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Firms To Watch: Intellectual property

Rosli Dahlan Saravana Partnership has gained significant expertise in IP with the onboarding of former heads of Gan Partnership’s IP team Zhi Jian Lim and Bahari Yeow.

Intellectual property in Malaysia

Chooi & Company

The IP team at Chooi & Company is led by ‘exceptional’ partner and experienced litigator Cindy Goh. Its workload largely includes acting for high-profile clients, particularly across the fashion, oil and gas and technology industries, with key examples including Sony and Chubb. The practice handles a considerable portion of cross-jurisdictional work, though the majority is Malaysia-based. The team is well-equipped to handle high-value claims for defamation, breach of contract and premature termination of agreement, in addition to trademark infringement. A recent case includes the team’s defence of SPC Diatech LLC on a £30m law suit involving patented technologies; the practice won on all seven causes of action brought in the suit.

Practice head(s):

Cindy Goh

Other key lawyers:

Ivan Frederic Yun; Samantha Siow San San


‘The team is client-orientated, efficient in their delivery of service and always responsive. The team’s legal knowledge and skills are sound and coupled with their capability and prompt service, represent good value for money.’

‘Cindy Goh and Ivan Frederic Yun are both very professional and competent, as well as efficient and responsive. They understand the clients’ business needs well and always make best efforts to accommodate clients’ requirements and concerns.’

‘A highly skilled and competent team with in-depth knowledge of IP litigation laws and practice.’

‘Cindy Goh is highly-skilled with invaluable in-depth knowledge of IP litigation. She provides excellent, sound and honest advice.’

‘This team are responsive, attentive, highly knowledgeable and has great negotiation skills.’

‘Cindy Goh’s client engagement is exceptional in our view. She ensures that she is always available to address concerns and is proactive when dealing with issues.’

Key clients

SPC Diatech LLC

Hovid Berhad

Tramontina S/A Cutelaria

Inver House Distillers Limited

Syarikat Perniagaan Lamzhuan Sdn Bhd

Pan Pacific International Holdings Corporation (Don Don Donki)

Emart Sdn Bhd

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd

Rohto Pharmaceutical Co Ltd

Sri Nona Industries Sdn Bhd

Fraser & Neave

Wacoal Corporation

Parkson Group of Companies

Lion Group of Companies

Tsubakimoto Chain Co. in Japan

Tandex Pty Ltd

Pegasus Aqua Sdn Bhd

Work highlights

  • Representing SPC Diatech LLC in a suit to defend against the plaintiff’s claim for RM30m for defamation, tort of inducement for breach of contract, unlawful interference and premature termination of agreement.
  • Representing a well-known Brazilian kitchen cutlery manufacturer, in a suit concerning trademark infringement and passing off against the defendant which owns a big chain of Ace Hardware stores in Malaysia.
  • Represented Asustek Computer Inc, a famous multinational computer and phone hardware and electronics company in a complicated patent infringement suit that involves information technology.

Christopher & Lee Ong

The offering at Christopher & Lee Ong is led by Sri Sarguna Raj, who is noted for his ‘great strategy’ on IP cases. The team is well-equipped to handle both contentious and non-contentious matters, from IP protection and registration, enforcement of rights and litigation to trademark auditing, with noteworthy clients including AirAsia, for whom its cases are multi-jurisdictional. Other key areas of expertise include advising on infringements pertaining to trademarks, patents, copyrights, licensing, domain names and industrial design. Steven Cheok, who focuses on clearance searches and the prosecution of trademark applications, is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Sri Sarguna Raj

Other key lawyers:

Steven Cheok; Nicole Chong


‘Very solid understanding of clients’ needs and great communication. They have a good strategy for legal cases and are very thorough in their work.’

‘Sri has great strategy, whilst Nicole has great communication and execution on matters.’

‘Christopher & Lee Ong has handled trademark registrations in Malaysia as well as trademark oppositions and invalidations in Malaysia. Its lawyers are very diligent and professional. They have a depth and breadth of knowledge of Malaysia intellectual property laws. They can take complex legal concepts and explain them simply, conveying the important concepts.’

Key clients

AirAsia Group Berhad

Digital Nasional Berhad

Top Glove Corporation Berhad

Kean Beng Lee Industries (M) Sdn Bhd

Yonex Co. Ltd

Powerscan Company Limited

Barnes Group Inc.

Iconix Consulting Sdn. Bhd. No

Telekom Malaysia Berhad

YTL Communications Sdn. Bhd.

IQiyi Inc.

