- Law Society of England and Wales
- Law Society of Hong Kong
- Singapore Corporate Counsel Association
- Industrial goods
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Director, International IP Enforcement at Eastman Chemical Company
Lawrence Wong focuses on the innovation and protection of intellectual property to maximise the potential and reward from intellectual capital for technologies and brands. Mr Wong adopts an individualised approach to issues and people with an open mind. He is also passionate about driving global IP legal innovation – new legislation, creative and pragmatic judicial law-making, as well as capacity building of enforcement authorities and platforms.
Currently based in Singapore, Mr Wong has global responsibility for directing the Eastman Chemical Company’s IP enforcement strategies and actions – including criminal actions, civil lawsuits, investigations and capacity building. He manages the full range of IP matters (except patent filings) in the Asia-Pacific region and supports innovation of new technologies and new brands, including creation and governance, with a focus on service invention. He has formulated corporate policies for competitive intelligence and information gathering and related legal review, and has implemented internal capacity building programmes for IP issues, such as the protection of confidential information, innovation and competitive intelligence.
Over his career Mr Wong has worked as a solicitor at Deacons, and Johnson Stokes and Master. He was senior brand protection manager for Unilever and IP counsel, North Asia for Diageo. He is presently director, international IP enforcement, Eastman Chemical Company.
Mr Wong has a bachelor of laws and a postgraduate certificate in laws from the University of Hong Kong. He speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin.