Catherine Lee is a senior partner in Dentons Rodyk’s Intellectual Property & Technology practice group and Head of the Trademarks, Franchising & Distribution practices. She is also Co-Head of the Licensing practice.
She advises a wide range of clients on the management of their trade mark portfolio around the world as well as on the commercial exploitation of their intellectual property rights.
Catherine has particular experience in commercial contractual work. Her scope of experience includes advising on a wide range of commercial matters and assisting clients in their expansion of their businesses out of Singapore. The types of commercial agreements drafted and reviewed by her include franchise agreements, licence agreements, collaboration agreements, distribution agreements and sponsorship agreements across varying industries.
She also deals with the enforcement of intellectual property rights, and has acted and advised on a spectrum of intellectual property related disputes such as trade mark infringement and cancellation actions, trade mark oppositions and breach of other intellectual property rights such as copyright and trade secrets.
With the introduction of the Personal Data Protection Act in Singapore, Catherine has also been involved in advising clients on the compliance with the laws surrounding the collection and protection of personal data. Catherine also advises clients on other regulatory compliance issues, including those related to labelling, advertising and consumer protection. Her other practice areas also include cybersecurity.
Accolades she has received include:
Best Lawyers in Singapore: Named Lawyer of the Year for Intellectual Property Law, 2024
Best Lawyers in Singapore: Recognized in the areas of Intellectual Property Law, and Privacy and Data Security Law, 2022 – 2024
IP Stars: Trademark Star, 2020 – 2022
IP Stars: Top 250 Women in IP, 2020 – 2022