Chee Seng Tang
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Chee Seng was Content Strategist at Asia Law Network. Formerly a senior reporter for foreign news at TODAY, he joined Asia Law Network to write practical and easy to understand articles on the law with lawyers. In his spare time, he also co-hosts and produces a live contemporary storytelling group called Story Slam Singapore.

A Basic Guide to Enforcing your Patent in Singapore
Business,Intellectual Property

Reading Time: 6 minutesWith the Singapore government looking to cement the country’s reputation as a leading startup hub, the climate for starting your own business has never been more favorable. As an aspiring entrepreneur, you may be looking to provide a new product or process that you think may fulfil an unmet market demand. This is your invention, […]

Registered Designs Act: A Brief Introduction
Intellectual Property

Reading Time: 6 minutesDesign infringement is more common than you think! In 2016, a gadget called the Fidget Cube was launched on Kickstarter by a start-up company, Antsy Labs. Soon, it became one of Kickstarter’s Top 10 most funded projects in history – raising nearly US$6.5 million in funding from interested buyers. But when the product was delayed […]

Power of Attorney – What Is It and When Do You Need It?
Properties and Real Estate

Reading Time: 5 minutesWhat is a “Power of Attorney”? A “Power of Attorney” (“PA”) is a document by which a person (‘the Donor”) who is not physically able to do so, appoints another person (“the Donee”) to act for him/her in legal transactions, such as buying, renting, managing or selling of a Housing And Development Board (“HDB”) flat […]

How to Handle Overseas Assets in Your Will
Personal,Wills, Probates and Trusts

Reading Time: 4 minutesYou can’t take your possessions to the grave, but you certainly can Will it to your loved ones! With globalisation and increased international travels, with the ever-growing options and ease of investing internationally, you find yourself with overseas bank accounts and properties, and even eligibility to work and live overseas.  As your assets and investments […]

Copyright Law In Singapore: A Brief Overview
Business,Intellectual Property

Reading Time: 6 minutesA Brief History of Singapore’s Copyright Law Singapore’s modern copyright law started on 10 April 1987, when the Copyright Act passed by Parliament on 26 January 1987 commenced. It was passed as a result of pressure from America (US). In comparison with Bahamas, another country which had to amend its copyright laws due to US […]

Company Retrenchment Exercises: What Employers Ought to Do
Business,Business Advice

Reading Time: 6 minutesRetrenchment is sadly unavoidable Retrenchment is sadly unavoidable in today’s modern world. Singapore’s economy is constantly in flux: workers are under tremendous pressure to increase productivity and improve their employability by learning useful future skills, while employers must continuously find ways to stay one step ahead of their competitors and/or technological disruption. Even when they […]

Why You Should Write A Will
Wills, Probates and Trusts

Reading Time: 7 minutesInheritance disputes are real! You may have heard of inheritance disputes more commonly overseas but it does happen in Singapore too. While there are many other examples, here’s a summary of 7 cases of inheritance disputes that happened in Singapore. Prepare a will for peace of mind! What is a will? It is a declaration […]

Unreasonable Behaviour in Divorce Under Singapore Law
Divorce and Child Custody,Personal

Reading Time: 9 minutesUnreasonable Behaviour, it seems, is the basis frequently cited by women when applying for a divorce According to the Department of Statistics Singapore, out of the 3,437 divorce proceedings filed under the Women’s Charter in 2016 where the plaintiff was a woman, 58.6 per cent of the filings cited “unreasonable behaviour” as the key reason […]

Advance Medical Directive: Make Your Decisions on Death
Personal,Wills, Probates and Trusts

Reading Time: 6 minutesThe Story in 60 Seconds If you are above the age of 21 and are of sound mind, you might consider making an Advance Medical Directive (“AMD”). This is a document that will inform professionals and other parties involved in your healthcare that you do not want extraordinary life-sustaining treatment to prolong your life in the event […]

Separation in Divorce
Divorce and Child Custody,Personal

Reading Time: 5 minutesSeparation is the biggest reason cited by men when filing for divorce According to the Department of Statistics Singapore, out of the 2,068 filings for divorce under the Women’s Charter in 2016 where the plaintiff was a man, 49.2 per cent of the filings cited “lived apart or separated for three years or more” as […]

Tendering Your Resignation
Employment

Reading Time: 4 minutesIt’s sure tempting to tender your resignation with a bang Come on, admit it, we’ve all fantasised at some point about quitting your job, and tendering your resignation with such unmitigated gall and audacity, that you walk out of that door while your supervisor and colleagues stare at you slack-jawed in amazement. But it is not […]