Tenaga Nasional Berhad

GIVI Asia Sdn. Bhd.

Tsutaya Books Co. Ltd.

Content Forum (The Communications and Multimedia Content Forum of Malaysia)

Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS)

Work highlights

  • Represented the client successfully in a domain name dispute before the Asian International Arbitration Centre.
  • Handling the IP portfolio of the clients in Malaysia, the firm is also acting as the local legal representative of the clients in an anti-counterfeiting and trademark recording system.
  • Engaged by Air Asia Group Bhd to handle trademark audit, clearance searches and prosecution of trademark applications for the client’s trademarks for their various businesses and to assist them with the filing strategies of the trademarks overseas in 27 countries worldwide.

LAW Partnership

Brian Law, who is praised as an ‘experienced litigator and a well of knowledge’, jointly leads the IP team alongside Suaran Singh Sidhu at LAW Partnership and has demonstrable experience across the luxury goods, technology and pharmaceuticals. The practice advises on the full spectrum of mandates, from patent drafting, prosecution and enforcement issues to litigation, as well as commercial IP and advisory work. Senior associate Chen Yun Jin is noted for his capability in trademark disputes and the enforcement of IP rights. The team has grown significantly over the course of 2021 and 2022, with the addition of numerous associates and IP executives.

Practice head(s):

Brian Law; Suaran Singh Sidhu

Other key lawyers:

Celia Cheah Chiew Lan; Chen Yun Jin


‘An excellent team, well-led and full of relevant experts with strong contacts.’   

‘The team has strong, sector-specific contacts, networks and knowledge, which they have accumulated over a long period.’   

‘Brian Law is a very experienced litigator and a well of knowledge, who provides pragmatic advice.’

Key clients

The Alliance Against Counterfeit Spirits (“AACS”)

Evolution Wellness Holdings Pte. Ltd.

YTL Group


Sanofi Aventis Pte. Ltd.

Jas Hennessy & Co.

Sony Music Publishing Sdn. Bhd.

Mega Fortris Group

Music Authors’ Copyright Protection (MACP)

The Procter & Gamble Group

English Premier League

Shell Brands International

Kingsley Advisory Sdn. Bhd

Work highlights

  • Assisted the Alliance Against Counterfeit Spirits as verifiers in an ex-officio raid action by the General Operations Force, against a bottling plant which resulted in the seizure of counterfeit spirits, dry goods, machineries, and vehicles used to produce and transport the finished goods.

LindaWang Su & Boo (a member of ZICO IP)

LindaWang Su & Boo (a member of ZICO IP)‘s team has ‘seasoned practitioner’ Linda Wang, Su Siew Ling and Boo Seng Ong at its helm. The practice serves clients across a range of industry sectors, including Warner Bros, Nestle and Chanel, and consistently handles substantial portfolios. It is noted for its capability to advise on the full range of IP issues, including trademark, copyright, design and patent infringement; notably, the team is currently acting for Honda in an alleged copyright infringement. Its workload is often on Malaysian-based cases, but the team also has cross-jurisdictional capabilities.

Practice head(s):

Linda Wang; Su Siew Ling; Ong Boo Seng

Other key lawyers:

Su Beng Yi


‘ZICO is the first ASEAN multidisciplinary service firm to be publicly listed and to have a presence across all 10 ASEAN member countries. Their responsiveness is impressive when they map out the client’s patent layout in ASEAN. They are professional in local laws and regulations, and always provide prompt response.’

‘Linda Wang has expertise in local patent application procedures, laws and regulations, and always provides targeted and accurate suggestions.’

‘The ZICO IP three-partner team complements each other in terms of expertise, ensuring at all times that there is constant partner-client engagement. As a client, I am assured that the advice and deliverables are well thought through, business-centric and supported by thorough legal research and authorities.’

‘Linda Wang is a seasoned practitioner who provides strategic legal advice to clients. Ong Boo Seng is highly approachable and knowledgeable, holding the business’ hands as they navigate through complex issues.’

Key clients

KLK Oleo

Smart Glove Companies

Asahi Group Holdings Southeast Asia Pte. Ltd.

Warner Bros. and DC Comics



Honda Motor Co. Ltd.

Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications

Essity Group


Yamato Holdings

Public Performance Malaysia Berhad

Amorepacific Corporation

Biocon Limited

Lion Corporation (Japan)

Work highlights

  • Advised and provided patent infringement and validity analysis to Biocon Ltd. and Biocon Sdn Bhd prior to filing of the Court action to invalidate Sanofi’s patent.
  • Acting for Honda Motor Co. Ltd against the defendants for their alleged infringement of Honda’s copyright in the iconic Honda EX-5 motorcycle, which has been a top-seller for the past 30 years.
  • Representing the shareholder of Nalli’s Silks Saris Traders Sdn Bhd (in liq).

Shearn Delamore & Co

The IP team at Shearn Delamore & Co is led by Karen Abraham, described as ‘the best there is in Malaysia and the region’. The team stands out for its work on Malaysia-based trademark and patent prosecution; uniquely, it manages large trademark portfolios of international clients, including Astro, Petronas and Pfizer, in addition to various global technology companies. The practice advises on angles of appropriate protection and enforcement of trademarks. Further, it deals with registration and protection of domain names issues and the enforcement of industrial design protection. Indran Shanmuganathan has expertise working with government bodies to enforce anti-counterfeiting laws. Zaraihan Shaari retired in December 2021.

Practice head(s):

Karen Abraham

Other key lawyers:

Indran Shanmuganathan; Timothy Siaw; Jyeshta Mahendran; Michelle Loi; Janet Toh


‘Karen Abraham is amazing.’

‘Shearn Delamore has a strong team with great experience in all fields of IP. That tremendous depth of knowledge makes them a prime firm to work with in Malaysia.’

‘Jyeshta Mahendran is very reliable, prompt in her updates and is very accessible. She is able to advise on any IP matter with her knowledge and years of experience.’

‘Indran and his team act in the best interests of the client. They commit their time and ensure that they have sufficient resources to provide their best advice to the client. Mr Indran is an exceptional figure in providing constructive advice; Michelle ensures that all aspects of the subject are well-covered.’

‘If you need a one-stop firm that has experience, gives you high-quality work and good advice with integrity and honesty. Shearn is the firm I would recommend to anyone for IP matters.’

‘Karen Abraham and Michelle Loi stand out for their expertise, experience and knowledge of trademark law, as well as for their honesty and integrity.’

‘Shearn Delamore handle all trademark-related matters for us, from clearance and application filing, including oppositions, cancellations, TM assignments etcetera. They are extremely business-friendly, always seeking cost-effect solutions to any problems. They are very prompt and responsive, whilst diligent in fighting and protecting their clients’ rights.’

‘Karen Abraham is the best there is in Malaysia and the region, in my opinion. She is extremely knowledgeable and easy to work with. She employs her wide array of contacts within the TM field to ensure that her clients obtain the best results.’

Key clients

Longchamp Paris

General Video LLC

Wahl Clipper Corporation

Dyson Technology Limited

Kimberly-Clark Corporation

ResMed Pty Ltd

Honeywell International Inc.

Hermes International

Energizer Holdings, Inc.

Goyard St-Honore

LVMH Fashion Group

The Liverpool Football Club And Athletic Grounds Ltd

Merck Sharp and Dohme Corp

Asia File Products Sdn Bhd

Sinowaja (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

Dorpan SL and Melia Hotels International S.A.

Munchy Food Industries Sdn Bhd

El Baik Food Systems Co. S.A.

Garden International School Sdn Bhd

Nippon Paint (M) Sdn Bhd

Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad (ASTRO)

Reckitt Benckiser

Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS)

Pfizer Inc


Charmayne Ong Poh Yin, noted for her ability to ‘see the bigger picture’ on complex IP cases, and specialist in Malaysian IP disputes, Khoo Guan Huat, co-lead the offering at Skrine. The team advises on the full range of IP matters; it provides assistance and advice on the protection and management of rights, in addition to its work concerning licensing and enforcing rights. The practice’s client list is formed of high-profile companies across an array of sectors, including technology and pharmaceutical companies. Standout work includes its action for Nokia in defence of its patent rights. Kuek Pei Yee has expertise in matters involving counterfeiting, whilst Teh Hong Koon has a growing specialism in international and cross-jurisdictional trademark enforcement work. Two internal partner promotions in 2021, including Joshua Teoh and Melissa Long, have bolstered the team.

Practice head(s):

Charmayne Ong Poh Yin; Khoo Guan Huat

Other key lawyers:

Kuek Pei Yee; Teh Hong Koon; Hemalatha Parasa Ramulu; Leela Baskaran; Joshua Teoh; Melissa Long


‘Charmayne Ong Poh Yin is super organized and an excellent communicator. She also sees the bigger picture, cutting through complex IP matters to get to a positive, commercial outcome.’

‘We have instructed them on the full-range of trademark work and the team is accessible responsive, and is able to work with us seamlessly to craft creative legal solutions for our clients. We also find Skrine’s fees to be reasonable and competitive, despite it being a large firm.’

