GRIT Series:
How to Manage Your Intellectual Property (IP) Online

20 October 2022, Thursday
2:00pm – 5:00pm (SGT)

Organised by IPOS and IPOS International


Calling all content creators and business owners! You are probably experts in managing your content and products on social media and eCommerce platforms – but what about the precious IP behind them?

Discover the basics of IP law, learn how to avoid messy IP disputes, and get practical tips on handling tricky IP issues unique to your field in our programme. Plus, have your burning questions answered by our IP and online platform experts during our panel discussion segment.

No prior experience or knowledge of IP law is needed. You will also receive a certificate of completion upon finishing the programme.

This programme is part of our Growing with Resilience through InTangibles (GRIT) series, where we partner businesses and communities to better manage and monetise their intangible assets and IP in the COVID-19 environment and beyond. 

Time Topic(s) / Activity Speaker
2.00 – 3.00 pm  Practical introduction to IP issues for content creators and online businesses

Paul McClelland, 

Head of Legal, IPOS International

3.00 – 3.30 pm  Online marketplaces and the enforcement of IP rights Joyce Ang, Senior Vice President, Intellectual Property Protection, Lazada
3.30 – 3.40 pm Break
3.40 – 4.30 pm  Practical considerations regarding infringement and enforcement of IP rights in an online environment Meryl Koh, Director, Drew & Napier LLC
4.30 – 5.00 pm  Panel Discussion All speakers

Tutor Profiles

Paul McClelland
Head of Legal,
IPOS International

Paul specialises in intellectual property law and commercial dispute resolution.

Before joining IPOS International, Paul was sole corporate counsel for a well-known Singaporean brand, where he was responsible for a broad range of commercial matters, including worldwide trademark registrations and oppositions, management of external counsel, contract review, and training.

He has experience working in private practice for both Singapore and Scottish law firms. His practice focused on intellectual property and commercial arbitration.

He also taught commercial law, intellectual property and real estate law at a Scottish university. Paul was admitted to the roll of solicitors in Scotland in 2010.

Joyce Ang
Senior Vice President, IPR Protection

Joyce leads the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Protection Team at Lazada. Aside from implementing and operating Lazada’s IPR protection program, she also focuses on building Lazada’s partnerships and fostering collaborations with IPR owners, government agencies and industry organisations to jointly address IPR challenges on the platform, and in the wider digital commerce space.

Joyce has spent more than a decade as a legal practitioner advising on matters ranging across the full lifecycle of IPR matters – with a strong focus on anti-counterfeiting and brand enforcement strategies.

Prior to joining Lazada in 2020, Joyce led brand protection in Southeast Asia for The Walt Disney Company.

Meryl Koh
Director, Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property
Drew & Napier

Meryl Koh is a litigator and a Director in both the Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property (IP) Departments at one of Singapore’s ‘Big 4’ law firms, Drew & Napier. She is one of the leading up-and-coming practitioners in litigation in Singapore and is well respected amongst her peers.

Meryl is particularly well-versed in contentious copyright, trademark and patent disputes and her clients come from the software/tech, video games, sports media, F&B, education, manufacturing and pharma/life science industries. She also has an active practice in matters concerning defamation, employment as well as corporate and commercial disputes.

Meryl is a rising litigator and has earned considerable praise from prestigious legal publications, e.g. Chambers Asia-Pacific, Legal 500 Asia Pacific and World Trade Mark Review 1000. She was lauded as a “first-class lawyer” who “provides sage IP advice on complex IP matters… and always brings fresh ideas and strategies to the table.” Meryl has penned several legal guides and manuals and speaks regularly on panels, having been recognised as a thought leader in her fields.

In 2019, she was appointed to the panel of experts for the World IP Organisation’s Fast-Track Intellectual Property Dispute Resolution Procedure for Consumer Fairs. Meryl is also a fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and an active member of the International Trademark Association’s Young Professionals Advisory Group as well as Singapore Law Society’s Intellectual Property Practice Committee. She holds a double degree in law and accounting from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia and is dual-qualified in Singapore and Australia.