litigation support

Litigation Support

Our dedicated team of in-house counsel is equipped to provide comprehensive preliminary and pre-litigation consultancy to clients when they face legal IP issues. Wherever possible, we believe in seeking to amicably resolve any dispute through negotiation with the adverse party. Such resolution benefits the clients as it avoids the expense, delay and uncertainty of a court action.

However if legal action is unavoidable, we collaborate with our expert external counsel (specialist IP litigators) in addressing contentious issues. We take an active role in the entire litigation process by coordinating matters between our external counsel and clients to maximise a favourable outcome for the latter.

Our collaboration with our external counsel extends to the application of Trade Description Orders (TDO) and working closely with the authorities in the enforcement of IP rights. This includes raid and seizure conducted at business premises that have been identified to be infringing the clients’ IP rights.

Trademarks Act 2019

Dear Valued Clients & Associates

We are pleased to announce that the long-awaited overhaul of trademark laws in Malaysia is finally coming to fruition. The all-new Trademarks Bill 2019 was tabled in the Malaysian Parliament on 11 April 2019 and was approved, with some amendments, by the Lower House (Dewan Rakyat) on 02 July 2019 and the Upper House (Dewan Negara) on 23 July. Pending royal assent, it is now most certain that the new Act will come into effect by the last quarter of this year.

We will keep you apprised when the Trademarks Act 2019 becomes enforceable and the accompanying Trademark Regulations are issued.

In the meantime, please click here for some key takeaways from the new statute.