‘Charmayne Ong provides clear and practical legal advice and is always prompt in her responses. She is assisted by a team of capable associates, alongside ten colleagues with similar expertise.’

‘Charmayne Ong Poh Yin and her team are very easy to work with, responsive and client-focused. Charmayne has the ability to effortlessly manage several matters across several countries and time-zones.’

Key clients

Nokia Technology Oy

Pirelli & C. S.p.A

Genting Malaysia Berhad

Dart Industries Inc

Work highlights

  • Acting for Nokia in the Malaysian part of a global patent infringement dispute against Vivo and subsidiaries involving Standard Essential Patents.
  • Acting for the plaintiffs in a copyright infringement and breach of confidential information litigation involving former directors.
  • Represented a footwear brand owner to successfully resist the attempted setting aside of a Trade Description Order all the way up to Federal Court-level, which affirmed that over 76,000 counterfeit items had been rightfully confiscated in a 2019 raid.

Wong & Partners

Wong & Partners’ IP team, led by Kherk Ying Chew, is known for its ‘high level of dedication and technical knowledge’. Its practice covers both contentious and non-contentious cases, which includes acting on civil and criminal proceedings involving copyright, patent and trademark infringement litigation. In 2021, the team successfully acted for Astro on a landmark IP High Court case, which clarified the laws around piracy in Malaysia. In addition, the team is able to handle transactional cases involving transfer of IP assets, valuations, anti-counterfeiting, enforcement and portfolio management work. Many of its clients are globally renowned, particularly in the technology sector, which is where partner Sonia Ong’s commercial expertise lies.

Practice head(s):

Kherk Ying Chew

Other key lawyers:

Sonia Ong; Lam Kah Kah; Raymond Tan


‘The team is very capable, with a high-level of dedication and technical knowledge.’

‘Kherk Ying Chew stands out as an excellent lawyer, who gives good strategic advice and is very capable in the courtroom.’

‘Wong & Partners delivers practical and commercial advice with sensitivities to the business and industry. The team works hard to ensure that they produce high-quality work and that our needs are met across the board.’

Key clients

Genting Berhad

Telekom Malaysia Berhad

CIMB Group Berhad

Malaysia Airlines Berhad

Ralph Lauren


Centek Limited

Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd

Work highlights

  • Acted for Measat Broadcast Network Systems Sdn Bhd (ASTRO), in a landmark case regarding the copyright infringement issues associated with the sale of TV boxes or illicit streaming devices.

Wong Jin Nee & Teo

Wong Jin Nee & Teo is a boutique IP and technology firm, co-headed by the ‘exceptional’ Jin Nee Wong, and head of litigation and patent sub-teams Teo Bong Kwang. Its focus is spread across the full range of IP matters, such as advising on the clearance and registration of portfolios involving trademarks, industrial designs and copyright, in addition to brand protection, enforcement of rights and dispute resolution. Recent cases include its successful defence of Tan Kimhock Tong Seng Food Industry Sdn Bhd, which reached the Malaysian High Court, regarding alleged trademark infringement. As well as its significant regional work, the team is well-equipped to represent local franchisors overseas, and regularly assists in the expansion of operations of franchise agreements for clients. Loo Wai Hoong was recently promoted to partner in July 2022.

Practice head(s):

Jin Nee Wong; Teo Bong Kwang

Other key lawyers:

Loo Wai Hoong; Lim Yean Yean; Joanne Kong; Loo Wai Hoong


‘This practice was recommended to us and we are pleased thus far with the service, communication, accessibility to the lawyers and the advice provided. Intellectual property is clearly one their fortes.’

‘Partner Teo Bong Kwang and senior associate Loo Wai Hoong, are a great team to work with. The quality of Teo’s advice and his approach to our cases showcase his years of experience. Loo is very accessible and prompt with updates.’

‘Partner Jin Nee Wong is exceptional. She leads and manages a team of complete professionals. We know and trust that our work will be handled professionally by anyone on Jin Nee’s team as they work directly with clients to understand their needs.’

‘Partner Jin Nee Wong is exceptional. She works directly with clients to understand their needs and their ultimate goals. She tailors her work to fit the clients’ needs. And always delivers.’

Key clients

Nippon Paint

Shell Brands International AG

Christian Louboutin SAS

Prada S.A.

Under Armour, Inc.

Intel Corporation

BP (Castrol)

Levi Strauss & Co.

