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Startup lawyer and Intellectual Property (IP) specialist

Starting your own business but unsure where to start?

Many new businesses struggle to find a startup lawyer and IP specialist with deep technical expertise and experience having walked in their shoes.

Founders & entrepreneurs often waste valuable time, miss opportunities and lose inertia trying to figure out their legal and IP needs. Entrepreneurs should be focusing on their main creative advantages that they bring to their business especially at the early stages. These creative advantages include innovation, branding or sales.

It is typically rare for an entrepreneur to be successful without surrounding themselves with a competent team that has execution experience to assist. How does an entrepreneur discern who can solve the challenges their early stage business faces in a responsive and practical manner?


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What clients say

James was very knowledgeable in the blockchain space and used his extensive experience to cover all bases and get the best outcome possible. He was professional and a pleasure to work with.

Ermin Nurovic

Co-Founder - dHEDGE


What People Say

James is a very knowledgeable IP specialist. Our company submitted the patent application on a timely manner with James' assistance. His computer science background also played a very important role in understanding our business and invention without too much trouble in order to communicate a complex technology idea in legal language. James was very responsive during the whole process and we are very satisfied with his effort. I highly recommend James to you should you require any patent application assistance.

Hugo Lai

Risk & Compliance - Life Trading


What People Say

I had the opportunity to work closely with James during his time in Singapore. He is a sound patent attorney with a very strong understanding of the clients’ commercial needs. Having worked in Australia, Singapore and later HK, he is well placed to provide a global perspective. He is also a pleasure to work with.

Sheena Jacob

Partner & Head of IP, Technology, Media & Competition - CMS Holborn Asia


What People Say

Worked with James as a client on some international IP fillings. James was very professional and his timely advice enabled us to secure two international patents. Thanks James.

Patrick Ow

Risk Specialist


What People Say

James helped me to prepare US patent document few years ago, I remembered he did it professionally! Good work! Thanks James

Joanne Yip

Founder - Active Biotechnology (Hong Kong) Company Limited


What People Say

James assisted me in my United States patent application throughout the entire filing process. He communicated extremely well so that I was kept well informed, he managed to capture and cover all aspects of the invention appropriately. Further, he explained all legal issues in a very clear and concise manner, and I would certainly recommend James as a very competent patent attorney.

Bernard Fong

Co-Founder - Bespoke Assistive Care Solutions






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Startup Businesses

In Australia, 60% of new businesses fail within the first 3 years*

Contributing to their failure are avoidable reasons like:

  • not registering a trade mark
  • not putting in place the right agreements which opens up risks of co-founder disputes
  • loss of IP rights
  • not having a structure that is investor-friendly.

These are a few examples of challenges faced by new businesses.

* “Why Small Businesses Fail In Australia”, Huffington Post, 28 Sep 2015

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James is a lawyer & patent attorney with over 19 years experience spread across: Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Make James your trusted advisor and leverage his expertise and experience so you can focus your time on building your business.

James will take care of all your legal and IP needs, including company registration, trade marks, shareholders agreement and more ...

Startup lawyer and Intellectual Property (IP) specialist