Murgiana Haq is the Managing Partner of hslegal LLP. She is an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court, Singapore and a Registered Patents Agent. Murgiana has had an illustrious career in intellectual property matters since 1974. She was at the forefront of many intellectual property developments in Singapore where she played a key role. She was the first President of Asian Patent Attorneys Association–Singapore Group and served on the main Group Council as a Councillor and Vice-President. She was instrumental in setting up the ASEAN Intellectual Property Association on which she served as President. She was the first Chair of the Women Business Lawyer’s Committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association. She served on Singapore’s Franchise Advisory Committee during its formative years. She was an Advisory Committee Member of the National Patents and Innovation Centre and served on the Advisory Board of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Development Committee, which was formed to promote entrepreneurship and innovation.
Murgiana is ever willing to break new ground in her work. In the early 1970s, she obtained the first IP-related Anton Pillar Order in Singapore from the High Court. She also acted successfully in the first copyright case involving software in Singapore. She also took on the first referral to the Copyright Tribunal in Singapore. Murgiana has been nominated as a leading IP lawyer for Singapore in several publications such as Asia Law Profiles, Legal 500 and Experts Guide on Leading IP Lawyers. She was nominated a top lawyer in IP in Singapore by IP Asia.