OUR TEAM
   
Raymond Lye  
Cheryl-Ann Yeo Wen Si  
Thomas Ng Hoe Lun  
Chan Yuen Leng  
Justina Soon  
Celine Teo  
Ashley Phua  
Tham Fei Yun  

Celine Teo - Consultant

Qualifications
LL.B. (Hons), National University of Singapore (1989)
Masters in Business Administration (Business Law), Nanyang Technological University (1997)
Admitted to the Singapore Bar (1991)
Singapore Registered Patent Agent (2002)

Areas of Practice
Celine’s practice encompasses a broad spectrum of intellectual property rights including trademarks, patents, copyright, designs and trade secrets. In particular, she has long and extensive experience in the registration and protection of trademarks, patents and designs locally and internationally, utilizing the Madrid Protocol, the European Trademark system, the Patent Co-operation Treaty and other international treaties on intellectual property rights and protection. She advises on brand selection, trade mark availability searches and intellectual property audits to harness and maximize the full potential of intellectual property within an organization. Over the years, she has managed and continues to manage the global intellectual property portfolio for clients ranging from multi-national corporations to start-up companies and individual inventors. She also represents her clients in contentious matters before the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore such as opposition, cancellation and invalidation proceedings.

Celine’s expertise includes advising on commercial agreements relating to the exploitation of intellectual property rights, including licensing agreements, distributorship agreements, franchise agreements, technology transfer agreements, confidentiality agreements and assignments. With her broad experience in this area, she is able to and has undertaken intellectual property due diligence exercises in conjunction with corporate takeovers, acquisitions and investment funding. She has also been involved in actions relating to the infringement of trademarks, designs, patents and copyright.

About Celine
Celine has specialized in intellectual property law since 1989, when she began her legal career as an Assistant Registrar of the Singapore Registry of Trade Marks and Patents, now known as the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore.

She set up and established the Intellectual Property practice at Tan Kok Quan Partnership and headed it from 2000 to 2005.

She joined CitiLegal LLC as a Consultant in 2005 and headed its Intellectual Property practice till July 2016, before joining Union Law.

Celine is among the pioneer group of lawyers to qualify as a Singapore Registered Patent Agent. She has sat on the Examination Committee for the Singapore Patent Agents Qualifying Examination and served as an Examiner.

She has authored articles on intellectual property issues which have been published in international publications such as the Computer and Telecommunications Law Review, the Asia Pacific Forum Newsletter and Asian Legal Business.

Apart from a Law Degree, Celine holds a Masters in Business Administration.