Luxottica Group S.p.A (owner of Ray-Ban and Oakley brands)


Daniel Wellington

Showa Corporation

AJ Park

YKL Engineering Sdn. Bhd.

GDEX Berhad

Mattel, Inc.

Rahmat Lim & Partners

Pauline Khor, who handles contentious IP matters, leads the team at Rahmat Lim & Partners. The offering advises a broad range of local and multinational companies on the full spectrum of IP and ancillary rights in Malaysia. With demonstrable experience across various industry sectors, the practice is noted for its expertise in the technology space, having recently acted on mandates involving e-commerce and online rights infringement. On the contentious side of the practice, it has ample experience assisting clients in the enforcement of anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy laws.

Practice head(s):

Pauline Khor

Work highlights

  • Acted for and defended a leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia in back-to-back civil lawsuits launched simultaneously by local production film companies.
  • Acted for a Chinese metaphysics consulting group in initiating lawsuits against third party online infringers who have been distributing and selling hundreds of copyrighted works belonging to the client.

Raja, Darryl & Loh

Raja, Darryl & Loh’s ‘knowledgeable and experienced’ IP team is led by Yvonne Ong. It has contentious and non-contentious abilities, and advises local and international clients on the full range of issues arising in this area of law in Malaysia. Noteworthy work includes its successful representation of a technology company in the High Court, regarding an alleged copyright infringement. The industry sectors its work covers range from fashion to pharmaceuticals and consumer goods. Its advisory work spans the full spectrum of IP regulatory issues, often involving both domestic and cross-jurisdictional elements.

Practice head(s):

Yvonne Ong

Other key lawyers:

Leong Ooi Ling; Chew Phye Keat; Choon Hon Leng


‘They are very professional and swift in responding; they give practical solutions to issues.’

‘Partner Yvonne Ong has been very prompt in her responses and we are very satisfied with her services, whilst managing director Mr. Chew Phye Keat is ever-ready to help global colleagues.’

‘The team is knowledgeable and experienced in their IP practice and provides prompt assistance.’

‘Yvonne Ong and Chew Phye Keat are both knowledgeable and experienced and provide excellent services to their clients. They are always attentive and prompt in assisting us.’

‘They are quick in understanding our commercial requirements and they offer practical solutions.’

‘Working with Yvonne Ong is a breeze.’

‘Their solutions and suggestions are commercially-minded, which help clients to better strategize and focus their decision making process.’

‘Yvonne Ong has good commercial sense and understands and grasps technical and engineering issues quickly. Yvonne offers good alternative solutions with possible commercial impacts in mind. Leong Ooi Ling is also very thorough and hardworking.’

Key clients

Mattel, Inc.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Vitally Sdn Bhd

Giorgio Armani

Work highlights

  • Represented Giorgio Armani S.p.A successfully in a trademark revocation action in the High Court.

Shook Lin & Bok

Michael C.M. Soo leads the offering at Shook Lin & Bok. The team is experienced in the representation and management of IP protection portfolios for well-known companies, both locally and internationally. Further, it has a strong reputation for its ability to handle the enforcement of rights, often assisting its clients in filings and litigation matters regarding trademarks, patents, copyright infringements, utility innovations and industrial designs. Partner Wendy Lee Wan Chieh frequently appears before the High Court on IP disputes. Licensing and franchising also form a significant part of its workload and the team has strengthened its offering with the addition of two new associates.

Practice head(s):

Michael C.M. Soo

Other key lawyers:

Wendy Lee Wan Chieh; Joseph Yu Shi Yang

Key clients

Bayerische Motoren Werke and the BMW Group of Companies

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Colgate-Palmolive Company

Hershey Group of Companies

YTL Group of Companies

Fraser and Neave, Limited

United Detergent Industries

Thompson Reuters

Public Bank Berhad

J Choo Limited

UNZA International Limited

Lee Kum Kee Company Limited

Summit (M) Sdn Bhd

Hotel Equatorial Sdn Bhd

Elite Gold Ltd

Authentic Brands Group, Inc

Stanley Black & Decker

ZTE Corporation

YL Brands Sdn Bhd and Yee Lee Corporation Bhd

UEM Edgenta Bhd

Sika AG

Tay & Partners

Tay & Partners’ IP offering, led by Lee Lin Li, is noted for its provision of a ‘high level of service’. Its expertise are multi-faceted, and although much of its work is advisory, the team is also well-equipped to handle contentious matters, such as cross-border infringement; a recent example being its representation of Kingtime International Ltd on a $97.2m alleged infringement. The practice advises clients on issues such as formulating a comprehensive strategy for anti-counterfeiting, as well as the expansion, management and protection of IP portfolios. NG Kim Poh has added considerable expertise since joining from Christopher & Lee Ong.

