Ms Zaraihan Shaari > Shearn Delamore & Co > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Lawyer Profile

Shearn Delamore & Co
7th Floor Wisma Hamzah-Kwong Hing
No. 1 Leboh Ampang
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Work Department

  • Intellectual Property
  • Healthcare and Life Sciences


Partner since 2004


Zaraihan’s practice covers a range of Intellectual Property (IP) related matters, with patents constituting one of the major parts of her practice. She drafts patent specifications; advises on patent searches; handles patent prosecution & registration; advises on patent validity and infringement; and also represents clients in patent litigation. She has worked extensively with the following industries: Pharmaceuticals; Life Sciences and Biotechnology; Chemicals, Pesticides, Herbicides; Cosmetics; Food Supplements; and Medical Devices. She also assists clients from the above industries in regulatory matters. She further advises on legislations governing the life sciences & biotechnology, and on obtaining non-patent IP protection such as that under the Protection of New Plant Varieties Act. She also advises on and drafts agreements relating to Research and Development, and Licensing and Technology Transfers. Zaraihan also has had a number of years of experience in advising on Industrial Designs protection.


English, Malay


  • Member, Malaysian Bar
  • Member of Healthcare and Life Sciences Law Committee, International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Member (International), International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) (Malaysian Chapter)
  • Representative of Shearn Delamore (Member), Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)
  • Member, Malaysian Intellectual Property Association (MIPA)
  • Associate Member, Malaysian Association of Clinical Biochemists
  • Member of Editorial Board of “The Life Sciences Lawyer” magazine (CTC Legal Media)


  • B (Hons), University of London
  • Sc (Hons) in Biochemistry, University of London
  • Sc in Medical Science (Biochemistry), National University of Malaysia (UKM)
  • Barrister-at-Law, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya
  • Registered Patent Agent and Registered Industrial Design Agent
  • A practicing biochemist before entering the legal profession



  • Malaysia : Analysing the relationship [ between plants and intellectual property issues”: Managing Intellectual Property Asia-Pacific September 2019 (Co-Author)
  • International Patent Litigation: A Country-By-Country Analysis, 2016 & 2017: Malaysia Chapter, Bloomberg BBNA (Co-Author)
  • “How to secure new plant variety protection”, Managing Intellectual Property, IP Focus 2009 Asia-Pacific & Middle East 7th Edition
  • “Boosting biotechnology in Malaysia”, Managing Intellectual Property, June 2004 Issue 140
  • “Patentability in Malaysia of inventions involving embryonic stem cells”, Asian Counsel, 2 Issue 4 May 2004
  • Medical Journal of Malaysia, 1994 Dec; 49(4): 355-63
  • Proceedings of 9th ASEAN Congress of Cardiology 1992, Kuala Lumpur, 3 to 7 July 1992
  • UKM Medical Journal July 1992, 14(2): 135-141. (Co-Author)