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Indran Shanmuganathan

Indran is a Partner in the Intellectual Property & Technology Department at Messrs. Shearn Delamore & Co. His practice spans over two decades, largely involving various spectrums of seasoned IP litigation such as Patent, Trademark, Copyright, Domain Name disputes and Industrial Design cases where some of his litigated cases have provided reference or precedent value. He has also advised major industry players on IP strategies and litigated on IP issues with clients from diverse industries. Indran regularly appears as lead counsel in complex and novel cases or appeals which encompass cutting-edge IP issues in Malaysia’s apex court.

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ChatGPT: The Pandora’s Box Opened?

ChatGPT: The Pandora’s Box Opened?

ChatGPT: The Pandora’s Box Opened? As for the Malaysian perspective, while the passing of an AI Act may not seem imminent, perhaps as a first step, the provisions under the CA should be clarified in...

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Section 13a of The Copyright Act – Clarity Or Further Questions? a Look Into The Decision Of Ultra Racing (M) Sdn Bhd V Bluetact Sdn Bhd [2023] Mlju 616

Section 13a of The Copyright Act – Clarity Or Further Questions? a Look Into The Decision Of Ultra Racing (M) Sdn Bhd V Bluetact Sdn Bhd [2023] Mlju 616

SECTION 13A OF THE COPYRIGHT ACT – CLARITY OR FURTHER QUESTIONS? A LOOK INTO THE DECISION OF ULTRA RACING (M) SDN BHD V BLUETACT SDN BHD [2023] MLJU 616 A reading of the provision of s.13A CA 1987...

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The Fate Of Parallel Importation Defence Sealed: An Examination Of The Recent Federal Court Case Of Guangzhou Light Industry & Trade Group Ltd & Ors V Lintas Superstore Sdn Bhd1

The Fate Of Parallel Importation Defence Sealed: An Examination Of The Recent Federal Court Case Of Guangzhou Light Industry & Trade Group Ltd & Ors V Lintas Superstore Sdn Bhd1

The Fate Of Parallel Importation Defence Sealed: An Examination Of The Recent Federal Court Case Of Guangzhou Light Industry & Trade Group Ltd & Ors V Lintas Superstore Sdn Bhd1 The recent FC...

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Intellectual Property Issues in the Unreal World

Intellectual Property Issues in the "Unreal World"

Intellectual Property Issues in the "Unreal World" There is evidently a lack of understanding of the intellectual property ramifications as well as an inability to adapt to the ever changing and...

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Stamping Out Illegal Streaming Technology – Recent Amendments to The Copyright Act

Stamping Out Illegal Streaming Technology – Recent Amendments to The Copyright Act

STAMPING OUT ILLEGAL STREAMING TECHNOLOGY – RECENT AMENDMENTS TO THE COPYRIGHT ACT The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs has been taking proactive steps to combat online copyright...

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Copyright and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)

Copyright and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)

COPYRIGHT AND NON-FUNGIBLE TOKENS (NFTS) Looking ahead, NFTs are likely to stay and thus the grey areas should be dealt with expediently to avoid a lacuna in the law In 2021, NFTs have emerged as...

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Biscuits Bite Back !!!

Biscuits Bi'te Back !!!

BISCUITS BI'TE BACK !!! A Brief Look at the Recent Federal Court Decision in Munchy Food Industries Sdn Bhd v Huasin Food Industries Sdn Bhd1 The Federal Court in delivering its judgment, has now...

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Dependent Claims Fully Restored (Merck Part 2)

Dependent Claims Fully Restored (Merck Part 2)

DEPENDENT CLAIMS FULLY RESTORED (MERCK PART 2) While the FC Merck case was highly welcomed, it was doubtful whether the shadow of the SKB Shutters Ruling lingered on patent practices, given the...

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Shaping Up Trademark Laws A Good Sign?

Shaping Up Trademark Laws A Good Sign?

SHAPING UP TRADEMARK LAWS A GOOD SIGN? Going forward, businesses should foremost consider whether the shape that they intend to use or register falls within the absolute grounds of refusal On 27...

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The Rise And Fall Of The SKB Shutters Case: A Brief Look At The Recent Federal Court Case Of Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp & Anor V Hovid Berhad

The Rise And Fall Of The SKB Shutters Case: A Brief Look At The Recent Federal Court Case Of Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp & Anor V Hovid Berhad

In 2015, the Federal Court in the SKB Shutters case ruled that the validity of a dependent claim will automatically fall upon the substantive finding of invalidity of its independent claim ("the SKB...

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