Practice head(s):

Lee Lin Li

Other key lawyers:

NG Kim Poh; Lim Jing Xian; Chong Kah Yee


‘The firm and team meet all of our criteria in their provision of a high-level of service and their reasonable fees.’

‘Partner Lee Lin Li is responsive and a strong problem solver.’

‘Intellectual property is an interesting practice that is more than just protecting a company’s image and reputation and, in our experience, Tay & Partners clearly understand that.’

‘Lim Jing Xian is a very responsive associate. She responds to enquiries really well and her advice is always on-point and easy to understand. Her extensive knowledge in IP is very impressive – her advice allows our company to decide on future action with ease and confidence.’

Key clients

Kingtime International Ltd

Accor Group



iNova Pharmaceutical

Costa Limited

Shangri-La International Hotel Management Limited

Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn BhdPerodua Sales Sdn Bhd

The Kraft Heinz Company

Lazada South East Asia Pte Ltd e-Cart Services Sdn Bhd (Lazada, Malaysia)

Saint-Gobain Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.Saint-Gobain (China) Investment Co., LTD

Work highlights

  • Advising Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn. Bhd on anti-counterfeiting actions, including commencing infringement proceedings for Perodua in the High Court.
  • Advising Kingtime International Ltd in its patent infringement suit against Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd.
  • Advising Kingtime International Ltd in a patent invalidation suit filed by Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd concerning a mobile offshore production unit.

Azmi & Associates

The offering at Azmi & Associates, which is noted for its ‘extensive knowledge on IP-related matters’, is led by Khairul Fazli Abdul Kadir. Its workload predominantly consists of drafting licensing agreements and structuring copyright publications, in local and cross-jurisdictional cases. The team has demonstrable experience across a range of industry sectors, but is noted for its expertise in media and entertainment matters. ‘Confident and dedicated lawyer’ Amera Mohd Yusof is one to watch in the team. 

Practice head(s):

Khairul Fazli Abdul Kadir

Other key lawyers:

Azarith Sofia Aziz; Amera Mohd Yusof


‘Amera is a confident and dedicated lawyer who provides clear, concise and practical explanations to problems. She’s approachable and willing to go the extra mile for her clients.’

‘Teamwork is clearly very good.’

‘The team is prompt in responding to client queries, give sound legal and practical advice that meets the expectations of the clients and has an ability to problem-solve and offer solutions to clients. A true specialist in the market.’

‘Abdul Kadir’s vast skills and experience in IP are well-noted and acknowledged across the industries. He is easy to communicate with and open and practical in exploring possible solutions to issues that are not straightforward. He is also extremely detail-oriented and provides legal advice in a clear, practical and professional manner as a result of his experiences and in-depth knowledge in the related fields.’

‘Khairul Fazli is very energetic, very good at communicating and very confident.’

‘Partner and associates are very accommodating. They have extensive knowledge on IP-related matters, are always available to provide assistance and professional in all working aspects. Legal fees have always been competitive and commensurate well with their skills and expertise.’

‘Mr Khairul Fazli Abdul Kadir and Ms Amera Mohd Yusof are some of the best external legal associates that we have worked with. They are very accommodating when it comes to client request and queries and the quality of work provided to us was outstanding.’

‘The team’s notable strength is its ability to provide expertise specific to us, and their in-depth understanding of our requirements. We are confident that our needs, no matter how complicated, can be attended by the firm in a cost-effective manner. In addition, the level of personal attention received is always second-to-none.’ 

Key clients

Universiti Putra Malaysia


National Film Development Corporation Malaysia

Umw Corporation Sdn Bhd

Cahaya Bintang Kecil

Al Rajhi Banking & Investment Corporation (Malaysia) Berhad

Padiberas Nasional Berhad

Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad

Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia

QSR Brands M Holdings Bhd

Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Selangor

Open University Malaysia

MBSB Bank Berhad

Pantai Holdings Sdn Bhd

Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Sdn Bhd (PROTON)

Edaran Otomobil Nasional Berhad (EON)

Eastern Pacific Industrial Corporation Berhad

Naza Corporation Holdings

ACO Tech

Marimore Engineering

Prince Court Medical Centre:

Alvogen TM SARL

Al Hijrah Media Corporation

Perbadanan Nasional Berhad

Work highlights

  • Advised and provided legal services to Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Sdn. Bhd (PROTON) in respect of PROTON’s trademarks matters in Malaysia and in 14 other countries across the world.
  • Advised and provide legal services to Perbadanan Nasional Berhad in respect of proposed equity investment and financing facility amounting to RM17.5m.
  • Advised and provided legal services to UMW Corporation Sdn Bhd in respect of the drafting of the Intellectual Property Guidelines to be used by UMW Group.

