The Team

Francine Tan

Francine Tan

Managing Director

Francine has practised in the IP field for more than 25 years. She is an alumnus of the Law Faculty, National University of Singapore and was admitted to the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1991. 

Francine has handled the trademark portfolios of many clients over the years and been consistently recognised by AsiaLaw and Who's Who Legal as one of the leading IP attorneys in Singapore.  Francine's IP boutique practice was established in 2010 and in 2017, the firm achieved the rare honour of receiving the ASIA IP award for Trademark Law Firm of 2017 (Singapore). In January 2020, at an awards ceremony organised by World Trademark Review/IAM in London, UK, the firm received the honour of "Trademark Firm of the Year" (Singapore) . Francine has also been identified by Managing IP as an IP Star and one of the Top 250 Women in IP

Francine has conducted training workshops at the IP Academy and for clients, and been a speaker at the MARQUES Conference, INTA Annual Meeting, and other industry seminars.

Outside of work, Francine enjoys cooking, learning languages, playing the piano, Pilates, and spending time with her dogs.

Positions currently held:

INTA Board Member (2021-2023)

Domain name dispute panellist for the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) and the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre (ADNDRC).

Arbitrator, Shenzhen Court of  International Arbitration (SCIA)

Geographical Indications Committee of the International Trade Mark Association (INTA)

 

Memberships:

Law Society of Singapore

Singapore Academy of Law

INTA (International Trademark Association)

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MARQUES

PTMG (Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group)

ECTA (European Community Trademarks Association)

APAA (Asian Patent Attorneys Association)

 

Languages:

English and Chinese (written and spoken)

French, German and Japanese (conversational)

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Jocelyn Toh

Associate

Jocelyn graduated with an LL.B (Hons.) from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom, in 2015. She was called to the Singapore Bar in 2017 and started practice in general commercial litigation before joining Francine Tan Law Corporation in 2018. Jocelyn has since been engaged in a variety of commercial transaction matters as well as trademark prosecution and working with clients on anti-counterfeiting matters.

Outside work, Jocelyn enjoys baking and trying out new recipes.

Memberships:

Law Society of Singapore

Singapore Academy of Law

Languages:

English and Chinese (written and spoken)

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Ethel Sng

Associate

Ethel graduated from the Singapore Management University with a Juris Doctor and was called to the Singapore Bar in 2019. She also holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Life Sciences from the National University of Singapore and has worked for two years as a research assistant. Prior to joining Francine Tan Law Corporation, Ethel trained at a leading technology law firm where she was involved in a variety of corporate and litigation matters.

Outside of work, Ethel enjoys bouldering and aerial arts.

 

Languages:

English and Chinese (written and spoken) Japanese (conversational)

 

 

Pallavi

Pallavi Basu

Paralegal

Pallavi graduated with an LL.B (Hons) from the University of Reading, United Kingdom.  Passionate about Intellectual Property, she cut her teeth in the field at a few specialist IP firms before joining Francine Tan Law Corporation in 2015.

Pallavi is a valued member of the team, with experience in trademark, design and patent prosecution matters as well as trademark clearance searches, and assisting in contentious matters.

Apart from her mother tongue, Bengali, Pallavi is conversant in Hindi and Malay. Outside work, Pallavi enjoys going to the beach and discovering hidden cafes.

Our Services

Contact Us

  • Trademark prosecution
  • Brand protection strategies
  • Trademark dispute resolution
  • Trademark clearance searches
  • Patent drafting and prosecution
  • Registered designs
  • Domain name disputes & online infringements
  • Enforcement and anti-counterfeiting
  • Trademark opposition and revocation proceedings
  • Franchising & licensing agreements

Francine Tan  Law Corporation 

Address: 111 Somerset Road
#09-14/15 TripleOne Somerset
Singapore 238164

Telephone: +65 3159 4208

Email: [email protected]

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