Publications

Mirandah Asia Malaysia Hosts UKM Law Students

Mirandah Asia Malaysia was proud to host law students from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) for legal internships across the ASEAN region. The chosen interns spent one month in the Malaysia office, before being received for a week in the Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand offices respectively. CEO Patrick Mirandah gave a well-received lecture at the UKM […]

Plagiarism in Advertising Law in Singapore

Advertising agencies that make imitation or adaptation of work of others are producing what is illegal, therefore immoral and unethical. In a recent case, Dentsu Utama, a Malaysian advertising agency, was accused of plagiarizing the artwork of British designer, Tom Anders. The ad agency however, has vehemently defended these accusations. The artwork by Dentsu Utama […]

ASEAN – Comparison of Design Practices

Design laws vary by country. Some countries classify designs as patents and some have separate “registered design” or “industrial design” systems. In some countries, designs of products must be whole products in order to be registrable and not parts of products. Some countries allow protection of only part or parts of the product but the […]

Malaysia Patent Invalidation Proceedings: Are Courts Empowered To Shift the Goal Post…?

The recent case of Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals (“appellants”) and Ranbaxy (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (“respondents”) springs out of an invalidation action initiated by the respondents to cancel  Malaysia Patent No. MY-111446-A entitled “Pyrazolopyrimidinones for the Treatment of Impotence” (the “446 patent”). The appellants raised the issue as to whether the court had the power to amend […]