Region: Malaysia

Malaysia IP Agency of the Year: Henry Goh & Co Sdn Bhd

Featured in The Global IP Awards: Key Insights from IP Leaders 2019

25 April 2019

A LIP TATTOO too easily erased? LVMH successfully defends suit against its use of DIOR ADDICT LIP TATTOO

LVMH has defeated an action brought by local cosmetics manufacturer Shinzens, owner of the mark LIP TATTOO, against LVMH’s use of the mark DIOR ADDICT LIP TATTOO in Malaysia.

15 April 2019

Breaking new ground: Court of Appeal rules that ‘first user’ principle is not applicable to disputes between related entities

In Pathmanathan v Portcullis (Singapore) Pte Ltd, the Malaysian Court of Appeal has held that the courts are not bound by “hard and fast legal rules” when deciding on the ownership of a trademark among related entities.

26 November 2018

New EUIPO report charts increasing sophistication and diversification of counterfeiters

The EUIPO has released a new report, compiling research since 2013, to present a comprehensive and updated picture of the scope and impact of IP rights infringement in the European Union.

07 June 2018

Good news for foreign mark owners: trademark hijacking thwarted by High Court

The Malaysian High Court has ruled that an authorised distributor is not allowed to hijack a trademark belonging to its manufacturer or supplier by registering the mark in its own name.

02 May 2018

Franchising: the legislative framework in Singapore and Malaysia

The rules governing franchise agreements vary greatly across Asia. Here, we look at the different legislation related to enforcement and termination in Singapore and Malaysia.

22 March 2018

Franchising: a global guide to brand monetisation

In the first of a two-part series, we outline the legislative framework for franchising in nine jurisdictions across Asia and South America.

01 March 2018

Apex court: TDOs may declare that goods are imitations

The Federal Court has considered the meaning and significance of Section 9 of the new Trade Descriptions Act 2011.

06 February 2018

Protecting and enforcing design rights: Malaysia

Featured in Designs: A Global Guide 2018

The protection of industrial designs in Malaysia is governed by the Industrial Designs Act 1996 and the Industrial Designs Regulations 1999, which came into force on September 1 1999.

11 December 2017

Apple and Samsung back in court, trademark preparation for Singles Day, and an NBA legend’s counterfeit haul: news round-up

In the latest round-up, we look at the next step in a long-running IP feud between Apple and Samsung, a call for plain packaging in United Arab Emirates, and much more.

24 October 2017

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