Withers KhattarWong LLP

Company Introduction

Withers KhattarWong LLP is among the largest international law firms in Singapore. Our team of IP specialists advise on every stage of the development and life cycle of rights such as patents, copyright, trademarks and database and design rights – from creation to deployment and enforcement.

With organisations having to comply with varying regulations between countries and continents, our international network ensures we understand the differences and what you require when considering advertising, licensing and sponsorship. We work with you to put precautions in place to ensure your brand is in the safest position.

We assist with the creation, acquisition, exploitation, protection and enforcement of IP rights, including trade marks/branding, copyright, designs, domain names, patents, and know-how. Our clients include many major brands such as Renault F1, Soho House, Singapore Airlines, Valentino and Vivienne Westwood, as well as businesses that are just starting out.

Overview

Minimum Project Size

Average Hourly Rate

$$$-$$$$

IP Professionals

11-50

Year of Establishment

1974

Key Office Presence in SG

80 Raffles Place UOB Plaza 1

IP Expertise

  • IP Portfolio Management
  • Patent Agent's services
  • IP Strategy Consultancy
  • Trademark Agent's services
  • Dispute Resolution
  • IP Legal Services
  • IP Brokerage (Licensing/Sale)
  • IP Taxation Advisory
  • IP Training
  • Branding Strategy
  • IP Enforcement

Market Served

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antarctica
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas (the)
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
  • Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Bouvet Island
  • Brazil
  • British Indian Ocean Territory (the)
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cabo Verde
  • Cayman Islands (the)
  • Central African Republic (the)
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands (the)
  • Colombia
  • Comoros (the)
  • Congo (the Democratic Republic of the)
  • Congo (the)
  • Cook Islands (the)
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Curaçao
  • Cyprus
  • Czeh Republic
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic (the)
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Eswatini
  • Ethiopia
  • Falkland Islands (the) [Malvinas]
  • Faroe Islands (the)
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • French Southern Territories (the)
  • Gabon
  • Gambia (the)
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Heard Island and McDonald Islands
  • Holy See (the)
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Macedomia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands (the)
  • Martinique
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia (Federated States of)
  • Moldova (the Republic of)
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands (the)
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger (the)
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • Korea (the Democratic People's Republic of)
  • Northern Mariana Islands (the)
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestine, State of
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines (the)
  • Pitcairn
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation (the)
  • Rwanda
  • Réunion
  • Saint Barthélemy
  • Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Martin (French part)
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan (the)
  • Suriname
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Taiwan (Province of China)
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania, United Republic of
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands (the)
  • Tuvalu
  • United States Minor Outlying Islands (the)
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates (the)
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
  • United States Minor Outlying Islands (the)
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
  • Vietnam
  • Virgin Islands (British)
  • Virgin Islands (U.S.)
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Western Sahara
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Åland Islands

Industry Focus

  • Precision Engineering
  • Energy and Chemicals
  • Marine and Offshore
  • Aerospace
  • Electronics
  • Construction
  • Real Estate
  • Security
  • Environmental Services
  • Air Transport
  • Land Transport
  • Logistics
  • Sea Transport
  • Wholesale Trade
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Professional Services
  • Financial Services
  • ICT and Media
  • Food Manufacturing
  • Food Services
  • Hotel
  • Retail

List of Key Practice Experts

Jonathan Kok

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Jonathan works with his clients in the Franchise & Licensing; Media & Entertainment; and Technology sectors, to grow and expand their businesses in the region. Often sought by media and tech companies for advice on their day-to-day operations, Jonathan also advises on the creation and protection of media content and digital assets; the use of such content and assets on new digital platforms; as well as represent clients on multi-jurisdictional licensing and IP acquisition transactions. He assists his clients to identify and protect their IP assets, including the processing and analysis of data, to the commercialisation of their IP assets through partnerships, distributions, collaborations and licensing. He is a member of Withers tech, which comprises a team of highly experienced lawyers with expertise in the investment funds, tax structuring, investments in tech companies, mergers and acquisitions of tech companies or technology assets, and commercialisation of digital assets.

Name, Job title

Jonathan Kok , Partner

Awards and accoladess

  • Jonathan is consistently ranked in • Chambers and Partners
  • Asia Pacific Legal 500
  • Asia Law Profiles
  • World Trademark Review
  • IAM Patents
  • Special mentions

  • Member on the SDRP panel
  • Exco member of the Singapore chapter of APAA
  • Member of Cloud & Data Chapter of SGTech
  • Gretchen Su

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    Gretchen is a partner in the technology and intellectual property team. She is experienced in the protection, commercialisation, and enforcement of intellectual property rights. Her areas of work include the strategic planning and management of clients’ global intellectual property portfolios, advising on brand clearance and protection, advising on and drafting commercial agreements relating to intellectual property and information technology, as well as advising and representing clients in intellectual property disputes. Gretchen has particular experience in working with public sector clients and regularly advises on tender-related transactions. She is an accredited Mediator with the Singapore International Mediation Institute.

    Name, Job title

    Gretchen Su , Partner

    Awards and accoladess

  • Recommended in Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2019)
  • Special mentions

  • Member of ITA
  • Member of the Singapore Academy of Law
  • Member of the Law Society of Singapore
  • Member of the INTA Bulletins Committee
  • Alvin Lim

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    Alvin has been an IP specialist since 2007, and is recognized as a leading lawyer in the field. Alvin advises clients in all aspects of IP and intangible asset acquisition, management, commercialization, enforcement and protection strategy across a broad range of industries and technologies spanning life sciences, medtech, telecoms, IT, electronics, semiconductors, FMCG, food and beverage, music, fashion and design, digital technology and artificial intelligence. Alvin has a strong IP litigation and enforcement practice, regularly acting for clients in patent, trademark, copyright and trade secrets disputes in Singapore and also cross border IP disputes. Alvin has acted for some of the largest multinational pharmaceutical companies in pharmacological advisory and patent linkage matters. Alvin's other notable clients include Nokia, Asahi Glass, NexPlanar, Rokko, JCS Echigo, Aurigin Technology, Swiss Ranks, Staywell Hospitality, ERS Electronic, Lenzing, Virtual Map, and TMRG.

    Name, Job title

    Alvin Lim , Special Counsel

    Awards and accoladess

  • Patent Expert (Singapore), IP Stars (2021)
  • Patent Star in IP Stars (2019/2020)
  • AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers (2017-2018)
  • Special mentions

  • Member of the Law Society of Singapore
  • Member of the Singapore Academy of Law
  • Member of the Inquiry Panel of the Law Society View
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    Basic Entity Info

    Business Entity

    Withers KhattarWong LLP

    ID

    T12LL0001E

    Date Of Formation

    01/01/2012

    Last update

    28/07/2022 Kua Qiu Xin