Mark is straight talking, responsive and solutions driven. He graduated from the National University of Singapore and specialises in Intellectual Property (“IP”), Technology and Media Law. Mark’s work spans both contentious and non-contentious aspects of IP, including, IP Protection, IP Commercialisation and Enforcement of IP.
Mark is particularly passionate about developing IP law in Singapore through advocacy. A recent high-profile success which he was involved in was Global Yellow Pages v Promedia Directories  SGCA 28. The Court of Appeal case now stands as leading authority for compilation copyright and the online database industry and was also Singapore’s first fully paperless trial.
Being an avid amateur photographer/videographer, Mark appreciates creativity and understands the value of IP. He takes a personal interest in his clients’ matters and pursues practical and innovative legal solutions.
Mark had the honour of recently being listed as one of Singapore’s 20 Most Promising Legal Luminaries Aged 40 and Under by Singapore Business Review this 2018.
He is appointed on the following committees:
Chairperson, IP Enforcement Practice Sub-committee of the Law Society of Singapore;
Member, International Trademark Association (“INTA”) Leadership Committee – International Amicus;
Member, Copyright Practice Sub-committee of the Law Society of Singapore; and
Founder & Chairperson, “ProTIPS”, which stands for “Professionals Talking about Intellectual Property in Singapore”, a non-profit organisation of young lawyers in private and public sectors which aims to enhance public education in IP law.
and has actively given his spare time to speak at the following events and/or seminars:
23 February 2018: Speaker @ NUS Lunch Time Panel Discussion on “Careers in Intellectual Property Law“
6 February 2018: Speaker at “5th Developments in IP Law series – Copyright Session” @ Suntec City Convention Centre
19 September 2017: Speaker on “Copyright in Wedding Photography” @ CHIJMES
30 August 2017: Speaker at IP Week 2017 – Ideas to Assets – Driving the Future Economy with Intellectual Property @ Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre on “Intellectual Property Enterprise Court“
21 July 2017: Speaker at Future of Lawyering Conference by the Law Society of Singapore @ The Joyden Hall, Bugis+ on “Use of Legal Technologies in Court“
8 March 2017: Speaker at Kent Ridge Legal Talk @ National University of Singapore on “Know Your Intellectual Property“
6 February 2017: Speaker at IPSA Student Talk @ Singapore Management University on “Practical Considerations in Contentious IP Work“
28 August 2016: Speaker at the Yerra Conference @ The Arts House at Old Parliament on “The Use and Abuse of Electronic Discovery“
4 April 2016: Speaker at Fireside Chat with IP Lawyers @ IP Academy on “Initiatives by Young IP Lawyers“
Contact Mark at the details below if you need assistance with IP or Technology legal issues – he is always happy to assist, or will otherwise point you in the right direction.
Advocate & Solicitor
Mob: +65 9631 8291
DID: +65 6389 9171