Gan Partnership

The IP team at Gan Partnership has a reputation for its provision of a ‘first-class service’, as well as its ‘client-centric’ approach as a firm. Key clients include notable names, such as Apple, TikTok and Panasonic. Its recent workload includes reviewing and advising on the regulatory aspects of IP documents regarding operations in Malaysia. This year also marks the exit of team leaders Bahari Yeow and Lim Zhi Jian, along with numerous other team members, to Rosli Dahlan Saravana Partnership.


‘Excellent team work and a pool of professional and experienced personnel to handle clients’ matters. They have always been responsive, prompt and no-nonsense.’

‘The team protects its clients to the max, putting them on a sure legal and regulatory footing whilst impressing in business advisory work.’

‘Experienced, knowledgeable and their fee structure is very competitive and client-oriented.’

‘The team is attentive and responds to our queries immediately with very detailed explanation, which distinguish them from other firms that we engaged with.’

‘The team is honest, reliable, provides clear legal advice and is efficient.’

‘They are always willing to make time for discussion and to strategise. First-class service with reasonable fee.’

‘The team is client-centric and somehow manages to make matters fun.’

‘Gan Partnership’s service has been more than satisfactory in our working relationship through these years. Apart from giving constructive and considerate proposition to cases, they are also very proactive and consistently quick in their response to any other enquiries.’

Key clients






Philip Morris

Hewlett Packard

Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton




Sony Music

Universal Music



NTT (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation)

Tottenham Hotspurs

Exxon Mobil

Great Eastern Life Assurance

Oppo Mobile

ZTE Mobile

Moonton (Shanghai Moonton Technology Co. Ltd)


Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission


City University of Hong Kong

Malaysian Employees’ Provident Fund

Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC)

Government of Malaysia

RHB Bank

Bank Rakyat

Etiqa Insurance

MYNIC – Domain controller of Malaysia

Work highlights

  • Represent and assist Nissan in its trademark portfolio in Malaysia, including maintenance and overwatch of its IP rights.
  • Advising one of the world’s leading luxury goods companies on advertising and labelling requirements from an alcoholic drinks perspective.
  • Represented Malaysian conglomerate The Sunway Group in a trademark invalidation action filed by US tech giant Snap Inc (Snapchat).

Imaduddin & Lew Chambers

Imaduddin & Lew Chambers’ IP offering is noted as ‘diligent, responsive and enthusiastic’, and is formed of founding partners Imaduddin Suhaimi and Brian Lew. The wider firm is a full-service corporate boutique, which specialises in IP and advises key clients, including the Football Association of Malaysia, on the management of IP portfolios. In addition, the team assists clients in establishing protections from infringement, as well as handling trademark amendments and licensing agreements.

Practice head(s):

Imaduddin Suhaimi; Brian Lew


‘Diligent, responsive and enthusiastic.’

‘Brian Lew is a convincing, sharp and thorough lawyer. He is able to give practical advice that evaluates legal, technical and business risks. I truly enjoyed working with Brian and have always found him to be very accommodating and easy to work with.’

Key clients

The Hive Southeast Asia General Partner Limited

Football Association of Malaysia (FAM)

Wahed Inc.

Kilang Makanan Mamee Sdn. Bhd.

NGC Energy Sdn. Bhd.

Bioarc Limited / Bioarc Asia Sdn. Bhd.

INEX Innovate Pte. Ltd. / Nova Satra Dx Pte. Ltd.

MyParcel Asia Sdn. Bhd.

Leadapreneur Sdn. Bhd.

Srivijaya Sdn. Bhd.

Tatra Investment LLC.

MXM Capital Sdn. Bhd.

PlusVibes Sdn. Bhd.

GoCeb Sdn. Bhd.

Mygenics Sdn. Bhd.

Bamboo Channel. Sdn. Bhd.

Happy Campers Productions Sdn. Bhd.

World Dynamics Sdn. Bhd.

You Tech Sdn. Bhd.

Samoedra Pty. Ltd.

Vici Sdn. Bhd.

P2 Biotech Sdn. Bhd.

Asian Bioscience Corporation Sdn. Bhd.

