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Asia-Pacific Guide 2023
Malaysia Intellectual Property
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Band 1

4 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Skrine

Skrine is recognised as a pioneer in the Intellectual Property practice in Malaysia. We have been consistently ranked as a leading practice by Managing Intellectual Property, Chambers Asia-Pacific and the Legal 500 Asia-Pacific.



Clients report that our service is "

very efficient and proactive

” (Chambers Asia-Pacific). Another source enthuses: "

They have distinguished themselves with excellent service

" (Chambers Asia-Pacific).



Charmayne Ong

 leads this practice which has been described as a “

towering presence on the Malaysian IP landscape

” (IAM Patent 1000). 

Khoo Guan Huat

, our senior counsel in IP, has been described as “

an outstanding lawyer who really builds up client confidence

” (IAM Patent 1000) having secured landmark decisions shaping the development of IP laws in Malaysia.


 


Our IP team advises clients in protecting, licensing and enforcing their IP rights, whether in the form of patents, trademarks, designs, copyright, trade secrets or know-how. We act for clients in trademark infringement and passing-off claims as well as in patent, design and copyright litigation.


 


The practice has a wide range of clients in all areas of commercial and industrial activity which includes pharmaceutical, luxury goods, technology & telecommunications, international airlines and manufacturers of industrial and consumer products.




Chambers Review

Provided by Chambers
Intellectual Property - Malaysia
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Band 1
What the team is known for

Skrine's leading IP law department offers the full range of litigation and advisory services to major local and multinational clients in the Malaysian market. The firm is regularly entrusted with high-profile litigation, particularly concerning trade mark, patent and copyright infringements. The team also advises on anti-counterfeiting and enforcement measures and handles IP portfolios for leading global clients, as well as extensive expertise in prosecution work. Skrine represents clients in sectors such as automotive, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and technology.

Work Highlights

Provided by Skrine
  • Skrine acted for Nokia against local subsidiaries of Vivo for infringement of two Malaysian representative patents of the Nokia’s standard-essential patent portfolio.

Notable Practitioners

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Guan Huat Khoo
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Band 1

Khoo Guan Huat is a renowned IP lawyer in Kuala Lumpur who frequently represents clients in trade mark and copyright infringement cases and advises on enforcement matters.

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Charmayne Ong
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Band 2

Charmayne Ong has a strong market reputation for advisory work in Malaysia, particularly managing registrations of patents, trade marks and copyrights. She offers in-depth sectoral expertise in TMT and also handles work in other sectors.

"She thinks about the bigger picture and what commercial outcomes the client is seeking. She asks probing questions and develops excellent client-focused strategies."

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Pei Yee Kuek
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Band 3

Kuek Pei Yee is a litigator in Kuala Lumpur with a solid reputation, frequently acting on patent and trade mark infringement cases.

"Pei Yee is very perceptive."

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Hemalatha Parasa Ramulu
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Band 4

Hemalatha Parasa Ramulu handles IP litigation in Malaysia, with experience advising companies in the healthcare and manufacturing spaces.

Ranked Lawyers at
Skrine

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Guan Huat Khoo
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Charmayne Ong
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Pei Yee Kuek
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Band 3
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Hemalatha Parasa Ramulu
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Band 4

Members

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Charmayne Ong

Head of Department

Grace Teoh

Hemalatha Ramulu

Hong Koon Teh

Jillian Chia

Joshua Teoh

Leela Baskaran

Melissa Long

Natalie Lim

Industries

Provided by Skrine

Branding, Franchising and Licensing

Entertainment, Gaming and Media

IP Litigation and Enforcement

IP Registration and Prosecution

Privacy and Data Protection

Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT)