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Intellectual Property Case Updates – Malaysia
This issue of Intellectual Property Case Updates provides case notes on some recent Malaysian cases on intellectual property.

In Liwayway Marketing Corporation v Oishi Group Public Co Ltd, the Federal Court held that in trade mark cancellation proceedings based on non-use, there was no burden on registered proprietor to prove use until and unless a prima facie case of non-use has been established by the applicant for cancellation.

The High Court in Louis Vuitton Malletier v Renown Incorporated discussed the issue of whether cause papers for legal proceedings instituted under the Trade Marks Act 1976 could be validly served on a registered proprietor who does not reside or carry on business in Malaysia by serving the documents on the local address given to the Registrar of Trade Marks which is the address of the local trade mark agent of the registered proprietor. The Court opined that it would be sufficient for the cause papers to be served on the local address that was given to the Registrar.

Finally, in Chanel v. Melwani2 International Sdn Bhd, Lachmandas Ishwarlal Melwani & Ang Chong Leng, it was held that an individual may be personally liable for a company’s infringement of a registered trade mark under the Trade Marks Act 1976.
23 Jun 2017 | Singapore
Implementation of Value Added Tax for Non-taxable Supplies

For a better implementation of the Value Added Tax, the Ministry of Economy and Finance issued on 25 May 2017 Prakas No. 559 providing an exhaustive list and certain definitions of non-taxable supplies.

19 Jun 2017 | Cambodia
Recent Legal Developments in Vietnam

The Update provides an overview of the key developments in Vietnam with respect to the new policy on guiding the mechanism for cooperation in processing of applications for investment registration and enterprise registration submitted by foreign investors. It also provides updates on further regulations in the education sector, as well as regulations detailing and guiding the implementation of some articles of the Pharmaceutical Law.

19 Jun 2017 | Vietnam