Who We Are

Cat and Pillar Pte. Ltd. is a Singapore company founded by a former trademark examiner
from the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS).


Reliable, affordable and seamless international trademark protection for business owners


Bridging business owners, like-minded IP professionals and IP offices around the world.

What Defines Us


Our platform makes the trademark application process a breeze at below-market rates.


Trademark applications are filed with IPOS in 1 business day. Assessment reports are given within 3 working days.


We have the experience of examining thousands of trademarks and are well-versed in the Singapore trademark regime and Madrid Protocol.

We vouch for the accuracy of our assessment reports with our refund policy.

About the Founder

Tan Yan Shao graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2013 and served as Trademark Examiner at IPOS for the next seven years. During this time, he took a leading role in the redesign and implementation of the entire trademark filing, search and examination system. Through this experience, he became an expert in all trademark filing processes and he endeavours to help business gain robust trademark protection with the knowledge he gained.


- Bachelors of Engineering (2nd Upper Hons.), 2013, National University of Singapore
- Specialist Certificate in Intangible Asset Management, 2020, IP Academy