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AIPPI National Activity Report 2004 & 2005
 

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Our ref: AIPPI/2005

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

AIPPI National Activity Report 2005 & 2006
 

Your ref:
Our ref: AIPPI/2005

Date: 5 April 2006

AIPPI
2005 REPORT
2006 REPORT

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 Limitatins 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.

2006 REPORT

1. Participation in Questions 2006

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

Questions

Prepared by

Q189 Amendment of patent claims after grant (in court and administrative proceedings, including re-examination proceedings requested by third parties)

Ms Zaraihan Shaari

Q190 Contracts regarding Intellectual Property Rights (assignments and licenses) and third parties

Ms Chew Kherk Ying

Q191 Relationship between trade marks and geographical indications

Ms Liew Shie Ying


Q192 Acquiescence (tolerance) to infringement of intellectual property rights

Mr Tai Foong Lam


2. Patent Litigation Seminar ??15th March 2006

On 15th March 2006, the AIPPI Malaysian Group held a seminar entitled ??n Update on the Trends in Patent Litigation??at the Secretariat c/o Shearn Delamore & Co. The speakers involved were Mr Manjit Gill from U.S. firm Becker & Poliakoff, Mr Wong Sai Fong from Shearn Delamore and Mr Gerald Samuel from Miranda & Samuel. At the beginning, Mr Wong Sai Fong illuminated the attendees with his topic ??n Update on Patent Trends in Malaysia?? Following this, Mr Gerald Samuel spoke on the topic ??atent Litigation in Malaysia?? There was an intermission of half an hour, wherein refreshments were served. Thereafter, Mr Manjit Gill presented his paper entitled ??atent Litigation Update: US Supreme Court?? Consideration of the Extraterritorial Scope of US Patent Law in Research?? The seminar ended with a ??uestion and Answer??session.


__________________________

PRESIDENT

MS. KAREN ABRAHAM

AIPPI National Activity Report 2007
 

Your ref:
Our ref: AIPPI/2007

Date: 22 March 2007

AIPPI
2007 REPORT

1. Participation in Questions 2006

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

Questions

Prepared by

Q189 Amendment of patent claims after grant (in court and administrative proceedings, including re-examination proceedings requested by third parties)

Ms Zaraihan Shaari

Q190 Contracts regarding Intellectual Property Rights (assignments and licenses) and third parties

Ms Chew Kherk Ying

Q191 Relationship between trade marks and geographical indications

Ms Liew Shie Yin

Q192 Acquiescence (tolerance) to infringement of intellectual property rights

Mr Tai Foong Lam


Questions

Prepared by

Q180 Content and Relevance of Industrial Applicability and/or Utility as Requirements for Patentability

Ms. Jyeshta Mahendran

Q 166 Requirement of Indicating the Source and/or Country of Origin of Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge in Patent Applications

Mr. Wong Sai Fong and Ms. Zaraihan Shaari


2. Patent Litigation Seminar ??15th March 2006

On 15th March 2006, the AIPPI Malaysian Group held a seminar entitled ??n Update on the Trends in Patent Litigation??at the Secretariat c/o Shearn Delamore & Co. The speakers involved were Mr Manjit Gill from U.S. firm Becker & Poliakoff, Mr Wong Sai Fong from Shearn Delamore and Mr Gerald Samuel from Miranda & Samuel. At the beginning, Mr Wong Sai Fong illuminated the attendees with his topic ??n Update on Patent Trends in Malaysia?? Following this, Mr Gerald Samuel spoke on the topic ??atent Litigation in Malaysia?? There was an intermission of half an hour, wherein refreshments were served. Thereafter, Mr Manjit Gill presented his paper entitled ??atent Litigation Update: US Supreme Court?? Consideration of the Extraterritorial Scope of US Patent Law in Research?? The seminar ended with a ??uestion and Answer??session.

