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11th Developments in IP Law Series (Breach of Confidence / Privacy and Data Protection)

Stay current on the latest IP law developments in Singapore and the UK with this flagship programme for IP professionals. Where relevant, developments in the EU, US, and Australia are also discussed in this series, which typically runs in the first quarter of the year.

Get important updates on the four main domains of IP in four half-day sessions across January and February 2024: Copyright, Patents, Trade Marks / Passing Off and Breach of Confidence / Privacy and Data Protection.

Like its previous sell-out editions, this 11th edition returns with a line-up of prestigious speakers, comprising distinguished academics, experienced practitioners, industry representatives, and representatives from the public sector. Anyone with an interest in IP will benefit greatly from this programme.

Get a sneak peek into last's seminar series as featured by NUS Law - our event co-organiser. Link: https://nus.edu/48zxX1m (page 13)

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Breach of Confidence / Privacy and Data Protection
Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre
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  • Practice Area: Intellectual Property
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Learning Objectives

Participants will be kept updated with latest developments on the four main domains of IP in four half-day sessions on:
Copyright
Patents
Trade Marks / Passing Off
Breach of Confidence / Privacy and Data Protection

Who Should Attend

Lawyers
In-House Counsels
IP Professionals
Patent Agents
Professionals who wish to stay updated on the latest IP law developments in Singapore, the UK and around the world.
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Programme Schedule

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2.00 – 2.30pm

Francis Zhang (Deputy Director (Policy), Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC))

Policy developments in the law relating to breach of confidence/privacy and data protection (Singapore) in the year 2023

2.30 – 3.30pm

Benjamin Wong (Lecturer, NUS Law)

Developments in the law relating to breach of confidence/privacy and data protection (Singapore) in the year 2023

3.30 –4.00pm

Break

4.00 – 5.00pm

Professor Tanya Aplin (Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London)(speaking remotely)

Recent developments in breach of confidence/trade secrets and privacy (UK/EU): 2023

5.00 – 5.30pm

Panel Discussion - all speakers, joined by Justice Valerie Thean (High Court Judge, Singapore Supreme Court), moderated by Jeremiah Chew (Director, Ascendant Legal LLC)

 

22 Feb
2024
Breach of Confidence / Privacy and Data Protection
02:00 pm - 05:30 pm
Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre
Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC)
Francis Zhang
Deputy Director (Policy)

Francis is Deputy Director (Policy) at the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) and is also a member of the Singapore Legal Service. He is experienced in data protection laws and regulations for both public and private sectors. In 2019, he represented the Attorney-General’s Chambers to support the Public Sector Data Security Review Committee, which was convened to comprehensively review data security practices across the public sector, including measures and processes related to the collection and protection of citizens’ personal data. He has also advised the Ministry of Education on a wide range of data protection issues pertaining to both government and non-government schools.
At the PDPC, Francis leads the Policy team, which develops and refines data protection policies and cross-border data flow strategies to support data sharing across the economy and across borders.

NUS LAW
Benjamin Wong
Lecturer, NUS Law

Benjamin is a Lecturer with the NUS Faculty of Law, and an Advocate & Solicitor in Singapore. His research interests include data protection law and the law of confidence. Prior to his current appointment, Benjamin was a Research Assistant with the EW Barker Centre for Law & Business, where he conducted research on intellectual property law.

During his stint in Drew & Napier LLC, he worked in the fields of competition law and data protection law, among other areas of regulatory practice.

KING’S COLLEGE LONDON
Professor Tanya Aplin
The Dickson Poon School of Law

Tanya Aplin is a Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London. Her publications include: Copyright law in the digital society: the challenges of multimedia (Hart, 2005), Intellectual Property: Patents, Copyright, Trade Marks and Allied Rights 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th eds (Sweet & Maxwell, 2010, 2013, 2019, 2023) (with Prof. Cornish and Prof. Llewelyn), Intellectual Property Law: Text, Cases and Materials 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th eds (OUP, 2009, 2013, 2016, 2021) (with Dr Davis), Gurry on Breach of Confidence: The Protection of Confidential Information (OUP, 2012) (with Prof. Bently, Dr Johnson and Mr Malynicz) and Global Mandatory Fair Use: The Nature and Scope of the Right to Quote Copyright Works (CUP 2020) (with Prof. Bently). At King’s, she teaches courses on international and comparative copyright law and European and UK patent and trade secrets law.

Singapore Supreme Court
Justice Valerie Thean
High Court Judge

Justice Valerie Thean has been a High Court Judge of the Supreme Court since 30 September 2017 and hears IP cases from time to time.

She was awarded the President’s Scholarship in 1988 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) from Downing College, Cambridge University, in 1991. She subsequently obtained her Master of Laws from Harvard Law School, in 1995. Justice Thean joined the Singapore Legal Service in 1992. After her first posting as a Justices’ Law Clerk, she held various appointments within the public service, including Assistant Registrar at the Supreme Court, District Judge at the then Subordinate Courts, Senior State Counsel at the Attorney General’s Chambers, Director-General (Legal) and Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Law and Senior District Judge of the Family and Juvenile Justice Division of the State Courts. She was first appointed a Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court on 30 September 2014 (and was concurrently Presiding Judge of the Family Justice Courts from 1 October 2014 until 29 September 2017).

Ascendant Legal LLC
Jeremiah Chew
Director

Jeremiah is an intellectual property, technology and competition lawyer with Ascendant Legal LLC, Norton Rose Fulbright’s Formal Law Alliance partner in Singapore. He advises clients on both contentious and non-contentious matters, and his practice includes regulatory and transactional work in the technology sector, IP registration and licensing matters, and domestic and international IP portfolio management. He has also acted for clients at all levels of the Singapore courts, and represented clients in contentious proceedings before the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore and the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore.

As part of his practice, Jeremiah regularly advises clients on data privacy issues. His work in this area includes conducting multi-jurisdictional compliance reviews, developing and refining in-house policies and processes, conducting training for C-suite executives and other senior employees, notifying and responding to requests from regulators, and coordinating corrective action following data breaches.

Jeremiah graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2010, where he was placed on the Dean’s List. Prior to joining the firm, he practised in the intellectual property practice of a leading local firm under a Senior Counsel.

1 Session:
  • $297.00 (Incl. 8% GST before 1 January 2024)
  • $299.75 (Incl. 9% GST on/after 1 January 2024) 
2 Sessions:
  • $594.00 (Incl. 8% GST before 1 January 2024)
  • $599.50 (Incl. 9% GST on/after 1 January 2024) 
3 Sessions:
  • $891.00 (Incl. 8% GST before 1 January 2024)
  • $899.25 (Incl. 9% GST on/after 1 January 2024) 
4 Sessions:
  • $1188.00 (Incl. 8% GST before 1 January 2024)
  • $1199.00 (Incl. 9% GST on/after 1 January 2024) 
Payment Notice:

A new GST rate of 9% is applicable for all invoices issued by IPOS International on or after 1 January 2024

 

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  • This programme is acrredited with 3 Public CPD Points per session | Advanced | Intellectual Property 
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