Established in 1993, Ravindran Associates LLP is a boutique IP law firm based in Singapore and provides the following services:
IP Registration & Strategy
|IP Management & Commercialization|
Notary and oath services
Some of the notable cases which Ravindran Associates LLP has been involved in:
Mr M. Ravindran
Founder and Managing Partner, Mr M. Ravindran is highly experienced in assisting domestic and international clients especially in respect of the enforcement, commercialisation and filing of IP rights in Singapore and the surrounding region. In addition, he has an active litigation practice and acted in several landmark IP litigation cases in the Singapore High Court and Court of Appeal.
Ravi has acted as the lead counsel in a number of notable cases such as:
Ravi has written a book on Singapore trade mark law published by LexisNexis entitled "Trade Marks Act: A Commentary". The book has been cited by the Singapore courts in several cases and is now in its second edition. He is also the author of the Trade Marks chapter of "Halsbury's Laws of Singapore".
Mr Sukumar Karuppiah
Mr Sukumar Karuppiah represents clients before the High Court and Court of Appeal in Singapore, as well as the High Court in Malaysia. Some of the cases he has handled include trademark and copyright infringement, passing off and invalidation of trademarks, and are reported in the law reports, with a few being landmark ones.
Sugu practices concurrently in Singapore and Malaysia. This has been a great advantage to clients whom he represents in both countries.
Sugu has acted as the lead counsel in a number of notable cases such as:
He is also a co-contributor to the chapters on Singapore and Malaysia in "Intellectual Property Protection in Asia" published by LexisNexis and edited by Arthur Wineburg and "E-Discovery and Data Protection" published by Kluwer Law International BV and edited by Catrian Noorda & Stefan Hanloser.
Mr Paul Teo
Mr Paul Teo has extensive experience in all aspects of IP matters such as enforcement (both civil and criminal enforcement action), High Court and Court of Appeal litigation, domain name recovery actions, drafting, advisory and review of IP-related agreements.
Paul has acted in a number of notable cases. A recent example would be Rovio Entertainment Ltd v Kimanis Food Industries Sdn Bhd  5 SLR 618. It was successfully argued that two earlier registered trade marks should not be combined into a composite whole for the purposes of determining whether a later mark is confusingly similar to an earlier mark and that the court should compare the two earlier marks against the later mark separately. The plaintiff also succeeded on the argument that there was no copyright infringement and that use as inspiration is not something prohibited by the law of copyright.
He is also a contributor to Atkin's Singapore Court Forms - Trademarks (published by LexisNexis).
Mr Alvin Lim
Alvin has specialized in the field of intellectual property since 2007 and was recognized as a Leading Singapore Lawyer in the field of IP by Asialaw in 2017 and 2018. Alvin’s practice straddles both contentious and non-contentious work, including:
Alvin is particularly known for his work in complex and high stakes IP litigation in relation to a wide variety of technologies including telecommunications, IT, life sciences, electronics, and semiconductors covering patents, copyright, trademarks, confidential information and trade secrets. Some of the reported cases Alvin has been involved in include:
Mr Jon Chan Wenqiang
Jon graduated from Singapore Management University with a LL.B. degree (Cum Laude) in 2016, and was called to the Singapore Bar in mid-2017.
Jon has assisted the firm with various contentious and non-contentious matters, relating to Intellectual Property law. His experience includes:
Mr Alvin Tan Jing Han
Alvin graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Laws Second Class Honours (Upper) in 2017 and was called to the Singapore Bar in August 2018. Alvin has assisted the firm with various contentious and non-contentious work which includes the following matters:
Mr Absolom Leo Darshan
Leo graduated with a Business with Law degree (Hons) from the University of Dublin in 2016 and is pursuing a Juris Doctor at the Singapore University of Social Sciences.
Leo has assisted the firm with various contentious and non-contentious matters, relating to Intellectual Property law.
Leo’s focus area includes civil and criminal enforcement across South East Asia for a variety of brands, with a focus on the retail and online markets. Leo also assists in trademark prosecution and strategy in Singapore and other foreign countries.