3.The Role of IP Courts in Malaysia ??24th May 2006

The AIPPI Malaysian Group held a seminar at the secretariat c/o Shearn Delamore & Co. on ??he Role of IP Courts in Malaysia??on 24th May 2006. Mr Peter Fowler, Senior Counsel from the Office of Enforcement USPTO spoke on the topic ??he Global Experience with IP Courts?? whilst Mr Teo Bong Kwang from Wong Jin Nee & Teo expounded the topic ??he Role of IP Courts in Malaysia?? The attendees had the opportunity to ask questions during the ??uestion and Answer??session, which was thereafter followed by a tea break.


4. The First Forum on the Madrid Protocol ??18th July 2006

??he First Forum on the Madrid Protocol??was held on 18th July 2006 at the Royal Selangor Club, Kuala Lumpur. The forum was well-received by IP practitioners, lawyers and Trademark officers from the Malaysian Intellectual Property Office (MyIPO) alike. The President of AIPPI Singapore, Ms Regina Quek spoke on the implementation and practice of the Madrid Protocol in Singapore, its advantages and disadvantages, the experience of practitioners as well as provided statistics of trade mark filings before and after the implementation of the Madrid Protocol. Thereafter, Ms Su Siew Ling, a Malaysian IP practitioner, spoke on the considerations in relation to Malaysia, and the advantages and disadvantages of the Madrid Protocol insofar as Malaysia is concerned.

There was also a panel discussion consisting of Mr John Chong, President of the Licensing Executive Society of Malaysia, Mr Chew Phye Keat, President of the ASEAN Intellectual Property Association, Ms Caroline Francis, representative of Malaysian Intellectual Property Association, and Mr Balasubramaniam, representative of the Bar Council. The panel discussion commenced with each of the panelists giving their views on the Madrid Protocol and subsequently, the panelists took questions from the floor.

The participants were provided lunch at the close of the forum.

5. The Interface between Traditional Knowledge and Intellectual Property ?? 1st September 2006

The Malaysian Bar Council and the AIPPI Malaysian Group jointly held a 1-day conference in relation to traditional knowledge on 1st September 2006 at the Malaysian Bar Council Auditorium. The aim of holding this conference was to develop a better understanding of traditional knowledge, determine who traditional knowledge protects, and understand how IP provides a framework to determine the rights of indigenous people in the traditional knowledge context.

Many distinguished speakers were invited to speak at the conference. Datin Eileen Yen who is the CEO of the Sarawak Biodiversity Centre spoke on ??arawak?? Experience: SBC Traditional Knowledge Documentation Programme?? whilst former judge of the Federal Court of Australia, The Honourable John von Doussa QC spoke on ??egal Protection of Cultural Artistic Works and Folklore?? The chairperson for the session was Yang Ariff Dato??Selventhiranathan a/l Thiagarajah. After the Questions and Answers session, refreshments were served.

In the next session, Professor Gurdial Singh, a law professor from the University of Malaya illuminated the audience with his paper ??raditional Knowledge and IP: Options for Developing Countries?? This was followed by Universiti Teknologi MARA law professor, Dr Lim Heng Gee?? exposition on ??ntegrating the IP System with Rights in Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge: The Malaysian Situation and Lessons from Other Jurisdictions?? The chairperson for the Questions and Answers session was Professor Khaw Lake Tee, who is the Dean of the Law Faculty of the University of Malaya.

After lunch, Mr Philip McCabe, a New Zealand lawyer and patent attorney was invited to speak on ??lobal Perspectives: Emerging Issues in Maori Traditional Knowledge?? Mr Niclas Morey, EC-ASEAN IP Rights Cooperation Programme Director then presented his thoughts on the EU position as regards traditional knowledge. Mr Ngan Siong Hing, Chairman of the IP Bar Council Committee was the chairperson of this session. Tea was held after the Questions and Answers session.

Mr Robert Miller, who is an Australian patent attorney and the Assistant Secretary General of AIPPI then went on to give a summary of the proceedings of the Ninth Session of the (WIPO) Intergovernmental Committee on IP and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore.

