Name: Soh Kar Liang
Firm Name: Ella Cheong IP Services Sdn Bhd
Country: Malaysia
Expertise: Intellectual Property Law

Telephone: +60 3 2201 1976
Fax: +60 3 2282 2327
Email: [email protected]

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Professional Biography:

Soh Kar Liang is a graduate of the National University of Singapore. He practices intellectual property and information technology law. He has represented, guided and supported key client accounts from diverse fields ranging from high-tech microprocessors to consumer food and beverage industries in both contentious and non-contentious matters along the IP value chain.

As the first Singaporean appointed as a domain name panellist by the World Intellectual Property Organisation, Soh Kar Liang regularly adjudicates on domain name disputes under the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy. He is also a domain name panellist of the Regional Arbitration Centre of Kuala Lumpur and a principal mediator of the Singapore Mediation Centre.

Soh Kar Liang is an active participant of various local and foreign professional and business organisations, including serving as Vice President of the ASEAN Intellectual Property Association, past President of the Singapore Group of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association and honorary advisor of the Chinatown Business Association. He also contributes regularly to professional publications on intellectual property and information technology subjects and is frequently invited to speak on topics in these fields both locally and regionally at conferences, seminars, workshops and expert panels.


– Master of Science (Computer Science) with Distinction
– Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
– Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore
– Solicitor, England & Wales
– Registered Patent Attorney, Singapore
– Registered Trade Mark Agent, Malaysia
– Registered Industrial Design Agent, Malaysia
– Notary Public, Singapore
– Commissioner for Oaths, Singapore
– Principal Mediator, Singapore Mediation Centre
– Member of Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIARB)
– Panelist, World Intellectual Property Organization Panel of Neutrals
– Panelist, World Intellectual Property Organization Domain Name Panel


– Law Society of Singapore
– Singapore Academy of Law
– International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
– Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)
– International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)
– International Trade Mark Association (INTA)
– ASEAN Intellectual Property Association (AIPA)
– Association of Singapore Patent Attorney (ASPA)

Firm Overview:

The Ella Cheong brand derives from the name of our founder, an internationally renowned and respected intellectual property law practitioner who started her professional practice in Hong Kong in the 70’s. On the invitation of the Singapore government, the Ella Cheong brand first took root in South East Asia in 1986 as a specialist intellectual property boutique law practice in Singapore to meet the rapidly evolving demands of both local and international businesses for the region.

In 30 years, the brand has garnered a strong track record and reputation as a leading regional one-stop focal-point in South East Asia meeting the intellectual property needs of businesses locally, regionally and around the world, including:

– Prosecution
– Portfolio management
– Commercialization
– Dispute resolution
– Enforcement
– Strategy

The legal and technical expertise gathered under the Ella Cheong banner spans the gamut of intellectual property rights including trade marks, patents, designs, copyrights, as well as associated subject matter like domain names, trade secrets and advertising.

Our regional team across our offices, affiliates and strategic partnerships are committed to quality, timely and commercially-based yet cost-effective services. We are proud to support a diverse client base, including start-ups, SMEs and leading multinational corporations in the aviation, manufacturing, luxury, FMCG, cleantech, pharmaceutical, education and F&B industries.

Our clients appreciate our results-oriented, business-centric, transparent and uncompromising philosophy to service.

What matters most is what works.