HTR Asia Sdn. Bhd. no

WTR Restaurant & Bar Sdn. Bhd

Work highlights

  • Advised the Football Association of Malaysia on managing their entire trademark portfolio and measures for limiting potential infringement.
  • Advised multiple parties on their acquisition of rights in and to the The Hive trademarks in Southeast Asia, in association with The Hive, LLC., a renowned Silicon Valley private equity fund.
  • Advised NGC Energy Sdn. Bhd., the Malaysian subsidiary of the National Gas Company of Oman, on methods to protect their proprietary innovations related to their handling of liquefied petroleum gas.

Josephine, L K Chow & Co

Josephine, L K Chow & Co’s IP offering is co-led by experienced Peh Khaik Kew and Cyndi Chow Li Kian. Software license compliance is a key area of focus and the IP team ably assists with related issues. It frequently advises on the enforcement of IP rights and regulations, in addition to raids and negotiations following cases of infringement.

Practice head(s):

Cyndi Chow Li Kian; Peh Khaik Kew

Other key lawyers:

Akhdiat Nur Zahhir bin Alwi


‘The software license compliance industry is very niche and requires a specific set of skillset and negotiation tactics to secure legalisation for the infringement of software copyright, which JLKC has in abundance.’

‘IP protection partner Khaik Kew has built the practice from scratch and is seasoned in our line of work. He is responsive, quick to adapt and provides sound recommendations.’

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

The team at Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill has experience across a range of IP protection matters. The practice is well-equipped to advise local, as well as international clients, on such issues as branding, licensing, filing of trademarks, portfolio management and regulatory work. On the contentious side, the team’s caseload includes major trademark infringement cases, at both national and international level. Former team head Eunice Wei Lynn Chan  has left the group to join Aaron Sankar & Co..

Other key lawyers:

Chng Keng Lung


‘The team has good technical knowledge on IP matters and is able to advise the client in a proper manner.’

‘CK Lung was very professional and quick to engage with me for new cases.’

‘I found the partners incredibly personable, proactive and dedicated.’

‘CK Lung has been truly amazing and always there to listen and support us, providing incredible communication with complete transparency.’

‘The whole diverse and inclusive team is dedicated with strong technical expertise, timely delivery.’

‘Mr CK Lung is exceptional. He is very detailed and patient in his approach. Moreover, he is easily reachable.’

Key clients

Jardine Matheson

Koch Industries, Inc.

Telekom Malaysia Berhad

Wah Chan Consolidated Sdn Bhd

Beeworks Investment Pte Ltd

Maxis Group

Asian Football Confederation

Khazanah Nasional Berhad

Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (PERODUA)

Nirvana Asia Group

Apex Healthcare Berhad

Ekovest Berhad, PLS Plantations Berhad and Lim Seong Hai Capital Berhad

Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia

Montana Cycle Sdn Bhd

Bayland Sdn Bhd & Bukit Kiara Properties Sdn Bhd

RedRecords Sdn Bhd

Work highlights

  • Advised Beeworks Investment Pte Ltd in the licensing arrangement of the “Jollibee” brand and all related intellectual property rights in Malaysia.
  • Representing Montana Cycle Sdn Bhd to defend a claim commenced by a foreign manufacturer and its licensee in Malaysia, for trademark infringement and passing off.
  • Assisted Malaysian record label RedRecords Sdn Bhd in the business of artist development, music distribution, marketing, management and agency services, in respect to a copyright dispute with one of the artists on its roster.

Naqiz & Partners

Led by Syed Naqiz Shahabuddin, Naqiz & Partners’ IP team acts on regulatory matters, providing advice to clients on the filing and registration of trademarks, due diligence and compliance. Furthermore, the practice manages local and global trademark portfolios and advises on the enforcement and protection of IP rights. Associate Lo Khai Yo is a key member in the team.

Practice head(s):

Syed Naqiz Shahabuddin

Other key lawyers:

Lo Khai Yi

Zain & Co

Salwah Abdul Shukor leads the team at Zain & Co, which regularly advises clients on the registration requirements of trademarks and copyrights, as well as the management of portfolios, including assisting on the assignment of trademarks to new proprietors. The practice’s cases are occasionally cross-jurisdictional in nature for clients across a variety of industry sectors.

Practice head(s):

Salwah Abdul Shukor

Key clients

Straits Interactive Pte Ltd

Ashley Furniture Industries Inc

Work highlights

  • Advised Straits Interactive Pte Ltd on registration of three trademarks in Malaysia under the new Trademark Act 2019, and managing those trademarks upon successful registration.
  • Assisted Ashley Furniture Industries Inc. in the management of its trademark portfolio in Malaysia.