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Intellectual Property and Malaysia’s Movement Control Order – What is happening to your pending applications / registrations for trademarks, patents and industrial designs?

Pursuant to the implementation of a Movement Control Order (“MCO”) by the Malaysian Government for the period from 18th March 2020 until 14th April 2020 (“the said Period”), all government and private offices and businesses, save for essential services, are required to close their office premises. Filing of applications and documents It would not be […]

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Malaysia’s Movement Control Order and the Closure of Courts

Pursuant to the implementation of a Movement Control Order (“MCO”) by the Malaysian Government for the period from 18th March 2020 until 14th April 2020 (“the said Period”), all government and private offices and businesses, save for essential services, are required to close during the said Period. What if you have a pending action before […]

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Construction Industry: Are All Construction Works Caught By The Movement Control Order?

Following our brief write-up on “Construction Industry: Moving Forward With The Movement Control Order”, the Government of Malaysia has since extended the effective period of the Movement Control Order (“MCO”) until 14th April 2020 (“Extended Period”) amid the rise in the number of cases.   Although the construction field does not fall within the definition […]

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Securities Commission Malaysia’s Guidelines on Digital Assets

On 15 January 2020, the Securities Commission Malaysia (“SC”) released the much anticipated Guidelines on Digital Assets (“Guidelines”) that prescribe a regulatory framework governing the offering of digital tokens in Malaysia. The issuance of the Guidelines is a welcome move by the SC and is receiving overwhelming industry support as it offers an alternative channel […]

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How “Adequate” Are Your Adequate Procedures?

When the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (Amendment) Act 2018 was passed by Parliament in April 2018, all eyes were on the most notable amendment made which introduced the corporate liability provision in Malaysia. The new section 17A of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act (“the MACC Act”) allows for a company to be prosecuted for corrupt conduct […]

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