MALAYSIA: A COPYRIGHT CONUNDRUM

This article relates to a copyright dispute between Aktif Perunding SDN. BHD (hereinafter referred to as the “Plaintiff”) and ZNVA & Associates SDN. BHD (hereinafter referred to as the “Defendant”). Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) had appointed Ahmad Zaki SDN. BHD (hereinafter referred to as the […]

MALAYSIA: TO CHARGE OR NOT TO CHARGE – PART 2

In the previous article “Malaysian Copyright: To Charge or Not to Charge”, we have written about representatives of Gen X, Thee See Nyuk and Chong Chee Cheong had claimed various relief as itemized in the Statement of Claim. The High Court of Malaya allowed some […]

Website Revamped!

Dear Colleagues, I am proud to announce the launch of our new website which coincides with our expanding firm as a leading Intellectual Property and Commercialization (IPC) firm in Malaysia in and improving our professional services in the IPC industry. Our new website provides a […]

MALAYSIA COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT: TO CHARGE OR NOT TO CHARGE?

An internet café called “Gen X” was raided on 17 November 2009 by a team of law enforcement officers from The Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism after receiving a complaint from Sendi Mutiara Multimedia Sdn. Bhd. (hereinafter referred as “SMM”) whose representatives were […]

MALAYSIA: A (REYNOX) FAMILY FEUD

In case of Low Chi Yong (Reynox Fetichem Industries) (hereinafter referred to as the “Appellant”) filed a suit against Low Chi Hong and Reynox Sdn. Bhd., (hereinafter referred to as the “Respondents”) at the High Court of in Alor Setar for the infringement and passing […]

MALAYSIA: TRADE DESCRIPTION ORDER (TDO) DEFINED BY FEDERAL COURT

The Federal Court of Malaysia recently had the opportunity to clarify two questions of law regarding Trade Description Order. What is a Trade Description Order (TDO)? A registered owner of a trade mark may apply for a TDO pursuant to the Trade Descriptions Act 2011 […]

SINGAPORE: MYSTERY SET

This case deals on whether the use of a trade mark only in references to invoices would constitute as “use” per the Singapore Trade Marks Act In this revocation proceeding before the IPOS, the Applicants sought to revoke the trade mark “MYSTERY SET” (hereinafter be […]

SINGAPORE: WARNER-LAMBERT TAKES ON NOVARTIS (SINGAPORE)

The appeal arises from the dispute of two pharmaceutical giants, Warner-Lambert Company LLC (hereinafter referred to as “Warner-Lambert”) and Novartis (Singapore) Pte Ltd (hereinafter referred to as “Novartis”). The subject matter refers to a pharmaceutical patent owned by Warner-Lambert which monopolises the use of a […]

SINGAPORE: THE FACESHOP CO LTD V CONSOLIDATED ARTISTS BV

The mark “MANGO” by Consolidated Artists BV (Opponent) has been registered in various classes and it is considered as a well-known mark among the public in Singapore. However, their effort to maintain the exclusivity of the word “MANGO” in any mark in relevance to facial […]

Inventions Triggered

Do you think inventors are a special category of people? No, with proper inputs, anyone can become an inventor. Inventors are not born as inventors, but they are churned out. Sometimes they are inspired by inventions, sometimes by inventors, and sometimes an intense desire to […]