Managing Director at Ella Cheong LLC
Kar Liang Soh is the managing director of Ella Cheong LLC, a boutique IP practice based in Singapore. He is a graduate of the National University of Singapore and has been practising IP law for more than 20 years. Mr Soh is an advocate and solicitor and a registered patent attorney in Singapore. He has represented, guided and supported key client accounts from diverse industries, ranging from high-tech microprocessors to consumer food and beverages, in contentious and non-contentious matters along the IP value chain.
As the first Singaporean appointed by the World Intellectual Property Organisation as a domain name panelist, Mr Soh regularly adjudicates on domain name disputes under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy. He is also a domain name panelist of the Regional Arbitration Centre of Kuala Lumpur and a principal mediator of the Singapore Mediation Centre.
Mr Soh actively participates in various Singaporean and international professional and business organisations. He serves as president of the Singapore Group of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association and is vice president of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Intellectual Property Association for Singapore. He also holds leadership positions in organisations including the International Trademark Association and the Law Society of Singapore. He is a regular contributor to professional publications and is frequently invited to speak at seminars and events.