e provide a high level of legal insight with a thorough understanding of commercial realities. We deliver a quality of service that is highly respected within our profession.

Our professional services include:

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW
 
Trade Marks & Brand Protection   
 
Patents   
 
Designs   
 
Domain Name Actions   
 
Franchising   
 
Licensing   
 
Information Technology and E-Commerce   
 
Research and Collaboration Agreements   
 
Innovation & Capability Voucher (ICV) Scheme - IP Legal Diagnostics   
 
 
CORPORATE AND COMMERCIAL LAW
 
Mergers and Acquisitions ("M & A")   
 
Company Law   
 
Corporate Finance and Securities Law   
 
Commercial and Contract Law   
 
NOTARIAL SERVICES
 
Notarial Services   
 

Trade Marks & Brand Protection
Brand recognition and a strong trade mark portfolio are the hallmarks of any organisation's brand identity. We advise on brand protection strategies. We also handle trade mark prosecution in Singapore and manage our clients' global trade mark portfolios.
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Patents
Protection of inventions and new technologies require detailed strategizing. We advise on patent protection strategies and handle patent prosecution.
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Designs
In delineating the features, shape, configuration and appearance of a product, designs are valuable and sought after commercial assets. We advise on design protection strategies and handle design prosecution.
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Domain Name Actions
The expansion of internet usage has been accompanied by extensive domain name usage. Cybersquatting has also become correspondingly prevalent. We advise on domain name issues and handle domain name recovery actions.
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Franchising
Many businesses grow and extend their reach, whether locally or globally, through franchising. We act for the franchisor or the franchisee in the drafting and negotiation of franchise agreements and related documentation.
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Licensing
Commercial exploitation of intellectual property can take the form of licensing. In a licence arrangement, the licensor grants to the licensee a right to use his intellectual property in return for royalty payments. We advise on various types of licensing transactions and are involved in the drafting, reviewing and negotiation of licensing agreements.
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Information Technology and E-commerce
Alongside the proliferation of computer-related transactions, the development, dissemination, access and protection of digital information becomes increasingly relevant to businesses. We advise on various aspects in this fast developing area of the law, including e-commerce transactions, website development agreements, website hosting arrangements, computer usage terms and conditions, on-line privacy policy, software development agreements, software licensing agreements, hardware contracts and IT service maintenance contracts.
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Research and Collaboration Agreements
In research and collaboration ventures, it is important to identify the scope of background intellectual property contributed by each party. It is also critical for parties to agree at the outset how foreground intellectual property created will be owned and used by the parties. We are familiar with these issues and assist in the drafting, reviewing and negotiation of legal documentation in this area, including non-disclosure agreements, memoranda of understanding, research agreements, collaboration agreements and joint development agreements.
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Innovation & Capability Voucher (ICV) Scheme - IP Legal Diagnostics
To encourage SMEs to upgrade their businesses, SPRING Singapore's Innovation and Capability Voucher (ICV) Scheme provides S$5,000 vouchers for SMEs to pay for services in Innovation, Productivity, Human Resources Development and Financial Management. The vouchers can be redeemed at participating Service Providers.

Margaret Law Corporation has been appointed a participating Service Provider for the following service:

Capability Area: Innovation
Service: IP Legal Diagnostics (Phase B)

For more information, please visit www.spring.gov.sg/Enterprise/ICV
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Mergers and Acquisitions ("M & A")
Public and private mergers, joint ventures, partnerships, strategic alliances, business and share acquisitions, business and capital restructuring.
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Company Law
Incorporation of companies and other legal entities, shareholders' and directors' rights and duties, statutory compliance and regulatory matters, competition law issues.
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Corporate Finance and Securities Law
Shareholders' financing, capital markets (equity and debt), term loans and loan syndications, venture capital and private equity, securities offerings.
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Commercial and Contract Law
We assist in drafting, reviewing and negotiation of a wide range of commercial agreements and legal documentation in relation to corporate and intellectual property matters, including:

  1. Shareholders and Joint Venture Agreements
  2. Partnership Agreements
  3. Sale and Purchase Agreements
  4. Letters of Intent and Memorandum of Understanding
  5. Distributorship and Agency Agreements
  6. Collaboration and Teaming Agreements
  7. Manufacturing and Supply Agreements
  8. Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreements
  9. IT and Technology Licensing Agreements
  10. Employment and Service Contracts

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Notarial Services
Our Notary Public provides notarial services relating to documents to be used internationally. Such services include:

  1. Witnessing and attesting the signing of documents.
  2. Certifying documents as originals and as true copies.
  3. Issuing notarial certificates.
  4. Arranging for authentication and legalisation of documents.

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