The conference ended with a panel discussion on the future of traditional knowledge in the global economy and the panel consisted of the Deputy Director General (Industrial Property) from the Intellectual Property Cooperation of Malaysia Incorporated, Associate Professor Rohazar Wati Zuallcobley (representing Malaysia), Philip McCabe (New Zealand), the Hon. John von Doussa QC (Australia), Niclas Morey (the EU) and Robert Miller (WIPO).

6. Expo Cintai Malaysia 2006 ??6th ??10th September 2006

The AIPPI Malaysian Group set up a booth at the recent trade fair ??xpo Cintai Malaysia 2006??at the Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, which was held from 6th to 10th September 2006. The Group set out on a recruitment drive to increase the membership of the Malaysian Group and registration forms were circulated to the attendees at the fair. In addition, literature on the aims and objectives of the AIPPI Malaysian Group was disseminated to the public in order to increase the awareness on the importance of protecting one?? intellectual property. Members of the Executive Committee of the Malaysian Group were present on all days of the said expo.

7. Participation at Congress Gothenburg, Sweden 2006

This year the Malaysian Group was represented by 5 members at the ExCo and congress. This was a record.

_________________________

PRESIDENT

MS. KAREN ABRAHAM

AIPPI National Activity Report 2008
 

Your ref:

Our ref: AIPPI/2008


Date: 30TH April 2008


AIPPI
2008 REPORT

1. Participation in Questions 2008

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

Questions

Prepared by

Q193 Divisional, Continuation and Continuation in Part Applications.

Mr. Tai Foong Lam

Q194 The impact of co-ownership of Intellectual Property Rights on their exploitation

Ms. Chew Kherk Ying

Q195 Limitations of the Trademark Protection

Mr. Chew Phye Keat and Ms. Lim Yoke Yuen

2. AIPPI Bid Presentation 2011 held in Singapore ??October 2007

On 7th October 2007, the AIPPI Malaysian Group participated in the bid to hold the AIPPI Forum & ExCo Meeting here in Kuala Lumpur in 2011. The group worked very closely with the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center to come up with a comprehensive bid proposal package and power point presentation which was subsequently presented in Singapore. The bid went to India.

3. Seminar on the Emerging Trends in the Intellectual Property Landscape ??2 October 2007

On 2nd October 2007, the AIPPI Malaysian Group supported the Joint seminar organized by the ASEAN IPA and the Malaysian Bar Council entitled ??merging Trends in the Intellectual Property Landscape??at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. Invitated speakers from AIPPI?? group included:-

  • Mr. Kevin Tottis from The Lawyers Office of Kevin Tottis, USA;
  • Mr. Matthew Swinn from Corrs Chambers Westgarth Australia;
  • Mr. Martin Michaus from Basham Ringe & Correa, Mexico
  • Mr. Safir Anand from Anand & Anand, India;
  • Renata Rignetti from Bugnion S.p.A., Italy;
  • Robert Mitchell from Ogilvy Renault LLP, Canada; and
  • Mr. Robert Miller from Spruson & Ferguson, Australia.

AIPPI members from the Malaysia group included Mr. Chew Phye Keat and Chew Kherk Ying. The full day seminar focused on three aspects of emerging trends in the IP landscape i.e Trends in Litigation, Trends in Technology and Regional Updates on the emerging trends in IP. Attached is a copy of the programme.


4. Participation at Congress Singapore 2007

This year the Malaysian Group was represented by 4 members at the ExCo and Congress.

5. Privilege Project Team

Mr. Chew Phye Keat, Hon Secretary of the Malaysian AIPPI Country Group has been invited to join the AIPPI task force on ??reaty on Client Privilege in Intellectual Property Professional Advice?? Essentially this treaty is intended to assist countries to enact laws within their jurisdiction to protect the confidentiality and privilege of advice given by IP professionals (who may or may not be practicing lawyers) to their clients.

