Career series: Jo-Ann See, Amica Law


Muireann Bolger

Career series: Jo-Ann See, Amica Law

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Jo-Ann See, director of Singapore law firm Amica Law, describes to WIPR how she developed a love of IP after a shaky start in the sector, and why career challenges should be viewed positively.

After I completed my studies at law school, I was undecided about whether to practise law. I joined the Singapore Legal Service, which posted me to the Trademarks and Patents Registry, which later became the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore.

I was appointed the deputy registrar of trademarks and patents, but my office was situated in an old building far away from the business district where my friends were, as they were working in law firms. I recall feeling alone and regretting my decision

However, working there introduced me to the world of IP and since then, I have never looked back and very much enjoy this field of practice.

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