DCC moves to Singapore to support clients in protecting their innovations in Asia.
Asia is the world’s fastest growing region in terms of number of IP applications being filed.
This is driven both by Asian domiciled companies spending on research and development and foreign companies looking to Asia as a growth market for their products and services.
Cognisant of the importance of IP protection in supporting their business plans, firms are seeking to protect their innovations in Asia.
On 20th July, DCC will expand its Asian footprint by opening in Singapore. Singapore is being positioned as a Hub for IP in South East Asia and the Government of Singapore is supporting this by investing in a master plan to create the conditions and labour force to create a hub for IP transactions and management, IP Filings and IP dispute resolution. DCC will be well placed to assist its clients to take advantage of the ASEAN Patent Examination Cooperation programme (ASPEC) to streamline the prosecution of patent applications in ASEAN countries.
All clients will now be able to benefit from DCC’s ability to streamline filing and prosecution of patent and design applications in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.
Singapore has been chosen as the Asia Pacific Headquarters of many of our clients and is very well connected to other major centres so that we can form close links to the IP community in Asia.
As clients look to Asia for growth, our presence will ensure we are best placed to protect their innovations in Asia and ensure their IP strategy is aligned with their commercial plans for the region.
We welcome Desmond Tan to the DCC partnership. Desmond is a Singapore registered patent agent specialising in mechanical engineering and electronics. Desmond will be joined by John Hughes specialising in biotechnology, Mathew Lucas specialising in chemistry and Ross Clark our electrical engineering specialist.
DCC will be participating in the Global IP Forum and IP week in Singapore in August and looks forward to contributing to the discussion of the trends and issues in Asia.
Contact us in Singapore:
Davies Collison Cave LLP
1 Raffles Place, #20-03,
One Raffles Place, Tower 1
T: +65 6727 3770
F: +65 6727 3771