Every Practice,
A Best Practice


What We Do


At Advocatus - Every Practice Is A Best Practice.

Our Key Practices  
Intellectual Property & Technology

Our Intellectual Property and Technology team has extensive experience advising on a broad range of intellectual property matters which often involve cross-border issues.

Advisory and Protection
Our IP protection and management work encompasses copyright, patents, designs, trademarks, business methods, know-how, confidential information and trade secrets. We advise on the clearance, protection and exploitation of IP rights, as well as manage and coordinate our clients’ IP portfolios in Singapore and worldwide.

License Agreements
We advise, structure and negotiate IP license in, license-out and cross license agreements, development, co-development, technology transfer, distribution, franchising and technology transactions.

Transactional Deals
We negotiate and structure strategic alliances, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and spin-offs involving media, intellectual property, information technology and technology.

IP Due Diligence and Audits
We perform IP due diligence and audits of transactions for pre-public start-ups, large publicly traded companies, private equity and venture capital investors and our work includes assessing patent, trademark and copyright portfolios, reviewing licensing agreements, confirming IP ownership, assessing the adequacy of IP disclosures under securities laws assessing trade secret protection programmes.

Technology Service Agreements
We advise clients on agreements with technical services providers, software vendors, third-party publishers, outsourcing companies and financial services firms pertaining to the configuration and implementation of arrangements for the provision of technology-based services, including software development, maintenance and support, turn-key solutions, outsourcing, user agreements, vendor hosting and support agreements, implementation, customer licenses and terms of use.

Internet and E-Commerce
We handle e-commerce transactions and contracts including website development agreements, content license, website terms and conditions, internet advertising, internet use policy and linking agreements.

Litigation and Arbitration
Our disputes resolution team provides advice and handles disputes on a broad range of IP matters including advising on infringement and passing off. We also assist with making applications to court for interim injunctions and restraining orders.