Director, International IP Enforcement
Lawrence Wong focuses on the innovation, licensing 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 business 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’s IP enforcement strategies and actions – including criminal actions, civil lawsuits, investigations and capacity building. He manages the full range of IP matters (except trademark and 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 global corporate policies for competitive intelligence and brand enforcement 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 in Hong Kong. Based in Shanghai, China, he was senior brand protection manager for Unilever for Asia. He is presently director, international IP enforcement, for Eastman.
Mr Wong has a bachelor of laws and a postgraduate certificate in law from the University of Hong Kong. He speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
- Law Society of England and Wales
- Law Society of Hong Kong
- Singapore Corporate Counsel Association
- Industrial goods