Trademarks Law & Practice: A Basic Primer

How confident are you at spotting trademarks issues in practice? Do you know what that TM symbol in brands and logos mean as far as trademarks is concerned?

Get a quick run-down of basic trademarks principles, in this short primer!

Our trainers will share on the above and more, in this session targeted at lawyers, in-house counsel, and other professionals looking for practical inroads into demystifying trademarks law.

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  • 3.0 SILE Public CPD Points
  • Practice Area: Intellectual Property
  • Training Level: Advanced

Learning Objectives

This primer will cover the basics of trade mark law in Singapore, the pitfalls which may arise, as well as provide a review of pertinent trade mark cases in Singapore that newcomers to trade mark law should get acquainted with. Please note that this session is NOT recommended for practitioners and in-house counsel who are already well-versed in IP and trade mark issues.

Who Should Attend

Lawyers & In-House Counsels looking to learn more about IP and trademarks in particular
Professionals who may have to deal with some IP matters at work
Professionals who have a keen interest in this topic
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9:30 – 11:00 am

Trade marks registration, proceedings before the Tribunal and related practical considerations

Ms Sandy Widjaja

11.00 – 11:45 am

Pitfalls in Practice


11:45 – 12:00 pm



12:00 – 12:45 pm

Enforcement and related practical considerations

Focused Case Studies & Issue Spotting (and Q&A, if any)

Mr Paul McClelland

12:45 pm



29 Jul
Trademarks Law & Practice: A Basic Primer
09:30 am - 12:45 pm
Mrs Sandy Widjaja
Senior Legal Counsel, Hearings & Mediation Department

Prior to joining HMD in 2009, Sandy was working at a state department in Western Australia for two years after completion of her LL.M., dealing with legislation matters. Before embarking on her LL.M., Sandy was also with IPOS, at the Registry of Trade Marks, handling registration of trade marks and the implementation of the Madrid Protocol.  Now that she is in HMD, she has come back full circle.

Sandy has spoken at various events and seminars, both international and national, including at the European Union Intellectual Property Office Intellectual Property (“IP”) Case Law Conference 2020.

Sandy holds an LL.B. from the National University of Singapore and an LL.M. from the University of Western Australia.  

IPOS International
Mr Paul Mcclelland
Head of Legal

Mr Paul McClelland specialises in intellectual property law and commercial dispute resolution. Before joining IPOS International Pte Ltd, Paul was sole corporate counsel for a well-known Singaporean brand, where he was responsible for a broad range of commercial matters, including worldwide trademark registrations and oppositions, management of external counsel, contract review, and training.

He has experience working in private practice for both Singapore and Scottish law firms. His practice focused on intellectual property and commercial arbitration.

He also taught commercial law, intellectual property and real estate law at a Scottish university.

Course Fee
  • S$267.50 per pax
  • Price is inclusive of GST
SILE Accreditation
  • This programme is accredited by the Singapore Institute of Legal Education (SILE).
SILE Attendance Policy
  • Participants who wish to obtain CPD Points are reminded that they must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. For this activity, this includes logging in at the start of the webinar and logging out at the conclusion of the webinar on each day of the activity, and not being away from any part of the webinar for more than 15 minutes on each day of the activity. Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy on any particular day of the activity will not be able to obtain CPD Points for that day of the activity. Please refer to for more information.

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