Jonathan Foong is a graduate of Queen Mary College, University of London (LLB and LLM), and is a Barrister-at-Law of England and Wales. He was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1993, and is a Singapore Registered Patent Agent. Jonathan has practiced in the area of IP for over 20 years, and he serves clients in a diverse range of industries.
He is currently the Chairman of the IP Committee of the Law Society of Singapore. He was a speaker at the seminar “Get Acquainted with the Changes in IP Legislation” covering the amendments to the Singapore Copyright Act organised by the Law Society of Singapore. He was invited to speak on the topic “New Developments in the Enforcement of IP Rights” at the Asia Corporate Legal Counsel Conference organised by the Asia Business Forum. He is a member of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA) and is currently one of the Singapore reporters for the Emerging Issues Standing Committee.
Jonathan is active in the Working Committee of the Singapore Group of the International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property, AIPPI. He worked on Question 191 – Relationship between Trademarks and Geographical Indications for the Gothenburg Congress held in October 2006, Question 195 – Limitation of Trade Mark Protection for the AIPPI ExCo Meeting held in Singapore in October 2007, and Question 214 – Protection against the Dilution of a Trade Mark for the Paris Congress held in October 2010.
Jonathan has contributed articles to various publications, including the IP Asia Patent Yearbook and the magazine “Furniture Design and Manufacturing Asia”.
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