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Date: 7 December 2005

AIPPI
2004 REPORT
2005 REPORT

2004 REPORT

  1. Annual General Meeting ??19th October 2004

The Malaysian Group of AIPPI held its Annual General Meeting on 19th October 2004 whereupon members of the new committee were elected.

The following persons were elected:
  • President ??Ms Karen Abraham
  • Vice President ??Mr Tai Foong Lam
  • Secretary ??Ms Chew Kherk Ying
  • Treasurer ??Mr Michael Chai
  • Executive Committee members:
    • Mr Ho Chee Kit
    • Ms Dorothy Chua
    • Ms Teh Hong Koon
    • Ms Liew Shie Ying
  1. Expo Cintai Malaysia ??20th - 28th November 2004

Immediately following the Annual General Meeting, we participated in the 5th Malaysia International Trade and Consumer Fair, ??XPO Cintai Malaysia 2004?? which was held from 20th to 28th November 2004. Our primary aim was to introduce AIPPI and create an awareness of intellectual property rights issues amongst traders and members of the general public. On 22nd November 2004, YAB Dato??Sri Haji Mohd Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak, the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia was involved in the official opening of the EXPO.

At the AIPPI booth, we had several persons stationed there from 11.00 a.m. to 8.30 p.m., whereby queries from traders and members of the public alike were attended to.

Furthermore, the AIPPI members stationed at the booth distributed various flyers to visitors. These flyers were printed in English, Bahasa Melayu and Chinese for the benefit of the visitors at the EXPO. The flyers explained our aims and objectives in promoting international protection of industrial and other intellectual property such as patents, trade mark, copyright, industrial design including the repression of unfair competition.

In addition, the persons manning the booth explained in the flyers that the work of AIPPI involves an annual yearbook, our quarterly newsletter and the AIPPI web-site. The flyers also invited traders and members of the public to visit the AIPPI booth to seek free legal advice on how to protect legal rights in the field of intellectual property. Apart from the flyers that were easily accessible from the AIPPI booth, there were membership registration forms for the AIPPI Malaysian Chapter made available to the public.

We organized workshops covering a myriad of topics concerning Intellectual Property law and regulations affecting traders and consumers in Malaysia. There was a good response to the workshops that we organized and we managed to spark interest in the traders and members of the public, as well as other participants of the EXPO.

The EXPO, which ran for a period of 9 days, attracted as many as 300,000 visitors.

  1. Official Launch ??1st December 2004

The recently constituted Malaysian Group of AIPPI was officially launched on 1st December 2004, which was attended by the Assistant Secretary General of AIPPI, Mr Robert Miller from Australia, the newly elected Exco members of the Malaysian Chapter, members of the AIPPI and visiting guests from Singapore.

The launch was held at AIPPI?? Secretariat c/o Messrs. Shearn Delamore & Co., whereby Ms Karen Abraham opened the launch, followed by Mr Robert Miller?? speech on 2 topics ????IPPI Comparative Legal Studies??and ??ecent Developments in Australian IP Law?? This was followed by a ??uestion and Answer?? session. Thereafter, a networking session between the attendees of the launch was held over tea.

The following day, the Malaysian Group of AIPPI arranged for Mr Robert Miller to be invited as a guest of the ??anaging Technology Infringement??seminar, which was held at the Malaysian Bar Council on 2nd December 2004 at the Bar Council Auditorium from 8.15 a.m. ??5.30 p.m.

Attached is the article published in the AIPPI Newsletter (April 2005 issue).

 

2005 REPORT

1. Participation in Questions 2005

The Malaysian Group participated in the following scientific works in response to the following questions:

Questions

Prepared by

Q94 Interpretation of paragraph 6 of the Doha Declaration on TRIPS and Public Health


Ms Zaraihan Shaari,

Mr Timothy Siaw & Ms Karen Abraham

Q185 Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights


Mr Azrul Hamid

(of Wong Jin Nee & Teo)

Q186 Punitive damages as a contentious issue of IP Rights


Ms Zaraihan Shaari,

Mr Timothy Siaw & Ms Karen Abraham


Q187 Limitations on exclusive IP Rights by Competition Law


Ms Zaraihan Shaari,

Mr Timothy Siaw & Ms Karen Abraham


Q191 Relationship between trade marks and geographical indications


Ms Karen Abraham

Q192 Acquiescence (tolerance) to infringement of intellectual property rights


Ms Karen Abraham


2. Participation in Exco Berlin 2005 ??September 25, 2005

AIPPI Malaysia was represented by Ms Karen Abraham, where the Malaysian Chapter participated in the Gothenburg Working Questions, Q191 (Relationship between trade marks and geographical indications) and Q192 (Acquiescence (tolerance) to infringement of intellectual property rights).

3. Landlord Liability Seminar ??5th October 2005

On the 5th of October 2005, a seminar on ??andlord Liability in Intellectual Property??was organised at the Secretariat c/o Shearn Delamore & Co. Our primary aim was to discuss the extent of the liability of a landlord and its relevance in the intellectual property context. The speakers involved were U.S. attorney, Mr Manjit Gill from Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. and Mr Nad Segaram from Shearn Delamore & Co. The topics discussed were ??andlord liability in the Malaysian context?? and ??andlord liability for a Tenant?? Trade Mark or Copyright Infringement: Evolution of the Law and Practice Tips?? There was also a ??uestion and Answer??session followed by tea.

4.Membership of the Malaysian Group

There are currently 11 corporate members and 13 individual members in the Malaysian Group. Attached is the latest 2005 AIPPI Members List for the Malaysian Group.

__________________________

PRESIDENT

MS. KAREN ABRAHAM

 
 
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