Region: Malaysia

Sika fails to stop Nippon Paint from using disputed get-up involving colours and numeral

The case highlights that the courts are generally reluctant to grant exclusive rights in the use of a particular colour or common numeral.

05 February 2024

Brand protection at the Malaysian border: insights and strategies from the front line

Featured in Border and customs protection around the world

In the next edition of our ongoing series, we head to Malaysia to understand the challenges of – and best solutions for – brand protection at the borders and ports of entry.

20 November 2023

10 years of filing activity in ASEAN

We delve into filing data over the past decade to reveal trademark filing trends across the 10 countries.

19 October 2023

PETRONAS named most valuable ASEAN brand, but banking industry steals the show

Brand Finance’s first ASEAN rankings reveal the most valuable brands in the region.

18 October 2023

Top trademark filers across ASEAN unveiled

Data analysis reveals the companies with the largest trademark portfolios in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations – and evolving trends among the most active filers.

16 October 2023

Fight of the air carriers – High Court grants injunction to stop AirAsia from selling competitor tickets on its app

The injunction prevents continued sales of Malaysia Airlines and Firefly tickets on the AirAsia SuperApp, while the court decides on the unauthorised use of trademarks on electronic platforms.

23 August 2023

Asia-Pacific brands grow in value

Featured in WTR Special Report Q2 2023: Spotlight on Asia-Pacific: A guide to strategically navigating the evolving landscape

04 July 2023

“Just terrible”: team restructuring news raises concern over IP protection efforts on Lazada

Lazada’s reported decision to restructure its brand protection team paints a worrying picture for the future of IP rights on the e-commerce platform, local professionals say.

28 June 2023

High Court lays down ‘golden’ guidelines for revocation actions based on non-use

In this non-use revocation action against several GOLDEN GOOSE marks, the court provided a clear guide on how to approach the issues raised in revocation actions under the new Trademarks Act 2019.

12 April 2023

Malaysian IP practice has “no glass ceiling”, but why are younger female lawyers leaving?

Maxis IP specialist Kimberly Tey discusses gender representation and women leaders in the legal field.

10 March 2023

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