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Intellectual Property


In today’s knowledge economy, a large part of the value of your business is based on intangible assets and goodwill. Your intellectual property plays a key role in obtaining a competitive advantage. A cohesive IP strategy, including both commercialisation and enforcement, will ensure you get maximum value from your portfolio. With 150 specialist lawyers in 34 countries, we understand your business needs and have worked with some of the best-known brands, from banks to tech companies, pharmaceuticals and FMCG companies. This industry-specific approach can help you realise your commercial goals.

The right brands will win the hearts and minds of your customers. The right patents will prevent others exploiting your ideas or provide a substantial barrier to market access. Copyright, confidentiality and rights to designs also play a vital role. We focus on key sectors relevant to you such as lifesciences, automotive, manufacturing, consumer products, financial services and TMC. This means you get in-depth industry knowledge as well as legal expertise.

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1 September 2017
CMS form­al­ises law al­li­ance with Hol­born Law in Singa­pore
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“Com­ply-or-ex­plain” Code of Gov­ernance in­tro­duced for Singa­pore’s...
This art­icle is pro­duced by CMS Hol­born Asia, a Form­al Law Al­li­ance between CMS Singa­pore and Hol­born Law LLC. Singa­pore’s Min­istry of Na­tion­al De­vel­op­ment (MND) has de­veloped a “com­ply-or-ex­plain” Code of Gov­ernance for Town Coun­cils (Code), with the ob­ject­ives.
2 May 2017
CMS, Nabarro and Olswang com­plete ground­break­ing mer­ger...
Cre­ates ma­ter­i­ally strengthened of­fer­ing across APAC
Singa­pore to fast-track AI pat­ent ap­plic­a­tions
The In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty Of­fice of Singa­pore (IPOS) has re­cently launched AI2, an ini­ti­at­ive for Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence (AI) which provides an ac­cel­er­ated ap­plic­a­tion-to-grant ser­vice for pat­ent ap­plic­a­tions re­lat­ing to AI.
Chin­a's courts pass con­tro­ver­sial rul­ings on open-source li­cen­cing
In a re­cent de­cision that could have leg­al im­plic­a­tions on the use of open-source soft­ware in China, the Beijing In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty Court (BIPC) used a con­tro­ver­sial test to de­term­ine wheth­er soft­ware de­veloper YouZi in­fringed on copy­right or simply ex­ploited.
Singa­pore to form ad­vis­ory coun­cil for eth­ic­al use of AI
This art­icle is pro­duced by CMS Hol­born Asia, a Form­al Law Al­li­ance between CMS Singa­pore and Hol­born Law LLC. Earli­er this month, the Singa­pore Gov­ern­ment an­nounced the form­a­tion of an Ad­vis­ory Coun­cil on the Eth­ic­al Use of Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence (AI) and.