Legal Updates for October 2016

Intellectual Property Case Updates - Malaysia

In this Intellectual Property Case Updates, we wish to highlight 2 recent decisions of the Court of Appeal which serve to illustrate the importance for trade mark owners to use their registered trade marks, failing which they run the risk of not only losing their registrations but also allowing their competitors to enter the market using substantially similar trade marks.

Competition Bites – ASEAN & Beyond

In this latest edition of our quarterly regional competition update, we provide a high-level roundup of the more interesting happenings in ASEAN and around the globe from a competition law perspective to aid businesses in understanding what they should be doing within their own spheres so as to avoid competition law violations. Despite a seeming slowdown in the economic conditions globally, there has not been an abatement of investigations by competition authorities with a number of infringement decisions issued and new investigations launched.