6. Groups ExCo Members Meetings

The ExCo members of the Malaysian AIPPI Group met and had meetings on 3 occassions in 2007 where in depth discussions were held on how to promote the group locally and regionally.

7. New Initiatives for 2008

2008 has kicked off well with the National Group. The group had very recently on 10 April 2008 organized a seminar entitled ??ATENT UPDATE 2008??which was received well amongst local IP practitioners, local patent clients and our local government authorities.

It was a half day seminar which was held at the local AIPPI secretariat in Shearn Delamore & Co. The speakers were Mr Karl Rackette, a leading Patent Attorney from Germany who spoke on the topic ??CT ?? Challenges of the National Phase and Mr Chew Phye Keat who discussed the Impact of Public Health Issues on Exclusive Patent Rights.

More seminars are in the pipeline. Further the group is working on having its own website wherein potential members will be able to access the full database of the members of the National Group, list of all members of the National Group together with the biodata of the speakers and the papers presented at the seminars and/ or conferences.

Meetings are being arranged with the local authorities to expose them to the National Groups activities.

_________________________

PRESIDENT

MS. KAREN ABRAHAM


AIPPI National Activity Report 2009
 

Your ref:
Our ref: AIPPI/2009

Date: 16 July 2009

AIPPI
2009 REPORT

1. Participation in Questions 2009

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

Questions

Response Prepared by


Q. 194BA ?? The impact of Co-Ownership of Intellectual Property Rights on their Exploitations

Chew Phye Keat & Tee Lee Chin

Q. 208 ?? Border Measures and other Means of Customs Intervention against Infringers

Liew Shie Ying & Azrul Hamid

Q. 209 ?? Selection Inventions ??the Inventive Step Requirement, other Patentability Criteria and Scope of Protection

Tai Foong Lam

Q210 ??The Protection of Major Sporting Events and associated commercial activities through Trademarks and related IPR

Teh Hong Koon


2. Participation at Congress 2008

Last year the Malaysian Group was represented by 4 members at the ExCo and Congress in Boston from 6 -11 September 2008. The Questions dealt with were as follows and relevant resolutions were passed on the same:

Questions

Response Prepared by


Q 202 ??The impact of public health issues on exclusive patent rights


Chew Phye Keat /
HK Sharminee Devi

Q 204 ??Liability for contributory infringement of IPRs


Karen Abraham /
Tai Foong Lam

Q 205 ??Exhaustion of IPRs in cases of recycling or repair of goods


Liew Shie Ying /
Alan Ng


3. Participation in Q200

- To review the Statutes and Regulations and adapt them according to the needs of a modern NGO

The President, Ms. Karen Abraham was actively involved in the above Question as part of the Statutes Committee advising the AIPPI Bureau as to possible amendments to the AIPPI Statutes to address the changing needs of the members.

4. Groups ExCo Members Meetings

The ExCo members of the Malaysian AIPPI Group met and had meetings on 3 occassions in 2008 where in depth discussions were held on how to promote the group locally and regionally.

5. New Initiatives for 2009

2008 has kicked off well with the National Group. The group had very recently on 10 April 2008 organized a seminar entitled ??ATENT UPDATE 2008??which was received well amongst local IP practitioners, local patent clients and our local government authorities.

It was a half day seminar which was held at the local AIPPI secretariat in Shearn Delamore & Co. The speakers were Mr Karl Rackette, a leading Patent Attorney from Germany who spoke on the topic ??CT ?? Challenges of the National Phase and Mr Chew Phye Keat who discussed the Impact of Public Health Issues on Exclusive Patent Rights.

More seminars are in the pipeline. Further the group is working on having its own website wherein potential members will be able to access the full database of the members of the National Group, list of all members of the National Group together with the biodata of the speakers and the papers presented at the seminars and/ or conferences.

Meetings are being arranged with the local authorities to expose them to the National Groups activities.

_________________________

PRESIDENT

MS. KAREN ABRAHAM

AIPPI National Activity Report 2010
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AIPPI National Activity Report 2013
  National Activity Report 2013



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