Kar Liang is a graduate of the National University of Singapore. He practices intellectual property and information technology law. He has represented, guided and supported key client accounts from diverse fields ranging from high-tech microprocessors to consumer food and beverage industries in both contentious and non-contentious matters along the IP value chain.
As the first Singaporean appointed as a domain name panellist by the World Intellectual Property Organisation, Kar Liang regularly adjudicates on domain name disputes under the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy. He is also a domain name panellist of the Regional Arbitration Centre of Kuala Lumpur and a principal mediator of the Singapore Mediation Centre.
Kar Liang participates actively in leadership positions in various local and foreign professional and business organisations, having served as President of the ASEAN Intellectual Property Association, President of the Singapore Group of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association, Chair of the Legislation and Regulation Committee of the International Trademark Association, Chair of the Patent Subcommittee of the Law Society of Singapore and honorary advisor of the Chinatown Business Association. Kar Liang also holds non-executive directorships in a number of companies. He contributes regularly to professional publications on intellectual property and information technology subjects, including serving in editorial capacities (eg, SAL Practitioner, an online journal of the Singapore Academy of Law) and is frequently invited to speak on topics in these fields both locally and regionally at conferences, seminars, workshops and expert panels.
M.Sc., (Computer Science) with distinction, University of Wales
LL.B., (hons), National University of Singapore, 1992
Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore, 1993
Solicitor, Supreme Court of England and Wales, 2009
Notary Public, Singapore
Commissioner for Oaths, Singapore
Registered Trademark Agent, Malaysia
Registered Industrial Design Agent, Malaysia
Foreign Member, Chartered Institute of Patent Agents, 2006
Associate, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 2006
Registered Patent Agent, Intellectual Property Office of Singapore, 2002
Principal Mediator, Singapore Mediation Centre
Panelist, WIPO List of Neutrals
Law Society of Singapore
Singapore Academy of Law
Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)
International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)
International Trade Mark Association (INTA)
Chartered Institute of Patent Agents (Foreign Member) (CIPA)
ASEAN Intellectual Property Association (ASEAN-IPA)