Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Malaysia > Intellectual property > Law firm and leading lawyer rankings

Editorial

Index of tables

  1. Intellectual property
  2. Leading individuals
  3. Next generation lawyers

Next generation lawyers

  1. 1

Who Represents Who

Find out which law firms are representing which Intellectual property clients in Malaysia using The Legal 500's new comprehensive database of law firm/client relationships. Instantly search over 925,000 relationships, including over 83,000 Fortune 500, 46,000 FTSE350 and 13,000 DAX 30 relationships globally. Access is free for in-house lawyers, and by subscription for law firms. For more information, contact david.burgess@legal500.com.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE WHO REPRESENTS WHO SITE

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill’s ‘business-oriented’ team ‘goes the extra mile and produces good results’. Bahari Yeow ‘impresses by achieving pragmatic solutions for his clients’, and Adlin Abdul Majid is noted for his expertise and knowledge; both head the practice. Previous work highlights have included representing Philip Morris in a trade mark infringement and passing off dispute. The government of Malaysia and LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton have also been clients.

Shearn Delamore & Co’s IP head Karen Abraham led the team advising Hermes International as plaintiff in a trade mark infringement case against a defendant selling products bearing the client’s protected name. It also acted for PCA Architecture in a copyright infringement case related to the design of a number of projects in Johor Bahru. Indran Shanmuganathan, Timothy Siaw and Michelle Loi are recommended.

Shook Lin & Bok’s Michael Soo advised beverage manufacturer Fraser and Neave as appellant in an industrial design case, and acted for YTL Corporation in a successful appeal before the High Court related to a trade mark infringement case and passing off. The practice works for major international brands from a variety of industries.

Highlights for Skrine included advising SKB Shutters Manufacturing in patent disputes before the Federal Court, and acting for Winthrop Pharmaceuticals in a case issued against AztraZeneca on grounds of patent infringement. Head of practice Charmayne Ong and Hemalatha Parasa Ramulu are the names to note.

Wong & Partners’ eight-strong IP group is led by Kherk Ying Chew. The firm advised McDonald’s Corporation on the restructuring of all of its trade marks licensing and franchising operations in the country, and acted for Global Life Sciences on its overall patent protection strategy in Malaysia, which includes the review of the client’s IP policies and employment contracts. Hong Sze Chen and Tze Lin Chong are also recommended.

Specialist firm Wong Jin Nee & Teo assists corporations with the creation, clearance, protection, portfolio management, enforcement and monetisation of IP and technology. Teo Bong Kwan and Wong Jin Nee are the key names, while key clients include Levis Strauss and YKL Engineering.

Led by Linda Wang, Zaid Ibrahim & Co (a member of ZICO Law)’s ‘responsive and extremely professional’ team includes Ong Boo Seng and Su Siew Ling. Wang deals with patent applications and prosecution, and represented the Association of Swiss Chocolate Manufacturers before the Federal Court in a geographical indication matter. Honda, Pandora and the Recording Industry Association of Malaysia are other clients.

Cheang & Ariffprovides excellent legal services and its knowledgeable and experienced team goes the extra mile’. The practice is known for its trade marks prosecution work, related litigation and advisory services. Cindy Goh ‘is quick to act on issues, level-headed, calm and offers pragmatic solutions’. Clients include Advanced Technical Laminates, Parkson, Hovid, Motordata Research Data and 11-Street-Celcom Group.

Christopher & Lee Ong successfully acted for Al Baik Fast Food Distribution in a trade mark claim initiated by Saudi corporation Al Baik Food Systems before the High Court to challenge the client’s registered trade name on grounds of wrongful registration. The team is also defending Phi Orion and five of its directors in court proceedings commenced by Juris Technologies for breach of confidential information and copyright. Sri Sarguna Raj, Ng Kim Poh and Steven Cheok lead the practice.

In a notable work highlight, Rahmat Lim & Partners represented AlgoRhythm (S) Pte Ltd and AlgoRhythm (M) Sdn Bhd as plaintiffs in a lawsuit involving several causes of action including copyright infringement, breach of confidence, breach of contract, procuring breach of agreement, conspiracy and restriction/interference of/with trade; the case was decided favourably for the client. The Walt Disney Company, AB InBev, Dunlopillo Holdings and MCM Holding are other clients. Pauline Khor, who handles anti-counterfeiting programmes for well-known clients, leads the practice.

