Advanz Fidelis IP merged with Davies Collison Cave in October 2022 to form DCC Advanz. Both firms are part of QANTM IP Group, an ASX-listed IP company. Advanz Fidelis IP joined the QANTM IP group in July 2018.
DCC Advanz is recommended for IP protection and portfolio management work. Debbie David serves as the firm's managing partner. David is supported by Pui Keng Lim, who leads the trade mark practice, and Siew Ling Lee, who is in charge of the legal department. Wing Hang Foong and Andrew Yee are responsible for the patents department.
The multilingual team at Henry Goh & Co specialises in trade mark and patent services, including pre-filing search and advice, filing and prosecution, hearing and opposition, renewals, maintenance, advice on exploitation, and enforcement.
Tham Sua Yin is the head of trade mark for formalities. Senior legal counsel AzlinaAisyah Khalid leads trade mark prosecution practice. Legal counsel Lim Eng Leong is another key professional regarding trade mark practice and copyright. Dave A Wyatt and Oon Yen Yen are two key professionals at firm. Both specialise in patent and industrial design practice.
LAW Partnership is recommended for soft IP work in Malaysia. The firm has a relationship with the global law firm Eversheds Sutherland. Its IP practice is led by Suaran Singh Sidhu and Brian Law. They are supported by partner Celia Cheah Chiew Lan and a team of associates.
LindaWang Su & Boo was founded in December 2022 following a deal between ZICO Law and KPMG to join forces. The new firm, which now manages ZICO IP in the region, is staffed by a team of IP practitioners led by Siew Ling Su, Ong Boo Seng and Linda Wang. The team was part of Zaid Ibrahim & Co, a general law firm that was ranked in the previous editions of IP STARS.
Zaid Ibrahim & Co was part of ZICO Law, a network of independent law firms in Southeast Asia. The firm offered IP services through ZICO IP, the IP services business within the ZICO group. In December 2022, ZICO Law entered into an agreement to join KPMG. In a press release, the global professional services firm said the ZICO Law network of firms will either join KPMG or become member firms of KPMG. Zaid Ibrahim & Co became a member firm of KPMG while ZICO IP was carved out as a separate, independent regional entity.
Marks & Clerk is well-known for its drafting and prosecution of intellectual property applications. The IP team has UK- and European-qualified patent attorneys, and specialisesin the fields of biotechnology and electronics. Its key clients include Petronas, NGLTech Group and Panasonic.
Gerald Samuel headsthe trade mark division and deals with the trade mark prosecution practice. Chris Hemingway leads the patent practice. Other notable professionalsare Priya Krishnan and Veronica Guuk, whocover cases in patents and trade mark areas respectively.
General law firm Zaid Ibrahim & Co was recognised in Malaysia for IP work. The firm was part of ZICO Law, a network of independent law firms in Southeast Asia. ZICO Law, a division within ZICO group, offered IP services in the region through ZICO IP. In December 2022, ZICO Law entered into an agreement to join KPMG. In a press release, the global professional services firm said the ZICO Law network of firms will either join KPMG or become member firms of KPMG.
Following the merger, Zaid Ibrahim & Co became a member firm of KPMG while ZICO IP was carved out as a separate, independent regional entity managed by LindaWang Su & Boo, a new firm set up in Malaysia by Zaid Ibrahim & Co's IP team.