LAW Partnership During the Covid-19 Pandemic: An Update
Dear Clients and Friends,The Movement Control Order (MCO) will take effect on Wednesday, 13th January till 26th January 2021, targeting some states (Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Penang, Putrajaya, Labuan, Melaka, Johor, and Sabah) as announced on 11.1.2021 by our Prime Minister.
As our firm is located in Kuala Lumpur and in light of the announcement, we will be working from home during the duration of the MCO until further notice.
We are delighted to announce that LAW Partnership has been promoted to the category of Recommended Firm in the 2021 edition of Asialaw Profiles for Intellectual Property in Malaysia. Asialaw remarked, as quoted by a client, that the team consists of “Highly competent lawyers with prompt and incisive solutions” and offers “Excellent legal drafting and tactical approach.” The Partners of LAW Partnership wish to thank the IP teams for their persistent efforts, and our clients and friends for their continued trust and support in us.
We are pleased to share that our Co-Heads of Intellectual Property, Suaran Sidhu and Brian Law, were named Notable Practitioners for Intellectual Property in Malaysia. Asialaw remarked, as quoted by a client, that “The partner, Brian, really helped us with the best approach to address the legal issues that we have.” Brian was also said to be “very engaging and he gives good legal advice.” We would like to thank our IP team, clients and friends very much once again.
10,040 Litres Fake Shell Lubricants Worth RM111,300 Seized – Another Successful Collaboration between MDTCA and LAW Partnership
We are pleased to share that LAW Partnership’s collaboration with the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (MDTCA) materialised in the raid of a godown which led to the seizure of fake Shell lubricants of about 10,040 litres worth RM111,300. Two local men at the site were also arrested and will be remanded.
We are delighted to share that LAW Partnership has been listed as one of Asian Legal Business' Trail Blazers alongside a list of selected law firms in Asia. The inaugural ALB Trail Blazers 2020 ranking gives recognition to law firms in Asia that have demonstrated the ability to adapt during these extraordinary times with the use of innovative approaches in overcoming challenges arising during this period.
LAW Partnership during the Covid-19 Pandemic: Update as at 10 June 2020
Dear Clients and Friends,
In Malaysia, the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) takes effect today through 31 August 2020. In line with that, we would like to notify you that we continue to conduct our business as usual, since we re-opened our office doors on 13 May 2020
Keeping your data safe as your employees work from home
LAW Partnership Head of Technology, Media and Telecommunications Suaran Sidhu shares his thoughts with Asia IP on keeping your data safe as your employees work from home. The article discusses the current Covid-19 pandemic and the new norm, including working from home, which although would be difficult without the help of technology, has the inevitable risk of exposure to data and security breaches.
Exciting Expansion of the LAW Partnership Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group
We are delighted to share that LAW Partnership has recently expanded with the joining of our new partner, Ameet Kaur Purba, who joins our Intellectual Property (IP) & Technology Practice Group. Ameet joins us from one of the most established local law firms in Malaysia, bringing with her 20 years of experience in practice. The culmination of Ameet’s robust experience in handling clients’ IP portfolios and personal data protection matters on an international scale undoubtedly raises LAW Partnership’s IP Practice & Technology Practice Group to greater heights.
LAW Partnership during the Covid-19 Pandemic: Update as at 19 May 2020
In Malaysia, the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) which was enforced by the Government of Malaysia is underway until 9 June 2020. However, pursuant to the Prime Minister's announcement, with adherence to standard operating procedures (SOPs) and necessary precautions, businesses may resume operations starting 13 May 2020.
On that note, we are pleased to share that we re-opened our office doors on 13 May 2020 while observing said SOPs, with our team members taking turns to perform work at the office on alternate days. We continue to work normally and steadily, as we did before, and are fluid in our operations and communications.
Some of you may be conducting your businesses in Malaysia and this may be helpful to you. Please refer to the following statutory deadlines so you can ensure that your business affairs are in order (updated as of 16th May 2020 and also attached). If you have anything questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact us.
LAW Partnership is once again recognised as a "Top Tier Firm" in the 2020 edition of Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific. We are ranked as a Tier 3 Firm for Intellectual Property in Malaysia. IP Practice Group Partners Suaran Sidhu, “an effective and clear communicator” who was commended for his “creative and clever solutions”, and Brian Law were named Litigation Stars in the practice areas of Intellectual Property, Dispute Resolution, and Commercial and Transactions.
Gerak Malaysia: 300,000 Interstate Travel Requests
We are currently observing the 4th Phase of the Movement Control Order (MCO) as announced by the Prime Minister, extended until 12th May 2020. Prior to the enforcement of the MCO, many had taken advantage of the gap between the announcement and the implementation date of the MCO to return to their hometowns. BFM 89.9 - The Business Station talks to Partner Suaran Sidhu of LAW Partnership about Gerak Malaysia, the implementation of policies for such technology, factors for its success and how Malaysia can move forward with the use of applications for administrative purposes
We are pleased to announce that LAW Partnership has been named a finalist by the Asian Legal Business for the ALB Malaysia Law Awards 2020 for the following categories: Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year; Litigation Law Firm of the Year; and Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year.
