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Copyright Law & Practice: A Basic Primer (Postponed)

13 May 2020
3 SILE Public CPD Points (TBC)
3 SILE Public CPD Points (TBC)

Programme Synopsis

How confident are you at spotting copyright issues in practice? Do you know what that “IP clause” in the agreement means as far as copyright is concerned?

Get a quick run-down of basic copyright principles, in this practical half-day workshop!

Our trainer 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 copyright law.

Programme Schedule

13 May, 2020
9:00am – 12:30pm ((Registration opens at 8.30am))
IP Academy
1 Paya Lebar Link
#11-03 PLQ1, Paya Lebar Quarter
Singapore 408533

Programme Outline



9.00 – 10.00am

Copyright Law in Singapore: a Primer

10.00 – 10.30am

Pitfalls in Practice

10.30 – 11.00am

Tea Break & Networking

11.00 – 12.15pm

Case Studies & Issue Spotting

12.15 – 12.30pm

Recap / Q&A


What you will learn

This workshop will cover the basics of copyright law in Singapore, the pitfalls which may arise in litigation and in corporate work to look out for, as well as provide a review of pertinent copyright cases in Singapore and abroad that newcomers to copyright 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 copyright issues.


Gabriel Ong
Senior Legal Counsel, Hearings & Mediation Department, IPOS
In 2016, Gabriel joined IPOS’ Hearings and Mediation Department, where he hears his share of disputes as Hearing Officer / Principal Assistant Registrar. Prior to joining IPOS, Gabriel spent five years practising in the field of IP litigation at one of the top law practices in Singapore. In that time, he had the extraordinary privilege of acting and assisting in a number of high profile IP cases, including Nestle v Petra Foods (which resulted in the invalidation of Nestle’s 3-dimensional trade mark registrations for the shape of its KitKat chocolate bars). A contributing author to the IP chapter of Bullen & Leake & Jacob’s Singapore Precedents of Pleadings (2016) and the copyright chapter of Halsburys Laws of Singapore (2018 Re-issue.), Gabriel has also conducted various ad-hoc lectures and talks, including at the National University of Singapore, the Singapore Judicial College, the IP Academy of Singapore, and to police officers at the IPRB (Intellectual Property Rights Branch). Gabriel is co-tutoring the module “Foundations of IP Law” at the National University of Singapore in 2020.



$267.50 (incl GST)

$214.00 (incl GST)

(20% off – Introductory Offer)


Ms Norima Sarnon
Tel: 6705 2373
Ms Pearlyn Yap
Tel: 6331 6567