Intellectual Property Lawyer

Law Firm for All Your IP Needs

Unlocking the value of intangible assets.

As an intellectual property lawyer in Malaysia, we provide strategic advisory services to safeguard your intellectual property. Sabrina Hashim & Co strives to protect your intangible assets and prevent others from plagiarising, imitating, stealing, selling or manufacturing your ideas.

Intellectual Property Lawyer in Malaysia

About Sabrina Hashim & Co

Sabrina Hashim & Co is a registered Malaysia law firm specialising in three practice areas. Catering to your specific needs, we deliver effective legal solutions to ensure the smooth functioning of your business, ease your workload and elevate your business growth.

What is Intellectual Property?

Managing and protecting your creations.

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) defines intellectual property as a category of property that “refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names and images used in commerce”.

These creations are protected through specific laws such as patents, trademarks and copyrights, which allow owners to obtain broad rights to their works, including licensing, manufacturing, selling, and more. The IP system grants owners limited monopoly rights and fosters a flourishing environment for the general public.

The Significance of Intellectual Property

Optimising IP portfolios for favourable outcomes.

Intellectual property is incredibly vital for businesses as capturing, creating, and leveraging innovation gives your business a competitive advantage and contributes towards sustainable success. Intellectual property is not only critical for technology companies but also for any company that invests heavily in research and development to create unique products and services.

To uncover fresh breakthroughs and generate revenues, a corporation should be strategic in deploying IP solutions. A well-defined IP goal can help your company meet its commercial objectives and establish itself as a market leader while encouraging innovation and creativity.

Types of Intellectual Property

There is a myriad of intellectual property available, and some countries may recognise more types of IP compared to other countries. However, the most common are listed below:

Copyright offers creators the exclusive rights to manipulate their material and prevent unauthorised tampering.

Patents provide inventors with the invention’s rights, which could be in the form of design, improvement, process, or physical invention.

Trademarks include names, logos, words, slogans and colours that make a company stand out and are often perceived as the company’s brand.

Industrial designs refer to features of shape, pattern, configuration or ornament applied to an article of any industrial process.

Our Expertise in Intellectual Property

Supporting and transforming businesses.

Constant demand requires the extensive creation of innovative products and services. We address legal questions surrounding your investments and the need to protect your original work.

Our team act according to our client’s needs, and our responsibilities include:

  • Counselling clients on protecting their IP
  • Technology licensing and strategies
  • IP contracts, assignments and licensing
  • Advertising contracts
  • Copyright

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Dealing with high client expectations, they need to have intellectual curiosity and emotional intelligence. A great intellectual property lawyer must be equipped with various skills, namely logical reasoning, creative and critical thinking and management abilities.

The four main types of intellectual property in Malaysia are trademarks, patents, copyrights, and industrial designs.

Some instances of intellectual property in Malaysia include artists’ original songs, literary works, designs, a company’s exclusive logo, slogan or colour, and machine patents.

Commonly, the creator(s) is also the owner(s). However, in some circumstances, the ownership may belong to other parties. For example, a piece created by an employee for their job would mean it belongs to the employer. In cases like this, consulting an intellectual property lawyer would be the best move to ensure a win-win situation.