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Copyright (Amendment) Act 2022 [Implementation date : 18th March 2022]

18th March 2022 The Copyright (Amendment) Act 2022 introduces amendments to the Copyright Act 1987 (“Act”) which aims to strengthen provisions relating to the enforcement of copyright, especially in the digital environment, by introducing offences involving streaming technology in line with the development of online content streaming, and to comply with standards required by, amongst […]

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Patents (Amendment) Act 2022 [Implementation date : 18th March 2022]

18th March 2022 The Patents (Amendment) Act 2022 seeks ensure that our country’s patent laws are in line with current developments on patent protection on an international level. Recognition of Micro-biological Processes as Patentable Inventions Section 13(1)(b) of the Patents Act 1983 (“Act”) has been amended to clarify that inventions relating to products on microbiological […]

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Exclusive Jurisdiction Clause – A Rose by any other name…

Exclusive Jurisdiction Clause – A Rose by any other name… An exclusive jurisdiction clause sets out the parties’ agreement to submit their disputes to a particular forum or jurisdiction. This provides certainty to the parties as to the forum/jurisdiction in which their disputes may be determined, particularly where the parties are based in different jurisdictions. […]

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The Malaysia Competition Commission’s Market Review for Selected Transportation Sectors in Malaysia: What to Expect and How it would Change the Transportation Sectors’ Way of Doing Business?

12 July 2021 The Malaysia Competition Commission’s Market Review for Selected Transportation Sectors in Malaysia: What to Expect and How it would Change the Transportation Sectors’ Way of Doing Business? On 24 June 2021, the Malaysia Competition Commission (“MyCC”) held its first public consultation session for the members of the public on the findings of […]

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Malaysia’s Movement Control Order 3.0 – Total Lockdown – Proceedings before the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (“MyIPO”) and Proceedings before the Courts

16 June 2021 Malaysia’s Movement Control Order 3.0 – Total Lockdown Proceedings before the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (“MyIPO”) and Proceedings before the Courts The Malaysian Government implemented a total lockdown from 1st June 2021 to 14th June 2021, and has since extended the lockdown to 28th June 2021, in an effort to control […]

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ESG: What’s in a Name?

It is common for us to now hear companies chanting the “ESG” mantra. But what is ESG? ESG essentially comprises the following: [E] for Environmental; [S] for Social; and [G] for Governance. Most, if not all, companies are very much familiar with the [G] component. This is particularly when laws and regulations have been passed […]

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Amendments to the Industrial Relations Act 1967

Amendments to the Industrial Relations Act 1967 The Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2020 (“IRA 2020”) introduced several major changes to the Industrial Relations Act 1967 (“the Act”). The main changes with regard to the Act, which came into effect on 1 January 2021, may be summarized as follows.   Referral of Dismissal Cases To The […]

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