Extension of the Movement Control Order (18 March - 14 April 2020)
In further efforts to fight the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Malaysia, the Prime Minister of Malaysia announced this afternoon that the Movement Control Order (MCO) which was initially for the period between 18 March to 31 March 2020, would be extended to 14 April 2020.
The Global Pandemic Covid-19 and its Legal Implications
COVID-19 has crept into our lives, akin to a persona non grata, influencing what we talk about, what we do, where we go, and whom we see.
The World Health Organization has declared the infamous COVID-19 a pandemic, and just last night, the Malaysian Prime Minister made an announcement of the movement control order, signifying the enormity of this alarming disease.
For the very first time about a week ago, a court in Sabah handed out sentences with the assistance of artificial intelligence (AI)-based technology.
LAW Partnership's Head of Intellectual Property & Technology Suaran Sidhu and BFM 89.9 - The Business Station break down the use of AI for sentencing - types of applications AI can have in the legal system and their implications, why AI is beneficial, the future of AI, and legal technology.
The way you glide your fingers across your keypads. The way you move. Your signature head tilt. Uniquely you. But at what cost?
BFM 89.9 - The Business Station speaks to LAW Partnership Intellectual Property & Technology Partner Suaran Sidhu about the basics of biometric technology and why (or if!) it's a good thing, especially in light of the government's announcement that birth and marriage certificates will now be issued using biometric data.
LAW Partnership Intellectual Property & Technology Partner Suaran Sidhu speaks to BFM 89.9 - The Business Station on how the new Act is different from its predecessor; what the broader benefits as well as drawbacks are of adhering to the Madrid Protocol; the revamped provisions from the old Act; and whom it benefits.
Taiwanese DONUTES Wins Recognition as Rightful Owner
LAW Partnership assisted renowned cakes and bakery brand from Taiwan, Donutes, to secure their intellectual property (IP) rights when the High Court recognised them as the rightful owner of the DONUTES trade marks, and the operating systems and processes in Malaysia.
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LAW Partnership Intellectual Property & Technology Partner Suaran Sidhu speaks to BFM 89.9 - The Business Station on the recent Cambridge Analytica leakage. Amongst others, Suaran says that although this new discovery is shocking, it is nonetheless expected given how the company has spread its wings across over 65 countries.
LAW Partnership and the owner of the original Sri Paandi restaurant in Brickfields known for its authentic South Indian cuisine, Kuala Lumpur, shared a deliciously victorious moment this week when the legitimate successor (Sri Paandi Restaurant Sdn Bhd) was recognised as the rightful owner of the goodwill in the business and proprietor of the brand name ‘SRI PAANDI’.
Congratulations to our partner Brian Law, co-head of Intellectual Property practice group. He is ranked as a “Trade mark star – Malaysia” in the fields of Designs, Patent strategy and counselling; Trademark strategy and counselling by Managing Intellectual Property – IP Stars 2019.
LAW Partnership – Rising Law Firm of the Year 2019
LAW Partnership wins the ALB Malaysia Law Awards 2019 - “Rising Law Firm of the Year” Award. “A big thanks to all our peers, clients and ALB for presenting us with this award. The firm is honoured and humbled,” said Suaran Sidhu, Managing Partner and Head of Intellectual Property of the firm. “We are extremely happy. Great effort goes to the entire team at the firm, and this includes lawyers and the business support team.”
The Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo and its ministry is mulling on a new law against news portals that purportedly allow insensitive comments to be left on their online platform by readers. He has recently advised news portal operators to be more careful and take full responsibility of what is written in their comments section.
The Intellectual Property and Technology Team gets nominated in the ALB SEA Law Awards 2019
The Intellectual Property and Technology Team in LAW Partnership is honoured to be nominated by ALB SEA Law Awards 2019. We are nominated in the category of “Regional Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year” 2019, alongside other prominent firms in Malaysia.
LAW Partnership nominated in ALB Malaysia Law Awards 2019
LAW Partnership is grateful to be recognised by ALB and honoured to be nominated alongside with other prominent firms in Malaysia. 2018 has been a challenging yet wonderful year, the firm looks forward to an exciting year in 2019. A big thanks to ALB and our peers for this nomination and recognition.
Malaysian government is currently planning to streamline all agencies in charge of tackling content piracy under one ministry, to make anti-piracy efforts more effective. These actions will bring impact to many industries when it comes to digital piracy. One of the industries impacted is the film industry.