Ms Pauline Khor > Rahmat Lim & Partners > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Lawyer Profile

Rahmat Lim & Partners

Work Department

Intellectual Property, Litigation, Technology, Media & Telecommunications


Pauline is a Partner and Head of the Firm’s Intellectual Property & Technology Department.


She has advised and acted for many foreign and local multinational companies on a wide range of matters spanning the full spectrum of intellectual property and ancillary rights in Malaysia.

In the field of contentious IP, Pauline has appeared on behalf of rights holders in the High Court of Malaya, the Court of Appeal and the Federal Court in high profile patent, trade mark and copyright lawsuits.        

Pauline has crafted many anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy programs in the criminal enforcement of IP rights, and she has worked hand-in-hand with local law enforcement agencies and private investigation firms in conducting numerous raid actions against counterfeiters.

Pauline’s non-contentious practice spans the formulation of IP strategies and policies in protecting trade marks, patents, designs and copyright as well as advising on prosecution and management of IP portfolios. Apart from drafting and negotiating IP-related agreements, Pauline’s advice is regularly sought in IP-centric due diligences and transactions where IP is at the core of a major business deal.

Pauline is recognised as a leading practitioner in the field of intellectual property in Chambers Asia-Pacific, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Asialaw Profiles, Managing IP, Asia IP, World Trademark Review 1000, Intellectual Asset Management Patent 1000, Who’s Who Legal Trademarks and Expert Guide Trade Mark.


English and Bahasa Malaysia.


Pauline was a Government of Malaysia scholar. She is a registered Malaysian trade mark agent, a registered Malaysian industrial design agent and a registered Malaysian patent agent. Pauline is also a member of APAA, AIPPI, AOTS, ASEAN IPA and MIPA.


Pauline graduated from the London School of Economics & Political Science, University of London and was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 1996.

Lawyer Rankings

Malaysia > Intellectual property

(Hall of Fame)

Pauline KhorRahmat Lim & Partners

Pauline Khor, a specialist in the IP field who is frequently engaged in due diligence exercises, leads the practice at Rahmat Lim & Partners. The firm acts for foreign and local multinational companies and handles a broad range of matters across the IP spectrum including civil and criminal enforcement, patents, trade secrets and registered designs. Regularly involved in anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy work, the team also has experience in IP acquisition and protection work, in addition to the registration and management of trademarks and industrial designs.

Malaysia > TMT (including Fintech)

Rahmat Lim & Partners pulls together a well-regarded offering with particular strengths in the negotiating and drafting of sector-specific commercial agreements for issues such as the licensing of telecoms networks, outsourcing and biotechnology. The team is also well-placed to advise on fintech matters with equity crowdfunding platforms and online payment systems standing out as recent areas of activity. A quarter of partners head up the practice: Azman bin Othman Luk has significant experience of advising on banking and finance transactions; Wan Kai Chee and Moy Pui Yee are equipped to advise on M&A work; and Pauline Khor is an IP expert with a contentious and non-contentious portfolio of work. Zandra Tan is singled out for her capital markets knowledge. Karen Foong and Penny Wong are further names to note.