Advocate & Solicitor
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Aaron Thng is an Associate Director of Amica Law LLC. He specializes in emerging technology issues and intellectual property disputes. His in-depth understanding of Singapore and South-East Asian trade mark laws and enforcement procedures enable him to handle the full range of issues relating to branding and content around the region. He is especially well versed in litigating trade mark, confidential information, and domain name disputes as well as advising on contentious and strategic trade mark issues.
Aaron graduated with an LL.B (Hons) from the National University of Singapore and was called to the Singapore Bar in 2013. He comes recommended as a “Rising Star” by the publication IP STARS.
Sample matters which Aaron has been involved in include:
Represented the world's largest co-working space in a multi-jurisdictional trade mark infringement dispute against a Chinese counterparty.
Representing a regional hard disk manufacturer in a corporate espionage dispute before the High Court.
Domain name reclamation; and
Represented an ophthalmology equipment manufacturer in a trade secrets dispute before the High Court.
Anti-Counterfeiting and Brand Protection
Collaborated with the Singapore Police Force’s IP Rights Branch and the brand protection unit of a global fashion company to investigate, authenticate, and restrain the importation and sale of counterfeit handbags in the region.
Conducted a private prosecution against an importer of counterfeit hockey sticks. The counterfeiter received a hefty fine.
Trade mark oppositions and other enforcement action to restrain whisky producers from falsely claiming or implying a Scottish provenance.
IP Regulatory Advice
Advised a Singapore internet service provider on copyright issues relating to the provision of virtual private network (VPN) and IP-address masking services.
Advised a Dubai-based international satellite-TV broadcaster on restraining the misuse of its signal overspill.
Advised a regional medical start-up on regulatory issues arising from the provision of online tele-consultation services.
Domain Name Recovery
Recovered numerous top-level and country-specific domain names for various domestic and international clients.
Aaron volunteers as defence counsel for underprivileged criminal defendants as part of the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme administered by the Law Society of Singapore. Aaron also contributes regularly to various IP law journals, including the IP Kat blog, the World Trade Mark Review, and IP Forum.