The ‘excellent IP team’ at Raja, Darryl & Loh fields ‘creative, resourceful and effective lawyers’. Chew Phye Keat, who is well-versed in corporate, commercial and information technology, and Yvonne Ong, who advises clients on the registration and enforcement of IP rights, are the leading names. The practice is assisting Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company and HP Inc (after their demerger) on matters connected to their corresponding trade marks in Malaysia. A list of select clients includes Petrofac E&C, Axiata Group and Vitally.

Tay & Partners provides comprehensive IP assistance to clients on issues involving, among others, registration of trade marks, brand protection, IP dispute resolution, franchising, data protection, copyright, and new media. The ‘reliable and excellent team’ represented Proton (as an interested third party and trade mark proprietor) in a criminal case for anti-money laundering brought by the Public Prosecutor arising from a trade marks dispute. Lee Lin Li and Lim Bee Yi are the key names.

Abdul Raman Saad & Associates' biotechnology, intellectual property, technology and telco practice handles a variety of transactional matters including those pertaining to copyright, licensing and domain name registrations. It also conducts IP audits. Sabreena Abdul Raman is a key contact.

Chooi & Company fields a team of lawyers vastly experienced in handling IP instructions, from trade marks and copyright protection, corporate-related IP, negotiation and drafting of contracts to registration of trade names. Its clients include local and international businesses trading in a wide range of industries such as beverage, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, technology and security services among others. Lim Tuck Sun and Raphael Tay Choon Tien lead the practice.

Gan Partnership’s Tai Foong Lam is praised for his ‘quick responses and sound advice’. He acted for Tung Shin hospital in the negotiation of a software support and supply agreement with Telstra Malaysia aimed at implementing a new software system for the client.

At Josephine, L K Chow & Co, Peh Khaik Kew advises clients on the registration of trade marks, patents and industrial designs, litigation and enforcement of intellectual property rights. The practice receives praise for its innovative approach to clients’ instructions.

Miranda & Samuel’s work highlights included acting for Ranbaxy in a patent litigation claim and defending ZMW International in a trade mark infringement suit initiated by Red Bull GmbH. Tune Group.Com, E.I Du Pont and Dabur Pharma are other clients. Georga Miranda, Nor Athirah and Rubachandran A/L Govindasamy are recommended.

Naqiz & Partners acts for a variety of clients in contentious and non-contentious complex IP instructions in an array of areas such as telecoms, media, franchising and licensing, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. Practice head Brian Lew and Syed Naqiz Shahabuddin are key contacts. Clients include Telekom Malaysia, DRB-Hicom/Proton, Mamee-Double Decker and Cajun Global (Texas Chicken).

RamRais & Partners is noted for its transactional and dispute resolution IP capabilities. Managing partner Caroline Francis is a registered patent, trade mark and design agent, and Shashila Weladavi Acharige regularly handles IP litigation.

Ambiga Sreenevasan, founder of specialist dispute resolution firm Sreenevasan, is an experienced IP litigator.

Zain & Co’s IP team works closely with the firm’s corporate department and its lawyers are not only well-acquainted with corporate matters but they are also registered patent and trade marks attorneys. The team, which is led by Salwah Abdul Shukor, acts for Tall Order Productions, Robotshop, Perbadanan Nasional and Yusof Islam Productions.

Interview with...

Law firm partners and practice heads explain how their firms are adapting to clients' changing needs

International comparative guides

Giving the in-house community greater insight to the law and regulations in different jurisdictions.

Select Practice Area

GC Powerlist -
Southeast Asia

Press releases

The latest news direct from law firms. If you would like to submit press releases for your firm, send an email request to

Legal Developments in Malaysia for Intellectual property

  • Malaysia’s Copyright Laws Set for Change

    Since 2010, Malaysia has been involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (“TPP”) talks along with Australia, Brunei, Chile, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United States and Vietnam. The proposed partnership represents the latest multilateral free trade agreement that aims to further liberalise the economies of the Asia-Pacific region.
    - Naqiz & Partners

Legal Developments in Malaysia

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to

Press Releases worldwide

The latest news direct from law firms. If you would like to submit press releases for your firm, send an email request to