On the surface, there appears to be a general tension between IP and competition laws.
Grace Teoh discusses the groundless threats provisions in the Trademarks Bill 2019.
STA Law Firm
It is no secret that the European Patent Office (EPO) is trying to partner with intellectual properties worldwide to establish partnership programs with new and emerging national markets.
Joshua Teoh explains how a decision of the Federal Court of Australia may be relevant to Malaysian patentees.
Over two decades ago, a group of nations banded together to protect the Earth's bio-resources by signing the Convention on Biological Diversity ("Convention"), followed by the Nagoya Protocol...
Khurana and Khurana
The Malaysian patent law uncovers some of the non-patentable subject matter relevant to the life sciences industry in Malaysia.
Ever had that momentary flash of genius where you had an idea so bright and radiant that it lit up the space above the latrine you were sitting on and you couldn't help but exclaim "Aha!", to the horror of the occupants of nearby cubicles?
In patent practice, it is common to have at least one independent claim followed by at least one or more claims depending on the independent claim.
Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
While the average business may not have a billion-dollar-generating secret, it may not realise the value in their existing information.
Tay & Partners
Although 3D printing technology provides consumers with the ability to customise products anytime and anywhere, it nevertheless has a negative impact on business community and marketplace.
Dave Barry, a Pulitzer Prize-winning American author and columnist, was quoted as saying, "It is a scientific fact that your body will not absorb cholesterol if you take it from another person's plate".
Marks & Clerk
In a new development, the Federal Court in Malaysia has held that due to the nature of the local legislation, when an independent claim in a patent is held to invalid, the dependent claims will also fall.
Marks & Clerk
Malaysia entered into the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) together with 11 other countries on 5 October 2015.
Cheang & Ariff
Combating counterfeit goods has been one of the most talked about issues in the Intellectual Property (IP’) industry for the past few years. This issue is very relevant in present times when many countries are moving towards globalisation and international trade.