Intellectual Property Fund In Malaysia

Do you have great innovation but limited budget for Intellectual Property Rights? Do you know that Malaysian Government is offering governmental funds to encourage the nation in fostering and commercializing local innovation? Intellectual Property (IP) are intangible assets which are undeniably important for a business to enhance a company’s value, to provide a main revenue…

COVID-19 Patent Race

The outbreak of COVID-19 is a human tragedy which has caused significant impact to human life and to global economy. To date, there is no drug or vaccine proved to be effective against COVID-19. As a result, the researchers and pharmaceutical companies around the world are racing to find a cure for combating said pandemic.…

Intellectual Property Valuation

1. What is IP to a business/company? Essentially, ‘IP’ refers to unique, value-adding creations of the human intellect that results from human creativity and inventiveness. A company’s assets could be broadly categorized as tangible assets (e.g.: buildings, machineries) and intangible assets (e.g.: human capital, brands, designs and innovative capacity), thus the latter would include IP…

The Telekung War: Siti Khadijah v Ariani

Both Siti Khadijah and Ariani hold their own impressive ground in the Muslim-fashion world in Malaysia. Recently, the court case that was brought by Siti Khadijah after claiming that Ariani has stolen the design of their telekung has been decided. This article will discuss on whether clothing can be accepted for copyright referring to the…

Similar But Not The Same?

Recent Malaysian case laws have determined on what is confusing similarity, as a test to determine whether a trademark conflicts with another registered mark hence resulting in trademark infringement. In Y-Teq Auto Parts (M) Sdn Bhd v X1R Global Holding Sdn Bhd & Anor [2017] 2 MLJ 609, the Court granted full protection to a…

THE SMART WAY TO THE SMART PHONE RACE

The millennials may not remember it, but a flip phone used to be the cool phones that people would wait in line for. Before the fever for iPhones surge the world, a flip phone and an analog mobile phone was the sturdy choice for communication. Brands like Ericsson was the hip brand that roamed on…