights, both in Singapore and around the ASEAN region. Our Practice has extensive expertise in relation to the following areas: 

• trade marks, 
• domain names, 
• patents, 
• patent licensing and litigation, 
• copyright, 
• confidential information, designs, copyrights, as well as;
• IP Due Diligence and IP Audits. 

Our Practice has also represented and advised numerous franchises, both local and foreign, and is currently representing one of the largest franchises in the world.

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INK IDÉE is an established boutique IPR firm, offering consultancy services (drafting, filing, prosecution, defending, asserting, litigating, monetising) in patents, trademarks, copyrights, and design registrations.

We have a strong presence in Singapore, India, USA, and EUROPE where we routinely file patent and trademark applications. In other countries, we have an established network of associates whom we rely upon.

We serve entire engineering (electronics, software, biomedical, mechanical), pharmaceutical, life science, and chemical domains.

INK IDÉE with its Singaporean partners, Eight Mercatus (fund and growth platform for early stage start-ups), focuses on assisting start-ups and new businesses in ASEAN regions for complete IPR consultancy, funding, growth, and caters to their legal needs. 

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Lexis Nexis

LexisNexis IP is the provider of best-in-class information-based solutions and services to meet the broad needs of the global Intellectual Property market. Our customers include the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, IP-driven companies and law firms across the globe. We offer a suite of services and solutions created by patent attorneys, to provide a comprehensive approach across the patent workflow to meet your needs for patent research, drafting, prosecution, monetization and valuation, defense and litigation and monitoring of patents or patent portfolios. We believe developing and retaining quality intellectual property drives innovation and advances the economy. Our goal is to allow you to bring IP to life in the most efficient and comprehensive manner and enable you to extract the maximum value from your patents.

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Marks & Clerk Singapore LLP

Marks & Clerk Singapore LLP is part of the Marks & Clerk group with 17 offices around the world.   

We are a leading firm of Registered Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, who are highly regarded locally as well as globally and our large team enables us to offer clients a full range of intellectual property expertise. Within our team of technically qualified patent attorneys, we have a wide range of specialisms, meaning we can advise on any kind of technology, from electronics to biochemistry to materials.   

We have won the Managing Intellectual Property award for ‘Singapore Prosecution Firm of the Year’ for four consecutive years, being credited for the quality of our work. We are listed in the top tier for patent and trade mark work in Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars guide and Asia IP’s annual survey. Our patent practice is also listed in the top tier of the Asia Legal Business IP rankings and IAM Patent 1000. The IAM Patent 1000 2019 guide says “Since all of its practitioners have a technical background, the specialist IP firm has a significant advantage over other firms in Singapore.”, and also that the Marks & Clerk Singapore team “maintains its laser focus on domestic patent drafting and prosecution across multiple technologies”.

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Orion IP

Orion IP is a Singapore boutique intellectual property (IP) firm specialized in the registration of IP rights, i.e. patents, trademarks and industrial designs, in Singapore and around the world. 

The firm was started in Jan 2016 and has since advised and assisted more than 80 individuals and companies protect their intellectual property in more than 25 jurisdictions. 

Based on the firm’s mantra, “Meeting Your IP Needs Is Our Business” and the firm’s belief that IP strategies should support business strategies, Orion IP aims to provide sound and practical advice and deliver prompt and cost effective services to their clients. 

The firm has been involved in varied areas of technologies, including mechanical, software related, manufacturing related, bio-medical, wind energy, waste management, water sanitization, etc. 

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Questel is a true end-to-end intellectual property solutions provider to more than 5,000 clients and 1M users across 30 countries. 

We offer a comprehensive software suite for searching, analyzing and managing inventions and IP assets. 

Questel also provides services throughout the IP lifecycle, including prior art searches, patent drafting, international filing, translation, and support during licensing negotiation and litigation. These solutions, when combined with our IP cost management platform, deliver clients an average savings of 30-60% across the entire prosecution budget.

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SkillsFuture Singapore

SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) is a statutory board under the Ministry of Education (MOE). It will drive and coordinate the implementation of the national SkillsFuture movement, promote a culture and holistic system of lifelong learning through the pursuit of skills mastery, and strengthen the ecosystem of quality education and training in Singapore. 

SSG will strengthen the adult training infrastructure by taking on all existing functions of the Committee for Private Education (CPE) and guide the Institute for Adult Learning (IAL) to enhance the capabilities and professionalism of adult educators. SSG will play a key role in the quality assurance for private education institutions and adult training centres. Together with educational institutions and training partners, SSG will ensure that students and working adults have access to high quality, industry-relevant training throughout life. SSG will also bring together synergies in continuing education and training (CET) and pre-employment training (PET), so skills requirements will continue to meet the demands of different sectors of the economy.

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SME Centre @ SICCI

SME [email protected] Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SICCI) is an initiative of Enterprise Singapore (ESG). Set up in 2008, the centre offers

• 1-to-1 Advisory Services to understand SME challenges and to highlight available support

• Capability Workshops in crucial and relevant business topics for SMEs to takeaway skills to strengthen and grow business operations

• Curation of solutions for businesses facing issues either in a particular sector/industry or locality/vicinity 

The centre provides SME-centric services at no charge to equip enterprises with information and support on available resources for growth. 

With a team of knowledgeable business advisors who help to navigate the business landscape on 

• Capability Building (Branding and Marketing for Growth, Upskilling Human Resources, Effective Financial Management and Technology Adoption for Ease)

• Innovation (Intellectual Property Protection, Development of Products)

• Internationalisation 

• Manpower Hiring Support 

SMEs will be furnished with information on appropriate government assistance across various agencies to aid in the progress of their enterprise.

