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Registered Design Law

Learn how Registered Designs law can be applied to support and drive business strategies and objectives.
Enrollment in this course is by invitation only


About This Course

This course seeks to equip participants with a basic understanding of how various aspects of Registered Designs law can be applied to support and drive businesses in achieving their business strategies and objectives.

What you'll learn

This course is designed for participants to understand how basic knowledge of registered design law can be applied to support an organisation’s activities.

This course aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to:

  • Identify relevant aspects of the law of registered designs that are applicable to the organisation, in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.
  • Analyse how the law of registered designs can help drive an organisation’s strategies and objectives in relation to design registration.
  • Assess potential courses of action to identify any business implications.


This course does not have any pre-requisites. We do, however, make certain assumptions about your learning abilities, which we describe as assumed knowledge and skills. Learners in this course are assumed to:

  • have analytical skills to identify applicable types of IP
  • have communication skills to articulate various types of IP
  • have information gathering skills to collate necessary data
  • have organisational skills to support implementation of registration procedures in a timely manner
  • have business ethics and integrity

Meet the instructors


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Mr. Ng Chong Yuan

Faculty, IP Academy


Ng Chong Yuan is a Singapore qualified Advocate & Solicitor and has diverse in-house work experience in technology businesses spanning over about a decade. Currently, as a faculty member of IP Academy, he is teaching and speaking on practice and management courses covering intellectual property (IP) and trade secrets.

Prior to joining IP Academy, he was practising law at an international law firm, specializing in Intellectual Property (IP), Technology and Commercial Laws. As part of this legal practice, he focused on advising and representing clients on broad portfolios of patent and trademark rights covering many jurisdictions around the world, including USA, EU, CN, SG and AU. His clients included international manufacturing firms, technology firms, foreign law firms and government agencies. His practice experience included IP prosecution, IP court litigation and IP advisory work.

With an engineering training, Chong Yuan has also tutored and conducted research at the engineering school of a Singapore university. He is also an inventor of a USA patent (no. 6853626).


  • J.D. (Singapore Management University)
  • M. Eng. (National University of Singapore)
  • B. Eng. (Hons – 1st) (National University of Singapore

Areas of Specialisation

  • Intellectual Property Management
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Technology & Commercial Law


  • Co-Author, "Trade Mark Opposition – Comparison of Marks - IP Edge, August 2016 (Rodyk IP)
  • Co-Author, "Supplementary Examination Guidelines For Patent Applications", IP Edge, October 2015 (Singapore: Rodyk & Davidson LLP, 2015)
  • Co-Inventor, “Method and apparatus for echo cancellation in an asymmetric communication system”, US Patent Publication No. 6853626 B1, February 2005
  • Co-Author, "Design of analog equalizers for partial response detection in magnetic recording", IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, July 2000

Memberships and Associations

  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law


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