Programme Synopsis
Programme Schedule
Learning Objectives
Speaker / Trainer Profiles

Contentious Trade Mark Proceedings at IPOS Best Practices and Other Practical Tips

18 September 2019
4.5 SILE Public CPD Points
4.5 SILE Public CPD Points

Programme Synopsis

New to handling contentious proceedings at IPOS? Or just looking at a refresher so that you can conduct proceedings at IPOS more efficiently and effectively?

In this practice-oriented seminar, the Hearings and Mediation Department (HMD) of IPOS will address practical issues in navigating contentious proceedings at IPOS. Participants will also receive tips on what to look out for so that you avoid some commonly made mistakes.

Whether you represent your clients in trade mark disputes, or if you or your organization owns or uses IP and may be involved in disputes, you will learn some of the best practices in contentious trade mark proceedings at IPOS.


  • IP and Dispute Resolution Lawyers
  • Trade Mark Agents
  • IP Paralegals
  • In-House Counsels handling IP or technology matters
  • IP owners and IP users with IP disputes

Programme Schedule

18 Sep, 2019
9:30 am - 3:15 pm (Registration will start at 9.00 AM)
IP Academy
1 Paya Lebar Link
#11-03 PLQ1, Paya Lebar Quarter
Singapore 408533

Learning Objectives

• Learn to avoid some of the common errors made in pleadings and evidence

• Learn how you can better prepare for CMCs, PHRs and other hearings before IPOS

Speaker / Trainer Profiles

Celine Yong, Gabriel Ong, Tan Mei Lin, Sandy Widjaja, See Tho Sok Yee and Chee Sze Yin
Hearings and Mediation Department
Intellectual Property Office of Singapore
IPOS' HMD hears disputes filed at IPOS, primarily trade mark oppositions, invalidations and revocations. HMD also manages cases by conducting case management conferences and pre-hearing reviews before a dispute reaches a full hearing, to encourage amicable settlement where possible, or to streamline disputes for efficient adjudication.

Aside from managing and adjudicating IP disputes, HMD also actively reviews policies and processes to keep them relevant and user-friendly.

In this workshop, the HMD team will share with participants some of the best practices in contentious trade mark proceedings at IPOS and other useful practice points.

Programme Outline

9.30 – 9.35 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Mark Lim

9.35 – 10.30 am

Review of pleadings: Common mistakes and things to look out for – tablework involved

Tan Mei Lin

10.30 – 10.50 am

CMC roleplay

Celine Yong

10.50 – 11.10 am

Networking Tea Break

11.10 – 12.25 pm

Review of evidence: Common mistakes and things to look out for – tablework involved

Sandy Widjaja

12.25 – 1.25 pm

Lunch Break

1.25 – 1.50 pm

PHR roleplay

See Tho Sok Yee and Chee Sze Yin

1.50 – 3.15 pm

Hearings, Costs and Appeals: Common mistakes and things to look out for 

Gabriel Ong 

(In the event of unforeseen circumstances, details of the seminar may be subject to change.)



$181.90 (inc. GST)


Ms Nabilah Haron
Tel: +65 6330 8687
Ms Fanny Koh
Tel: +65 6330 8686