Audrey Yap

Managing Partner at Yusarn Audrey

Audrey Yap is managing partner of regional law firm Yusarn Audrey and a registered patent agent in Singapore. Yusarn Audrey is an IP and commercial law practice offering legal, dispute resolution and intellectual capital management as part of an integrated suite of IP solutions. Ms Yap has facilitated the development of robust patent and IP portfolios for growth and monetisation to support business and corporate objectives and extract value from IP assets, with a focus on IP strategies in Asia. She has advised government agencies in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on IP-related economic policies.

Ms Yap has served as a member of the board of directors of the IP Office of Singapore (IPOS) since 2015 and as an adjunct fellow of the IP Academy of Singapore since 2004.

Ms Yap served as a board member of Enterprise Singapore, a key agency under the Ministry of Trade and Industry helping Singapore companies to develop capabilities and innovate and seize international opportunities, from 2018 to 2020. Ms Yap has served as an IP expert for several international and regional WIPO projects, including on a high-level international expert panel on global technology transfer in 2015 under the WIPO Development Agenda framework. She has championed women in technology, business and intellectual property on gender diversity forums for WIPO and the IPOS.

Ms Yap has won several accolades, including being named as one of Singapore’s leading lawyers by Who’s Who Legal and as one of the top women business lawyers in Singapore by Euromoney. She has also been recognised for her IP expertise by World Trademark Review, where she has been described as an “an astute strategist who holds the keys to unlocking IP value for her patrons”.

Ms Yap is the president of the Licensing Executives Society International. She is chair of the Singapore Business Federation Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Committee Innovation Sub-committee, a council member of the Workforce Advancement Federation, a notary public and a board director of a Singapore listed company.

IAM says

Singaporean IP doyenne Audrey Yap breathes life into IP portfolios and gives them commercial impetus for the entire Asia-Pacific region. One of the most strategically minded private practitioners on the market, she also keeps her eye on important issues such as gender diversity in the tech realm.

Professional associations

  • APAA
  • INTA
  • Law Society of Singapore
  • LES International
  • Singapore Institute of Directors


  • IAM/IC
  • IP management consultancy
  • IP-backed lending
  • Legal
  • Licensing
  • M&A
  • Technology transfer

Firm details

Yusarn Audrey
24 Raffles Place 27-01/02 Clifford Centre
Singapore 048621

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