Malaysia SKRINE

SKRINE, one of the largest full-service law firms in Malaysia, has a depth of experience in a range of legal matters that it has acquired over its 53 years of practice. The firm is currently led by 42 partners and has over 100 lawyers across its corporate, dispute resolution and IP divisions.

Awards and rankings

  • Malaysia Law Firm of the Year (2015) – Chambers Asia Pacific
  • International Who’s Who Malaysian Firm of the Year (2008-2011 and 2013-2016) – Who’s Who Legal Awards
  • Band 1 firm for corporate/mergers and acquisitions, dispute resolution and intellectual property (2011-2016) – Chambers Asia Pacific and Chambers Global
  • Band 1 firm for corporate/mergers and acquisitions, dispute resolution, industrial relations, intellectual property, information technology and telecoms, projects and energy and real estate and construction (2014-2016) – Legal 500 Asia Pacific
  • Band 1 firm for corporate/mergers and acquisitions, energy, infrastructure and oil and gas (2014-2016)
  • Approved International Arbitration Firm – GAR 100
  • Malaysian IP Firm of the Year (2014-2016) – Managing Intellectual Property Global Awards.

We are the exclusive Malaysian member of Lex Mundi, a network of leading independent law firms in over 160 jurisdictions around the world, and of the Pacific Rim Advisory Council, a network of 30 top-tier independent member law firms.

IP division

We advise on all aspects of intellectual property, which includes the following:

  • Trademarks:
  • Preparing and prosecuting trademark applications in Malaysia and internationally
  • Conducting availability searches
  • Advising on the registrability and selection of trademarks
  • Conducting watch services
  • Handling renewals
  • Cancelling or opposing grants of registration
  • Licensing trademarks
  • Conducting acquisitions and assignments of trademarks
  • Providing due diligence and audits of trademarks
  • Arranging market investigations to detect counterfeits and piracy
  • Recording amendments to trademarks, including changes of name and address
  • Patents, utility innovations and designs:
  • Preparing and prosecuting patent, utility innovation and design applications in Malaysia and through associates in other countries
  • Providing patentability and availability searches and advice
  • Advising on patentability of inventions
  • Handling renewals of patents, utility innovations and designs
  • Handling patent invalidations
  • Licensing
  • Conducting acquisitions and assignments of patents
  • Undertaking due diligence
  • Copyright:
  • Advising on copyright protection and enforcement
  • Transferring copyright
  • Licensing copyright
  • Preparing statutory declarations for copyright ownership
  • Preparing copyright voluntary notification applications
  • Liaising with the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs on criminal enforcement of copyright
  • Trade secrets and confidential information
  • Advising and drafting confidential agreements
  • Licensing and technology transfers:
  • Licensing trademarks, patents, copyrights and trade secrets
  • Drafting and advising on licence, franchise, distributorship, agency and contract manufacturing agreements
  • Advising and drafting technology transfer agreements
  • Liaising with the relevant government and regulatory bodies for registration of franchises and other related matters
  • IP litigation:
  • Advising on all aspects of IP litigation
  • Applying for trade description orders
  • Conducting litigation involving infringement of trademarks, copyright, patents and designs, including injunctions, Anton Piller orders, Mareva injunctions and other interim relief
  • Conducting criminal enforcement of trademarks and copyright
  • Conducting passing-off actions
  • Handling licensing, franchising and domain name disputes

The firm’s IP division also advises on the overall protection and management of IP rights. In this regard, our lawyers act as IP consultants for clients. Our lawyers are qualified advocates and solicitors, as well as registered trademark agents who have rights of audience before various registries of intellectual property, the Registry of Courts and courts in West Malaysia.

SKRINE’s IP lawyers acted as counsel for it (the complainant) in the landmark domain name dispute, in which the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s panel of arbitrators decided in favour of SKRINE and ordered the rightful transferral of the domain name ‘’ to it.

Contact details

Unit 50-8-1
8th Floor
Wisma UOA Damansara
50 Jalan Dungun
Damansara Heights
Kuala Lumpur 50490

T: +60 3 2081 3999
F: +60 3 2094 3211

Professional contacts

Charmayne Ong, Partner

Khoo Guan Huat, Partner

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