Expertise & Experience
Constance practises Intellectual Property (IP) law and has particular expertise in the following fields:
Personal Data Protection,
Internet Law (Social Media), and
Her work includes IP strategies, IP litigation, IP prosecution, IP licensing, IP management and IP intelligence for almost every type of IP right across various industries, ranging from education to water to manufacturing to e-commerce, in Singapore and globally.
On IP strategies, she analyses existing IP assets and future IP needs, develops a set of measures for effective creation, development, and deployment of IPs aligned with business strategies. She supports companies on international business entities IP transfer via patent license, trademark license and franchise agreements, leading to non-monetary and/or monetary benefits as a licensor. She also reviews and negotiates on Agreements from the Singapore Government’s technology research agencies for the secondment of A*STAR research scientists and PhD research collaborations with the universities.
Besides being a certified SCOPE IP Consultant with the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), Constance is also appointed by SPRING Singapore as one of the Innovation and Capability Voucher (ICV) “Innovation” Service Providers on the panel to offer the service module IP Legal Diagnostic (Phase B).
Prior to joining Goh Phai Cheng LLC, she served as Legal Counsel and Assistant Registrar at the Registry of Patents of IPOS, where she, amongst other things, reviewed Singapore Patents legislation and represented Singapore at World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Conferences.
Education & Qualifications
Constance has a LLM (Copyright law, Information Technology law, Internet law), and a LLB (Honours) from the University of London, United Kingdom. Prior to her law education, she obtained a double major degree in Mathematics and English from the National University of Singapore.
Constance is qualified as an Advocate and Solicitor, Singapore in 1997, a Barrister-at-law, England and Wales in 1996 and a Solicitor, England and Wales in 2000.
Speech & Seminar
At the IP Academy, Constance has trained IPOS officers and has spoken as as an invited panelist for the Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property programme. IP Academy has been ranked in 2013 by Intellectual Asset Management magazine published by UK company Globe Business Media Group as one of the top 8 university and business schools in the world that teach IP Strategy.
At the Singapore Institute of Legal Education, she is a facilitator for the Intellectual Property elective course leading to admission to the Singapore Bar. In corporations, she provides customised in-house intellectual property law workshops.
At the Singapore Management University (SMU), she was invited to play a part in coaching the SMU School of Law for the 15th Annual Oxford International Intellectual Property Law Moot Competition 2017.
Aligned with Singapore Government’s Continuing Education & Training Masterplan, Constance is the first practising lawyer who successfully completed full accreditation of Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA). She is engaged by the Singapore Academy of Law to deliver a Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) programme An Introduction to the Fundamentals of the Personal Data Protection Act for Non-Legal Personnel.
She is also a published writer, her articles have been published as cover page articles in the Singapore Law Gazette, the official publication of the Law Society of Singapore:
– Singapore Patents Law tackles Public Health Issues and Also Paves the Way for Competition;
– The Legal Environment of Franchising in Singapore and a Comparative Overview of Franchise Laws in Some Other Countries Part 1;
– The Legal Environment of Franchising in Singapore and a Comparative Overview of Franchise Laws in Some Other Countries Part 2.
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Tel: +65 6610-4061
Last Updated: 12 March 2017