With centres conveniently located in Stanley Street (CBD) and Little India, we aim to empower SMEs with knowledge and resources to grow locally and globally.

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Synergy IP

Synergy IP is an intellectual property agent firm specializes in assisting clients with their creation, protection and exploitation of intellectual properties such as Patents, Trademarks and Registered Designs.

Synergy IP takes pride in having in-depth industry experience and a wide range of technical expertise. With deep comprehension of local and international intellectual property laws, our patent experts can help clients to identify hidden value in their inventions, maximise IP protection and achieve commercialisation objectives. The firm also offers high-quality Chinese and English translation services. We believe that the accurate patent translation, especially related to technical and scientific jargon, can only be achieved with profound knowledge in both the related technical subject and languages.

Synergy IP serves clients of all sizes, from new start-ups to multi-nationals, research institutions and innovative individuals. We conduct interactive and structured brainstorming sessions with inventors and key personnel to expedite the process of developing your valuable intangible assets We appreciate that every client has unique requirements, and we are agile in tailoring our approach to meet individual client’s needs.

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That.Legal LLC

At That.Legal LLC, we bring strong international experience to the table to address your business challenges. We combine unique strengths that set us apart from other firms that think IP begins and ends with registration and enforcement. 

That.Legal LLC is led by Managing Director Jonathan Foong and Executive Director Mark Teng. 

Jonathan is the Chairman of the Practice Committee of the Law Society of Singapore (LSS) and the primary for the Singapore Group of the Trade Mark Standing Committee of the Asian Patent Attorneys’ Association. Mark Teng is the Chairman of the IP Enforcement Practice Sub-committee of the LSS and has been listed as one of Singapore’s top 20 most promising legal luminaries aged 40 and under in 2018 by the Singapore Business Review. 

With over 20 years of IP experience, lawyers at That.Legal LLC provide timely, cost-effective and commercially practical solutions on a global scale. Our extensive range of IP services includes: 

1. IP Protection & Portfolio Management 
• Brand Clearance 
• Trade Marks 
• Registered Designs 
• Portfolio management 
• Watch Services 

2. IP Disputes & Litigation 
• Private Online Investigations 
• Trade Mark Disputes 
• Anti-Counterfeiting 
• Infringement Actions 
• Trial Advocacy 
• Appeals 
• Alternate Dispute Resolution 
• Mediation 

3. IP Exploitation & Commercialisation 
• Licensing, Franchising & Distribution 
• Software & Technology Asset Management 
• IP & Technology Due Diligence 

4. Other Services 
• Corporate Secretarial Services 
• Digital Business Law 
• Social media Law 
• E-Commerce Law 
• Defamation & Reputation Management 
• Personal Data Protection Policies 

We use our expertise in intellectual property, not only as an afterthought of protection - but as an instigator of change to help unlock and realise the true potential of your intangible assets for commercial gain. 

We look forward to talking to you about your challenge.

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VALUENEX is a big data predictive analytics and consulting services company, powered by proprietary algorithms, artificial intelligence, and teams of data scientists and expert analysts. Founded in Tokyo in 2006 and publicly traded from 2018, the company provides solutions for R&D strategy, IP monetization and evaluation, financial investment analyses and leveraging, and technology convergence mapping.

Working with clients across a wide range of industries and business functions, VALUENEX’s panoramic-view analytics platform and expert consulting has led to breakthroughs in IP research and predictive modeling, and has grown on the global stage to include 45% of Japanese Fortune 500 as clients, as well as major corporate partners such as Panasonic Solution Technologies and Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley. Through advanced capabilities in strategy development, white space extraction, pan-industry or technology specific trend mapping, and comprehensive M&A analyses, VALUENEX continues to hold the top position in the field. 

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WongPartnership LLP

WongPartnership LLP is a major provider of legal services in ASEAN, China and the Middle East. Headquartered in Singapore, we have lawyers and offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Yangon, as well as in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Manila, through member firms of WPG, a regional law network. We offer a full suite of services, and have a twin focus on advisory/transactional work where we have been involved in landmark corporate transactions, as well as complex and high-profile litigation and arbitration matters.

Our Intellectual Property (IP) Practice advises on the full spectrum of IP matters, and we work with some of the region's best-known brands and IP rights owners. We help them protect their IP assets both domestically and internationally by providing them with cutting-edge solutions. Our Practice specialises in transactional, enforcement and advisory work including IP investment agreements, research & development collaborations, joint venture agreements, franchising and IP due diligence. 

On the enforcement front, we have acted on behalf of international rights protection agencies in the music and movie industries, assisting them with strategic initiatives for dealing with emerging IP issues. 

Within the public sector, we assist government regulators with the formulation of policies, licensing schemes and research projects. We have been involved in government lobbying initiatives, the drafting of various white papers, and the drafting of model legislation that has been passed into law by a national legislature. 

In recognition of our contributions in the intellectual property ecosystem, we were given an Appreciation Award by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) in 2013.

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Workforce Singapore

Workforce Singapore promotes the development, competitiveness, inclusiveness, and employability of all levels of the workforce. Its key mission is to enable Singaporeans to meet their career aspirations, take on quality jobs at different stages of life, and help enterprises be competitive and manpower-lean. 

Workforce Singapore’s focus is on strengthening the Singaporean core and ensuring that Singaporeans are able to have better jobs and careers. Workforce Singapore, in partnership with key stakeholders, also provides support to business owners and companies to enable them to transform and grow, while building a future-ready workforce. 

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