Lau Kok Keng has been in practice in Singapore since 1990. His main practice areas are Intellectual Property, IT & Media law. Within these areas, he handles both contentious and non-contentious work.
Kok Keng is recognised as a leading lawyer in his fields by publications such as Chambers Asia Pacific, Asian Legal Business Asia's Who's Who, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Asialaw Profiles Leading Lawyers, Who's Who Legal Singapore, The Best Lawyers in Singapore, and Managing Intellectual Property. In addition, Kok Keng has consistently been featured in The International Who's Who of Internet, e-Commerce & Data Protection Lawyers, The International Who's Who of Sports & Entertainment Lawyers, The International Who's Who of Information Technology Lawyers, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and Who's Who Legal: Telecommunications, Media & Technology and Data, placing him amongst the world's pre-eminent lawyers in these respective fields. Most recently, Rajah & Tann's IP Practice, headed by Kok Keng, has been recognised as the 2nd top law firm for Intellectual Property law under the Straits Times' Singapore Best Law Firms in 2021
Kok Keng is also currently a member of the Singapore Copyright Tribunal, and serves as an IP Arbitrator with the Singapore International Arbitration Centre.
Kok Keng undertakes a broad range of advisory, transactional and contentious Intellectual Property work. Some of his more recent IP cases include acting for a developer of a popular mobile game in defending against a suit brought by a rival game developer claiming copyright ownership in game concepts, a solar energy provider in a patent infringement suit, a franchisee of an American coffee company on its brand promotional activities with a multinational bank, a major tobacco company in its submissions to the Singapore health authorities on the effect of proposed plain packaging laws on the rights of trade mark proprietors, an international sports federation in taking enforcement action against ambush marketing activities in relation to the world's most-watched international sports event, and a pay-TV operator on piracy issues arising from the use of illegal android boxes. Kok Keng regularly drafts, advises on and negotiates IT-related agreements such as software licenses, IT consultancy and services agreements, systems integration agreements, and IT project implementation agreements.
Kok Keng's intellectual property and technology clients include technology companies, television broadcasters, cable operators, copyright licensing organisations, copyright licensees, major software and hardware manufacturers, computer gaming companies, internet service providers, sports organisations, terrestrial and online gaming operators, movie production houses, inventors, authors, publishers and tertiary educational institutions.